Barack Obama celebrated his 60th birthday over the weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, and like anyone celebrating a milestone birthday, the festivities (a boys’ night, Sunday brunch, and rounds of golf) stretched across the weekend. But given the current moment in Covid, coverage of it has caused a flap on social media, where people are using the #ObamaVariant hashtag to bash the former President for carrying on with the party at all.
Celebrity guests at the event on Saturday included Hollywood actors George Clooney, Bradley Cooper and Tom Hanks; famed musicians like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, and John Legend (who reportedly sang a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’) and his model wife, Chrissy Teigen; as well as directors Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg.
The menu reportedly featured a lot of meatless options, like cheesesteak eggrolls made with faux beef and vegan cheese and Spam musubi. A catering truck from Nancy’s Restaurant, a local seafood restaurant, was also seen arriving at the venue. And yes, there was an espresso martini bar. Also: a s’mores station, and all the ingredients for Mexican hot chocolate.