Michelle Obama’s Birthday party was something I will never forget.
Forgetting the list of attendees, from celebrities, politicians to designers, there was something incredibly intimate about the whole experience. For starters, there was a NO social media policy. Phones were all checked at the door. I realized that this is now a sad rarity. It instantly created an atmosphere of actually being present, and to my surprise…relief for everyone.
It was a relatively small group of attendees and an overwhelming experience to see the room full of such a mixed group of people. It was truly a “new day” at the White House. Racially and socially mixed—the old image of the starched shirt, helmet-headed politician was not present.
At one point, the room stood together to do a choreographed line dance. Watching from the sidelines, I stood and took in the cast of characters. I had the feeling of a sensation I have rarely felt, elation…realizing I was witnessing a first in history.
It was truly a rainbow. Michelle at one point said to me, ”I want you to cause some trouble at this party tonight, because we are only here for 3 more years.”
It was a powerful night!