Not quite James Taylor or Beyonce…
Today is the day of President Obama’s inauguration and the line up of performers is quite impressive. James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Fun, Alicia Keys, and Marc Anthony are all scheduled to make an appearance at this historic event.
I co-produce the NC Governor’s Ball so I know first-hand how music can make or break the event.
Here’s a list of 5 artists that would probably not go over too well at Obama’s Inauguration, or really at anyone’s Inauguration for that matter.
Just imagine a room full of tuxedos and gowns and the announcer saying “Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the stage _______, singing their song _____”. If that were any of the artists/songs below, it would be awkward to say the least.
1. Lynyrd Skynyrd- Yeah, this one would definitely be inappropriate at Obama’s Inauguration.
2. System of a Down with their song Boom! – The Presidential Inauguration and explosives…probably not the best idea. All that aside, Metal music rarely works at events like this.
3. Ted Nuget- Enough said.
4. Flo Rida- Sure, it may be one of the top hits lately, but just listen to those lyrics!
5. One Direction- They are young, fresh and popular. They also shouldn’t perform this song ever again. Ever. It’s not controversial – it’s just bad. Sorry guys.