Hey! Here’s a totally normal thing: Beyonce is performing at Barack Obama‘s second inauguration today. Yep, just a super-casual, no-stress, low-key rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner in front of the entire world. No pressure! Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland just released a song about cunnilingus and nobody has any idea where Michelle Williams is, so that’s that.
Right now, most Americans are breathlessly awaiting the inaugural performance — an eerie calm outside, hushed whispers, once-lively businesses gone dark as their owners huddle around TV screens and tablets, counting down the minutes until the legendary siren takes the stage. And as for Beyonce? Well, she’s been rehearsing up a storm, and some generous soul recorded audio of her sound check and posted it online, so give that a gander below.
Beyonce — Star-Spangled Banner (Rehearsal)
Full body chills? Yeah, figured as much. Tune in for the concert at 11:30 a.m. ET — if you can handle it.