In case anybody was wondering, being an Obama has serious perks. First of all, you’re really good looking, because all the Obamas seem to have some X-Men gene that makes it so they look fantastic. Second, you get to meet a ton of famous people because they like your dad. For example, Katy Perry, who performed at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert on Saturday, as tweeted above via the official FLOTUS account. The Katy Perry – Obama support story has been pretty noticeable for a long time, as the singer is outspokenly pro-bama, so it’s unsurprising that she made at appearance for the celebration.
Equally unsurprising is her outfit, which consisted of a patriotic leotard in red, white and blue. It had a definite vintage feel and felt reminiscent of pin-up girls from the early 20th century. And though I generally think tiny hats are stupid, I found it peculiarly wonderful here.
The concert was held in Washington, D.C. for military families and was likely one of the most star-studded events in political history. With celebrities from television — like cast members of “Glee” — and other musicians such as Usher, there was no shortage of famous folks on that stage Saturday night.
One of the things the Obamas are known for (well, besides having the President for a father and an icon for a mother) is being relatable in a way many First Families have not been, so it makes quite a bit of sense that a pop star of Katy Perry’s magnitude would play at a celebration relating to them.
The live updates of the concert on USA Today are also pretty fantastic. A few examples:
6:25 p.m.: Usher’s sporting a motorcycle jacket and Justin Bieber-like low crotch pants.
6:38 p.m.: Next tune: Oh My Gosh.
8:11 p.m.: Not even Katy Perry can beat the mighty forces of bedtime. The convention center is quickly clearing out.
8:13 p.m.: Perry was wearing high-waisted, sequined flag stripe shorts, but has covered up with a long American flag skirt.
Does Justin Bieber always wear low crotch jeans or something? And maybe these people were just leaving to beat traffic. Either way, it sounded like a fun — albeit surreal — event and a great way to celebrate military families and their children. And an excellent excuse for Katy Perry’s costume designer to go all Betsy Ross for an outfit:
Photos: Twitter, Getty