At Jay-Z's Obama Soiree: $280K Champagne Tower

350 of the $800 bottles are stacked in 'breathtaking' piece

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 18, 2012 1:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama will raise $4 million tonight in true "Big Pimpin'" fashion. Yes, Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé are hosting a New York fundraiser for the prez tonight, and it will feature a modest little 18-foot tower of champagne. Specifically, Armand de Brignac champagne, the $800-a-bottle, gold-labeled brand served at Jay's nightclub, where the fete will be held. "It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space. It’s beautiful—breathtaking," a rep for the club tells the New York Post. "It’s the first thing you see when you walk in."

But don't expect to see any photos of Obama next to the $280,000, 350-bottle tower, the Post warns; the White House will surely keep any such images under wraps. About 100 people are expected to attend the $40,000-a-head event, and the Post describes the guest list as "an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires."

President Barack Obama waves to supporters at Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus, Ohio, as he leaves the airport for a campaign event Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.   (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
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