Being president does not seem very fun. The job is incredibly stressful, and the hours are bad, and half the country is going to yell at you no matter what you do. That said, there are a few perks, including, apparently, the ability to call in a few favors and put together a top secret Prince concert in your house for you and your celebrity friends.
PageSix had the scoop on the concert thrown by President Obama, which sources say took place Saturday night in the White House’s East Room.
Spotted at the exclusive two-hour concert — during which Prince played hits including “Kiss” and “Purple Rain” — were Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his date, singer Ciara, artists Jon Bon Jovi and James Taylor, TV & film stars Tyler Perry, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Gayle King, Tracee Ellis Ross, fashion designer Naeem Khan and J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons.
Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, it gets better. At one point during the concert, Prince brought Stevie Wonder up on stage and the two of them performed “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” together. That must have been amazing.
I like to think Bon Jovi sat there all night hoping Prince would pull him up on stage, too. Sorry, Jon.