Bill de Blasio was formally sworn in today at noon as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton on the steps of City Hall. Amid a star-studded audience full of celebrity supporters and politicians, de Blasio promised to bolster the middle class and foster a culture of equal rights and opportunity for all. In between speeches, New York nightlife fixture DJ M.O.S. made history of his own, serving as the first DJ to perform at a mayoral inauguration in the city’s history.
M.O.S. spun a variety of cuts to the crowd’s delight, including jams by Stevie Wonder, Jay Z and Katy Perry, even dropping Daft Punk’s massive 2013 anthem “Get Lucky” and classic rock cuts “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen and “Don’t Do Me Like That” by Tom Petty.
Before rehearsal yesterday M.O.S. tweeted, “Sound checking for The Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor Bill De Blasio. I’m honored to be the first deejay ever to perform. I love my city #newyorkstateofmind.”
When it was all said and done, M.O.S. posted the image above on Instagram, noting, “Being born and raised in NYC today was surreal. Incredible way to start the year!!! #blessed #nyc #newyorkstateofmind #inaugnyc.”
While former Mayor Bloomberg was as musically square as it gets, it should also be noted that when de Blasio made his victory speech in November after he trounced Ray Lhota, he approached the stage to Lorde’s “Royals.”
Could Bill de Blasio be the city’s first-ever musically savvy mayor? How much influence will his clearly hip teenage children have on his future musical choice? Folks, this could get interesting.
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