Donald Trump held his inaugural concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the internet was quick to notice that the “Make America Great Again” event drew a lot less people than Barack Obama’s “We Are One” celebration back in 2009.
According to MSNBC, the Trump Administration managed to gather 10,000 attendees. Meanwhile, an estimated 400,000 people attended Obama’s first concert.
To be honest, the outcome wasn’t entirely unexpected, considering the billionaire mogul and his team couldn’t get any A-list celebrity to perform at the ceremony. The best they could get was Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Sam Moore and the Piano Guys – who, ironically, rose to internet fame for covering Hillary Clinton's campaign anthem "Fight Song.”
On the other hand, Obama's star-studded inaugural concert opened with Bruce Springsteen. Other performers included James Taylor, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Shakira, U2, John Mellencamp, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Garth Brooks and Beyoncé.
The reaction on Twitter pretty much summed it all up.
This dude bout to run the free world LMAHDHEOXBRUE pic.twitter.com/a0pmIJfUPH— LEGEND (@ChriStylezz) January 20, 2017
Next up at the Inaugural Concert pic.twitter.com/icpnyI5IbK— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) January 19, 2017
Trump's Inaugural Concert has fewer attendees than my last colonoscopy. Just sayin'.#TrumpInauguration— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) January 20, 2017
Overheard at the Inaugural Concert :— Tim Hanlon (@TimfromDa70s) January 20, 2017
3 Doors Down "Any requests!"
Crowd "Can we get a different President?"#Inauguration
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