Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Obama's Birthday bash
Fella and I waiting for the event to start
OK Go performing a song entirely on hand bells
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson performing
Obama's 50th Birthday
Herbie Hancock, OK Go, Jennifer Hudson and Rahm Emanuel greeting the President
President Obama
President Obama speaking

I mentioned in yesterday's post that Fella and I were attending Obama's Birthday party.  Above are some pictures from the event.  OK GoJennifer Hudson and Herbie Hancock performed before the President gave a speech.  The last time I saw him speak was in Grant Park, right after he won the 2008 election.  It was an amazing experience.  His speech that night was so inspiring, so full of hope for the future of this country, and it energized the crowd.  It's been a hard couple of years, and his addresses to the nation seem to have lost the luster that his campaign speeches had.  The President was overdue for a break, and returning home to Chicago for his birthday seems like it was such a breath of fresh air for him.  He was recharged last night, and it showed in his speech.  He talked to a packed theater of his supporters about the progress his administration has made, and his hopes for the remainder of this term and beyond.


  1. What a great night and what a handsome fella!

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Nice. Also, democrat blue looks great on you. 

  4. SOOOOO COOL! You and your Fella look lovely together!

  5. You guys look great!  And the pictures are very good, too.  You're becoming quite the photographer, lady!

  6. Of course you would have been there the night he won.  That would have been so magical to experience.  I'm glad you got to attend this event.  How many people were there?

  7. Wow, that is such a special event to get to attend. You are so lucky!

  8. What a great event!  And, holy crap, that blue looks fab on you!

  9. YOU ARE MY HERO. How cool that you got to go!!
    Plus you look amazing. :)