70 Responses to “The Star-Spangled Banner ….. in Cuba 💃”


  1. 3 GGail
    March 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Bye Chips & thanks for everything ❤

    • 4 No Child Left Behind
      March 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Good afternoon, Chips and GG!

      A day we will remember for all that is electrifying and chocking.

  2. 5 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  3. 6 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Live interview with the President on ESPN in just a moment!

  4. 7 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  5. March 22, 2016 at 2:37 pm

  6. March 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Really awesome video/narration by Doug Glanville:

  7. 10 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Just keep calm and put all your intelligence to work.

  8. March 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I’m not a big Patriotism/My Country/My Flag kind of person, but I must say I find this moment surprisingly moving…

  9. 12 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS are so funny and playful! I love watching them together. 🙂

  10. March 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Our President is one sexy guy. Yum!

  11. 14 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    FLOTUS, POTUS and NSA Chief Rice cheering on the US’s 1st run! Yay!

  12. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    March 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

  13. 16 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

  14. 17 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    ESPN POTUS interview coming up mid-inning!

  15. March 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    My law firm has an office in Brussels. All our employees are either safe at home or on lockdown at the office.

    • 19 Dudette
      March 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Glad to hear the good news, J4O. One of my dearest friends recently finished a year-long work assignment in Brussels. Just exchanged notes with her. She’s trying to get in touch with friends and colleagues there now.

  16. 22 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I could watch this all day! 😀

  17. 25 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

  18. 26 hopefruit2
    March 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    This thread is moving me to tears…thanks Chips for this front-page post, and many thanks to Nerdy, LP, meta, dudette, and everyone else who has contributed pics, video, tweets as part of this breathtaking ObamaenCuba coverage!!! 🙂

    • March 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      hf, this is among the greatest times of our lives. Just amazing all the historic social change we’ve witnessed. WOW! It’s a thrill.

      • 28 hopefruit2
        March 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        Indeed meta. I have to keep pinching myself with gratitude that I’m alive to experience this Presidency and all the progress and history associated with it!

  19. 29 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  20. 31 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  21. 32 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm

  22. 35 Ladyhawke
    March 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

  23. 37 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I’m wrong, I’m wrong, I know I’m wrong, but my brain keeps pushing out memories of Dennis Haysbert playing a Cuban ball player in the movie Major League. 😀 -D 😀

  24. March 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    POTUS just left the game, the First Family are on their way to Argentina.

  25. 44 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  26. 45 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

  27. 46 GGail
    March 22, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Oh Lord, the score is 3-0 in the 4th. Please don’t beat them too bad y’all

  28. 49 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

  29. March 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you Chips and NW for once again providing the best coverage of President Obama’s history making travels!!!

    BTW, Turkey is as big a part of the #DAESH terrorist syndicate as SA and all the other Sunni/Salafi cesspools ….

    #TrustBarack

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  32. 54 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

  33. March 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

  34. March 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Exactly…

    The President’s 15 minute interview during the game broadcast is worth a watch

  35. 59 CEB
    March 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    My God! miracles are happening everyday. Our anthem sung beautifully by a Cuban choir in front of an African-American US President who is seated next to the Cuban president. The world IS changing and ISIS and the dregs of the GOP running for president are on their last legs. While it is true that they are trying to do as much damage as they can on their way out, ultimately they will lose big and the world will be a more fair and more equal place. The presidency of PBO has shown the world that the things we never dared to dream really can come true; thanks be to God and all of the people all over the world of good will who stand up against those who would rather destroy than build.

  36. 61 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  37. 62 JER
    March 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm


    First Family departs Cuba.

  38. March 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  39. 65 MadameSoph
    March 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Just watched the opening ceremonies on the YouTube that Chips provided (waited to watch it on my TV for a bigger picture). Sooooo bummed/pissed that ESPN did not open the whole game up so that this history could be viewed by everyone! Ah well, the downside of capitalism 🙂

    Glad that I didn’t have to hear any commentary on that Chips-provided YouTube though. Seeing PBO come in and Pete Souza following and the faces in the crowd (one guy pointing to his NYC baseball cap when he noticed he was on camera) was exciting, but I was totally moved when I heard the Star Spangled Banner being sung, as our flag flew over the stadium and I could see our POTUS and FLOTUS singing along….. IN CUBA! What an amazing day!

    On a side note: Does anyone know the significance of the little kids walking in with the baseball players? That seemed kind of weird to me.

  40. 66 MadameSoph
    March 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Two more questions for those watching the game:

    I read that PBO left at the 4th inning. Do you think that was planned or that there was an emergency?

    What inning are we on and what is the score?

  41. 67 Allison
    March 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm


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