The Obamas’ First Dance

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (in her now much talked about ivory Jason Wu gown) enjoyed their first dance last night on Inauguration Night at the Neighborhood Ball whilst being serenaded by Beyonce. Beyonce kept Sasha Fierce from coming alive on stage and managed to give Barack and Michelle their moment. Mostly. You know it was her idea to have her own spotlight going. Egotist.

“First of all, how good looking is my wife?” Obama asked the crowd. Yay! How? A lot. As a friend of mine remarked, it’s about time we had some hot people in the White House.

Beyonce sang Etta James’ “At Last,” and the couple was formally introduced by Denzel Washington. Get this – they hit TEN inaugural balls last night. Ten. And they probably weren’t even allowed to drink. When club-hopping becomes a chore. After the 7th dance, Shell musta been like “Can you go get us out of Iraq now, while I save the economy? My dogs are barking.”

What a night. This hat will always be part of our fondest memories.

Featured in the gallery: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, will.i.am, Mariah Carey, Ray Romano, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Nick Cannon, Mary J. Blige.

Click any photo to view all 150 photos from the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in the gallery!


Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (in her now much talked about ivory Jason Wu gown) enjoyed their first dance last night on Inauguration Night at the Neighborhood Ball whilst being serenaded by Beyonce.
Beyonce kept Sasha Fierce from coming alive on stage and managed to
give Barack and Michelle their moment. Mostly. You know it was her idea
to have her own spotlight going. Egotist.

“First of all, how good looking is my wife?” Obama asked the crowd. Yay! How? A lot. As a friend of mine remarked, it’s about time we had some hot people in the White House.

Beyonce sang Etta James’ “At Last,” and the couple was formally introduced by Denzel Washington.
Get this – they hit TEN inaugural balls last night. Ten. And they
probably weren’t even allowed to drink. When club-hopping becomes a
chore. After the 7th dance, Shell musta been like “Can you go get us
out of Iraq now, while I save the economy? My dogs are barking.”

What a night. This hat will always be part of our fondest memories.Featured in the gallery: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden,
Jill Biden, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, will.i.am,
Mariah Carey, Ray Romano, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shakira, Alicia Keys,
Queen Latifah, Nick Cannon, Mary J. Blige
.

Click any photo to view all 150 photos from the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in the gallery!