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CONCERT REVIEWS (Post Here) - Mon. 12/5/11 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre

Post your concert reviews and experiences here folks.

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Reply #1 posted 12/05/11 7:17am

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Have a great night everybody! As for me, I'm done for this year and back home after my 3 shows.

Hope you have a fantastic concert!

Can't wait to see the setlist you'll get!

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Yeah, I love Graffiti Bridge movie, so what? ''Oooooooooooh Montreal, say it!''
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Reply #2 posted 12/05/11 9:36am

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Getting ready to hit the road from Detroit in about two hours! See ya'll there!!! woot!

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Reply #3 posted 12/05/11 9:36am

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carinemjj said:

Have a great night everybody! As for me, I'm done for this year and back home after my 3 shows.

Hope you have a fantastic concert!

Can't wait to see the setlist you'll get!

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Reply #4 posted 12/05/11 9:42am

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Can't WAIT!!! biggrin

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Reply #5 posted 12/05/11 11:14am

SolomonTheDog

Just arrived in London - miserable day, but should be fun tonight.

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Reply #6 posted 12/05/11 12:26pm

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NuPwr319 said:

Getting ready to hit the road from Detroit in about two hours! See ya'll there!!! woot!

good seein ya! be safe and enjoy the show! we should be hitting the road in about 1 hour. Detroit is Crawlin to Canada cool

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Reply #7 posted 12/05/11 12:33pm

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giggle It's been raining but I'm pretty sure it's purple.

Have a great night everyone who's coming out tonight! wave
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Reply #8 posted 12/05/11 1:52pm

leezatj

Give enough funk for those of us who cant make it x Have a great night x

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Reply #9 posted 12/05/11 2:24pm

Jawkurt

We drove up from Chicago overnight, took about 8 hours. Got in and ate and took a nap. This will be and my wife's first time seeing Prince. Pretty excited.. getting ready now.

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Reply #10 posted 12/05/11 2:40pm

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Dr Funkenberry has confirmed no London Afterjam 2nite! C U'all at the concert nevertheless!

"purplelectricity whenever our bodies touch"
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Reply #11 posted 12/05/11 6:44pm

joyfantastica

Jawkurt said:

We drove up from Chicago overnight, took about 8 hours. Got in and ate and took a nap. This will be and my wife's first time seeing Prince. Pretty excited.. getting ready now.

ahhhh......how sweet. Hope u and your lady love have a beautiful night. Scratch that......i mean i know u will have a beautiful night! biggrin heart

Should b just bout gettin started. music

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Reply #12 posted 12/05/11 8:04pm

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Opened with Gold and closed with Cool! Highlights 4 me were 4ever In My Life and The ? Of U.
"purplelectricity whenever our bodies touch"
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Reply #13 posted 12/05/11 8:11pm

SolomonTheDog

Definitely a greatest hits show. He covered all the bases there.

He was in a silly mood - accused Mr. Hayes of watching Monday Night Football at the back of the arena. He joked all night.

Kudos to London - on their feet all night and they filled the arena.
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Reply #14 posted 12/05/11 8:12pm

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Wow... I can't even think straight...
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Reply #15 posted 12/05/11 8:23pm

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Sounds like he pulled out some chestnuts...can't wait to see the full set list.

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Reply #16 posted 12/05/11 8:27pm

Vict0r

Any surprises?

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Reply #17 posted 12/05/11 8:32pm

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I think I was most surprised by The Question of U/The One. I don't know if he's played those here yet or not. I KNEW he was gonna open with Gold lol.

ALSO. I sang out loud... I'm sorry to anyone around me I know I'm a horrible singer LOL but when the man said to sing along I felt possessed and it came up outta me!

I know a certain somebody who'll have a neat story to tell. I'm a couple degrees of separation from Prince's hotel room security guard giggle
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Reply #18 posted 12/05/11 9:01pm

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matthewgrant said:

I think I was most surprised by The Question of U/The One. I don't know if he's played those here yet or not. I KNEW he was gonna open with Gold lol. ALSO. I sang out loud... I'm sorry to anyone around me I know I'm a horrible singer LOL but when the man said to sing along I felt possessed and it came up outta me! I know a certain somebody who'll have a neat story to tell. I'm a couple degrees of separation from Prince's hotel room security guard giggle [Edited 12/5/11 20:57pm]

Neat story to tell...hmm what's the info?? Another prince sighting?

