"To see her do 'Da Butt'... it was amazing," the bandleader tells Billboard.
D.C. go-go legend bassist Gregory "Sugar Bear" Elliot tells Billboard he was "blown away" when he saw Glenn Close doing the dance to his band Experience Unlimited's signature 1988 hit, "Da Butt," at the 2021 Oscars.
"I was totally surprised," says a very happy-sounding Elliot on Monday (April 26), the day after the show, describing what it took to pull him away from the Golden State Warriors game he was watching once his phone started blowing up with hundreds of messages about the standout bit during the Academy Awards.
As viewers learned on Sunday night, the Oscar-nominated star -- who was up for the supporting actress trophy -- is an E.U. fan, as evidenced by her seemingly deep knowledge of the D.C. go-go band's history and catalog. (Spoiler alert: The Los Angeles Times reported that 74-year-old Close's shockingly detailed answers during an Oscars trivia bit with house DJ Questlove and Lil Rel Howery -- including her twerking to "Da Butt" -- was a fully scripted moment.)