Joseph Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of The United States of America saw a concert that shone brighter than the stars in the sky. The main theme was to hail the concept of ‘Unity’ and paid tribute to all those front-line workers and medical care officials who risked their lives and fought fiercely to save lives during the pandemic situations.
Tom Hanks hosted the show and stressed the permanence of the American Ideal. The magnificent concert began with Bruce Springsteen singing Land of Hope and Dreams. The song focuses on talking about sunshine entering the lives and darkness slowly moving past. This greatly displays the new administration’s aspirations for the country and the positivity that they strongly believe in. The song was first performed in the year 1999.
It was all about new beginnings and accepting that the light is not lost. Most of the performances and songs which were sung on the wide stage signified and focused on these key themes. John Legend along with a huge band set up sung Nina Simone’s Feeling Good while Demi Lovato sang the cover version of the song Bill Withers’ Lovely Day. Several front line workers, dressed in scrubs accompanied her on to the stage. This was a very pleasant and motivating view for everyone witnessing the ‘Unity’ concert. Demi’s virtual concert was recorded in Los Angeles. John Legend played in the presence of the new President and Vice-President, in Washington.
Foo Fighters’ performance was a gift of gratitude and appreciation for all those teachers who did a splendid job to keep education alive despite the lingering problems. He commended them for adapting quickly and taking up creative ways to spread knowledge across the country. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s performance was a simple version of American Grace that applauded people for finding new ways to smile and stay positive through the Lock down period and continuing to do so with the virus still in the air.
The President and Vice-President have addressed the Citizens and said that they didn’t want the celebration to be about them and that it was about the People of America. They said ‘Unity’ is very important to fight all those battles coming their way and they urged people to spread the love that keeps the American citizens united. The celebration was indeed a spectacular affair.