President Barack Obama and First Lady #Michelle Obama hosted their farewell party at the White House on Friday, January 6. #Celebrities who had been invited attended the final party the Obamas hosted at the White House (since they are moving out on January 20, 2017). The party started at 8:30 p.m. and celebrities lined up in droves to attend the star-studded event. From the posts on social media, the party lasted long into the wee hours. One celebrity posted that she was stumbling out of the White House at 4 a.m. Saturday morning.
Celebrities at the farewell party
It was no surprise that A-list celebrities attended the farewell party, since they have supported them during the last eight years, and even before they were in the White House. Even so, all who were invited were honored to share the final social event with the Obamas. Some of the attendees also performed. They included Beyonce, Jay-Z, Solange Knowles, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jerry Seinfeld, Nick Jonas, Jordin Sparks, Usher, Kelly Rowland, La La Anthony, Jay Pharoah and Chance the Rapper. They posted on social media, proving they were there.
Many others were seen as they arrived, including Meryl Streep, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, George and Amal Clooney, Stevie Wonder, Robert De Niro, George Lucas, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Rock, Tyler Perry, Jason Sudeikis, Jon Hamm, Tracy Ellis Ross, and others.
It was noted that the celebrities who attended the farewell party for #President Obama stand in contrast to people who are willing to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration on January 20. There seems to be a struggle to find entertainers who are willing to perform at the political event.
The party took place hours after Michelle Obama gave her last public remarks as First Lady. She made a passionate and emotional speech honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year, and counselors from across the country in the East Room of the White House on Friday. During her 21-minute speech, she thanked her staff and said she hoped she has made them proud. That was her last public address but not her last public appearance. She will be a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday, January 11. That's one day after President Obama gives his last public remarks on Tuesday, January 10 in Chicago.