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Jakewc151
02-16-2011, 08:26 AM
Oracle Arena - February 21st & 23rd.. Tix on sale Friday at noon

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 08:29 AM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

PlayaDelWes
02-16-2011, 08:29 AM
Big oil

Grandma
02-16-2011, 08:29 AM
going...

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 08:30 AM
NEED MORE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

holy shit im hyperventilating

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 08:33 AM
this and Devo will be my only shows for the next 6 months.

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 08:39 AM
I can't believe the rumor I heard was true.

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 09:16 AM
http://twitter.com/LiveNationSF/status/37898595315220480

Prince to perform Feb 21 and 23 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. On sale Friday at Noon! Spread the word! about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

HandBanana
02-16-2011, 09:27 AM
Wonder how obnoxiously priced this is gonna be

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 09:29 AM
MSG was $60-200

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 09:30 AM
i dont think its gunna be that bad.

gbgbgb
02-16-2011, 09:32 AM
I would think both these shows should sell out rather quickly right?

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 09:32 AM
Heidi needs to get her ass online

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 09:38 AM
I would think both these shows should sell out rather quickly right?
Probably in a couple minutes.

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 09:49 AM
Tickets are $250.00, $125.00, $75.00 and $49.50 for reserved seats plus applicable charges.

HandBanana
02-16-2011, 09:55 AM
Lol yeah.
Have fun Prince!
Ive seen him like 4 times and was pretty close at Coachella.
I can let this one go.

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 10:29 AM
there needs to be an opposite of the Cry Wolf award for dorkfish.

gbgbgb
02-16-2011, 11:07 AM
Do they ever release a seating chart with prices before tickets go on sale? Or will it just be free for all, select a price and see where you end up situation?

Kyliediscope
02-16-2011, 11:14 AM
Fuck you guys.

seyrnon
02-16-2011, 11:40 AM
I still can't believe this is actually happening

chiapet
02-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Do they ever release a seating chart with prices before tickets go on sale? Or will it just be free for all, select a price and see where you end up situation?

Oracle Arena's seating chart is online always, and I don't think it would change for his set up. We all know that anything remotely close to Prince is going to be $$$$$.

Vasoline Groove
02-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Very Nice. I've always wanted to see Prince. I might have to settle for the nose bleed seats, but the Oracle dome seems to have good sight lines.

What night are people thinking about going?

chiapet
02-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Sounds like Wednesday, as some folks are already going to GY!BE on Monday. (Yea we're a weird lot, aren't we?)

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 12:51 PM
Dates are up on Ticketmaster. Friday @ noon on sale. No presale, it appears.

US $47.25 - US $238.00
(US $47.25 Ticket + US $11.75 Fees = US $59.00)
(US $238.00 Ticket + US $43.80 Fees = US $281.80

seyrnon
02-16-2011, 01:14 PM
Dates are up on Ticketmaster. Friday @ noon on sale. No presale, it appears.

US $47.25 - US $238.00
(US $47.25 Ticket + US $11.75 Fees = US $59.00)
(US $238.00 Ticket + US $43.80 Fees = US $281.80

jesus
there's no inbetween in there?
does that mean that some of the 47.25 are gonna be really close or does that mean that every seat beyond the nosebleeds is 238?

Vasoline Groove
02-16-2011, 01:21 PM
jesus
there's no inbetween in there?
does that mean that some of the 47.25 are gonna be really close or does that mean that every seat beyond the nosebleeds is 238?

There's in between, but Dorkfish just posted the low and high ends. There are 75 and 125 tickets too.

Unless I'm missing the sarcasm.

AlecEiffel
02-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Ticketmaster only lists two prices.

chiapet
02-16-2011, 01:26 PM
F7jUSgVCd68

Hearing the intro of this at Roskilde was one of my favorite music experiences ever. So good.

chiapet
02-16-2011, 01:50 PM
http://vimeo.com/13186936

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 01:57 PM
Ticketmaster only lists two prices.
Ticketmaster only lists the price range. There are in-between values, as noted prior.

AlecEiffel
02-16-2011, 02:13 PM
Oh, I thought they normally listed all tiers of pricing. Thanks for the info.

WhyTheLongFace
02-16-2011, 03:11 PM
Please come to LA Princegod

seyrnon
02-16-2011, 03:49 PM
Ticketmaster only lists the price range. There are in-between values, as noted prior.

thanks
just wanted to make sure

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 05:40 PM
damn, considering what happened with LCD and that show im genuinely concerned about tickets

chiapet
02-16-2011, 05:41 PM
I actually blocked off a 'meeting' on my work calendar at 12PM Friday so no one interrupts me when I'm buying tickets!

