Friday Night Fever...
updated 02/23/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/23/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
A chartered plane whisked Travolta's celeb pals to Los Cabos, where the birthday boy—who had been told to expect a small family gathering—was greeted by a mariachi band and friends. "It was very emotional for him," says pal Jerry Inzerillo.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6
A celeb-filled charter jet leaves L.A. for Mexico.
Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn and Carly Simon surprise Travolta by walking out from behind a fountain at the resort.
Streisand eyes a waitress's fruit-piled head-wear: "What is this, some kind of Carmen Miranda-type thing?"
Carly Simon croons 'You're So Vain" while backup singers Roberta Rack, Patti Austin and Natalie Cole chime in, "John, you fly planes."
"I'm partying more than I did in my teens!" declares Winfrey.
SATURDAY, FEB. 7
On a fishing trip Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson and Jenna Elfman spot whales.
Chef Charlie Trotter serves up dinner amid an airline-themed setting.
Tony Bennett sings "Fly Me to the Moon" as moon man Buzz Aldrin looks on.
Travolta, Preston, Winfrey and Quincy Jones finally leave the dance floor and get coffee.