I Went To The Presidential Inauguration And All I Got Was A Lousy Mime Artist!January 26, 2013
Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as President of the United States for a second term on Monday 21st January. This is a fact. What we’re less sure of is whether Beyonce sang the national anthem live… and this became the bigger news of the week! The First Lady’s wardrobe couldn’t beat it. The maturation of the Obama progeny couldn’t divert it. Long after the President stepped down from the podium, put on his Everlasts, got back into the ring and resumed his fight with the Republicans, there are still rumblings. What tomfoolery is this?
Maybe there were technical reasons for her not singing live (and if anyone should know, it’ll be a member of the Marine Corps band). Maybe she needed to protect her voice from the cold. Maybe she gargled a ferret. I don’t know: I’m not a musician. However, I do remember Aretha Franklin at President Obama’s first Inauguration, belting it out loud and clear while wearing a hat that almost swallowed her whole. That’s where you went wrong, Bey: you needed a fascinator.
The juggernaut that is Lady B is due to sing at the half time show for the Super Bowl. I think a lot of people will be paying extra attention and stifling the urge to call out “Milli Vanilli!” at the first opportunity. A wardrobe malfunction will be just the thing to top it off. Or just the top off.
I’ll get my coat.