Wheres the beef?
02-16-2011, 05:46 PM
How much do you think scalped tickets will be going for?

dorkfish
02-16-2011, 05:54 PM
How much do you think scalped tickets will be going for?
the shows are on sale on Friday. pretty sure that there won't be any hard tickets for it, so that hurts the scalper market considerably.

Rosemont17
02-16-2011, 07:53 PM
get ready people. fillmore or warfield show will happen as well!!!!!!!!!!!

Prince in the fucking house!!!!!!!!!!!!

sbessiso
02-16-2011, 07:58 PM
I would die. Seriously.

nocigarettes
02-16-2011, 08:00 PM
definitely getting tix

Rosemont17
02-16-2011, 08:01 PM
i have the hookup for wed. VIP! mon show im gonna buy tix in the upper level. i WILL NOT MISS ANY OF THE PURPLE YODA!!!!!!!!

Neighborhood Creep
02-16-2011, 08:41 PM
I wish this asshole would play in his home city some time soon. fuck.

/still on my bucket list

Vasoline Groove
02-16-2011, 09:49 PM
Its looking like Monday is going to work out better for me. This is pretty awesome. I love this city!

Robin
02-16-2011, 09:55 PM
I don't care which day I go as long as I get tickets.


I actually blocked off a 'meeting' on my work calendar at 12PM Friday so no one interrupts me when I'm buying tickets!

Good call! I'm going to do the same thing.

ficklecycle
02-16-2011, 10:52 PM
I'm thinking of going on Monday since I can't Wednesday, got class. Anyone want to give me a place to crash Monday night? :D

yeahfontaine
02-17-2011, 07:34 AM
OH. MY. GOD. How did I miss this news yesterday?

This show seems booked especially for my birthday weekend!!! And I'm going to be in LA with friends, anyway, so I'll now be driving the shit out that rental car to get up north and see the Purple One.

Please, god, let tomorrow's ticket frenzy go halfway smoothly. I'll be in airports 'til 10 or so, so we'll have to get our asses to the hotel quickly and find a computer. My laptop is shit right now. I am going to be a nervous wreck until then but holy shit this is so exciting!!!

sbessiso
02-17-2011, 02:59 PM
Someone I know said today in fb "I'm not giving that homophobe any of my money."

:rolleyes

"Yeah he's a recent convert to Jehova's Whitness and remarked that "gay marriage is wrong". Nope, not a cent from me."

I cant stand gays where EVERYTHING is an issue to them. His loss.

Grandma
02-17-2011, 03:37 PM
he wears womens perfume...

chiapet
02-17-2011, 04:02 PM
Yea that 'homophobe' thing was really taken out of context. (Not that I think his actual comments were right, but come on). I can't find the actual quote anymore but it was more along the lines of saying he just follows what the bible teaches (him) and that he didn't believe it was right (for him) but also said that he thinks some churches/religion read more into scripture than is there. (Meaning, he doesn't think the bible is against it).

Let's face it: no matter what he believes, he is pretty hard core into his religion, and he probably would not oppose church policy to the media; and secondly, it makes a much more controversial story to make it seem like Prince hates the gays, whereas a story where Prince was neutral towards or supported gay marriage would just have people saying, 'wait, isn't Prince gay?'

FWIW the JW church has a weird stance on the matter, they think homosexuality is wrong but recognize that a person is born with their sexual preference. I guess you're just supposed to, I don't know, not have sex? Please.

wmgaretjax
02-17-2011, 04:52 PM
and that he didn't believe it was right

pretty sure that just makes him a homophobe.

doesn't really matter whether the dude gives him money though... someone is gonna.

i don't care about that stuff, but i'm not gonna lie... it kinda blows my mind that prince is this huge. if you would have asked me 10 years ago i never would have thought he'd still sell shows like this. but i'm kinda dumb about this stuff, so whatever.

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:59 AM
get ready people. fillmore or warfield show will happen as well!!!!!!!!!!!

Prince in the fucking house!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, that's gonna happen on Tues. It has to.

Makes me weary about buying tickets for M/W. On one hand, I have a good sized group extremely down to go. But, as usual, they slack and I buy tickets. But in the case of Prince, I actually can't let them wait.

But if he does a 'secret' show on Tues, then they can go fuck themselves because that's where I'll be. Because I'm selfless like that.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 06:56 AM
the warfield is clear all next week. the fillmore has a couple days open. Prince at the warfield would be amazing!!

