Well, it looks like Donald Trump has finally booked an act for his inauguration, but it's not quite the A-list entertainer the President-elect was hoping for. According to the event's invitation, Trump managed to snag a Bruce Springsteen cover band to play the N.J. inauguration on January 19th.
The Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street cover band, cleverly named the B-Street Band, will be playing the ball, because if you can't get the real thing, you get the knock off. Looks like cover bands are not only for block parties and bar mitzvahs anymore!
The invitation for the event is as follows:
"Be prepared for a spectacular evening as we capture the fun and romance of the Jersey Shore with dancing in the Presidential Ballroom to the B-Street Band, the #1 Springsteen tribute band, serve hot and hearty nostalgic delights at our ‘Boardwalk Cafe Buffet,' offer you an open bar and entertain you with Jersey Shore boardwalk amusement games in the ‘Fun Zone' to the tune of Jersey's music legends from Frank Sinatra to the Four Seasons to Lauryn Hill."
Hopefully they will play all the hits to the future President's liking, like "Born in the USA but Made in China," "Highway Patrolman loves to Stop and Frisk" and "Born to Run this Country into the Ground."
As for the big event on January 20th, Trump managed to snag America's Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho, The Radio City Rockettes (against their will), and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as live entertainment for the evening. Oh the irony that the President with the biggest connection to Hollywood can't get one famous person to perform for him. It's not for lack of trying, though. For the inauguration ball, Trump has been declined by Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson, Moby, Ice T, The Dixie Chicks and The Beach Boys. After failing to book an A-list act, Trump claimed that he didn't want celebrities to perform at the inauguration anyway (he did).
Bruce Springsteen (the real one) has been vocal with his disdain for the President-elect, describing the reality star turned politician as a "flagrant, toxic narcissist" and "danger to democracy."