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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:11 AM
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Prince concert last night in NJ.....
I went to see Prince in NJ at the Continental Airlines Arena. In the 80's he was my guilty pleasure since I was a metal head/punk (still consider myself as such, even at 34). But I was always in awe of his songwriting/playing.

Goddamn is his band tight. The only name people were Maceo Parker and Candy Dulfer in the horn section. But whether this performance was meticulously scripted in advance or mostly improv, it was incredible. Ran through most of the big hits and did an acoustic set of some of them that was more upbeat than those things usually are. My only criticism was that he was actually too generous a bandleader at time, giving all 7 or 8 band members the spotlight and letting them solo at length. It got a bit too jammy in spots. But overall it was a great performance.

I forget who said it, but someone said "remember when Prince was the weird, volatile one ready to implode professionally while Michael Jackson was the normal one whose career seemed like it would never end"?

And Morris Day and the Time opened which was a surprise since I hadn't heard anything about them playing with him or even him having an opening act.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:17 AM
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1. Morris Day and The Time? HOT DAMN!
Now THAT must've been a show!!!

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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:23 AM
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2. Especially since I had no clue.....
It was scheduled to start at 7:30 and at 7:30 prompt the house lights went down but the place was 1/4 full so I figured it couldn't be Prince, but no opening act was listed. Then after a loooooong introduction with bells and clock ringing sounds, out came Jerome Benton with the mirror. It was pretty sharp and nostalgic.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:33 AM
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3. Lucky you!
I hope some day that I'll actually get to see Prince in concert. Hell of a musician and a performer.

I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:55 PM
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4. 24 hours later and I'm still in awe...
..I honestly did not expect to be that blown away by him or his band.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:03 PM
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5. I LOVE PRINCE....yet haven't ever gotten to seen him perform live.....
*seethes with envy* :D

...AND Morris Day and THE TIME are back in action too...AWESOME! :hi:

Purple Rain and Under The Cherry Moon are two o'my favorite movies as well...."...REKA STOW...REKA STOW...it doesn't mean ANYTHING!" :D
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