It will be his birthday and if a debt deal hasn't passed by then, President Obama will cry if he wants to.
The band OK Go is set to perform at Obama's 50th birthday on Aug. 3. But in an interview published Thursday by Washingtonian magazine, frontman Damian Kulash said the show may be called off if Congress doesn't come up with a plan before the celebration. "If the debt ceiling gets raised and they still have the birthday party, then yes, we’ll be there," he said.
Like the Obamas, OK Go is originally from Chicago and that's part of what led to their invite to play at the party. "We have a lot of ties to Chicago. Apparently Obama’s kids are big fans, so perhaps we have them to thank for this," Kulash said. He also confessed that he now has a reason to care about the debt ceiling: "As if I needed a reason to care about the debt ceiling. The secondary reason is that we don’t want the entire global economy to crash. But the primary reason is that I want to play the gig next week."
Watch OK Go's music video for their 2009 single "Here it Goes Again":