Saturday, September 22, 2007

Prince: Still awesome

With mrsdiscopop and I getting engaged after seeing Prince in 2002, and last night being our fourth wedding anniversary - it seemed like a good idea to catch Prince's final concert at London's O2 arena.

We were right.

By my calculations, he got through 21 (a coincidence?) of his singles, plus a huge swathe of fan favourites like The Beautiful Ones, and teases of the "ones-he-shall never-play-again-because-of-his-religious-beliefs-or-something" like Darling Nikki and Gett Off. If I hadn't been there to celebrate my marriage, I would have married Prince instead.

Or as well. I'm sure mrsdiscopop wouldn't have minded.

The whole arena was awash with purple glowsticks from the minute the show started and, at the end of Sometimes It Snows In April, he changed the lyrics to say "As much as I wanna stay... All good things, they say, never last."

The aftershow was apparently amazing, too. We didn't go (too late to get tickets, and the ones on eBay were changing hands for silly money) but by all accounts it would have been a perfect end to the night. During the course of a three-hour set, he covered Rock Lobster - which is the tune we played while walking down the aisle in 2003 - and Amy Winehouse turned up to perform Love Is A Losing Game. Eeek!

I've already done a review of the 4th August show here, and The Daily Telegraph has sent someone along to every night of the 21-date run... Here are links to all of the ones available online:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

Meanwhile, if you missed the shows, Prince has started putting up videos on his official website. Fingers crossed for a DVD release, then!

Setlist - Main Show
I Feel 4 U
Chelsea Rogers
Le Freak/Sexy Dancer
Somewhere Here on Earth
U Got The Look

Prince at the piano
I Would die 4 U
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Diamonds and Pearls
Little Red Corvette
The Beautiful Ones
Under The Cherry Moon (instrumental)
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Sometimes It Snows In April

Purple Rain
Take Me With U
Let's Go Crazy
Nothing Compares 2 U

Prince at the piano (part ii)
Sign O The Times
When Doves Cry
Darling Nikki
Alphabet St
Gett Off (Housestyle)
Irresistible Bitch
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
Rasberry Beret

When U Were Mine
Girls & Boys
Setlist - Aftershow
Love Is A Losing Game with Amy Winehouse
Come Together (Beatles)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin) with Beverley Knight
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)
All The Critics Love U In London
Le Freak (Chic) / Sexy dancer / Movin'
Chelsea Rodgers

Misty blue (Eddy Arnold)
Baby love (Mother's Finest)
Kiss / Alphabet St
Get On The Boat
Love Rollercoaster (Ohio Players)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)

Rock Lobster (B-52's)
Villanova Junction (Jimi Hendrix)
Peach / Rock Me Baby (BB King)
Stratus (Billy Cobham)
The Question Of U / The One
What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Janet Jackson)
It's alright (Graham Central Station)

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