Prince Vault:Today's Feature Article/August 28

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28 August 2007: London, The O2 Arena

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It was 21:05 when lights went down for Prince’s 12th concert at O2 arena. Dressed in black suit, red shirt with a hair band, he delivered a classic setlist. The concert started with Let’s Go Crazy, a crowd starter favorite. After 1999 and Take Me With U, the band played a rare section of 7 followed by Come Together.

Musicology got a huge audience response, and was extended with Prince And The Band with I Feel All Right interpolation. Prince also made space for audience chants such as "I Like Funky Music", "Freaks On This Side" and "Hey Funky London".

After What A Wonderful World, Prince reappeared in white pants and boots with a stripped shirt to perform a piano set on his signature piano, set on the curl of the symbol. Each song contained at least one verse and chorus. The highlights was Little Red Corvette, sung on a new musical theme.

Of note, a memorable lyrics crash on Lolita after the piano set.

Nothing notable in the sample set, apart from an unusual Irresistible Bitch and a full instrumented I Wanna Be Your Lover. To end the set Prince played Purple Rain introduction theme on piano, and invited the audience to sing along the signature vocal final, as he proceeded to center stage to grab the Schecter Symbol "Habibi" guitar his tech, Bill, handed him.

After a break, Prince came back in an all white suit to sing I Feel For You segued into Controversy, with Housequake interpolated.

The last encore saw Prince wearing a white hat to match his white suit to deliver Nothing Compares 2 U.

It was 22:43pm when Prince definitely left stage. The light went on at 22:45pm, while the band was still proceeding to leave the arena... >> Read more

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