Nikita
02-18-2011, 07:05 AM
My friend has to work on FEB 23 and she told work that friends are coming to town and they haven't been here in years and she has to see them, not a lie.... So she switched with someone and WE are FUCKING going to see the Purple ONE!!!! refresh, refresh, refresh party at noon : )

Robin
02-18-2011, 07:57 AM
^^^ haha! Nice!
I told my boss about it, and she says "if you can't find anyone to go with, I'll go with you."

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 08:21 AM
I'm so excited
my mother's making this my birthday present and told me to just go for Best Available for the monday show

sbessiso
02-18-2011, 08:25 AM
how would one even get tickets to a alleged warfield show?


Yea that 'homophobe' thing was really taken out of context. (Not that I think his actual comments were right, but come on). I can't find the actual quote anymore but it was more along the lines of saying he just follows what the bible teaches (him) and that he didn't believe it was right (for him) but also said that he thinks some churches/religion read more into scripture than is there. (Meaning, he doesn't think the bible is against it).

Let's face it: no matter what he believes, he is pretty hard core into his religion, and he probably would not oppose church policy to the media; and secondly, it makes a much more controversial story to make it seem like Prince hates the gays, whereas a story where Prince was neutral towards or supported gay marriage would just have people saying, 'wait, isn't Prince gay?'

FWIW the JW church has a weird stance on the matter, they think homosexuality is wrong but recognize that a person is born with their sexual preference. I guess you're just supposed to, I don't know, not have sex? Please.

Either way I dont care. Its not like he preaches about it in his songs or is actively trying to stop gays from having rights etc. Obviously not everyone is going to be on "our" side. Its really not a big fucking deal. This same person on facebook was also upset because Justin fucking Bieber said in an interview that being gay is a choice. WHO THE FUCK CARES

chiapet
02-18-2011, 08:25 AM
I had a crazy nightmare about being unable to get Prince tickets due to the TM website being re-designed to NOT include any "find tickets" link, and when I tried a phone order, a scary dog snatched my phone, started chewing on it, and tried to bite me any time I tried to take it back. Then I tried to go to a TicketMaster outlet, which turned out to be in the Greyhound station, and there was a self-service machine that didn't work because someone had smeared jam into the credit card reader.

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 08:28 AM
I had a crazy nightmare about being unable to get Prince tickets due to the TM website being re-designed to NOT include any "find tickets" link, and when I tried a phone order, a scary dog snatched my phone, started chewing on it, and tried to bite me any time I tried to take it back. Then I tried to go to a TicketMaster outlet, which turned out to be in the Greyhound station, and there was a self-service machine that didn't work because someone had smeared jam into the credit card reader.

that's so awful

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 08:31 AM
if he does the warfield, he would probably do the standard ticket procedure he has done in the past. 2 ticket max with TM and all tix at will call. pickup with id and you have to go straight in. but we will have to see how these shows sell and i think they will do very well and maybe he will add more. :)

regardless we get a minimum of 2 shows next week with the Purple one! fucking epic!!

sbessiso
02-18-2011, 08:36 AM
holy crap heidi. thats an oddly detailed dream! Did you wake up in a cold sweat and what kind of jam was it?

chiapet
02-18-2011, 09:03 AM
It was strawberry and I woke up really tense and worried that something would go wrong today.

3 MORE HOURS.

sbessiso
02-18-2011, 09:09 AM
3 MORE HOURS.

I WAS JUST GUNNA SAY THIS

Im so jittery

Robin
02-18-2011, 09:19 AM
I actually blocked off a 'meeting' on my work calendar at 12PM Friday so no one interrupts me when I'm buying tickets!

I stole your idea!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/MissWhite/Misc/calendar.jpg

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 09:27 AM
any idea who's gonna be opening for this?

Boourns
02-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Please come to LA Princegod

Seriously. Praying for March 8 or 10.

AlecEiffel
02-18-2011, 09:47 AM
any idea who's gonna be opening for this?

I've heard rumor it's Graham Central Station.

Does anyone know whether or not he's going to be playing in the round?

Edit - never mind, it looks like he IS playing in the round.

zimmy1222
02-18-2011, 11:33 AM
No hard tix?

I was gonna get a couple for a friend's bday... I'm not going though... : /

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 11:34 AM
I've heard rumor it's Graham Central Station.



that'd be pleasingly funky

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 11:40 AM
xpect more shows to be announced!

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 11:41 AM
When? I really wanna go but I'm lucking the funds for multiple, rather try for a smaller one than nosebleeds. I'll probably still shoot for monday and plan anything esle when the time comes...

unless that time is now?... :)

chiapet
02-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Aww yea

http://media.ticketmaster.com/tm/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/nca/37448s_a.gif

Robin
02-18-2011, 11:46 AM
3 MORE HOURS.

