Lady Gaga performed Tuesday night at the final inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center. The bash was a private event for campaign and inauguration staffers to blow off steam after a grueling election season.
President Obama took the stage first, and addressed everyone there saying, “My main job here tonight,” he said, “is really simple: It’s just to say thank you. All of you have come to represent for me and Michelle our deepest hopes for America.”
He also also paid tribute to Alex Okrent, a Chicago campaign staffer who died during the presidential race.
“Alex was one of you,” Obama said. “This incredibly thoughtful, talented, compassionate, caring young person who decided to get involved because he thought he could make a difference. And tragically, he ended up leaving us while working on the campaign.”
President Obama ended the speech on an upbeat note and lead the crowd in his campaign chant “Fired up! Ready to go!”
Lady Gaga took the stage and performed “The Edge Of Glory”, “You and I” and “Born This Way”. She was also joined on stage by Tony Bennett for “Lady is A Tramp”. She even changed some of the lyrics of her songs to fit the occassion.