Monday, October 30, 2006

Bill Clinton. 400% off retail.

A packed house was expected at Bill Clinton's 60th birthday extravaganza with a private Rolling Stones concert. The price tag: $500,000 per person.

Hillary and Chelsea sent out about 10,000 invitations to Hollywood tycoons, movie stars, captains of industry and Wall Street - with all proceeds to go to the former President's charitable foundation.
Those who pledged the top price were promised the 'Birthday Chair Package', with the best seating for the concert as well as a chance to have photographs taken with Mr Clinton during a round of golf and a three-day series of cocktail, brunch and dinner parties.
The minimum price, with inferior concert seats and no brunch, was set at $60,000, but the Clintons drastically slashed prices to $12,500 for one reception and the concert, or $5,000 for just the Stones. At last possible moment, the Clintons put the tickets on sale to the public for as little as $1,710.
Bill Clinton: Marked down for clearance.