The Vampire Diaries star jetted to the city to watch Obama’s swearing-in, but he misplaced his highly-coveted passes just hours before he was due to head to Capitol Hill.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, he wrote, “Ahh!Who lost his ticket w/ (with) great seats to the Presidential Inauguration while grabbing food?THIS GUY!WTF(what the f**k)?!BUMMMMER… (sic) Breakfast alone in DC sans (without) inauguration ticket.Time to get caught up on emails and tweets i guess-Meetings later to prepare for.”
But Somerhalder still got a chance to catch the politician’s moving address on television – congratulating Obama on a job well-done, he added, “The Peaceful transfer of power is such a cool thing… And there you have it… Time to get some major major stuff done Mr.President. Enjoy a day off sir, there will not be many more for 4 years!”
A number of celebrities turned out to watch Obama repeat his oath of office – among them, singers Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson, both of whom performed, as well as actress Eva Longoria, John Mayer and Katy Perry.