Obama Inauguration Heavy Hitters will be gone this time. No Bruce, Aretha, Barbra or Bon Jovi.
In 2009, the Obama inauguration was so filled with A listers they caused gridlock.
Aretha Franklin and her famous hat (pictured) sang at the swearing in. An ABC special featured a dozen or so performers including Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Mariah Carey. They all sang Stevie’s “Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours.”
Sting and Stevie performed “Brand New Day.” Over at The Creative Coalition Ball, Sting, Elvis Costello and Sam Moore performed. Elsewhere, there were musical extravaganzas galore.
Bruce Springsteen performed at the Lincoln Memorial for free with a half dozen stars at least.
That ain’t happenin’ this year.
The heavy hitters are staying home with a variety of excuses.
The bloom is off the rose.