Organizers aimed to raise money for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and bedridden hospital patients at other hospitals run by the Veterans Affairs Administration with Monday’s event at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
D.J. Jazzy Jeff, who appeared onstage at the inaugural shindig, said he was on the National Mall for all the action earlier in the day. “I thought it was great. I was definitely proud,” he said of the inauguration.
The entertainer added, “You have a tendency to be a little more patriotic when you are there in person; you just kind of feel the magnitude of the moment … I was able to see the motorcade go by, and just the acknowledgement that that is the president of the United States, and just being in D.C. was great. It was definitely an experience."