:p
Already logged into TM, and getting ready to F5 the crap out of my keyboard.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 11:47 AM
prince in the bay area is huge and this is not gonna be a 2 show deal. they will start with 2 and the on-sale is 3 DAYS BEFORE THE SHOW! so the promoters are gonna see how it sells, which will be quickly, then add more shows.

Prince is supposed to throw a NBA all-star party in LA then move on up to the bay! fuck yeah!!

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 11:52 AM
3 min!! holy shit im nervous! 2 tix for mon!!!!!!!!! lets do this!!!

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 11:58 AM
Here, here. Tis be thee two min mark. yargh.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:00 PM
GO!!!!!!

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:03 PM
Crap, I hope I wasn't too greedy. I pulled up a pair front row of the upper level but it was what I believe is more to the back of the side he normally performs on (in the round). Just got queued into a long wait time.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:05 PM
score! 2 tickets. upper level sec 227. im cool with it cuz i got the hookup for wed so im in the fucking house! wait time was 2 min. now went in for fun to see where its at and its 12 min! uhoh!!

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Yea I forgot I needed 3 so I had to start over. Ugh. "15 min or more" and it keeps getting larger.

dorkfish
02-18-2011, 12:07 PM
ha, my credit card shat out on me. i had good seats, too. at least I have an excuse to hurt someone's feelings at Wells Fargo and to receive some type of compensation.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:07 PM
chiapet, dont panic. open up a new screen cuz they will add another show. hope you get in! :)

Vasoline Groove
02-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Alright got section 220 row 5 seats 5 and 6 for Monday night show.

Thats by the round part of the guitar. Is that the better side? I hope so for $90 tickets.

Lets go Crazy!

dorkfish
02-18-2011, 12:07 PM
better be more shows, cause I have zero chance of pulling two decent tickets, now.

sbessiso
02-18-2011, 12:08 PM
eeeeeeek. so tense.

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 12:08 PM
this is bullshit

AlecEiffel
02-18-2011, 12:08 PM
oh no I think I might have blown it!

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:09 PM
"Your wait time is appoximately 15 minutes or more"

It's been saying that for quite some time. Sigh.

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:09 PM
^^^^^SAME

I had some great seats, it said Try another card. So I add a newer one, and it put my tickets in a Que, then said someone else bought them. FUCK YOU TICKETMASTER!!!

Oh, and I had a window open for Wed and Mon, and it changed BOTH dates to MON!!! Fuck them. Fuck Prince. I'm going to stand outside the venue booing.

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:10 PM
Yea I've been at "15 minutes or more" for like 6-7 minutes.

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:10 PM
I got greedy. I didn't like the seats it gave me, so I started over.
Now I'm kicking myself in the arse for doing that.

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Don't worry, TM probably would have scalped your tickets while you were finalizing anyway. Fuck shit arse.

AlecEiffel
02-18-2011, 12:11 PM
I'm fluctuating between 6-8 minutes. I should have just taken those tickets the first go through.

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:12 PM
Alright got section 220 row 5 seats 5 and 6 for Monday night show.

Thats by the round part of the guitar. Is that the better side? I hope so for $90 tickets.

Lets go Crazy!

I *think* it's the back side of the stage actually, but if it's like the MSG set up, you should be able to see from any angle.

Grandma
02-18-2011, 12:13 PM
14 minutes my ass

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:13 PM
I had tickets FACING the fucking stage, great angle, great price. But no, TM probably gave my tickets to the fucking KARDAZIANS! Fuck them all!

Waaaaaaaaaaaah.

AlecEiffel
02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
ah shit, I'm fucked, I had to restart my browser.

Grandma
02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
8 minutes my ass

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
oh thank god
got em
jesus christ that got terrifying for a second there

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
6 minutes!

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
I'm fluctuating between 6-8 minutes. I should have just taken those tickets the first go through.

I get excited when mine says 12 minutes, but then it goes back up to more than 15.

I better not spend my entire lunch break trying to buy tickets!

Vasoline Groove
02-18-2011, 12:15 PM
I *think* it's the back side of the stage actually, but if it's like the MSG set up, you should be able to see from any angle.

Well that kinda sucks. I wonder where the $45 dollar seats are then?

It would have been nice to research it beforehand, but since the little purple fucker wont let any youtubes surface I couldn't do it.

Well, I'm happy that I get my first chance seeing Prince. I hope the rest of you guys get through.

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:16 PM
They SHUT ME DOWN AGAIN! Because I had a window open for BOTH DATES! Bullhuckey!

