It’s a bittersweet farewell as the first African American family says goodbye to the White House. With only days left in their home for the last eight years, what better way to say goodbye then to throw a star-studded farewell bash. Dubbed the “hippest” family to ever grace the White House, the Obamas are preparing to bow out of the spotlight, but not before throwing one last epic party. Guests included musical icons such as Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Actors galore showed up to give their support for the family, including Robert De Niro, George Clooney, and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few.
Insiders report that the party was jumping all the way into the wee hours of the night—4 am to be exact—with guests tearing up the dance floor, munching on chicken and waffles and enjoying the final moments of a presidency that inspired millions and brought back hope. Of course, the gratitude didn’t stop at the door of the party; guests continued to tweet and share their final hours with President Obama and what he meant to them as Leader and Chief. Billy Eichner, comedian and TV host, reflected on Obama’s impact on the LGBT community, posting on Instagram: “He told me it was one of the things he’s most proud of. I told him we would love and appreciate him forever. He told me there’s a lot of work we still need to do. Setting aside for a moment the sadness and anger I feel about the next administration, this was one of the greatest moments and nights of my life.”
As the country says goodbye to another wonderful family and President, fans and Americans alike wish the Obamas health and happiness in their future endeavors. We are grateful.