Prince ~ Welcome 2 America is a MUST SEE... If you can go, GO!
To all of you Prince fans that acted like I was asking you for bone marrow, when I offered to sell you the extra tickets for last's night concert, I'd just like to let you know that you messed up BIG :-P
Last night Prince et al performed his 2nd show for the Welcome 2 America tour at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. The no camera and no recording policy wasn't enforced and everyone had a cell phone or camera out recording the action.
My friend, Yonathan and I got there close to 8:30PM and the security guy said that Prince would go on at 9:30. Wrong. Prince was on stage at 9.
He opened up with "Let's Go Crazy". I had chills when I heard him repeat, "Dearly Beloved" twice over the mic because I knew we were in for a treat. As he ascended onto the stage from underneath (i.e. the stage was shaped like the symbol he used to go by), the crowd went nuts.
Armed with my camera, cell phone, and my 2 eyes and ears I was ready to experience Prince. If you haven't seen Prince I have no idea what you spend your money on or where you live, but you've made some really poor decisions in your life. **** Just thought you should know...
Let's go Crazy, Little Red Corvette, Controversy, Take Me With You, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Purple Rain, Until the End of Time, etc. are some of the songs he sang. I didn't keep track of the set list. If you want it, I'm sure you can Google it. Someone had to have written it down.
Prince can still move. I've heard that he has hip issues, but based on what I saw ~ he's still smooth and fluid. The man doesn't look like he's aged, and he's 52 years old.
Sheila E came out and rocked it. I absolutely love "Glamorous Life" and wow did she knock it out. She looks fantastic.
Prince and Sheila E performed "A Love Bizarre", and I was taken "back". It looked like they were having so much fun.
Ask me how annoyed I am that I have the Miami Heat v Washington Wizards game tonight... If it wasn't for the game, I'd be at Madison Square Garden, watching Prince perform tonight.
Like I said in the title of this post, "If you can go, GO!" And if you go, don't leave early! It's not over til it's over and Prince came out more than once at the "end" of last night's show (i.e. and sometimes he took a while to come back out). Don't be one of the fools who missed out because they wanted to beat traffic. This is Prince. Show some respect.