The Obamas threw a Fourth of July party that rivaled the best backyard bbq. The celebration honored US servicemen and women with a variety of traditional Independence Day eats (burgers, icecream, watermelon, etc), not to mention performances by Michelle Branch, Foo Fighters, and Jimmy Fallon (all of which was streamed live from whitehouse.gov).
Kids had access to games, face painting, and balloon art. A few former presidents even made an appearance.
Obama’s address to his guests, he said “When she was young, I used to say that all these fireworks were for her. I’m not sure she buys that.”
The Foo Fighters had been on hiatus for a few months previous to the show, and gave the guests a preview of material for their new album.