"And we simply don't have any more space," The New York Post quoted Elton, as saying. The situation was such that the rock-icon was enveloped by seekers for his party, while he stood by his spouse, David Furnish, in the penthouse overlooking all of Los Angeles.
In the crowd were people like Soho House owner Nick Jones, NBC chief Ben Silverman, Griffin Dunne, Julian Sands, Fisher Stevens (whose "Crazy Love" was up for an Independent Spirit Award) and Miramax chief Daniel Battsek, who had three films in contention for various awards in the Oscars. Sir John has hosted the fund-raiser for the 16th year in a row this year.
"I wanted redemption for the life I lived beforehand, the drugs, the drink, the loose sex, whatever," he told Russ Mitchell about founding his Elton John AIDS Foundation in an interview on 'CBS News Sunday Morning'.