This morning, Queens Congressman Joe Crowley was caught by the Today Show cameras enjoying a live performance of Canadian pop songstress Carly Rae Jepsen’s megahit “Call Me Maybe.” According to Courtney Gidner, a spokeswoman for Mr. Crowley, the congressman was in attendance at the concert, which was part of the Today show’s summer concert series, with his three children, who are all under the age of 13. The group arrived “bright and early” so they would be able to get a good view.
“He brought his kids, his kids are big fans of Carly Rae Jepsen, and so he brought them to the concert this morning,” Ms. Gidner told Politicker. “So, I think he might win father of the year for bringing his kids to that concert.”
We pointed out to Ms. Gidner that, based on the footage, it appears Mr. Crowley is also a big fan of Ms. Jepsen in his own right. Ms. Gidner conceded that the congressman did indeed enjoy the singer’s performance.
“He’s a big, big music fan and he likes all types of music and, of course, ‘Call Me Maybe’ is a catchy song. He just enjoys being at concerts too. I think any time you’re at a concert, it’s fun to sing along,” said Ms. Gidner.
Ms. Gidner also corrected us on a tweet we posted on a personal account noting that Mr. Crowley seemingly “leaps over teen girls to get closer to Carly Ray Jepsen” in the video footage.
“When I watched the video, it looked like he was trying to get her to pay attention to the kids in front of him,” Ms. Gidner said. “That’s what it looked like to me at least.”