I had the opportunity to attend the Robert DeNiro Roast hosted by Friars Club. Carlos Slim was also an honorary featured roast. The event took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Both the dinner and entertainment were a surreal experience. The steak was so delicately cooked I felt like I was sinking my teeth into a thick slab of freshly baked bread. The entertainment this evening was filled with surprise performances by Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin. Aretha confessed she was just getting over a cold.. just prior to giving a performance of a lifetime. Some friends of Robert DeNiro physically attended (ie. Sharon Stone, Ben Stiller–those 2 were my personal favorites.)
Throughout the evening, I was in good company with the crew from PI Entertainment, and Rollo Robertson Productions. The evening was grandious with chandlers and lighting similar the American Music Awards. The after party was hosted at the Friars Clubhouse. They served the best of the best champagne and chocolate. Along with seltzer water that tasted light as air, as if it had fallen from heaven. This was a truly remarkable experience, to be surrounded by the best talent in the world.