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Elton John rages at London police after princes' security makes him walk to post-gig party
This is London UK Drudge Report ^ | 7/3/07 | AP

Posted on 07/03/2007 7:50:36 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater

As a member of rock 'n' roll royalty, Sir Elton John does not take kindly to being outranked.

Not even by Princes William and Harry.

So when his chauffeur-driven people carrier was stopped because of royal security around the Concert for Diana, the veteran singer flew into one of the rages for which he is renowned.

"Get out of my ****ing way," he screamed at a policeman. "Don't you know who I am? I've been working all ****ing day and I need to get to my ****ing dressing room."

The officer, however, remained unmoved and eventually the 60-year old star, in tail suit with an extravagant lily motif on the sleeve, was forced to get out and trudge the 50 yards to the VIP backstage area.

The incident happened late on Sunday night following Sir Elton's performance in the grand finale of the concert at the new Wembley Stadium.

He was upset because his act was delayed by technical problems, meaning he had to cut it short.

And matters took a turn for the worse when he climbed into his people carrier to be taken to the Wembley Arena 200 yards away, where the stars had their dressing rooms and the after-concert party was being held.

By the time he arrived, police had sealed off the area ready for the princes' arrival.

For security reasons, all vehicles were barred from within a 50-yard radius of the arena.

Other performers including Lord Lloyd-Webber and members of Take That were happy to get out of their cars and walk the short distance to the party. But not Sir Elton.

Our man among the crowd of 100 who were watching said: "The princes were due at any time and the police were getting pretty jittery.

"Elton pulled up in the back of a people carrier. A policeman stepped into the middle of the road to stop the car and he said to the driver, "Sorry you can't come in here at this point.

"You'll have to drive round the back or park up and wait five minutes". The driver then said, "I have an important artist in the back who needs to get to his dressing room".

"The policeman said, 'I don't care who's in the car, you cannot drive down this road right now".

"At that point, Elton wound down the window and screamed at him.

"The policeman calmly said to him, 'Sorry but you are not going in this road. You have to get out and walk from here or take a drive around the block. We're waiting for the princes, who are coming through here any minute'.

"Elton started ranting and swearing again. He just lost it and instructed his driver to drive around the policeman.

"The driver started to move and at that point, the policeman stood in front of the car gesturing to put his hands on the bonnet. The policeman was saying to the driver, 'Stop there or you'll be arrested'.

"Sir Elton wound his window back up as he realised photographers were starting to congregate.

"His security guard started reasoning with the policeman, saying they needed to get him in there right away but the policeman would not budge.

"Then at that point, Elton jumps out of the back of the car, stomps round to the front and barges through to get into the backstage compound.

He stomped down the road shouting at people to 'get out of my way'."

Sir Elton, who had opened and closed the concert seen by an international TV audience of 500million, left in a limousine before the party started, although his partner David Furnish was later spotted there chatting to Prince William.

A source close to Sir Elton said: "It had been the end of a very long day. He had been meeting and greeting people for hours before he even opened the show at 2pm.

"And his was the last performance at 10pm. Sound difficulties meant his finale was delayed and Crocodile Rock had to be cut off the end, which he wasn't happy about."


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: eltonjohn; primadonna
All this while London is in a terror alert.
1 posted on 07/03/2007 7:50:39 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

“Get out of my ****ing way,” he screamed at a policeman. “Don’t you know who I am? I’ve been working all ****ing day and I need to get to my ****ing dressing room.”


What does Elton suppose the police have been working over the last fortnight in London?


2 posted on 07/03/2007 7:53:04 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Not another Celebrity Meltdown!


3 posted on 07/03/2007 7:53:51 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: Senator Goldwater

>>All this while London is in a terror alert.<<

I don’t know about this particular even but maintaining normalcy in the face of terrorism is important. The terrorists want to disrupt our daily live and make it so we cant go out in public or travel.

In this sense, Americans could take some lessons from the Israelis.


4 posted on 07/03/2007 7:54:26 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words)
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To: Senator Goldwater

5 posted on 07/03/2007 7:55:13 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

The Raging Queen


6 posted on 07/03/2007 7:56:48 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Senator Goldwater
No talent.No class.Drama Queen.
7 posted on 07/03/2007 7:56:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Who does he think he is, Cynthia McKinney?


8 posted on 07/03/2007 7:57:08 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Please provide a working link for the article.