Grandma
02-18-2011, 12:16 PM
no dont fluctuate between 7-8, and then 9 minutes so you stupid automated piece of shit

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:20 PM
Watch, after waiting it'll only pull me fucking VIP or some shit. Bleh

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:20 PM
this will be shows #18 and #19 for me. vgroove you will fucking love the show!

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:20 PM
no dont fluctuate between 7-8, and then 9 minutes so you stupid automated piece of shit

LoL.
Mine's fluctuating between 1 and 2. It's teasing me like a slut.

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Woot!

Section 212, Row 17 for Monday.

Still trying for a Wednesday ticket.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:24 PM
good job Chia! :)

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Section 109, row 22.
Better than nothing!

Grandma
02-18-2011, 12:25 PM
section 225, what kind of buttfuck seats are these...

AlecEiffel
02-18-2011, 12:25 PM
my wait time is all over the place.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:27 PM
section 225, what kind of buttfuck seats are these...

high upper level. garbage seats like mine but u r in the house!

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Yeah, so when I finally get tickets they are each 300...

Goddamnit. I pulled some again, then MASTERCARD calls me, tells me they CANCELED it because they thought it was FRAUD.

Wow. I am not supposed to go to Prince.

Grandma
02-18-2011, 12:27 PM
i'm aware its an open stage but where does he usually situate himself?

tubescape
02-18-2011, 12:28 PM
is the front of stage more toward 208 or 225? anyone know?

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:29 PM
I thought it was more like 208 but honestly it's hard to tell from others' pictures from MSG. He works the stage.

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Yeah, so when I finally get tickets they are each 300...

Goddamnit. I pulled some again, then MASTERCARD calls me, tells me they CANCELED it because they thought it was FRAUD.

Wow. I am not supposed to go to Prince.

What seats are you trying to get?

sbessiso
02-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Woot!

Section 212, Row 17 for Monday.

Still trying for a Wednesday ticket.

:pulse:pulse:pulse

I just wanna say, when I saw Phish play NYE in Miami our seats were the highest level up they could be and it was still just an amazing party. Im expecting this to be similar.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:30 PM
i'm aware its an open stage but where does he usually situate himself?

front of stage is obviously where he will be but he moves around alot and there is so much going on and he goes through his catalog so quickly in 2 1/2 hrs that you will forget you are in the nose bleeds!!

just put on a bootleg of Prince live in virginia 2001! FUCKING PUMPED!!!!

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:31 PM
at this point, anything under 130

jackstraw94086
02-18-2011, 12:31 PM
woot. couple $50 monday tix and a couple $88 Wed tix.

Don't even like prince.

I do however like racking up miles on my credit card and selling (not scalping).

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:33 PM
at this point, anything under 130

Well, I ordered 4 tickets at a total of 148.55 each.
I'm trying to see if I can get better seats.
If I do get better seats, did you want to buy my original sale? I chose the print at home option.

AlecEiffel
02-18-2011, 12:33 PM
section 224, alright!

tubescape
02-18-2011, 12:38 PM
pulled sect. 222 tix twice. once row 9, then I went for it again, waited nearly 20min and got row 12. yeah, I want the cheap seats, but those seemed like they would suck. over it. chia, were your's next the price level up from the $60 tix?

chiapet
02-18-2011, 12:38 PM
Mine were the cheapest price range. It seems like it's pretty random. Unless I'm missing something, the tickets over $100 are more or less in the same locations

tubescape
02-18-2011, 12:42 PM
i think maybe the first 10 rows of the middle sections on the upper deck are in the $80 range, and further back are the cheapest. oh well. honestly, i don't even really care a whole lot for his music and just wanted to see the party. but if i'm so far removed from it and looking at big screens, i'll pass.

jackstraw94086
02-18-2011, 12:43 PM
Mine were the cheapest price range. It seems like it's pretty random. Unless I'm missing something, the tickets over $100 are more or less in the same locations

That seems to be my experience. The $50 were in the corners, but the next two price tiers seem to be mixed around.

Robin
02-18-2011, 12:44 PM
I did end up getting more desirable seats, so if anyone wants to buy my original tickets, I have 4 up for sale for a total of $594.20. I can sell them in pairs, too.

Section 109, row 22.
Print at home!

jackstraw94086
02-18-2011, 12:45 PM
Why the fuck is Prince welcoming me 2 america anyway? Who the fuck does he think he is?

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:45 PM
i think maybe the first 10 rows of the middle sections on the upper deck are in the $80 range, and further back are the cheapest. oh well. honestly, i don't even really care a whole lot for his music and just wanted to see the party. but if i'm so far removed from it and looking at big screens, i'll pass.

