President Barack Obama scored himself one heck of an opening act. While the POTUS won't speak at the Democratic National Convention until Thursday, the political festivities kicked off today with CarolinaFest 2012, an event open to the public in support of Obama's reelection.
And the highlight of the day? Grammy-nominated songstress Janelle Monáe, who took the stage this afternoon and wowed a packed crowd in downtown Charlotte, N.C. The singer—best known for her collaboration on the infectious Fun. hit "We Are Young" as well as her Cover Girl campaign—donned her signature suspenders while dancing the moonwalk (oddly, not during her Jackson 5 cover) and jamming with her band.