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Trump's Inaugural Concert Was A Shoddy Piece Of Work Compared To Obama's

Trump's Inaugural Concert Was A Shoddy Piece Of Work Compared To Obama's

Let's be honest, if you're at a gig and an overrated, up-their-own-arse support act takes to the stage, the majority of people in the crowd are going to go for a shit, grab another pint or find somewhere in the venue to have a sneaky smoke.

Donald Trump got a taste of this at his inaugural concert on Thursday night, drawing less of a crowd than Alanis Morrissette would if she announced she wouldn't be playing 'Ironic'.

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Trump, due to become president today, gathered an estimated 10,000 people, according to MSNBC. It's not a bad number to be fair, but it's nothing compared to The Courteeners who brought 25,000 bodies to Heaton Park in 2015, and I reckon anyone outside of the north west of England hasn't got a clue who they are.

The true comparison to make is between Trump's pathetic attempt at a concert, and Barack Obama's back in 2008.

400,000 reportedly flocked to Obama's concert, which included acts like Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, U2, James Taylor, John Legend, Shakira, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks and Sheryl Crow. His successor had the likes of 3 Doors Down, the Piano Guys, and Toby Keith on his bill.

The pictures of the two concerts, nine years apart, make for grim sight. Well, if you're Donald Trump they do.

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"This started out tonight being a small little concert, and then we had the idea maybe we'll do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial," Trump said, addressing the crowd. "I don't know if it's ever been done before.

"But if it has, very seldom. And the people came by the thousands and thousands, and here we are tonight, all the way back. All the way back."

Yesterday it was revealed that 'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley would be performing at Trump's inauguration ball. The soon-to-be president was understandably a bit miffed as he actually thought he was booking Britain's Got Talent dance act Stavros Flatley. Unfortunately the Greek duo told him to shove it up his arse, offering their namesake as a consolation.

Have you ever been to a really shite gig that appears to be better than Trump's? I, for one, once saw a Genesis tribute act.

Featured Image Credit: C-Span

Topics: concert, Donald Trump, Barack Obama

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.