While President Obama was handling business at the Democratic National Convention, his daughter, Malia, was spotted in an unexpected place by some Twitter users. Malia decided to stay clear of the convention by attending Lollapalooza. She was spotted during the Cashmere Cat performance.
Cashmere cat with Malia Obama today lmao pic.twitter.com/seupJdkqQb
— lexi (@lexidubb) July 29, 2016
— Alex Lao (@alexanderlao) July 29, 2016
Of course, several members of the Secret Service attended the festivities as well. They were dressed in some unusual casual attire to help them blend in. Though Malia does appear out of their reach — at least immediate reach — while she was in the middle of the crowd.
I dig the Secret Service's casual plaid look. pic.twitter.com/9aAhlHL2SO
— Andrew Gill (@andrewgill) July 28, 2016
This is apparently not the first time that the President and First Lady have allowed their oldest daughter to attend the event. According to Complex,
“She’s actually been to Lollapalooza before, spotted at the Chicago festival back in 2014 catching Chance the Rapper’s set. She’s also a known hip-hop fan; a leaked picture of her wearing a Pro Era shirt caused quite a stir back in 2015.”
Of course, with today’s divisive politics, particularly those that are associated with a certain reality TV star, Malia did get some blowback on skipping the convention. But some Twitter users came to her defense.
— Tara A N G E L (@TaraAngel94) July 29, 2016
Oh my god, Malia Obama is a normal, well-adjusted teenager. This will surely be the nail the Repubs have been looking for to impeach her dad
— Jeremy M (@VitruvianMonkey) July 29, 2016