Bill Clinton threw a star-studded fundraising party in England, and the guests, who were charged up to £1,000 for a ticket, hated it. With celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Collins, supermodel Lily Cole, Princess Beatrice and will.i.am. as bait, Clinton’s party benefiting his own Foundation’s Millennium Network failed to impress.
Held at The Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo, the event featured Clinton speaking for two minutes about climate change. And to top it off, the guests, who said the venue smelled badly, got a real-life demonstration of climate change: one guest said, “We arrived, there was perspiration dripping off the walls …” Good thing Clinton wasn’t speaking on teenage pregnancy.
The guest also added, “… the place absolutely stank. It was like walking into a cave. We left at 9.15pm with a number of other people as the place was too crowded, too unpleasant and nothing had happened.’
Marie Phillips, author of Gods Behaving Badly, tweeted:
I’m in! There is literally damp dripping from the ceiling. Clinton talked about climate change for 30 secs. Now chugging cocktails. And now! An exclusive performance from Black Eyed Peas! Or, in tonight’s incarnation: some guy pressing play on a laptop. WORST. PARTY. EVER. The queue was the highlight. Unbelievable.
Clinton’s guests may have thought that this was his worst party ever. Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey beg to differ. But it was probably his second-worst party ever.