— Variety (@Variety) January 7, 2017
… They were among those spotted arriving at the White House for the late-evening event, along with Gloria Estefan, Magic Johnson, Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper, Harvey Weinstein, Lorne Michaels, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kelly Rowland, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Letterman, Gloria Estefan, Tyler Perry, Robert De Niro, Jon Hamm, Ken Burns, Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Photos of the arrivals were posted on social media by reporters, including CNN’s Betsy Klein, staked out near the White House entrance.
Many of the Obamas’ friends who attended were donors and supporters throughout their White House years and two presidential campaigns.
The event was private, and in the past the Obamas have picked up the tab for such parties…
The presence of so many celebrities may contrast to the turnout for Donald Trump’s inauguration. His team has been trying to line up talent to perform at his inauguration festivities later this month. Performers like Elton John and Garth Brooks have declined.
The party went on until 4 a.m., with chicken and waffles served to the early morning attendees.
Some pictures (from social media) at the link.
As an aspiring agoraphobe, I’d rather eat live fire ants, but it pleases me to know how much not being there — standing no chance of attracting a similarly high-profile lineup, without the use of force — has to chap the Trump Crime Cartel’s tender cavier-moisturised hides.