April 1, 2006
FLAMING LIPS, Curvy Hips and a Blond Ditz
Flaming Lips Concert Benefit for A.F.D.
PR set up one barricade outside for us, but their was no backdrop... not to mention that security was letting everyone and their mother walk on the carpet. It wasn't pretty, it was late, and everyone was restless. Not to mention the fact that the PR had no tip sheets for us, and weren't very cooperative when it came to info on who was (or wasn't) coming.
Eventually, with some serious pleading, PR let us stand inside... probably because their were only about 7 of us total.
Somewhere around 10:45pm the first talent arrive. Dita Von Teese, Bai Ling, Samantha Cole, Margot Kidder, Tim McGraw, Tori Spelling, Molly Shannon, Joan Allen, Jay-Z, Ray Romano. Ok... so this was an odd array of people.
After being told about "suprise guests" that were coming, we waited a little longer. After midnight... O.J. Simpson, Bjork, Antonio Banderas, Lucy Lui, Lindsay Lohan and Catherine Zeta-Jones show up. Although OJ tried to rush past us, we got him to pose with Tori Spelling.
I guess in the end it worked out... afterwards PR let us stand in the back of the room and watch some of the show.
By the way, Happy A.F.D. (April Fool's Day, ya silly's)