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A ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday’s Kids’ Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America’s military families. The concert was hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden while “America’s Got Talent” host, Nick Cannon (aka Mr. Mariah Carey), emceed the evening with performances by Usher, Katy Perry, Mindless Behavior and Far East Movement. 

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But the night wasn’t all about the performances. The kids danced to a steady stream of pop music spun by DJ D-Nice. And there were also a few kid-friendly activities in between like a dance-off, and a race featuring mascots of the Washington Nationals and big oversized versions of our past presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.

But it was our FLOTUS, Michelle Obama who was the most captivating person of the evening. Michelle wowed the crowd in a white peplum top, with a jazzy gold belt over black pants and spoke candidly to the kids. “Now, inauguration is a pretty big deal,” the first lady Michelle Obama said. “But I have to tell you that my very favorite part of this entire weekend is being right here with all of you.”

As a military kids herself, Michelle praised the children and offered kind words. Being a military kid “means always thinking about things that are so much bigger than yourself. It means growing up so much faster…by supporting your families you all are helping us protect our country and keep all of us safe.”

By 9pm, most mothers were carrying their exhausted children out of the ballroom. A fun time was had by all. Check out a few images from the evening.

The Kids’ Inaugural Concert 2013
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