Friday, January 23, 2009

Arcade Fire, Jay-Z and Beyonce for
President Obama

It was a great week in American history. And in one of the most inspired bills ever, Arcade Fire opened for Jay-Z at Wednesday night's inaugural event for Obama campaign staffers. As Pitchfork put it, "If this bill is any sort of cosmic indication of Obama's future, he should solve the economic crisis in about four days."

Really, it's a genius move. The greatest indie band of the last five years (featuring a married couple with dual US-Canadian citizenship) and the greatest MC of all time who happens to be married to the reigning princess of pop.

Arcade Fire do their antiwar song, Intervention, at the staffers' ball

Jay-Z changes the lyrics to 99 Problems but a Bush Ain't One at the staffers' ball

Beyonce serenades the Obamas with a cover of Etta James' At Last...this was the Obamas' first dance as president and first lady the night of the inauguration

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