Lollapalooza Gets First Family Seal of Approval With Malia Obama Visit
White House celebrates Malia’s Sweet 16
Congratulations are due to Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell. After a decade and a half, the festival pulled off something this weekend that not even Coachella has accomplished. It received the First Family seal of approval; as Malia Obama was spotted in the crowd.
Since Malia just turned 16 last month, her parents — also known as the President of the United States and First Lady — had to give permission for the teenager to attend the fest, held August 1-3 in their hometown of Chicago.
Photographic evidence of Malia’s visit showed up on Twitter along with several tweets from festival-goers who got a glimpse of the eldest of the two First Daughters.
J chillin with Malia Obama✌️ pic.twitter.com/IuM0A88g9B— Sarah (@cleaaaaver) August 4, 2014
saw Malia Obama at Chance The Rapper last night and the secret service wasn't thrilled about the mud at Perry's stage haha— A HILLA (@TheHukiKabuki) August 4, 2014
I asked Malia Obama for a picture and she said she wasn't allowed to take pictures with people — JD (@SlumDog_) August 4, 2014
Malia was spotted seeing Lorde on Friday night and seen leaving after fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper’s set, which closed the festival Sunday and featured a cameo by R. Kelly.
The presence of the latter fellow might have caused some presidential/parental concern given his reported predilection for underage girls, but as far as we know, Malia left the festival unharmed.
As the Chicago Sun-Times reported, “The crowd on Columbus was light as she walked well after the bulk of the crowd has gone at about 10:15 p.m. Malia was wearing a yellow v-neck romper, but more importantly, she and her guards had managed to stage clean in Lolla’s messy, muddy fields.”