With About a Week to Go, Here’s an Update on the Donald Trump Inauguration Situation

One week from tomorrow, Donald Trump will become the President of the United States of America and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. (I know. I can’t believe it, either. I mean, did you see that press conference yesterday? Hardly presidential.)

With the clock ticking, there are still plenty of questions about the entertainment for the inauguration. Let’s review:

  • With zero A-listers willing to take part, organizer Tom Barrack is spinning the situation this way (via BuzzFeed) with a straight face:

We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect; side by side is the current president, so what we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is: we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place.

It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation. That’s the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be ‘let me get back to work.’

This is gonna be a circus for the next four years.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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