Saturday, May 12, 2012

Prince

Prince symbol Pictures, Images and Photos


WOW what can I say about this iconic artist who needs no introduction? He was simply senfuckingsational last night playing his first gig of the year in Sydney at the Allphones Arena. What a presence! The man is a funky spunky maestro musical genius.

The stage was of course shaped into his symbol with multi-coloured lights that looked amazing when the lights were dimmed and seriously, what more would one have expected it to be?

At 53, with no support act in sight, he delivered and delivered brilliantly. Most of his earlier music was chopped and mixed into medleys that only Prince could get away with, with most stand out hits from the 80's/90's era included. [SETLIST] This was a night to remember. The last time I seen him live was May 92 when he did a final show at the SCG after successive shows at the Entertainment Centre and he certainly hasnt changed one bit. His singing, audience participation, and dancing was as ever brilliant just as if he were performing back in the day, with even more of the wow factor.

The highlight of the evening was when Prince played a long 20 min version of Purple Rain, accompanied by a brilliant accoustic guitarist [he also opened the show strumming Purple Rain] creating a hazy purple ambience with glittery purple rain falling and had the audience singing along. U could definitely feeel the love.

5 of us girls had the best evening of non stop dancing and singing at the top of our lungs. No pictures or filming was allowed, but how could one just sit there and let an opportunity go by like that?... I seen almost everyone else there had the same attitude of fuck the rules, im doing this. So, I managed to capture some rare footage of the funk man strutting his stuff [well more of his singing really, as capturing the man proved a lil difficult when in a furtive state] and a few photos, which I failed to get last time. So im quite smug.

The floor seating was THE place to be to get up close and personal, and by that I mean literally! Prince and his band invited fans up on stage to dance & follow him around & SING! Lucky fuckers!

As I soon discovered, a couple of my secret videos were picked up by Musicfeed.com and included in their vlog along with others that dared to capture the moment. Can U see me smiling?

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This Prince 'live' blogging-as-it-happens timeline is pretty cooool!

We had the best night. Below is a slideshow of the pictures & a playlist of the videos [I scanned You Tube for the best ones! Thank Goody for badasses who ignore protocol!]

ENJOY!

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