What a weekend! Friday, Colleen and I had tickets to see Prince for his Welcome 2 America tour. We left straight from the office and headed up the NJ Turnpike to see him perform at the Izod Center. The show was incredible and unpredictable (in a good way).
Coll and I before we left for the show
During the opening act, he made an appearance on stage to play the guitar which I’ve never seen happen before by the headliner. Prince entertained with many of his greatest hits and surprised the crowed with Sheila E coming out to perform The Glamorous Life along with some other music, including The Bird and Jungle Love by Morris Day and The Time. This Billboard article summed the night up best. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t sing When Doves Cry or I Would Die 4 U, but, my favorite moment of the night by far was his slower rendition of Little Red Corvette. He did a 5 song encore and made it a great show for the crowd. Prince is a musical genius. The man writes his own music, plays multiple instruments (well) and has had a career spanning over 30 years. He is also a vampire and at 52 looks and moves better than men in their 20’s.
The purple one
The stage was very cool
Saturday afternoon was spent doing some shopping with my mom to finish up everything for Christmas. I dread driving in our area around this time of the year. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get most places. It took me 45 minutes just to get to the mall. I couldn’t wait to get home. People weren’t feeling the Christmas spirit either. Everyone looked miserable and was in a huge rush.
Saturday night was much better. We went to World Café Live to celebrate our friend Kristen’s birthday. They were having a showcase where several bands were competing to open for Fuel and her brother-in-law was in one of the bands that was playing. They were also the band that happened to win the competition. We had a nice time and it exposed me to some new, local music. The venue is an awesome spot and we love going there.
Kris and I at World Cafe Live
The John Salamone Band
Sunday was spent relaxing at home and I needed it. We watched the Eagles game that was absolute insanity in the 4th quarter. My mom stopped over later in the afternoon and Geof made us dinner. We watched some TV and called it a night.