Trump has reportedly fired several of the people in charge of finding him “A-list” talent to perform at his inauguration after they failed to deliver even a single viable star and the transition team is now in “panic” mode.
And despite his feigned indifference, Trump himself is said to be freaking out over his inability to get celebrities to come. In Hollywood, it’s been a rare unified front. Not a single star has agreed to show up, despite Trump’s team even floating financial offers (unheard of) or ambassadorships (possibly illegal) to sweeten the deals.
“If anyone does do it, I hope that the check that they get is in the nine figures. Because it’s probably the last check they’re ever going to get,” Dixie Chicks manager Simon Renshaw told TheWrap on Friday.
But one event that is already booked – with hilarious results – is the “All American Inaugural Ball” held the night before the official inauguration in honor of Trump. The hacky photoshop job created to advertise the event shows just what kind of quality attendees should expect for their $250 tickets.
For those keeping score at home, that’s Trump’s mug and a few fighter jets slapped onto an American flag background over a New York City skyline – a place which overwhelming voted against Trump in the election.
The event itself promises to be even worse than the poster. It’s a who’s who of “Who?” As music website Consequence of Sound points out, the list of performers is absolutely bonkers.
…they’ve got Nashville singer-songwriter Beau Davidson, who will be performing music from his latest album, The American Gentleman; The Reagan Years, “one of the HOTTEST ’80s cover bands” who only perform music released during Ronald Regan’s presidency; and a wedding band called The Mixx; plus DJ sets by DJ Romin, DJ Young Rye, DJ Flow, and — my personal fav — DJ Freedom. The Star Spangled Singers will also take the stage to serenade party-goers with “uplifting, patriotic songs and instrumentals.”
DJ Freedom? The Star Spangled Singers? An 80s cover band called The Reagan Years. What on earth is happening?
Trump only gets the best people.
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