This was one of several highlights from the inauguration yesterday. It's not the best video reproduction, but what's most amazing is Beyonce pulling her ear bud out halfway through. She was obviously having a problem, and as any performer knows, having a buzz or static or messed up connection in your ear can be enormously distracting, but so can not being able to hear your own voice amidst all that brass and crowd etc. So the fact that she sang our national anthem so beautifully despite those problems is not just the sign of a consummate professional, but of her incredible artistry. Not to even mention her beauty.