First Lady Michele Obama wowed the overflow crowd of nearly 800 when she spoke at The Colonial Theatre in The Berkshires on Friday, August 3.
The “warm-up,” who was usually the main attraction, was a special performance by Berkshire resident James Taylor.
And then it was Michele’s turn to shine, and shine she did in a hot orange shift dress and an even more brilliant smile.
Speaking extemporaneously, she spoke from her heart about her husband and his many accomplishments and hopes for the future. When Michele spoke about family values, education, health care and women’s choices health care, the ability to retire with security, bringing the troops home from Iraq, and about the middle class not having to pay higher taxes than the wealthy, she was repeatedly interrupted by enthusiastic applause.
The First Lady knew that she was speaking to people who would vote to re-elect President Obama, but she urged each person to volunteer in one of the many grassroots efforts to try to change even one vote. She honestly predicted that the election will be a close one and how important each and every vote will be.
From her afternoon at The Colonial Theatre, the First Lady headed to a special fundraising dinner at the Berkshire weekend home of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Michele Obama inspired and created a warm memory for me and many others. Thank you, Michele, for visiting the Berkshires.
(No, Charley and Quinn were at home in air-conditioned comfort — it was 90+ after all), and besides, Charley isn’t quite ready for “prime time.”)
The Berkshires are a magical place. We offer a beautiful Lenox, Massachusetts bed and breakfast in the heart of the Berkshires.