WOW! u dont get it at all. dont even show up with that attitude!

sbessiso
02-18-2011, 12:47 PM
Why the fuck is Prince welcoming me 2 america anyway? Who the fuck does he think he is?

haha I was kind of wondering about that. Or are WE welcoming him 2 America? When was the last time he "toured"?

xanman86
02-18-2011, 12:49 PM
Scored a ticket for Wednesday, section 113 row 16. Hella expensive lol

tubescape
02-18-2011, 12:52 PM
WOW! u dont get it at all. dont even show up with that attitude!
hahaha. c'mon. I'm just being honest. obviously you're a big fan with many many Prince shows and his different incarnations under your belt. i'm not hating, but if i'm going to be part of the experience, i really want to experience it, y'know? his music is fun, no doubt. it just never was relevant to ME in the way it infected others. if I'm at a friend's wedding just sitting on the side having some drinks at the reception, when the DJ spins Prince songs those are the ones that motivate me to get my arse on the dance floor.

Rosemont17
02-18-2011, 12:55 PM
:) just fucking with you. trust me you will love the experience. its a party no matter where you are. yes he will bring some old school fans who will sit there and try to act like they are not interested, but for the most part its a all out party. ive seen prince front of stage, lower level, upper level and nose bleeds and seen him with people who are obnoxious, nuts, boring, etc,etc. its always a fun time. i dont know much but i know Fucking prince and you will have a awesome time!!

ErikFlyingV
02-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Goddamnit, after trying for hours I finally settled for some. Right now, I'm pulling better and cheaper tickets.

Wow.

dorkfish
02-18-2011, 01:02 PM
tickets acquired. section 105, row 12

chiapet
02-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Well, I ended up grabbing a Wednesday ticket too. Still in the 200's.

I'm afraid to wonder how much the tickets are in the 100's range.

xanman86
02-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Well, I ended up grabbing a Wednesday ticket too. Still in the 200's.

I'm afraid to wonder how much the tickets are in the 100's range.

290.30 for section 113

Robin
02-18-2011, 01:34 PM
Well, I ended up grabbing a Wednesday ticket too. Still in the 200's.

I'm afraid to wonder how much the tickets are in the 100's range.
$148.55 in the 119 section

xxxxxxxxxx
02-18-2011, 01:56 PM
got cheap tickets for wednesday. section 212 row 16.

jackstraw94086
02-18-2011, 02:04 PM
PRINCE TIX FOR SALE AT FACE(+fees)

Bought a couple sets of tix as potential wedding gift for friends but they wound up buying more than enough for themselves.

Also bought a couple for a coworker who was in a meeting and didn't know his gf had the same idea and was buying some for him.

Thus we have these tix for sale at face+fees (print at home)

MON SOLD
WED 2x section 231 row 10 $188 for both
WED 2x section 124 row 24 $300 for both

HandBanana
02-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Does the $128 include fees?

jackstraw94086
02-18-2011, 02:23 PM
all prices are final, including fees.

The exact amount we were charged.

seyrnon
02-18-2011, 07:19 PM
I'm getting grossly amped for this show
I
can
not
wait til monday

sbessiso
02-19-2011, 12:46 AM
CANT STOP THINKING ABOUT PRINCE

Geno_g
02-19-2011, 10:01 AM
Can't believe I'm going...

fnmore
02-19-2011, 10:40 AM
Welcome 2 America is just his way of making fun of America. It is actually a song he may or may not play. When I saw him in New York, he played it but it was the opening song and the lights were out and he was not even on stage.

Stubhub and ebay scalpers have picked up tons of Prince tickets so they will most likely be still holding right before the show in case you wanna go that route.

Craigslist I'm sure will have some.

I'm a long time Prince fan and although I would like him to do more new stuff, this tour features mainly hits and will please any crowd. Hope y'all report back here with some reviews. Don't go to the so-called Prince fan websites because they all suck and are full of Michael Jackson fans trying to prove a point.

Bud Luster
02-19-2011, 10:57 AM
So... I'm about to pull the trigger on this and surprise my sister w/ some tix for the Monday show. Is there a pre party planned for the parking lot? What day are you all (Heidi, Geno, Salah?) attending? Haven't read entire thread yet.

