The amazingly talented singing icon, Prince, was in Chicago this week for his highly anticipated concert. During a rare visit his “Welcome to Chicago” tour was designed to help the organization Rebuild The Dream. Although it was a worthy cause, many fans were more interested in seeing the lovely little man with huge artistic flavor.
Well, many that attended day one appeared to leave the United Center feeling a bit disappointed. My friend even called me to support that rumor, making me fearful that the whopping $169 per ticket investment may have been a big mistake. She complained that he did not sing many of his most beloved songs and rarely picked up his guitar. It made me wonder…would I too have a bad experience?
The answer to that question became very clear, extremely early in his show on day two. As I pulled into the $27 dollar parking lot, feeling excited yet a bit concerned, it was something I would just have to find out. But let me tell you…luck was definitely on my side.
As Prince took the stage to thousands of screaming fans filling the entire arena, the excitement could be felt through your bones. His colorful outfit and jazzy piano lit up the stage, as he grinned at his fans with the look of “I have arrived“. I truly could not contain myself as I joined the crowd screaming like a young teen attending a Justin Bieber concert.
To sum it up, he must have read the negative press which criticized day one. Because he put on the show of a lifetime, singing most of his popular tunes and often stroking his guitar as only he can do. His look and sound was flawless and his energy was as though he had gone back in time to the early days of “Purple Rain”.
How can a 54-year-old man hang with the youngsters of today? Not sure…but he certainly showed no sign of slowing down and blew away any new artist. Step aside Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj and let the true master teach you.
To add to his amazing show stopping performances he completely rocked the house with special guest Jennifer Hudson. When they sang “Nothing Compares 2 U”, it was a match made in heaven. All I can say, is they “TORE IT UP”! And did I mention his three encores…with a finale of “Little Red Corvette?” OMG!
Prince is one of the most talented artists of our generation and all in attendance on day two, left the arena knowing just that. It ranks at the top of my list of “Best concerts of all time“. While I have seen him perform multiple times, he was definitely at the top of his game.
What was your experience? Feel free to share in the comments section. My review came days later because I still had a Prince hangover.
CHECK OUT RARE PRINCE VIDEO FOOTAGE…http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmuh4u_prince-in-a-little-red-corvette-in-montreaux_creation