The antsy crowd is so big that the applause was neglible compared to how many people we know are in attendance. As the presentation of the colors kicks off the crowd finally quiets down.
The flags being brought in are of the different branches of the army - Marines, Navy, Air Force.
As CSPAN pans through the room again, more people are thankfully standing up and listening to the anthem than are recording it on their phones.
Also, proving she's amazing, First Lady Michelle is the only one on stage who sang along to the anthem.