A number of A-List celebrities were selected after former President Obama slashed his guest list at a birthday party of nearly 500 amid concerns over the delta variant of the coronavirus, according to the reports. reports.
Stars such as John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union and Don Cheadle were seen arriving at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts on Friday, a day before the Saturday party set to take place at the $ 12 million house of the former president, according to the Daily Mail.
As powerful couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé remained on the list, awkwardly, many other guests – including Larry David, Conan O’Brien, David Axelrod and some former White House staff – were asked not to. attend.
Amid the pressure of the virus and a potentially evil outlook, the Obamas had said they were narrowing the party to “close family and friends,” but a local told the Mail that the definition of ex-president could be different from others.
Obama turned 60 on Wednesday.
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“His close friends apparently include his golfing friends, politicians, celebrities. These people are here on the island and I doubt he will push them all away,” the source said. “He wants people to think it’s going to be small and intimate, but I don’t think we have the same definition of privacy.”
“He wants people to think it’s going to be small and intimate, but I don’t think we have the same definition of privacy.”
Poet and local Rose B. Styron told The New York Times that many locals were happy the party was toned down.
“A lot of Islanders were very upset that hundreds of people were coming for the party. Everyone is very nervous about getting together.” She said she was invited to an event Friday night to kick off Obama’s birthday.
Resident and columnist Richard Taylor said he believed concerns about the party were overblown.
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“It has over 20 acres of land and everyone was going to be out there,” he told The Times. “You are dealing with a sophisticated crowd.”
Tents have been erected around Obama’s property and chairs and sofas adorn his spacious lawn for the last of months of preparation, according to the Mail. Guests will enjoy music from The Roots and others, dancing and sumptuous meatless dining.
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