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A-Listers Flock To Obama's Goodbye Party At White House (Photos)

| by Denise Recalde

Scores of celebrities attended President Barack Obama's final party at the White House to bid him and his family farewell for serving eight years as the nation's top executive.

The A-list attendees partied till the early hours of Jan. 7, as Obama and his wife  Michelle served breakfast chicken and waffles to the party goers, The Daily Mail reports. The guests were not allowed to record the actual party. 

However, the VIP guest list attendees couldn't help posting comments and the occasional selfie to their social media accounts. 

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Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, and Sarah Jessica Parker were among the celebrity elite who strutted their stuff on the dance floor. 

Pharrell and Solange Knowles reportedly performed at the event as President Obama and Michelle hobnobbed with the likes of Robert De Niro, Usher, and Common.

Solange, the sister of Beyonce, stated it was "truly the ultimate, ultimate honor."

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She added: "We will miss your excellence, your grace, and the phenomenal legacy you have let us all share."

Activists, artists, executives and philanthropists were in high attendance at the farewell Washington D.C. event. 

Other big names that reportedly lent their presence to the bash included David Letterman, Stevie Wonder, Charles Barkley and George Clooney. 

George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Chris Rock, Magic Johnson and Steven Spielberg also were proud to accept invites to the farewell party, The Independent reports. 

"It's something that they've done in the past and something I anticipate they're going to do again tomorrow," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Jan. 5.
 
"Over the years, the President and first lady have on occasion -- not frequently, but on occasion -- they've hosted parties at the White House for their friends," he added.

"And I anticipate this will be the last one that they have. They've got some packing to do." 

Writer Tom Healy summed up the sentiments of attendees with a few touching lines about his evening with the Obamas on social media: 

"Hard to believe Fred and I were there. Even harder to believe that all too soon, this great President and First Lady will not be. 

"They have served our country with grace, wisdom, dignity, love -- and a glam, groovy style we will not see again for a long, long time.

"Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, First Lady Obama."

The Obamas are believed to have paid for the party themselves. 

On Jan. 10, President Obama is scheduled to deliver his farewell address in Chicago following two terms in office. 

President-elect Donald Trump has notably been unable to book any A-listers for the upcoming presidential inauguration set to take place on Jan. 20.

The only acts who are confirmed to cover the event include America's Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Radio City Rockettes.  

Sources: The Daily Mail, The Independent / Photo credit: NBC News, Lala/Instagram and Magic Johnson/Twitter via The Daily Mail

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