The fourth of July is the only time of year Andrew Dost requests off from his job. Each year with his family, Dost — the multi-instrumentalist for the pop trio fun. — celebrates the holiday with a multi-day event full of reunions, games, food and fun.
"Our manager knows that's off limits," Dost said.
He tried anyway. With some timidity in his voice, the manager approached Dost about a special gig: fun. had been asked to perform on the White House lawn. Dost's plans quickly changed.
"It overruled the family celebration," he said. "My parents and I got to take our picture with the...