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"Al Parties Like A Winner" 15 December 2000
With Jon Bon Jovi (among others)

Source: NY Daily News

Don't ever call Al Gore a stiff again.

The vanquished veep boogied until 3 a.m. at an impromptu star-studded party in the vice president's mansion that began barely two hours after he conceded the presidency to George W. Bush.

Gore high-fived some of the 200 partygoers, which included Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Naomi Campbell, Rob Reiner, Wyclef Jean, Stevie Wonder, photographer Herb Ritts and John Popper of Blues Traveler.

The fallen candidate, his tie yanked low and sleeves rolled up, whooped, clapped and stomped until he sweated through his shirt.

He hugged family, friends and supporters and drank bottled beer with rockers Bon Jovi and Petty while wife Tipper joined the band, even banging out a drum solo.

Someone arriving on the scene from a five-week trip to the South Pole might have mistakenly assumed that Gore had won the election.

Actually, the bash was Bon Jovi's idea.


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