With a few Secret Service agents in tow, Obama—who previously went to Lollapalooza in 2014—attended the four-day music festival in Chicago. Like when she toured Brown University last year, fellow attendees were beside themselves after spotting Obama enjoying the festival like any other 18-year-old who came out to see their favorite artists, posting photos and video online.
Cashmere cat with Malia Obama today lmao pic.twitter.com/seupJdkqQb— lexi (@lexidubb) July 29, 2016
when the girl jumping is malia Obama https://t.co/BxpKGOljLC— hold on pls (@Higen_Rae) July 29, 2016
I dig the Secret Service's casual plaid look. pic.twitter.com/9aAhlHL2SO— Andrew Gill (@andrewgill) July 28, 2016
Because the first day of Lollapalooza fell during the last night of the Democratic National Convention, some people complained that Obama skipped the DNC to attend Lollapalooza. Twitter users had her back though, pointing out that she wasn’t obligated to go to the DNC and drawing comparisons to how much Obama is scrutinized compared to other First Children, even some who had missteps in the public eye.
Malia Obama: *gets into Harvard*— mason (@larkieswiftie) July 29, 2016
Malia Obama: *goes to a concert*
Everyone: OMG HOW DARE SHE SO IRRESPONSIBLE
Malia Obama is a Teenager— Becky Roy (@Beyhive_803) July 30, 2016
Malia Obama is NOT your child
Malia Obama is NOT the PRESIDENT
Malia Obama can do what she wants
For now Obama is being a regular teenager—and she has some pretty decent taste in music.
H/T The Cut