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.’
- Marie Osmond says she’d perform, but no one has asked her.
- Entertainment at the Garden State Gala a week from today will come from The B Street Band, “America’s foremost Springsteen tribute band.” Seriously.
- And although Moby hasn’t been asked to DJ the event, he’s prepared a playlist just in case. I don’t think it would go over very well.