Freddie Mercury, despite all of his glory and talent, was a bit of an oddball. Since reaching a high level of fame, Mercury developed a love for partying, and indulging in massive amounts of cocaine every time he went out for a night on the town.
On one of Mercury's 39th birthday, it is said that he hired little people to carry around trays with MOUNTAINS of cocaine on them for everyone to partake in. There were also a display of thieves, ogres, transsexuals, ballerinas, and even trolls!
One of the guests that attended the party said "It was wretched excess that I'll probably go to hell for." The party has gone down as one of the most expensive birthday parties ever thrown, in the history of rock'n'roll.