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An inside view on the inauguration

Published: 7:33PM Tuesday January 20, 2009 Source: ONE News

As the United States gears up for the inauguration of a new president, an international tenor is giving his take on the events.

Internationally renowned tenor Daniel Rodriguez is in New Zealand and has sung on four separate occasions for presidents at the White House - so he knows all about the security singers at the inauguration will be facing.

"There's Secret Service, CIA, FBI, and everyone has their own form of identification, [so you] have to have all three or four forms of identification before you walk in," he says.
 
Rodriguez's most memorable moment was singing at Yankee Stadium in front of 50,000 people following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"I don't get nervous [about singing on stage] because I know it's where I'm supposed to be... I'm most comfortable there, people are coming into my world."