Music Biz Savior Barack Obama Mispronounces 'Lollapalooza'

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
WRITTEN BY
Caryn Ganz

To be fair, "Lollapalooza" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. But still, we were dismayed to hear President Barack Obama — the man we assumed was primed to save the music industry — pronounce it "Loppalooza" this afternoon as though he's never met Perry Farrell at his first press conference in five months. Watch and weep at Vulture, then remember the way we were just a few weeks ago, when the leader of the free world was crooning Al Green at the Apollo, raising Green's record sales an astonishing degree, and letting us know he digs Arcade Fire.

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