In Pictures: Janelle Monae at President Obama's "Victory Fund" event in Chicago
A select group of Chicagoans filled the UIC Forum on Wednesday night (1/11) not only to hear songstress Janelle Monae, but also to show support for President Obama's "Victory Fund 2012."
In addition to a speech by the president, the hometown campaign fundraiser showcased a performance by Monae and an appearance by actor Hill Harper. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the event wasn't aimed specifically at well-heeled backers, with the relatively affordable cost of admission starting around $40 -- though the highest priced VIP tickets went for $1,000. Proceeds from the concert reportedly will go to both Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.