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Reply #19 posted 12/05/11 9:03pm

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After looking at all of the other cities reviews I was thinking that it was gonna end up being a Shelby love fest but that wasn't the case tonight...just a perfect amount of her and she didn't hog the spotlight. Great Show...hot crowd...diappointed that there was only 2 encores though...

Crowd was screaming for another encore...my ears are still ringing and I'm sure my wife has lost her voice.

Awesome night!

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Reply #20 posted 12/05/11 10:02pm

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THE KID WAS IN RARE FORM TONIGHT!!! Just got back, settling in, will post details later. What a night!!!

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Reply #21 posted 12/05/11 11:31pm

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flipped everything around, The girls sang the opening song then came Gold followed by Purple Rain. The sampler piano set was very early in the show, with some of the songs really fleshed out. Most of all of When Doves Cry, new tease with Love and Forever in my life. The show was sorta backwards from the Toronto shows that I saw and the was very cool. The last thing to say not very many cover as in Toronto either, but still all the greatest hits that we have been seeing. Over 2 hours but ended @10:50. Also real fun drivin in the snow.

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Reply #22 posted 12/06/11 12:08am

cami41

have to say i liked this show better than the saturday night toronto one. the to one was more like a party all night long with prince. i was on my feet the whole night dancing and screaming like crazy. tonight's show almost felt like a jam with the band that we were allowed a sneak peek of. reminded me of james brown concert clips i have seen where the band is playing and he is just jamming along not necessarily singing.

tonight's show had some of the same songs as the to one but some nice surprising gems thrown in. and the setlist was mixed up. not the same songs in the same order.

hardly any andy allo and just enough of the 'girls' and only 1 or 2 covers.

the best part is that the to show we were on the horn side and prince spent most of the concert in the middle or on that side. this show we were on the piano side and if prince wasn't in the middle he was on that side. awesome!

(but his purpleness looked VERY tired in the beginning - large bags underneath his eyes. - he's going home to paisley park to hibernate for a while after this tour)

love me some prince fallinluv

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Reply #23 posted 12/06/11 5:33am

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Great show...I thought it was very telling that he went from SOTT line "We'll name it Andy, if it's a boy or a girl" straight into "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World".

The sampler set is OFF THE HOOK....classic Prince grooves set to house music electronic beats...LOVE IT.

Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #24 posted 12/06/11 5:52am

vivking

It was amazing -- incredible --fabulous--
A ton of medleys- mixes- jams
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Reply #25 posted 12/06/11 5:54am

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It was amazing. I was kinda bummed that he didn't get more dancers on stage, but in retrospect it was better that he pulled people from the other VIP section because he was in front of us for most of the show (I was down at the point on the left hand side (piano side)).

Will post more later. Prince caught my friend taking a picture lol

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Reply #26 posted 12/06/11 5:57am

peri1025

Revolution said:

Great show...I thought it was very telling that he went from SOTT line "We'll name it Andy, if it's a boy or a girl" straight into "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World".

The sampler set is OFF THE HOOK....classic Prince grooves set to house music electronic beats...LOVE IT.

soo he changed it from nate to andy? wow thats subtle!

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Reply #27 posted 12/06/11 6:30am

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Gold?

The One?

The ? Of U?

OMG! Been to 3 shows wishing to hear those and he does them just the show after where I'm not...

Dammit!!!

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Plus, he was wearing Purple!

duh

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Reply #28 posted 12/06/11 6:30am

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Revolution said:

Great show...I thought it was very telling that he went from SOTT line "We'll name it Andy, if it's a boy or a girl" straight into "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World".

The sampler set is OFF THE HOOK....classic Prince grooves set to house music electronic beats...LOVE IT.

Are you serious? lol! lol

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Reply #29 posted 12/06/11 7:36am

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cami41 said:

(but his purpleness looked VERY tired in the beginning - large bags underneath his eyes. - he's going home to paisley park to hibernate for a while after this tour)

I thought the exact same thing - he came out looking like he just woke up - all puffy face...I was afraid the show would be really tame - NOT! The energy flowing in the place was incredible. A lot more energy from the crowd than in the Friday night TO show, and even though it wasn't as long, it was better in some ways. Loved Gold, ? of U and 4ever in my life, loved that there weren't hardly any covers, and loved that it was mostly all about him instead of the band.

It was my 16 yr old son's first time seeing him. I've been trying to get him to appreciate Prince for what he is, but he never really seemed that interested. Little did I know, all I needed to do was take him to a concert! He's totally hooked now! He was talking about it all the way home (1 1/2 hr drive in the freakin' snow!) about what a great guitar player he is and how he never knew... Almost made me teary!

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