Dan was invited to perform at the inaugural gala for President Obama, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC. The event was attended by many luminaries, including Congressman Mike Honda, former transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and many others.

The event was also attended by Maya Soetero-Ng, President Obama's sister, who told Dan that he was "Hilarious".