Prince Hangover

Posted on Mar 4, 2011

I’ve had a hangover for over a week. A musical hangover from attending the Prince concert last Thursday at the Oakland Oracle Arena. Performing from a huge stage shaped as his symbol that took the temporary place of his name in the 90’s, Prince loudly exploded on the colored fogged out stage with his sheer guitar virtuosity. He generously performed close to 3 hours of his greatest hits and crowd favorites. A master of his craft, Prince flanked by a stunning band and 3 dynamic female vocalists turned the arena into party central which also included a spectacle of anthems and slow jams. Guest star Sheila E. was elevated from underneath the stage with her timbale set and led the crowd with a rousing rendition of her 1984 hit “The Glamourous Life”. She later joined Prince on “Erotic City” and “A Love Bizarre” and performed with Prince for the rest of the concert. Funk Bass legend Larry Graham was featured on a segment which included tasty versions of Sly & The Family Stone hits along with his furious bass slapping. Prince went deep into his repertoire and played such gems such as “Delirious”, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, “Purple Rain”, “Little Red Corvette” among others. Prince that was the wizard of this great show singing unforgettable songs, playing impeccably and taking all who attended to a higher plane through his music.