Apr. 25th, 2011

goodolmike: (Prince!)
While I was out of town a few weeks ago, I heard that tickets for Prince's 21-night residency were going on sale. I'm a hug fan, so I jumped at the chance to get tickets. I didn't realize the night I got tickets for was the night before Easter. Oops*.

Fast forward to Saturday. In the morning, JP and I met up with several friends for brunch at Blue BayouBleu Boheme in Kensington. I was itching to head up to LA, but I'm glad I stuck around for brunch. I had a lovely talk with my new friends Kevin and Michael. Kevin was particularly fun to talk to because he's a successful Broadway actor and knows a bit about theater. I wanted to know eveything about Spider-man: Turn off the Dark. I know it's awful, but I'm a little bit obsessed and I totally plan on seeing it (care to join me?).

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When I got to [livejournal.com profile] xxtapemakerxx's house in Anaheim, to pick him up for the show, he suggested we go to Fingerprints in Long Beach first. Um, yes please! Fingerprints is a famous-ish record store, where several indie bands (Rilo Kiley, Hold Steady, Ani Difranco) have recorded live albums. They recently moved to a much larger and nicer location. I was in heaven; spent way too much money.

That night we saw Prince. The opening act was Chaka Kahn. "What?!" we both said. She sounded great. During the show, we ran in to fellow LJ-er [livejournal.com profile] titoagogo. Yay.

Prince tore it up. He played just about every hit in his catalog and plenty of random album cuts, including a medley of slow jams Scandalous, Insatiable and Adore. I'm not sure if he does this every night, but a bunch of folks from Prince's past came up on stage to join him. Chaka Kahn did Sweet Thing, Larry Graham (from Sly and the Family Stone) did a bunch of his terrible 70's funk**, and Sheila E played drums and sang!!!

The Symbol Stage Prince and Sheila E!

After the show, I bought a $10 bootleg shirt, and Matt bought a tour book. We dined on Taco Bell and watched Prince videos. OMG, yay.

* Fun Fact: I was extremely tired all Easter Sunday.
** Fun Fact: As much as I love Prince, I hate hate hate 70's funk like Earth Wind and Fire, Sly and the Family Stone and KC and the Sunshine Band.

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