Some people visit Washington, D.C., for the tourist attractions, like monuments and museums. They probably don’t expect to see history being made at a pop concert — but that’s what happened to an arena full of fans at Lizzo’s concert Tuesday night.
The superstar singer, rapper and classically trained flutist took a quick but momentous break from the setlist of “The Special Tour” to play a crystal flute that was owned by former President James Madison and loaned to her by the Library of Congress.
Lizzo played various collectible flutes in the Reading Room and flute vault at the Library of Congress’s Great Hall on Sept. 26, including former president James Madison’s crystal flute. She then dazzled a massive audience at Capitol One Arena that evening, revealing she had Madison’s flute on stage with her.