No, not anal beads…unless Eminem threw them at him!
Someone at an Elton John concert on Wednesday night didn’t get the memo that Mardi Gras, because someone hurled beads at his face. TMZ says Elton had invited the front row at his Wednesday night performance for his Million Dollar Piano residency at Caesars Palace. You can see at the 5-second mark how the toss happens during “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.” The beads whack him in the kisser, and Elton recoils in the same disgusted look of shock that I had the time I accidentally found my brother’s stash of Playboys (fine, it wasn’t an accident…I had heard he had them and Burt Reynolds was in one showing that sexy weasel of a mustache). See? This is why we can’t have nice things.
The whole toss fiasco clearly spooked Elton, as he stopped to check his mouth and make sure nothing had been done. The band kept playing, and you could tell Elton was figuring out if he was going to take the microphone and, to the tune of “Rocket Man,” fist whoever chucked ‘dem beads. After 35 seconds of hemming and hawing, he fired back up again. Alas, he probably remembered he only has 300 performances left with these peasants before he’s spending his afternoons sipping Pimm’s Cups poolside with Elizabeth Hurley.