And so the White House was filled with dozens of celebrities who turned out to President Obama’s farewell party bash until 4am in the morning. The party steered up with fame games and names like Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep and SJP tear up the dance floor.
The strictly secured and VIP guest-list was barred from recording any sort of video or incident that took place inside the party. The guests were served chicken and waffles by Barack and Michelle to weary partygoers in the early hours of Saturday morning.
However, the invited guests just couldn’t seem to put down their cameras with selfies soaring here and there, all over the social media, where we saw almost everyone from Hollywood elites to beloved family members.
Celebrity couples John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are pictured alongside Jerry and Jess Seinfeld in a photo posted by DJ Cassidy with the caption: ‘The one party we’ll wait in line to get into.’
Pictured left to right is actor and comedian Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Wale, Usher and La La Anthony
Model and actress Olivia Wilde posed for a black and white selfie with partner Jason Sudeikis after declaring they ‘stumbled’ out of the White House at 4am and ‘celebrated 8 incredible years.’
She continued: ‘We will miss your excellence, your grace, and the phenomenal legacy you have let us all share.’
The party was also graced with the presence of other artists, philanthropists, activists, and executives, many of whom made the trip to Washington D.C. just to saw their farewells.
Producer Will Packer is pictured with Terrence J, Steven Spielberg, and Taraji P Henson at the star-studded bash
La La Anthony posted a photo with Terrence J of TV show 106 & Park, Newscaster, and Tom Hanks, her ‘favorite actor ever’
Samuel L. Jackson (right) and his wife LaTanya (seocnd right) were spotted at the party with former LA Laker Magic Johnson (top left)
Johnson (left) a 12-time NBA All Star, also partied with Hall of Famer and his fellow Dream Team teammate Charles Barkley (second from right with his wife)
‘It’s something that they’ve done in the past and something I anticipate they’re going to do again tomorrow,’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday.
‘Over the years, the President and first lady have on occasion – not frequently, but on occasion – they’ve hosted parties at the White House for their friends,’ he continued.
‘And I anticipate this will be the last one that they have. They’ve got some packing to do.’
Many stars found the evening emotional as they faced the impending loss of Obama in the oval office.
Comedian and TV host Billy Eichner said, ‘He told me it was one of the things he’s most proud of. I told him we will 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.’
Singer Nick Jonas also arrived at the White House and showed off in a dark grey suit with a black turtle neck underneath.
The first to post photos on social media were rapper Wale and songstress Kelly Rowland, as they arrived at the White House.
‘Getting to take my Dad to the White House…Priceless. Soooo excited! Cheers! *drops mic*,’ Sparks, 27, posted on social media with their selfie.
He said: ‘Hard to believe Fred and I were there. Even harder to believe that all too soon, this great President and First Lady will not be.
‘They have served our country with grace, wisdom, dignity, love — and a glam, groovy style we will not see again for a long, long time.’
‘Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, First Lady Obama.’
However, even with the ongoing and enthusiastic party, it was all fun and also sad for both the President and his wife as well as many of the guests with the end of Obama’s reign and Donald’s beginning.