Rain and chilly temperatures didn’t keep the stars from schlepping out to the new Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (Dec. 8), where John Mayer hosted his First Annual Holiday Charity Revue. In fact, it was something of a date night. Among the celebs who attended the special evening, which benefited Toys for Tots, Inner City Arts, and the Los Angeles Mission: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Fergie with her longtime beau, Las Vegas star Josh Duhamel, and a seemingly stag Penelope Cruz. On the bill: a whole lotta Mayer, starting with an acoustic set, then the Blues-heavy John Mayer Trio (who whipped out a killer cover of Hendrix’s “Bold As Love”), and finally John Mayer with his entire Continuum band.
The show went for well over two hours, with most staying ’til the bitter end, including punk rockers Paramore (recently nominated for two Grammys, including Best New Artist), who had come from an earlier revue of their own, the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, where they shared the Gibson Ampitheater stage with Serj Tankian, Rise Against!, Bad Religion, and headliners Linkin Park. The indie contingent took over for a second show on Monday, with a bill that boasted Feist, Spoon, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, and the Shins.