Tonight held such promise. An invitation to a party aboard a luxury yacht – Diane, a 43 m elegant vessel with a price tag in the tens of millions. But…while the champagne was deliciously bubbly, the party was flat. Nobody turned up…except us (and two great South African waitresses), some New Yorkers and a stray couple from Paris.
I feel so bad for organisers when that happens, but honestly – they didn’t invite enough people.
I saw the guest list. You can’t depend on 50 people to turn up. You have to invite at least 200 to guarantee that maybe 50 will come.
People are hectic at the festival. They say yes to everything and then attend only what they can.
And evidently nobody was free last night!
Maybe they were at the Kodak party, on a yacht berthed just around the corner from Diane.
Or maybe they were watching Jessie J on stage…where we should’ve been (fantastic British singer/songwriter if you don’t already know)! So annoyed. Only found out she was in town after the show. Argh! There’s this great open-air stage on the beach, in front of one of the larni hotels for the rich and fabulous, The Martinez…and sometimes French stars you’ve never heard of perform there, and sometimes international stars strut their stuff. So that’s where Jessie J was. On stage. In public view. For free.
This always happens in Cannes – there’s so much going on that you inevitably miss brilliant things. So I missed Lady Gaga on Wednesday night and Jessie J last night. Am devastated. Wonder who I’ll miss tomorrow night!
If you’re not already in love with Jessie J, check out ‘Forget about the Price Tag’ here: