Tuesday, January 20, 2009

At Last


"Whispering to each other and slowly twirling, the Obamas took their first dance to Beyonce's stylings on "At Last," the classic Etta James love song." (F. Ree, Boston Globe) 'How appropriate.' (menehune)

4 comments:

girasoli said...

Funny, I used the same name for my post, but wrote it before the balls started and knew they would be dancing to that song. What a spectacular day! Did you see the Obama family flash the shaka sign to Punahou. President Obama also said "howzit" to the band! Very cool!!

flygirl said...

G: Ahh, it was embarrassing as I watched this from work and having tears in my eyes. Ty would have understood!
Yes, I saw the shaka sign -- we laughed at that one. I also heard that the new NBC (Katie Couric's network) Congressional reporter, Nancy Cordes, is a Punahou grad. She was good with her descriptions when Punahou marched...
Funny that 'At Last' - only sung by Eva Cassidy (one of my all-time favorite singers) is considered our song.

Annie said...

It was so sweet to see Beyonce get all teary-eyed while singing to them. Lots of tears of joy that day!

flygirl said...

Annie: I agree it was a day to remember with lots of joy. Now, let's hope the prayers and good deeds of new people in government can make this world better. M