So I Met Sir Elton John Yesterday and OMG OMG OMG
I’ve been kinda MIA from these parts lately but those who follow me on social media know what I’ve been up to. I know everyone isn’t on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but when I’m quiet here, check there to see what I’m up to.
ANYWHO, yesterday was glorious! I met Sir Elton John and I am still catching vapors at random intervals and squealing like a fool! If y’all need me for the next day, I’ll be somewhere not being able to be told SHIT because life royalty just touched me.
So I was a guest of the ONE Campaign to come to a reception they were hosting with the Elton John AIDS Foundation on the Capitol in DC. My work as Executive Director/Co-Founder of The Red Pump Project was relevant to what was happening, and I was told Elton himself would be there. He’s in town to testify in front of Congress this week, about the importance of continuing to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The reception was invite only, and there were only like 75 people there. When Sir Elton walked in, I was like SQUEEE. I was standing by John McCain (who seemed bored and may have even said he was to the person standing next to him). Elton gets up on the podium and talks about why HIV/AIDS is still ravaging millions, dropping global stats and making me swoon in both admiration and awe of his real commitment. You know how I feel about celebs using their platforms for good. He’s a longtime philanthropist and his work in HIV/AIDS advocacy is legendary.
He kept his remarks short, though. When he stepped off the podium, I walked up to him and said “Hey, I’m Luvvie” and I went to shake his hand but he pulled me in for a double cheek kiss. CHILE WUT? I DIE.
Then I told him “I run a nonprofit organization called The Red Pump Project. We raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and we use red shoes” (I had on some killer ones). This is when he pulled me into a huge hug. I LIVE! He stepped back and touched my face and said “we need to work together.” YES WE DO, SIR ELTON JOHN. IT IS CLAIMED. IT IS DONE. I am TOTALLY imagining a Red Pump Project x Elton John AIDS Foundation partnership, and it has been on our list since we started Red Pump! I would love for him to put on some red shoes for our next #RocktheRedPump campaign.
He smelled amazing, by the way. Like your favorite sweet candy and floral tones and like all the money you’ll never make. Also, of note, the dude gives GREAT hugs! His hug felt like awesome and peace. I’ve met celebs who sometimes look past you even as they speak to you. Sir Elton John looks into your eyes so you know he’s paying attention. He even grabbed my hand as I spoke to him. He exudes warmth.
Thank you so much to the ONE Campaign for having me and for making sure that I meet one of my favorite icons of all time.
Can I Go By Dame Luvvie Now Since I Met Sir Elton John? I’m asking. For a friend. And everyone.
AAAHHHHH!!! What is my life? I have been in some rooms that I never even DREAMED about so I can’t even say “dream come true.” Basically, I’m Forrest Gump. God is good ALLATAHM!
My Game of Thrones episode 4 recap will probably come sometime today.
I am melting in my chair. ERMAGHERD! He is life royalty…. woo! Luvvie that is amazing and thank you for the work you are doing!
I already read this on Facebook. But why are my eyeballs sweaty all of a sudden like this is the first time I heard about this?
GIRL! I am beyond happy for you. Any time that I see someone living out those crazy ass dreams that be in the back of your head that make you smile to yourself and make others think you are crazy? I. Am. Here. For. It.
And, have you purchased DameLuvvie.com? Cuz if you haven’t Ima go buy it and gift it to you when you get the title! <3 <3 <3
I cannot deal with the awesomeness here. I refuse to can. and “His hug felt like awesome and peace.” I believe that and I feel it through your words. Love!
I need for someone to come here & explain to me why I am CRYING. That seriously made me tear up out of nowhere. & it’s your fault. Congrats, congrats, congrats. It’s great to see someone’s hard work pay off in this way. You do great work, girl, you deserve it. So how are we to address you now? Does M’am Luvvie work?
I love that you pointed out his true philanthropy. To many celebs do it to be seen. His actions are honest and true because we all know he does it but it’s with grace and dignity.
What an honor for you both. You know Sir Elton will wear his red kicks too.
The good you have create in the world is returning to you threefold! Be joyous, you have earned this!
We’re strangers Luvvie, though we are friends in my head, and I am really happy for you and your endeavors. May all your works bring such successes and great feelings.
This is so amazing! “we need to work together” Not that you need validation for your fantastic work, but wow…how exciting.
It’s so great when celebrities are as awesome in person as you’d hoped they would be.
Okay so I’m getting my Paypal straight for your Passion into Purpose/Change the World While Being Fabulous/Law of Attraction webinar.
Next stop: A huge “Celebration of Luvvie” event in where Sir Elton belts out a soulful original in your honor
I do know how to put words together, y’all.
Luvvie, that is so awesome!! I can’t even imagine what you must have felt. Did you even hear what he was saying or were you completely in your own head?!?!
Luvvie this post makes me so happy! Very proud of you! Congrats!!! So amazing. Not even enough words!!!
I am screaming for you!!!! I LOVE Sir Elton and I am so glad that the two of you linked up! Praying that a partnership blossoms from this meeting! Congrats to you!
I think I would have died. There would have been no words to form on my lips lol. I just want to say you make me proud! Thank you for keeping us entertained and for all the good you do in this world.
Congratulations, Luvvie! So much AWESOMENESS here.
LOL Sir Elton touched your face… Are you gone ever wash it again?
I want you to touch a piece of paper and send it to me, so I can get some of the amazing awesomeness vicariously.
A. That is amazing.
B. Thank you for taking a moment to describe how he smells , I always had a feeling he smelled real good.
Congratulations Dame Luvvie of Awesomely Place. May you and your boo Sir Elton have many long fruitful years together spreading joy throughout the land. I bow down to you and the fact that you were even on the freakin guest list.
Sir Elton. Bow Down. I died for you Luvvie. I am dead.
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONITE!!!! ( my favourite Elton John song from the Lion King)
Go Luvvie. Make your footprint in the world.
(I know I am late)
Mother of Gawd! That seemed like a dream encounter all right! Way to go, Luvvie! Sir Elton John has given this rotting world more than he is generally credited for. Other than his musical compositions alone, among which there are diamonds and pearls (I do love me some ole Elton, and his latest album is also fine indeed), he has been giving and WORKING to help people in such a disinterested way…
And Luvvie, you do deserve the association, as well as all those people out there doing lots for commendable causes. Congratulations!