The actual inauguration is devoid of A-list talent, but it does promise “soft sensuality.” Things aren’t faring much better for Trump’s inaugural balls. We previously highlighted the shit show that is the All American Ball, which promises performances from an 80s cover band called The Reagan Years and DJ Freedom on the ones and twos. Meanwhile, organizers of the Garden State Gala have managed to snag … a Bruce Springsteen cover band.
Billed as the #1 Springsteen tribute band, The B Street Band are scheduled to headline the January 19th event at the Washington Court Hotel. New Jersey governor and noted Springsteen super fan Chris Christie is an honorary chair of the ball, so you can probably count on him drunkenly stumbling on stage to sing “Thunder Road” at some point during the evening. (He previously hired the B Street Band to perform at his own inauguration ball after the Springsteen turned him down.)
How does Springsteen, a staunch liberal who is openly critical of the president-elect, feel about his music being played at a Trump inaugural ball? We reached out to his reps for comment, but have yet to hear back.
Below, watch The B Street Band perform “Growin’ Up”.