Updated May 27, 1:18 am ET
Michelle Obama is expected to be in Atlantic City Saturday night to take in a show by Beyonce at the lavish new Revel Casino, according to a report by NBC’s Atlantic City affiliate, News Channel 40.
It’s unclear whether Michelle has already jetted out and is making a mini-vacation of it or if she is just heading over for the show. Mrs. Obama is scheduled to be in Washington Monday for Memorial Day events and then to jet back out to New York City Tuesday for a two-day swing promoting her new gardening book.
The AC trip, as far as I have seen, has not been announced by the White House. There’s no word on whether she has her daughters in tow.
Michelle is almost certainly paying for her ticket. And taxpayers are almost certainly paying for her transportation.
The first lady is a huge fan of Beyonce’s, going so far as to tell People magazine that if she could be someone else, she’d be Beyonce.
Beyonce is performing four concerts at the Revel, a kind of comeback event for her after giving birth several months back.
UPDATE: The Associated Press reported late Saturday that Michelle did in fact attend the concert with her two daughters.