Awaiting Bill Clinton and Matt Damon at the One X One charity dinner in Forest Hill

Awaiting Bill Clinton and Matt Damon at the One X One charity dinner in Forest Hill

Guests arrive at the One X One charity dinner in Forest Hill 

It was a sea of expensive cars, valets and security personnel on Dunvegan Road in Forest Hill last night, as Ed Rogers played host to about 220 guests for his annual One X One charity dinner. The dinner was catered by E-A-T, and tickets cost $5,000 each. Guests began showing up around 5 p.m. to await the arrival of Matt Damon and Bill Clinton.

Despite our best attempts at persuasion, security remained stoic and refused to offer any information.

“Who’s inside?”

No response.

“Can you tell us who is coming?”

Nothing.

“Can you tell us anything?”

“Please move across the street.”

Clinton arrived around 7 p.m. with a four-vehicle motorcade. He was brought right up to the driveway, away from the prying eyes of the hoi polloi. Neighbours without an invite stood on the grass outside and gawked with their designer dogs and duds. One of whom told us that Elvis Costello was performing and assured us that their anonymous tipster was trustworthy. Mary J. Blige was also rumoured to attend.

As we left, the party sounded like it was getting into full swing. Everyone was safely inside, away from our leers, and presumably enjoying non-ironic stogies with Clinton. We’re thinking of saving up the five grand for next year. Donations, anyone?