Next week I will be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. I received tickets from a state senator, which are standing room only. However, I have heard contradictory information about whether or not the swearing-in ceremony can be viewed with these tickets.
There are multiple sources that say the tickets are for the National Mall, which is open to the public, at least in part, on the day anyways, but other sources suggest the ticketed section is actually closer. It seems like if it is on the National Mall, then it would be almost impossible to actually see the ceremony.
Has anyone attended an inauguration and know what the viewing is like?