Sting performed a 45-minute concert of his greatest hits in front of a star-studded audience at an event for Oceana, an ocean advocacy group, on Tuesday night in the Hollywood Hills. Held at the home of producer and organization president Keith Addis, the concert celebrated and helped raise awareness for the largest international advocacy group focused solely on ocean conservation.
Among those in attendance were Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day and Ted Danson, all of whom joined a large group of guests who started dancing to the 16-time-grammy-winning artist’s string of hits.
“My God, Sting has been so supportive of Oceana over the years,” Danson expressed during the celebration, titled “Sting Under the Stars.” “He’s a great friend and one of the most talented, outrageous performers ever, so it’s huge for us.”
Actor Sam Waterston, who is also a member of Oceana’s board of directors, explained what he found most important of ocean conservation, “70 percent of the surface of the planet is water and if we don’t take care of it, it will take care of us.” Waterson continued, “So, it is absolutely essential that we do it and the time is now.”
He added, “And when we succeed, because I really think that Oceana is going to make this happen, the oceans will happily feed a billion people a year for the rest of time. They won’t do it if we abuse them, [and] that’s my reason for being here.”
Dean Norris echoed the same sentiments as his fellow thesp when he spoke of water conservation. “It’s the source, we have to start there,” Norris told Variety. “We all know that water is such a large part of the earth so if we start polluting that and messing that up, I think we’re getting into a lost cause.”
Additional guests included Mary Steenburgen, tennis star Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, along with her “Grace and Frankie” co-star June Diane Raphael who attended with her husband Paul Scheer.