Buttigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration

Buttigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration
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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Fundraising numbers highlight growing divide in 2020 race South Bend police officer resigns after killing of black man MORE (D) told a reporter on Thursday that he would consider inviting rock group Phish to his inauguration, but said he hasn't much thought that far ahead.

The 37-year-old presidential candidate told a TMZ reporter in New York City that inviting the group was "worth a shot," adding that an inauguration featuring Phish "would be something."

"Boy, if you could get Phish to do an inauguration, that would be something," Buttigieg said. "That's a fun one to think about," he added of the idea of choosing his inaugural musical guests.

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Buttigieg's husband, Chasten Buttigieg, responded to the interview on Twitter with a snarky correction: "You spelled Beyoncé wrong."

Many Twitter users celebrated the mayor's reported musical tastes, while others jokingly remarked that such an invitation should impede his presidential bid.

Buttigieg has enjoyed a wave of support in recent weeks as he has passed several prominent Democratic contenders to place third in some recent polls of early primary states, trailing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' Sanders slams decision not to charge officer who killed Eric Garner Cardi B says voters let Bernie Sanders down MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden jokes he's ready for a push-up competition with Trump Biden says his presidency is not 'a third term of Obama' Biden knocks Trump on tweets about 'smart as hell' Ocasio-Cortez MORE, who is widely expected to enter the race soon, while placing ahead of others such as Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Fundraising numbers highlight growing divide in 2020 race Five things to watch for at Defense nominee's confirmation hearing MORE (D-N.Y.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris slams DOJ decision not to charge police in Eric Garner's death The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Fundraising numbers highlight growing divide in 2020 race MORE (D-N.J.).