Yesterday Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President. And while some people at the Inauguration yesterday looked like they were expecting two speeches and the National Anthem, then calling a cab to get back to work, it was an all-day thing as usual.
The inauguration special called Celebrating America was a big, spectacle featuring Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, and of course, Katy Perry. Which is nice for the White House party planning committee. For the first time in 4 years, they had a potential performance list that was longer than “Kid Rock freestyle grunts, and if we have time, maybe Scott Baio can come out and wink at whoever would appreciate such a thing.”
As anyone who is a fan of glitz, glamour, and pizazz knows, every show needs a stopper that will cause people to gasp, clap, or at the very least think, well that was nice. Luckily for Katy Perry, she has such a song in her catalog that works for just about any high-profile gig, and that’s “Firework.” Super Bowl? Check. Fourth of July? Check. Dr. Explosion’s Discount Firework Warehouse End-of-Year Savings Event? If they can afford it, sure. Katy showed up in a winter white outfit studded with patriotic M&Ms. And somewhere, there’s a 24-hour dry cleaner who is hoping Katy, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez don’t drop off their rich lady white statement coats at the same time. That’s too much yardage to spot treat and process in such a short amount of time.
Here’s Katy singing “Firework,” which she performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument in the background:
Of course Katy’s fiancé Orlando Bloom loved it:
Except I’m sure not everyone loved Katy’s performance. And I’m not talking about Meghan McCain, who is probably pissed that Katy would steal her signature look of over-the-top patriotism paired with a tightly-pulled bleach-blond bun. I’m talking about dogs! Dogs generally hate fireworks. I hope that someone at the White House realized this, and called back the Indoguration headliner (and Katy Perry’s one that got away) Josh Groban to help. Those poor anxious doggies needed to be calmed down, and only the soothing sounds of Josh Groban’s voice could do that.