Malia Obama: She’s just like us! And just because her dad happens to be President Barack Obama, leader of the free world, doesn’t mean she can’t party with her friends, dance to some music, and do her normal teenager thing like the rest of us did.
So we applaud her for getting out there and living her best life this weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago while her parents were off inspiring us all at the Democratic National Convention.
Lots of festival goers clearly felt the same, and they took to social media to post their sightings of the first daughter getting down from the crowd.
— Alex Lao (@alexanderlao) July 29, 2016
A photo posted by Carolyn aka CBatt (@cbattsolutions) on
Cashmere cat with Malia Obama today lmao pic.twitter.com/seupJdkqQb
— lexi (@lexidubb) July 29, 2016
And not only can we relate to the 18 year old, we’re also a teeny bit jealous of her! I mean, she did get to dance onstage. See for yourself:
A video posted by Carmen (@chica_arias) on
Oh, and if you were worried about Malia’s safety at the music festival, don’t be. The Secret Service was close by—and apparently dressed in their “casual wear,” AKA some very snazzy plaid shirts.
I dig the Secret Service’s casual plaid look. pic.twitter.com/9aAhlHL2SO
— Andrew Gill (@andrewgill) July 28, 2016
Coincidentally, the location of the festival, Grant Park, holds special significance for the teen. It’s where her father gave his victory speech after the 2008 presidential election, and it’s the location of a new library to be built in his honor. This isn’t the first time Malia has attended Lollapalooza, either. She was spotted at the festival back in 2014, too.
You go, girl! Malia Obama deserves a little fun before she heads off to Harvard next year.