Muse threw a debauched afterparty with dwarves and strippers on the rooftop of the Madison bar near St Paul’s cathedral after their sold out show at the Emirates stadium on Sunday (26.05.13).
The dwarves – two of whom were dressed as babies in suits – were employed to go around with trays of sherbet lined up as if it were cocaine, a joke by Drummer Dominic Howard (pictured) in a nod to the party antics of fellow rockers Queen.
A source explained: “It was hilarious. Dom is best friends with Roger Taylor, who comes to all of their gigs.
“And he knows Roger is sick of being asked about the stories about Queen snorting coke from bald dwarves’ heads and making them carry coke around on silver platters.
“So they thought it would be funny to send dwarves around carrying lines of sherbet on trays.”
Further entertainment provided by the Cirque Le Soir troupe, based on an Anti Corporate Greed theme, included more dwarves dressed as old age pensioners, a bearded lady strip tease and a pair of sexy gambling pigs.
One performer stubbed cigars out on her tongue and invited the band – which also includes Matt Bellamy and Chris Wolstenholme – to staple money to her body. Musical entertainment was provided by an all-female string quartet, who were dressed as characters from the film A Clockwork Orange.
Muse then rounded off their night with a cheeky stunt, projecting their latest album cover for The 2nd Law onto St Paul’s without permission.
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