Saturday, December 3, 2011

Elton John Sees Red

Elton at the Sydney Opera House
The grand old man of pop music Sir Elton John declared war on those who stigmatised AIDS on Thursday night as he threw a switch to bathe the Sydney Opera House in a brilliant red light to launch World AIDS Day.

"Fascists and idiots" he called them while calling on governments worldwide to increase funds to combat the disease now that there are over 34 million sufferers.

On Friday his husband David Furnish flew out to the USA for medical reasons leaving dad Elton behind with baby Zachary who has 2 full time nannies.

Tonight Elton will be appearing at the Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley.

 Great Minds Think Alike # 1
 Further to our story below about the opening of the new Louis Vuitton boutique in George Street, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery gives his own version of the event here.