TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 |
Posted by: Don Saas
Boy, I'm going to miss President Obama when he leaves office.
If you're a New Yorker (hell, even if you aren't a New Yorker), you've probably had one major desire for the last six months or so. Get tickets to see Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Grammy award winning hip-hop musical has taken the nation by storm, and tickets are sold out months in advance. I honestly can't remember the last time a musical got this many people excited.
The President was treated to an exclusive performance of the musical yesterday at the White House (one of the perks of the jobs) and they even managed to get him and Lin-Manuel Miranda to do a special free-style hip-hop performance in the Rose Garden. President Obama holds up cue cards that Miranda has to respond to and you can tell how much of a blast the president is having. As much as I love Bernie Sanders, it's hard to imagine him being an integral part of a hip-hop event in the White House.