Prince’s $3,000-A-Ticket Show: Like The Pitchfork Festival, Only With More Christie Brinkley

noah | July 16, 2007 10:40 am

FOX News music wag Roger Friedman wrote up Prince’s $3,000 concert in the East Hamptons on Saturday, and after going on an extended ramble about the similarities between the Purple One and Lou Grant (we don’t know, either), he ran down the many boldfaced names in attendance:

We spotted Christie Brinkley with her brother and son; Kelsey and Camille Grammer; Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos; L.A. Reid and wife, Erica; Edie Falco and Aida Turturro from “The Sopranos”; Jay-Z; mega-guys Ron Burkle and Steve Bing; Anjelica Huston; Lorne Michaels; “Saturday Night Live” producer Marci Klein and so on.

And there were ironies galore. Because Prince was once a Warner Records artist, the legendary Mo Ostin arrived and sat with Courtney Ross. When Prince and Ostin were with Warners, it was owned by the Courtney’s equally legendary husband, Steve Ross. So Mo and Courtney sat together and reminisced about their golden era.

After a while, the pair was greeted by Edgar Bronfman Jr., the man who now owns has summarily destroyed Warner Music. Still it was Saturday night, and everyone was in a happy mood.

“Now owns has summarily destroyed”? Sounds like someone’s internal “say nice things” censor was malfunctioning after a long night of free Pop Burger. (Also: With all those big-time celebrities in the audience, was there any room for people who actually paid to get in?)

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