Donald Trump’s pre-inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial was record-breaking... its in lackluster attendance. But the event did break financial records. The President's team was unable to book any top-tier musicians for the concert, but eventually hired 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, and Jackie Evancho. All are decent performers, but the problem is the invoice.
Guess Three Doors Down was way more expensive than we thought.— Tina Jordan (@EWTinaJordan) September 17, 2017
Three Doors Down is A HOT HOT HOT commodity, said nobody ever— that guy from work (@ThatGuyFrmWork) September 17, 2017
"It's going to be bigger and better than any other inauguration, including those in the future."— John V. Lombardo (@JohnVLombardo) September 17, 2017
How is that possible? Is it because he had to bribe people to come?— Elizabeth Rydan (@elizabeth_rydan) September 17, 2017
Obama's 2008 concert featured Beyonce, U2, and Bruce Springsteen, but cost just $5 million. And George W's gig ran just $2.5 million.