If Bill Murray is asked to recall the greatest party he has ever crashed, the world stops to listen. Well into his 60's, Bill Murray has partied with the best of them and gave fans an insider's look into his partying days during a Reddit AMA recently. One commentor asked what the greatest party that Murray had ever crashed was. And being a pro, Murray didn't divulge too much but, purely based on who was there and where it was at, it sounded like one weird insane time.
Here's the setting: It's New York, 1975. A party to celebrate the release of the film Tommy with The Who in attendance. Murray had just done a live improv show with some friends, most you definitely have heard of, who would've made a great party all on their own. You know it's gonna be good when your pre-party is already legendary. .
“Well, we crashed a famous party called the subway party to celebrate the premiere of Tommy, in the 70s. It was Gilda Radner, Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Brian Doyle Murray, and we were all plus 1, probably. It was biggest party ever in NYC at the time. You couldn’t get into this party. It was an inner circle thing. It was at an enclosed subway stop, it was a roar. It was a scream. If you made an airport movie with everyone on the plane is a celebrity, it was like that times 10. We were doing a show in the restaurant cabaret, the guys catering were the same guys who gave us left over french fries, we went into the backdoor to the subway with everyone. Everyone saying hi, hello. And we felt like we didn’t belong at all. It was so fantastic. I have compassion when people say dumb stuff to me. I said to Andy Warhol ‘I love the soup can’ and he looked at me like ‘You don’t belong here.’ What a time that was.”
Goes to show you, even the coolest man ever can say some dumb sh*t to another celebrity.
Long story short, Bill Murray MIGHT be the greatest man to have ever lived.