THE LOOP — Most teenagers would probably choose music festivals over political conventions. And it looks like Malia Obama is no different — the "first kid" skipped the last day of the Democratic National Convention to attend Lollapalooza.
The 18-year-old was spotted Thursday, jamming out to Norwegian EDM artist Cashmere Cat on the first day of the four-day music festival held in Grant Park. Even though she missed pop star Katy Perry's performance at the DNC, she seems to be having a blast.
Cashmere cat with Malia Obama today lmao pic.twitter.com/seupJdkqQb— lexi (@lexidubb) July 29, 2016
Some Tweeters were critical of the First Daughter's decision to skip the convention, where her mother spoke Monday:
Busted! Malia Obama CAUGHT Partying While Parents Spoke At DNC https://t.co/jDOekqb3yy— Misti Fabick (@Apples90210) July 31, 2016
What Convention? Malia Obama Skipped the DNC to Attend Lollapalooza https://t.co/XU7miPQtN7— CELEBUZZ (@CELEBUZZ) July 30, 2016
Malia Obama Spotted At Lollapalooza, Slammed For Skipping DNC│International Business Times https://t.co/i1SnSGsKhK— 757Live Australia (@757LiveAU) July 30, 2016
But most observers were on #TeamMalia, arguing that the Harvard-bound 18-year-old deserved a chance to be a normal teen.
Malia Obama had every right to go to a concert instead of the #DNC. I am not an Obama supporter, but hot damn people, let's be real here!— GBLynden (@GBLynden) July 30, 2016
Surprised festival attendees shared photos and videos of Malia on social media, and her Lolla presence was quickly broadcast throughout Twitter.
The secret service was also there, but not in the typical "Men in Black"-style outfits. Here are some of White House guards dressed in khaki pants and plaid shirts.
I dig the Secret Service's casual plaid look. pic.twitter.com/9aAhlHL2SO— Andrew Gill (@andrewgill) July 28, 2016
This isn't the first time Malia joined the Lollapalooza crowd — in 2014, she was seen at Chance the Rapper's performance.
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