It doesn’t look like that professor’s step-by-step plan for a redo of the 2016 election is going to happen, leaving tens of millions of Americans likely wishing they’d voted for Hillary Clinton instead so they could see, say, Bruce Springsteen and Katy Perry each do a couple of songs on TV on Inauguration Day.
Alas, even musical acts that did agree to perform have since dropped out, some citing death threats as the reason. The media doesn’t seem too bothered about that, but they’re having fun with the news that even Springsteen tribute act the B-Street Band has pulled out of the Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala out of respect for Springsteen.
Bruce Springsteen cover band, The B Street Band, quits inauguration gig out of respect for the Boss https://t.co/bZB56VGmtf
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 16, 2017
This may have overtaken kid-cop painting in Capitol basement for inanity: Bruce tribute band forced to bail on show.https://t.co/fycCPtnt2d
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) January 16, 2017
Nice guys. Met them. I wouldn't say right or wrong. Up to them. But it's naive to think one can separate Art and Politics. Art IS Politics. https://t.co/yoAtWruY9B
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) January 14, 2017
New York Magazine’s Jesse Singal took a shot at the lack of musical superstars at the event but just might have stumbled upon a great idea.
Couldn't get anyone else, so musical act will be the sound of a dump truck unloading a huge pile of semi-automatic weapons onto a stage
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) January 17, 2017
@jessesingal HELL YEAH!
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) January 17, 2017
This actually sounds kind of awesome https://t.co/P9SP0JAQ4a
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 17, 2017
@benshapiro I am prepared to crowd surf that show.
— (((Uncle Able))) (@query523) January 17, 2017
@jessesingal that actually sounds very cool. Don't get my hopes up !
— Evan (@evanhubbard40) January 17, 2017
Damn. Didn't want to go to the inauguration until just now. https://t.co/9qqB8zq9bx
— Kimberly (@conkc2) January 17, 2017
— Jack Moe (@dbag75) January 17, 2017
@jessesingal I would actually buy that album.
— The Bullshit Flag (@thebsflag) January 17, 2017
@jessesingal I see no problem here.
— Rob De Graaff (@Jerseydevil1986) January 17, 2017
— Ian (@HeadCrabsVahn) January 17, 2017
On second thought, that might send the wrong message to the nation on Trump’s first day in office.
Weapons are fine tools and are treated with respect.
— Patrick McBride (@antonzilwicky54) January 17, 2017