I’ve said it before, but one of the great things about living in LA is that there are always awesome shows that sometimes don’t make it to other cities, like the Prince concert I went to last weekend. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to stand in purple rain? Well, I know, and it’s AH-MAZ-ING.
The concert was pretty great, starting from the stage shaped like the Prince symbol to the purple confetti that shot into the crowd at the end of ‘Purple Rain.’ Not to mention the incredibly interesting concert goers – Inglewood has some good people watching if you’re ever here. I’m not the biggest Prince fan, so I don’t completely remember every single song he sung, but I recognized the greats – Little Red Corvette, I Would Die 4 U, 1999, I wanna Be Your Lover, Black Sweat (loved this!!!), My Name is Prince and When Doves Cry – and they were great.
Prince had some help on the drums from Sheila E, who came out and performed ‘Glamorous Life’ at the beginning of the concert and then stayed around and drummed on her rhinestone-encrusted drum set. Her weave was lookin’ good and I wanted to steal her heels. Nicole Scherzinger also made an appearance and sang a song. Not sure what it was because she sound like a…well, she didn’t sound good, but she was there. During her song with Prince some people from the crowd got to go on stage and dance. I think I even saw Dr. Bailey from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on stage.
I think the best part about this concert – besides the $25 ticket – was that Prince kept doing encores. Most artists do a show, bow, leave, and then come back for one encore. Prince did this… 4 times. He just kept. coming. back. And the crowd LOVED it. After his 3rd encore, everyone started leaving, but my friend Amanda refused to because she thought he’d come back. So, we went down to the floor seats and waited, and waited, and waited. And then… HE CAME BACK. He performed one last song with Sheila E and we were so close it was amazing.
Prince is a little guy, but kind of pretty and not to be underestimated. He’s gotten feisty in his long career and still has it. If you happen to be in LA this weekend, go catch one of his last shows! Only $25 bucks and any seat at the Forum is a good one.