I watched the event last night...what was that mess? We had whooping, cheering, high fives, a rope line and fist bumping. They even gave away T-Shirts
I think Obama was taken aback by the party tone of the event, though he made no effort to remind folk they were at a memorial, not a basketball pep rally. While the crowd was partying the families of the victims sat on their hands and looked very uncomfortable.
The lesson should be to NEVER hold a memorial on a college campus.