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Old 22-Jan-2009
Barack Obama Rocks Out With The Celebs

Barack Obama Rocks Out With The Celebs!

Kanye West and Fall Out Boy both got new President Barack Obama dancing last night at the Youth Inaugural Ball, one of ten balls Barack Obama partied to throughout the night. Kanye West gave a shout out to Barack Obama in his lyrics, rapping: "From miles around they came to see him speak/The story that he told/To save a country that's so blue that they thought had lost its soul/The American dream come true tonight."
Fall Out Boy, meanwhile, sent George W. Bush out in style, sarcastically banging out their hit song "Thanks for the Memories" (lyrics: "thanks for the memories, even if they weren't so good.")
Other performers at the inaugural balls included Stevie Wonder, Sting, Will.I.am, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Maroon 5.
It wasn't just at night though. Barack Obama brushed shoulders with celebrities throughout the historical day. Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg as well as actors Dustin Hoffman and John Cusack all took in the action live. Big supporter Oprah Winfrey was also in attendance as was "The Boss," Bruce Springsteen. Jay-Z (rocking a furry hat and dumber looking glasses) was there with his wife Beyonce (who later sang at one of the balls). Diddy was there too along with sport greats Magic Johnson and Muhammad Ali.
Leonardo DiCaprio attended the swearing in ceremony too while Oscar winner Tim Robbins came with his wife, actress Susan Sarandon.
At the youth ball later that night, Barack Obama gave props to the young people in attendance and throughout the country who helped promote his campaign. "I've been looking forward to this ball for quite some time because, when you look at the history of this campaign, what started out as an improbable journey when nobody gave us a chance was carried forward, was inspired by and was energized by young people all across America," said the new president.

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