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bigben07

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The last arena show. March 4, 2016. Powerful.

I wasn’t excited about The Piano & a Microphone tour. I always preferred the 80’s shows. If it would of came to Philly I probably would of passed. I’m so guilty of taking his later work for granted. I stumbled across his show at The Oracle Arena which took place a little over a month before he died. Wow. The set list was perfect. The reaction of the almost 20,000 people was amazing. His performance was perfect. I hope this was filmed or recorded professionally and can be released at some point by the Estate. To me, it’s one of the most important shows of his career. The last arena show.
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Reply #1 posted 02/04/21 11:26am

Margot

  • I think it sold out quickly.

He was also hosted by the Warriors (Thunder) on that trip. He sat courtside next to the owner, the cheerleaders danced to his music as well.

  • He also played @ The Paramount in Oakland, a beautiful, old, Art Deco landmark...more intimate as it holds about 3,000.
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Reply #2 posted 02/04/21 3:48pm

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I went to the 2nd paramount show and the Arena show in Oakland. The arena show blew it outta the water. You hit it on the head with the set list and the crowd. Some shows just have that synergy between the performer and the crowd, it felt like we had it from the first note. Truly a special nite, he made a 20,000 seat arena feel like we were in his living room with him.
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Reply #3 posted 02/04/21 8:32pm

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Farfunknugin said:

I went to the 2nd paramount show and the Arena show in Oakland. The arena show blew it outta the water. You hit it on the head with the set list and the crowd. Some shows just have that synergy between the performer and the crowd, it felt like we had it from the first note. Truly a special nite, he made a 20,000 seat arena feel like we were in his living room with him. [Edited 2/4/21 16:02pm]

Really wish I had went to the Oakland show...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 02/05/21 1:35am

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i hope it gets a proper release too.

would be a missed opportunity if not.

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Reply #5 posted 02/05/21 7:45am

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I've seen Prince in both arenas, outdoor ampitheathers and more intimate venues. The best experience I had were in the more intimate venues (specific example: Detroit Opera House - capacity 2,700). Sublime.

I was looking forward to Prince bringing P&M to Detroit at one of these smaller venues.

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Reply #6 posted 02/05/21 8:54am

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Dood aint exactly Beethovin,

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 02/05/21 2:59pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Dood aint exactly Beethovin,

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #8 posted 02/06/21 10:16am

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bigben07 said:

I wasn’t excited about The Piano & a Microphone tour. I always preferred the 80’s shows. If it would of came to Philly I probably would of passed. I’m so guilty of taking his later work for granted. I stumbled across his show at The Oracle Arena which took place a little over a month before he died. Wow. The set list was perfect. The reaction of the almost 20,000 people was amazing. His performance was perfect. I hope this was filmed or recorded professionally and can be released at some point by the Estate. To me, it’s one of the most important shows of his career. The last arena show.



I was at that show. It was a total lovefest. Oakland was so off the charts! The setlist was amazing. He did The Beautiful Ones, which I had always been dying to hear him do on piano, I cried. My friend started crying when he did How Come You Don't Call Me. We left feeling like it was the best Prince show we had ever seen. We knew it was special.

A month later he was gone. We are really glad we have this final memory of him, to say the least.

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Reply #9 posted 02/06/21 10:30am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Dood aint exactly Beethovin,

ya damn right. he’s better!

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Reply #10 posted 02/06/21 6:49pm

andrewm7

Really greatful to whoever filmed that show and made it available smile

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Reply #11 posted 02/09/21 1:03pm

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Farfunknugin said:

I went to the 2nd paramount show and the Arena show in Oakland. The arena show blew it outta the water. You hit it on the head with the set list and the crowd. Some shows just have that synergy between the performer and the crowd, it felt like we had it from the first note. Truly a special nite, he made a 20,000 seat arena feel like we were in his living room with him.
[Edited 2/4/21 16:02pm]


The boots sound electric so can only imagine what it was like being there.
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IIRC you’ve been to some of my favourite ever shows. I’m sure you’ve mentioned the 93 DNA aftershow and The Conga Room 2009. Bastard!
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Reply #12 posted 02/09/21 2:05pm

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dodger said:

Farfunknugin said:

I went to the 2nd paramount show and the Arena show in Oakland. The arena show blew it outta the water. You hit it on the head with the set list and the crowd. Some shows just have that synergy between the performer and the crowd, it felt like we had it from the first note. Truly a special nite, he made a 20,000 seat arena feel like we were in his living room with him.
[Edited 2/4/21 16:02pm]


The boots sound electric so can only imagine what it was like being there.
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IIRC you’ve been to some of my favourite ever shows. I’m sure you’ve mentioned the 93 DNA aftershow and The Conga Room 2009. Bastard!
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Lol, well yes the conga room was off da chain but Sadly I missed the 93 dna show by a hair, heard it was pretty good...
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Reply #13 posted 02/15/21 3:57pm

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pprincipe said:



2freaky4church1 said:


Dood aint exactly Beethovin,




ya damn right. he’s better!



Way better.. He's the best ever.
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