If seeing Malia Obama at a music festival forces you to remember the unforgiving passage of time, just imagine how her father feels. (Happy 53rd birthday, Mr. President!) Because after prom and an internship comes an indescribable draw toward hordes of other sweaty teens, the 16-year-old first daughter was spotted over the weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago. And she stayed late for the finale.
Malia was seen exiting the grounds after fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper's closing set, which featured a cameo by R. Kelly. Festivalgoers freaked out in the only way the kids know how (on Twitter):
BRUH IM RIGHT BY MALIA OBAMA AT CHANCE THE RAPPER AND THERE'S SECRET SERVICE AND STUFF THIS IS CRAAAAAY— Starns (@starns_barns) August 4, 2014
Definitely saw Malia Obama today tho— TEAM MARY (@marywoahchickk) August 4, 2014
Casually saw Malia Obama at lolla today. Okay. What.— Karelle (@karelle_bell) August 4, 2014
I asked Malia Obama for a picture and she said she wasn't allowed to take pictures with people 😩😩— JD (@SlumDog_) August 4, 2014
Ha-ha, what rules [mischevious emoji smile]?
J chillin with Malia Obama✌️ pic.twitter.com/IuM0A88g9B— Sarah (@cleaaaaver) August 4, 2014
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "The crowd on Columbus was light as she walked well after the bulk of the crowd has gone at about 10:15 p.m. Malia was wearing a yellow v-neck romper, but more importantly, she and her guards had managed to stage clean in Lolla’s messy, muddy fields."
She did not wear a flower crown.