Geno_g
02-19-2011, 10:59 AM
I'm going to the wednesday show...

sbessiso
02-19-2011, 11:04 AM
OMG BUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me, Heidi, my roommate, and handbanana plus his gal are going monday. Im gunna smother you with :pulse

chiapet
02-19-2011, 11:08 AM
I'm going both nights... ;)
There should be a pre-party!

chiapet
02-19-2011, 11:10 AM
I have listened to 10 hours of Prince songs since yesterday.

stinkbutt
02-19-2011, 11:12 AM
So jealous

Bud Luster
02-19-2011, 11:15 AM
Grrr. No cheapies left. Looks like I'm gonna have to buy the seats close enough for Prince to sweat on us. It's so awesome to be rich!









































JK.

Robin
02-19-2011, 11:21 AM
^^^ I'm trying to sell 3 tickets for Wed's show if you're interested. Section 109. $148.55 each.

chiapet
02-19-2011, 11:22 AM
I think a couple of people on the board may be selling extras

Bud Luster
02-19-2011, 12:09 PM
Monday tix purchased. See you guys there.

RoyaleWithCheese
02-19-2011, 09:38 PM
Anyone know if there is an opener for both shows and who it is?

dorkfish
02-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Probably and no clue.

Sheila E will be there, so while she's probably just going to guest on a few songs, she might also be the opening act.

Bud Luster
02-20-2011, 08:32 AM
There won't be an opening act.

Bud Luster
02-20-2011, 08:34 AM
Whoops:

Prince will be joined on the multi-city tour of the United States with Sheila E, Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Mint Condition, Maceo Parker and Larry Graham & Graham Central Station.

I don't know if there will be an official opener or if it will be just one big extravaganza.

Bud Luster
02-20-2011, 08:36 AM
GAH! That was for the East coast shows.

"There was no word Wednesday on whether Prince has invited any special guests for the Oakland shows."

Nikita
02-20-2011, 08:38 AM
^^^ haha! Nice!
I told my boss about it, and she says "if you can't find anyone to go with, I'll go with you."

Hahahah! Yes! You are lucky to have a boss like that. We are going Wednesday night, hope you found a way to go to : )

sbessiso
02-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Probably and no clue.

Sheila E will be there, so while she's probably just going to guest on a few songs, she might also be the opening act.

Her and Prince sang "Take Me With U" together at Roskilde. It was amazing.

Nikita
02-20-2011, 08:54 AM
I have listened to 10 hours of Prince songs since yesterday.

My friend and I did the same thing. We had to channel the inner Prince!!! We turned back into 12 year olds and sang duets in my smoky little garage!!! equipped with party lights and candles with purple music!!! ha ha ha We are going Wednesday and will be in the parking lot for preparty after 4pm. We should do a pre party meet up. We are in the 204 section (second tier pricing to cheap seats) Send a PM - Geno too, we can all dork out together!!! I am looking for purple glow sticks for this occasion : )

gaypalmsprings
02-20-2011, 09:31 AM
Prince at Coachella for the win!

Click on the photo to watch 10 minutes of Prince, The Time, and Sheila E. at Coachella.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/th_100_5650.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/?action=view&current=100_5650.mp4)

Robin
02-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Hahahah! Yes! You are lucky to have a boss like that. We are going Wednesday night, hope you found a way to go to : )

We work cozy office jobs, so we're definitely going. And by "we," I mean me, my boss and a couple of friends. That's right. Going to see Prince with my boss who is almost double my age.

seyrnon
02-20-2011, 11:36 AM
Prince at Coachella for the win!

Click on the photo to watch 10 minutes of Prince, The Time, and Sheila E. at Coachella.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/th_100_5650.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/?action=view&current=100_5650.mp4)

jesus lord
I'm so psyched

HandBanana
02-20-2011, 11:43 AM
Prince at Coachella for the win!

Click on the photo to watch 10 minutes of Prince, The Time, and Sheila E. at Coachella.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/th_100_5650.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/?action=view&current=100_5650.mp4)

Wow.
God that was an incredible night.
Fuck the Coa-neighsayers for screwing themselves out of one of the best Coachellas ever.

GeezrRckr
02-20-2011, 11:53 AM
it looks like i might have some extras for Wed, should anyone need any. i know there are a bunch left still on TM, but touch base with me if anyone needs any.. sold.

psyched for Wed!

sbessiso
02-20-2011, 12:33 PM
crazy $250 tickets, drew?

Vasoline Groove
02-21-2011, 08:24 AM
This should be pretty good:

** Just Announced **

Larry Graham and Graham Central Station kick off their “Funk Around the World” Tour tomorrow the 21st when they open for Prince at The Oracle Arena in Oakland California. More venues and dates will be posted at www.larrygraham.com shortly.

Kenny
LarryGraham.com

RoyaleWithCheese
02-21-2011, 09:05 AM
I'm just thinking now. I chose the will call option. How bad do you think the wait will be?

