The fight for the pillow mint is going to get ugly.
So allow us to introduce CrashTheInauguration.com, a user's guide to what's being called the Woodstock of Washington (the part of Grace Slick will be played by Oprah).
Consider CTI a "Sublets / Temporary" section on Craigslist, with a dash of Hotels.com and a pinch of Facebook. So far, about 850 Washingtonians with a little extra room have listed spaces for rent along with a mini profile of themselves. Options range from a $70-per-night room in an apartment near the National Mall (hope you like cats...and air beds) to a $3,000-per-night stay in an Arlington, Virginia manse suitable for you and eight other Obamaniacs. (After all, Scarlett Johansson may need a crashpad.)
You'll reserve your room with a credit card, but the funds aren't transferred until after your stay (mitigating the risk your Presidential Suite turns out to be more of a Press Secretary Broom Closet). We admit, it sounds a bit sketchy, but the site has a track record: During the Democratic National Convention, some 400 Coloradans turned their air mattresses into moneymakers via a sister site.
And one guy apparently threw in a senatorial seat...