1. Friday, April 15, 2011

    Prince opening night at the Forum = 3.5 hours, 40 songs 

    with lots of people gone

    Prince kicked off his 21-night stand in LA with a marathon concert of 40 songs that stretched from Thursday into Friday morning.

    It went so long that most of the crowd left after the first encore because LA likes to show up late and leave early even when a 52-year-old man is showing them all how its done.

    Six encores later we were spent and joyous.

    Here is the set list compiled by LAT Music Editor Randall Roberts who is currently writing our official review.

    DMSR
    Pop Life
    Extraordinary
    Uptown
    Raspberry Beret
    Cream
    Cool  (Time cover, featuring a sojourn into Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough”)
    Let’s Work
    U Got the Look
    To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover, sung by the women in the group)
    Purple Rain
    Let’s Go Crazy
    Delirious
    1999
    The Beautiful Ones
    Little Red Corvette
    Kiss
    Medley: When Doves Cry / Nasty Girls / Sign of the Times / Darling Nikki / 777-9311 / Single Ladies
    If Eye Was Ur Girlfriend
    Insatiable
    Scandalous
    Adore
    A Love Bizarre  (Sheila E. cover, featuring Sheila E.)
    Play That Funky Music  (Wild Cherry cover)
    Controversy  (with Housequake chants)
    The Glamorous Life  (Sheila E. cover, with Sheila E.)
    Peach (with Sheila E.)
    Dance (Sylvester cover)
    Baby I’m a Star
    Stratus  (Billy Cobham cover)
    Sometimes It Snows in April
    Laydown
    Endorphinmachine
    She’s Always in My Hair
    Dreamer
    Welcome 2 America

    I am going again next Friday. Happily.

    Prince is now officially my favorite live performer. Theres nothing he can’t do: sing, dance, rock, be super sexy, be funky, be funny, be weird. It was amazing.