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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race 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 SandersHillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel Biden wins Hawaii primary Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans debate life under COVID-19 risks Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE, who is widely expected to enter the race soon, while placing ahead of others such as Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Hillicon Valley: Uber to lay off thousands of employees | Facebook content moderation board announces members | Lawmakers introduce bill to cut down online child exploitation Democrats introduce legislation to protect children from online exploitation MORE (D-N.Y.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerStakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Booker introduces bill to create 'DemocracyCorps' for elections MORE (D-N.J.).