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 ButtigiegButtigieg defends Kaepernick, NFL players who kneel during national anthem Journalism is now opinion-based — not news-based Buttiegieg backs NFL players' right to protest during anthem: I 'put my life on the line to defend' that 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 SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Trump's misspelling of Biden's name trends on Twitter Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests MORE, who is widely expected to enter the race soon, while placing ahead of others such as Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE (D-N.Y.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan MORE (D-N.J.).