Take That spend £400,000 on Brits afterparty
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Take That spent £400,000 on their BRIT Awards afterparty after triumphing in Best Group category last night.
Each member of the group - comprising Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams - agreed to put £80,000 each towards the cost of the bash, which took place at London's Savoy hotel, on their credit cards after winning the Best Group honour on the fourth time they had been nominated.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Take That were adamant they wanted to celebrate in style. This was the biggest night in their entire career - the first time in four attempts that they have won in this category.
"It was Mark's idea originally and the boys' way of saying 'thank you' to the label and all their mates.
"They agreed on a set figure and just went for it. Their wives and partners won't be too impressed with next month's bank statements but it was an incredible night."
The group were joined at the Universal-sponsored party by guests including Rihanna and Justin Bieber, with revellers served a selection of food platters, dozens of bottles of spirits and 800 bottles of champagne.
Earlier in the evening, Take That performed their new single 'Kidz' to open the BRIT Awards at London's O2, showcasing a routine which featured the band flanked by dancers dressed as police officers with riot shields, who subsequently stripped to their underwear and started hugging at the climax of the performance.
Other big winners at the BRIT awards included Tinie Tempah, who won two awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Single for 'Pass Out', and Canadian indie group Arcade Fire, who won International Album for 'The Suberbs' and International Group.
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