Inaugural Balls, retro photos
After a day of ceremonies and parades, the President and First Lady throw on their formal wear and party the night away. Inaugural balls and galas have been a tradition since George Washington was elected - and while the tuxes and ball gowns have changed with the times, the custom of celebrating America's new president has stayed the same.
President Bush and his wife Laura Bush share a dance at the Ohio Inaugural Ball in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. Eight different inaugural balls were held throughout Washington Saturday evening celebrating Bush's inauguration.