The State of the Union is televised and covered by countless media organizations, but traditionally few people actually get to see what goes on behind the scenes. Thanks to social media, all that has changed.
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Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to attend one of the biggest events in Washington.
There's lots of preparation involved, from Senate pages to TV crews who camp out all day.
ABC journalists also shared what they saw leading up to the speech.
The view above me as I study up on the SOTU. Beats my office. pic.twitter.com/I0yIvFruRE— Martha Raddatz (@MarthaRaddatz) January 21, 2015
ABC Digital Producer Benjamin Bell met up with Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, to to get his take on the speech.
The question was in reference to members of Congress like Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, who stake out seats hours in advance to get a good seat.
Folks even shared pictures of the activity after the speech.