Monday was inauguration day in Washington D.C. and I must admit that I was at work and missed most of it. Now before I go further, I need to let you know that I am a republican from one of the reddest states. I also have never been known to be a Beyonce fan. That said, this is what I think was over reported and not very important:
Beyonce either sang or lip synced the national anthem. I happened to catch it at lunchtime on the radio. Two things crossed my mind after listening to her performance:
- It was one of the most beautiful renditions I have heard in a very long time
- It was not followed by “Play Ball”
Since she was singing for a crowd of 800,000 people, she might have recorded it earlier.
Doesn’t matter to me if she did or did not sing it live, it was fabulous. We all know that it is a very difficult song to sing and I think she nailed it. Thank you Beyonce.
The other story I think we could have done without is whether Michelle Obama rolled her eyes at something John Boehner said. I ask you “Who hasn’t rolled their eyes at something John Boehner has said”? Remember, I am a republican. Seriously with all the problems in this world, I am surprised more people don’t roll their eyes anytime someone in congress speaks.
Okay, this will probably be the only political post I will ever have here on Mabel&Jean.
Take a look at this crowd picture.
Do you see my daughter in the crowd? I don’t see her but I know she was there. According to this picture, she had a great vantage point.
I am glad to be a citizen of this nation. Sometimes it just takes the national anthem to remind me of how good I have it.