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Here’s what happened at President Obama’s South by South Lawn Festival

on October 03, 2016, 11:15pm

Photo via Instagram/@petesouza

There were a good handful of music festivals that went down over the last few days — from Austin City Limits to The Meadows — but only one was thrown by President Obama. The inaugural South by South Lawn took place on the White House south lawn on Monday, bringing together musical performances, a student film festival, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Didn’t get one of the exclusive invites? Well, that’s what social media’s for. Below, check out a Twitter and Instagram recap of all the sights and celebrities of SXSL.

The Lumineers performed:

#TheLumineers at the White House #livingthedream #108days #SXSL

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As did Gallant:

Gallant performing at #SXSL

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#sxsl @whitehouse @potus #eccogov #blackgirlmagic

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This is so fucking cool. #sxsl the Obamas are having a house party.

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So gallanttttt. @sogallant #SXSL

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And The Dap-Kings:

Sharon Jones couldn’t make after coming down with pneumonia, but Obama sent her a nice note:

The Stranger Things kids were there being awesome:

They got to meet Talib Kweli’s daughter (or is that the other way around?):

Common delivered some spoken word truths:

Common speaking truth at #SXSL. #wecandobetter #blacklivesmatter #13

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Common shares his new work on the #sxsl stage. So powerful!

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And performed at an NPR Tiny Desk Concert inside the White House:

Behind the scenes of a first ever: NPR Tiny Desk from the White house. #sxsl #tinydesk

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He also experienced a solitary confinement cell via VR:

He even met performance painter David Garibaldi:

@common today at #SXSL

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What can I say? SO many emotions. I just thank God for the talent that I get to put to work every day. I got asked to do this 2 weeks ago, but this was a lifetime in the making. I'm sharing this to hopefully inspire your journey. I started in a garage. You may be in your "garage". Your beginning, or on your journey. If you work as hard as you believe ANYTHING is possible. Thank you to the President for having the vision for an event like this. It really does inspire myself and other creators to keep innovating on what we do. Most importantly, what I learned today was, "how can we use our creativity to help others?". That's what I'm leaving with. That's what I hope you start with. This is #artlife. -DG #artlifegaribaldi #SXSL @barackobama #thewhitehouse 📷 @_deekaylee #performancepainter #performancepainting

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Obama and DiCaprio chatted about saving the environment:

People chilled with some LEGO art:

Like Common:

@common #sxsl #sxsw #legopeoplethecoolest

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And Mythbusters alum Adam Savage:

Who also wore a spacesuit, because of course he would:

Mythbuster Adam Savage taking a moonshot to cure cancer. We spend our days busting myths about student rights at #sxsl

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The Obamas celebrated their wedding anniversary:

There were 3D printed prosthetic limbs:

And sweets:

Presidential M&Ms!!! #SXSL

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And crafts:

Coven #SXSL

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Even First Dogs Bo and Sunny showed up:

All in all, it seemed like a pretty swell time:

Stepping foot out the White House overlooking #SXSL

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In front of the white house!!!!!! #whitehouse #sxsl #wemadeit

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