Skip to comments.Michelle Obama's 50th: 'Such a fun, fun party' (Parties past 3 a.m. w/ Beyoncé, McCartney, etc.)
Posted on 01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST by kristinn
Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday.
President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha joined family friends, elected officials, entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala, which kicked off Saturday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday morning, the sources said.
The event was closed to the press, and the White House did not release a guest list or any other details. But two guests spoke to the Tribune on condition of anonymity, describing a bash at which a deejay kept people on the dance floor in the East Room until after 3 a.m. Washington time.
VIP guests, according to sources, included political luminaries Bill and Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, national security adviser Susan Rice, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Democratic National Committee official Donna Brazile.
Other high-profile guests included Sir Paul McCartney, Magic Johnson, Chicago-born actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, singer Janelle Monae, actor Kal Penn, TV personality Al Roker, actress Ashley Judd, tennis great Billie Jean King, retired Olympic figure-skater Michelle Kwan and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, the sources said.
Also on hand were Chicago-area friends: Kaye and Wellington Wilson, Marty Nesbitt, Eric Whitaker, Laura Ricketts and Paula and Jim Crown, the sources said.
The buffet table offered finger food, including mini-sliders featuring beef brisket, the sources said, and an open bar had hard liquor, champagne, beer and wine, the sources said.
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How much did this cost us, the American Taxpayer? I only ask because these 2 never seem to pay for anything...
Geez, it’s been 50 years since her mother decided that abortion is wrong. Time sure does fly.
Did Al Roker diarrhea in his pants again?
How do you have a private party with no guest list, no press.. at the people’s White House?
Soooo....who paid for all of this?
You did, sucka, and if you don't like it, we got an appointment with the IRS pre-scheduled for ya.
Wouldn't want Moochelle exposed to any alternative opinions.
I read that they had to pay for it and it was speculated that was the reason that dinner wasn’t served.
I believe the Obamas paid for it - thats why the invitation encouraged guests to eat before they dropped by - no dinner was served.
Gathering of capitalist elites meet to greet the queen dictator of the coming commune.
Where IS the barf alert on that video on Chicago Tribune site. UGH........ gushing, slobbering and disgusting.
Gee, first person evah to turn 50 right?
It does my heart such good to see Michelle, the wife of our great “tribune of the people” (that’s what a community organizer was called in ancient Rome), feted in so proletarian a fashion. I can see why the enlightened value her and her long-suffering husband so highly. How could the “have nots” be better represented than by Michelle and Barack? They are the Gracchi of our age.
Tiberius and Gaius, call your office.
James Taylor held court with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who later tried to get a dance with McCartney, who only had eyes for his wife of two years, Nancy Shevell. "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party!" says the source. "He pulled his jacket off, put it at Valerie's table and then danced away with his wife."
private party? at the white house?
I have a party I’m hosting that would be much better at such a location.
how much did they pay to rent the hall? who do I contact?
The 'no dinner' claim is a ploy meant to calm outsiders.. They DID serve food and thousands of dollars in hard liquor.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was there? She went to the bosses’ wife’s party?
Can’t stand that Macca is an Obama worshiper but give Paul credit for being a one woman at a time kinda guy.