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Michelle Obama Attends Beyonce Concert After Chicago Fundraiser

FLOTUS chaperones daughters Sasha and Malia to the Soldier Field show

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    After headlining a fundraiser at Chicago's Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, Michelle Obama stopped by River North eatery Sunda (where she posed for a photo with spotlight-chasing restaurateur Billy Dec) before joining her daughters for the Beyonce/Jay-Z concert at Soldier Field.

    A fellow Beyonce fan snapped a not-so-subtle selfie featuring the First Lady, Malia and Sasha in the background. Sasha, 13, can be seen looking sideways at the citizen paparazzo while singing along to the music.

    After the show, the Obama women reportedly stayed overnight at their Kenwood home and flew back to Washington D.C. on Friday morning.

    Michelle's presence at Thursday's Democratic National Committee funder drew a crowd hoping to catch a glimpse of the Chicago native who slipped in and out of the Waldorf under heavy security. Inside the event, which attracted 100 guests including Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, FLOTUS spoke for 20 minutes, asking supporters to "dig deep" to "help make a better future for children, including those in neighborhoods fraught by gun violence in Chicago."

    She also urged donors to help Quinn across "the finish line" in his 2014 re-election campaign against Republican rival Bruce Rauner.

    Tickets ranged from $500-$20,000 a person, with proceeds going to the party's fall congressional campaigns.