Prince at the Great Western Forum

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That is what this man is.

Photo credit on this combo capture goes to Lindsey, sovaldi aka The Modchik, generic   who was standing beside me, a fellow Prince lover.

Prince, a rock star who has built a three decade career by channeling the sexy, is in town.  Los Angeles, Great Western Forum, to be precise.  At 52; he looked  gorgeous, fit & trim with that daunting lascivious grin.

The band is solid, accompanied by back up singers and dancers who are sexy and polished.  He announced this would be the first of a series of Forum shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, beginning April 21.  “For as long as you will have us”

Lindsey and I are returning this Saturday night.  It was that good.

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the complete set list… with favorite performances in PURPLE.

Extraordinary

Uptown

Raspberry Beret

Cream

Cool

(The Time cover) (with Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough interpolation)

Let’s Work

U Got the Look

Make You Feel My Love

Purple Rain

Let’s Go Crazy

Delirious

1999

The Beautiful Ones (oh my goodness fabulous)

Little Red Corvette

Encore:

Kiss

When Doves Cry / Nasty Girls / Sign Of The Times / Darling Nikki / 777-9311 / Single Ladies

If I Was Your Girlfriend

Insatiable

Scandalous

Adore

Encore 2:

A Love Bizarre (with Sheila E.)

Play That Funky Music

Controversy

(with House quake chants)

Encore 3:

The Glamorous Life  (with Sheila E.)

Peach (with Sheila E.)

At this point in the night I watched Prince dash away, under heavy security,  from the stage only feet from us.  He dashed away politely through the under belly of the Great Western Forum to head home.   The entire band walked off and the drummer gave away ALL 20 of his drum sticks.  Show over.  Linz and I headed to the car basking in the after glow.  What an amazing show, hip shimmies and all.

Wait…..

#$%& there were more encores.  Many more encores.  He took it ole school for his remaining followers. All still in attendance were able to hold court stage side without security interference. The $25 rafter seats became front row. All the while Lindsey and I were watching International Flights land at LAX along the 405.

Phooey ! ! !

I then wept when I learned Prince played the following songs:

Encore 4:

Dance (Disco Heat)

Baby I’m a Star

Encore 5:

Stratus

Sometimes It Snows in April

Encore 6:

Laydown

Endorphin machine

She’s Always in My Hair

Dreamer

(Instrumental)

Welcome 2 America

Now you know why I am returning to see it all again and more this upcoming Saturday night. 

I hope you join me in the after glow.

It is a fabulous feeling.

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Comments

  1. Schnitzel says:

    I did not know he was in town!!! Buying tickets right now. Thx

  2. I can’t wait 2 be done with this cleanse and eatin that sushi VIP style from the tables.

    word!

  3. What an amazing night! I cannot believe he did that many! Have a great time on Saturday. This time stay put!

  4. I saw on twitter you went a second time as VIP’s! How in the heck did you do that?!? And next time can I come too!

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