There were whispers of it on Twitter over the last few days, but I didn't think they'd rise much above "can you imagine?" Now it seems the wheels are actually in motion. A promoter is planning a star-studded "We the People" concert in Miami for January 20, 2017 — the same day Donald Trump will be sworn in as President.
Mark Ross, son of the late Time Warner CEO Steve Ross, is organizing a large-scale event to go head-to-head with the Inauguration Day spectacle. “Getting together a really big show. Stay tuned,” Ross wrote on Facebook Thursday. “We’re working hard on bringing together the best possible talent.”
Though no performers have yet been named, “the talent is banging on our doors to do this,” a source close to the organizer told Politico.
News of the protest concert lands in the midst of a highly public and probably embarrassing string of refusals from musicians asked to play Trump's big day. No, Garth Brooks won't. No, Celine Dion won't. No, Andrea Bocelli won't. Everybody's least favourite Beach Boy is apparently mulling it over.
Thats okay; who needs celebrities anyway, as Trump recently hissy-fitted:
The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
What would chafe a narcissist more than to know that everyone has decided to look away?