It was great!
First of all, let me say that the reporter from the New York Times must be crazy (Helene Cooper, I'm talking to you!) They said that Obama spoke to a "mostly friendly crowd at the stadium in Michigan." Not accurate. Obama spoke to an entirely rapt and respectful audience.
I'm sure that many of the students voted for the other guy, but since they managed to get enough of an education to graduate, they can appreciate the importance of listening carefully and respectfully to the President. As I told my mom, "We were better behaved than the U.S. Congress!"
I had decided not to march in the ceremony, but to sit in the stands with my mom, since she came to town just for the occasion. Our morning was very eventful because her flight was massively delayed. We weren't even sure if we'd be able to get in to the ceremony. Here's why:
I've made a visual representation of my "Spring to Finish" to do list: