[Ed. – But will Kermit the Frog appear? The article headline says Biden will “host” it – presumably by watching with Dr. Jill as musical acts are broadcast from the 50 states. Via Zoom, one would guess.]
Instead of the parade, Biden will conduct a socially-distant “pass-in-review” of troops from every branch of the military on the East Front of the Capitol. Ceremonial units will then escort the president from 15th Street NW to the White House.
Of course, there will be some manufactured pomp and circumstance, streamed from hundreds of miles away. The inauguration will include a “Virtual Parade Across America” featuring musical acts, marching bands, poetry, dance troupes, and essential workers. The team that put together the all-virtual Roll Call of the States during the Democratic National Convention — a series of short videos from each state in the Union to nominate Biden as the Democratic nominee — will supervise this virtual parade.