Did Lady Gaga’s inauguration brooch evoke The Hunger Games' mockingjay pin?

Brenda Watkins
January 22, 2021

Lady Gaga has revealed the powerful symbolism behind the big gilded bird brooch she pinned to her flamboyant inauguration performance outfit: and no, it wasn't a reference to the Mockingjay symbol from the Hunger Games, as quite a lot of people thought.

The Grammy victor wore a huge dove-shaped brooch and an impressively billowing red sculpted skirt as she sang into a golden microphone, delivering an emotional and powerful rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way - with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

Gaga turned at one point to gesture to the US flag flying high over the Capitol, the seat of Congress that just two weeks ago was the scene of an attack by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump seeking to overturn Biden's election.

Country singer Garth Brooks sang an wonderful rendition of the famous hymn, awesome Grace.

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Lopez sang a medley of "This Land Is Your Land" and "America The Beautiful" but snuck in some lyrics of her own. She wrote on Twitter, "May we all make peace with each other".

The cultural celebrations continued Wednesday night with a broadcast across television and social media, hosted by Forrest Gump actor Hanks, who is known as "America's Dad". Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his "Land of Hope and Dreams" in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The young American poet Amanda Gorman shone at this inauguration ceremony Joe Biden, the new president of the United States, and Kamala Harris, his vice-president, on January 20, 2021.

Mr Biden's inaugural committee said the special will also feature teachers, delivery drivers, and healthcare workers, along with children who raised money to get food to people who have fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden and his wife, Jill, watched from the White House as fireworks lit up the sky around the capital city's monuments.

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