I'm still basking in all his Purple One's glory! Went to see Prince at MSG during his "Welcome 2 America" tour. It is safe to say it was a religious experience. Am thinking about getting tix to his newly added on dates in January.
The opening act was Larry Graham and the Graham Central Station. When Prince came out in a black cape, strutting down the stage and they launched into the Sly and the Family Stone cover, I lost my shit. Here's the funkadelic setlist:
1. One in a Million
2. Family Affair
3. Dance to the Music
4. Thank You
5. Everyday People (with Prince)
6. I Want to Take You Higher (with Prince)
After a short intermission, Prince came out in a sparkly silver vest and black spandex outfit (!) and for the next two hours I was in heaven. "Baby I'm a Star" and "Beautiful Ones" are two of my favorite songs, and for him to open up with them, I had multiple musical orgasms. Prince changed outfits a few times, but ended up in a red sparkly spandex suit. He started dancing on top of his purple piano and it was hot, hot, hot! I want to have little Prince babies.
Prince's friends included Esperanza Spalding (who kicked ass on the bass), Lalah Hathaway (who duet ed with Prince on various songs), and Shiela E (she banged the drums like her life depended on it!). Sad that we didn't get to see Maceo Parker (who was at the NJ show the night before) or Janelle Monae (who will be at the Dec. 29 MSG concert).
The Purpletastic set list:
1. Welcome 2 America
2. Dance (Disco Heat) (Sylvester cover)
3. Baby I'm a Star
4. The Beautiful Ones
5. Let's Go Crazy
10. Raspberry Beret
12. Cool (The Time cover)
13. Let's Work
14. U Got the Look (with Sheila E.)
15. The Glamorous Life (with Sheila E.)
16. Nothing Compares 2 U
17. Purple Rain
19. A Love Bizarre (with Sheila E. and Questlove)
During the last encore, Prince invited all the celebs in the audience to come dance and party on stage, whom included Spike Lee, Cornell West, Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, Whoopi Goldberg, Jaime Foxx, Tavis Smiley, Sherri Shepard, Sinbad, and others I can't think of right now.
I can't stress enough how awesome this experience is. If you ever get to see Prince live, DO IT!!!!