Wednesday, November 30, 2016
It really doesn't make any difference that Sir Elton John has declined to perform at the inauguration: Trump is going to tell us that Elton blew the roof off and nearly half the country will believe it. The real question is who will actually perform? Ted Nugent will be there, if he doesn't get a Cabinet appointment. Kid Rock is exactly the sort of celebrity that suits Trump: a raving mediocrity who Trump can boss around. I think a reunited Pink Floyd might bring the proper apocalyptic vibe, but I understand they aren't getting along with each other. It's a tricky question: most rock acts have too fine a sense of irony to accept the invitation. Of course, the overtly racist might go for it: some version of Lynyrd Skynyrd would probably be honored.