9 posted on 07/03/2007 7:57:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Eagles6
Eagles6 wrote: The Raging Queen

Elton John can be such a Drama Queen.

10 posted on 07/03/2007 7:58:47 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Senator Goldwater

Faygs are not happy unless they’re complaining ‘bout something...


11 posted on 07/03/2007 7:58:48 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Drama Queen.


12 posted on 07/03/2007 7:59:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Senator Goldwater
Wow, he had to walk a whole 50 yards. He must have had to take a half hour nap after that much exertion. Most of these celbs think that they are more important than they really are. Don’t they realize that all they do is sing or act and they are just a diversion for the rest of the world who have real jobs and stresses.
13 posted on 07/03/2007 7:59:30 PM PDT by VanB
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To: Senator Goldwater
Well, they were bloody stupid enough to knight this fag jerkoff. - Have fun with him.

arise a knight, Sir Jerkoff

14 posted on 07/03/2007 7:59:56 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Admin Moderator

Please provide a working link for the article.


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23402732-details/Sir+Elton+rages+as+princes’+security+guard+makes+him+walk+to+post-gig+party/article.do


15 posted on 07/03/2007 8:00:04 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Elton: “Don’t you know who I am??”

Policeman: “No sir, but you look like a poofter.”


16 posted on 07/03/2007 8:00:46 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ropin71

Sprinkle him/her with pixy dust and he/she will calm down.


18 posted on 07/03/2007 8:02:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Senator Goldwater

It’s a crack up that the celebs always get a pass for being assholes. Had I behaved in a similar fashion as a cop, regardless of my day, I would have been strung up by the Hollyweird/celeb faction.


19 posted on 07/03/2007 8:02:09 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Senator Goldwater
The pressure the London police has been under, it's a wonder they didn't drag Sir Elton out of his car and administer a Rodney King to him.
20 posted on 07/03/2007 8:04:15 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Senator Goldwater

Thanks for the link.


21 posted on 07/03/2007 8:05:38 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: AmericanMade1776
"Elton John can be such a Drama Queen."

His picture is next to the definition in the dictionary.

22 posted on 07/03/2007 8:06:18 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Scotsman will be Free
..he had the same meltdown in Japan I believe at the media.....calling them “vile pigs”.....hey, I loved Elton John growing up and his concerts are awesome but he has a pissy huge temper to match his Liberace flamboyance
23 posted on 07/03/2007 8:06:25 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: Senator Goldwater
Don't they know that he is
ELTON JOHN, HIS ROYAL POOFTERNESS THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND

24 posted on 07/03/2007 8:07:38 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The pressure the London police has been under, it’s a wonder they didn’t drag Sir Elton out of his car and administer a Rodney King to him.


Too many cameras.


25 posted on 07/03/2007 8:07:53 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater
He stomped down the road shouting at people to 'get out of my way'."

And "Poof!", Sir Elton disappeared.

26 posted on 07/03/2007 8:08:32 PM PDT by spald
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To: beethovenfan

LOL!


27 posted on 07/03/2007 8:08:32 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Can’t do that to a “Sir”, must cater to the whims of the knighted. Besides, from personal experience, British police are some of the most unflappable cops in the world.


28 posted on 07/03/2007 8:08:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Sir Elton

Lord Lloyd-Webber

Good Lord, how the mighty British Empire has fallen.


29 posted on 07/03/2007 8:09:02 PM PDT by Darnright (Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before)
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To: Senator Goldwater

True, there would have been cameras, but it would have made a must see video.


30 posted on 07/03/2007 8:09:15 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The bitch is back.


31 posted on 07/03/2007 8:10:41 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Just one shot with a taser and Sir Elton would have given his best concert ever.


32 posted on 07/03/2007 8:11:59 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Just one shot with a taser and Sir Elton would have given his best concert ever.


I guess that’s why they call it the blues.


33 posted on 07/03/2007 8:13:40 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: NorCalRepub

I think that he needs a two foot piece of round, black colored pine bent over his head.


34 posted on 07/03/2007 8:16:50 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

.......oh no, then he’d probably stick it up his wazoooo


35 posted on 07/03/2007 8:23:16 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub

LOL!


36 posted on 07/03/2007 8:26:13 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Senator Goldwater
"Don't you know who I am?

John Kerry?

37 posted on 07/03/2007 9:10:29 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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