South by Southwest, Austin, Texas’ annual celebration of all things tech and music, is an exhausting week-long ordeal where you spend more time waiting in line than seeing your favorite band. Then again, breakfast tacos. But if mankind’s greatest (and most delicious) invention isn’t your thing, well, you’re a monster, but also, South by South Lawn might be more your speed.
On October 3, President Obama is inviting everyone to his pad for a “festival of ideas, art, and action,” including performances from the Lumineers and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, a student film festival presented by the kids from Stranger Things, and a talk with Leonardo DiCaprio. The Oscar winner and Obama will discuss “the importance of protecting the one planet we’ve got for future generations” (Uranus?) with climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. DiCaprio’s climate documentary, Before the Flood, will also screen.
It’s nice that DiCaprio wants to save the world, or whatever, but based on a photo on the White House’s official website, Leo and Obama are both going to be That Guy At That Party who traps everyone in a conversation. “I get it, the polar bears are dying — now can you please play some Young Thug?”
The internet has some other ideas about what they were discussing.
And thus, Leobama was born.
(Via White House)