GeezrRckr
02-21-2011, 09:11 AM
you can go pick up your tix today, apparently. i got an em from LiveNation (or Oracle Arena) that they have special hours through the weekend to pick them up. although, since today is a holiday, you might want to check first to make sure that applies to today as well.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 09:22 AM
Monday night Prince people...

Only 10 more hours!!!!

sbessiso
02-21-2011, 09:35 AM
I couldnt sleep cuz of PRINCE!!!! Listening to PRINCE now! So excited to see PRINCE!!!

PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE

AlecEiffel
02-21-2011, 09:54 AM
This is going to be the longest day at work.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 09:57 AM
I couldnt sleep cuz of PRINCE!!!! Listening to PRINCE now! So excited to see PRINCE!!!

PRINCE PRINCE PRINCE

:pulse

RooTeefy
02-21-2011, 10:02 AM
I have a couple of extra tickets for Wednesday night. Selling both for face value ($300).

Seat location: section 121, row 11, seats 20-21

PM me if interested.

Bud Luster
02-21-2011, 10:05 AM
ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok and OK.

We (sister and I) are planning on driving into the coliseum/arena parking lot (as opposed to taking BART from Pleasanton/Dublin area) What time do you all think Prince will take the stage? Doors are 6:30; show starts at 7:30. Now that we have an opener, I assume that said opener will start at 7:30, yeah? If it isn't raining, and you guys haven't driven in as well, we can tailgate/preparty (as is Oakland Col. tradition and modus operandi) at my car if you want. Let me know what you all think and we can sort it out.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 10:08 AM
YES. I am with that. I think HandBanana is probably driving, but Salah, Sunni & I are definitely BART'ing over.

No idea what time we're going, yet, but I think we could be there as early as 5:30-6, but now that we have an opener, that doesn't seem necessary.

Bud Luster
02-21-2011, 10:10 AM
We may be there that early (5:30) as well. I have to pick up my tix at will call. They usually handle will call in a decent fashion there, though my experience is only with Warriors/Raiders/A's games.

Vasoline Groove
02-21-2011, 10:12 AM
I think we will be taking Bart down as well. I would be down for a tailgate as long as its not raining/shitty outside.

So opener comes on at 7:30. Do we expect Prince to be on around 8:30 or 9:00?

Its going to be a doozy!

sbessiso
02-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Sooooo down to pre-party! In fact its downright necessary

chiapet
02-21-2011, 10:26 AM
I'm hoping Prince comes on early, actually, since I want to get HOURS of Prince, and still make the BART train to SF :) But I'm assuming shows there wrap up way before midnight -- I'm assuming like 11?

Does anyone know if you walk through metal detectors to get into the arena at shows?

gbgbgb
02-21-2011, 10:30 AM
For Warriors games you do have to walk through metal detectors, however, i think that may be an NBA policy.

Yesterday at the WWE PPV event (got free tickets for being a seat filler) we did not have to walk through metal detectors.

GeezrRckr
02-21-2011, 10:36 AM
i've not ever walked through a metal detector for a show there. they will look into your bag/purse and, sometimes, give you a pat down. it is pretty chill, normally...and i suspect for a Prince show, will follow suit.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Cool, I've been completely off my face every time I've been there or the Coliseum and can't remember how things work. Trying to decide if flasks are a bad idea.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 10:46 AM
PS it's a good thing I am working from home today because I am mostly dancing around the room like a maniac, listening to Prince on headphones. Though this probably wouldn't really phase my coworkers one bit.

sbconnection
02-21-2011, 11:00 AM
If they knew that it was in the name of Prince they would condone it, no doubt about it. Can't wait for tonight!

RoyaleWithCheese
02-21-2011, 02:36 PM
We may be there that early (5:30) as well. I have to pick up my tix at will call. They usually handle will call in a decent fashion there, though my experience is only with Warriors/Raiders/A's games.

Yeah, I think I'm heading over there around 5:30 tonight. Glad to find out that there will be an opening act.

I hope he plays Partyman.

seyrnon
02-21-2011, 03:13 PM
SO STOKED!

DANCE MAGIC
02-21-2011, 03:15 PM
FUCK YOU GUYS.

/jealous

ok. i hope you all have fun tonight. i wish i could be there. :(

fnmore
02-21-2011, 03:33 PM
don't be sad if u miss Larry Graham

Prince will prob. hit the stage between 9-930

chiapet
02-21-2011, 03:37 PM
Are you suggesting you don't want to see this????
Z1IuD6F3R5I

Robin
02-21-2011, 03:37 PM
Tickets say No Cameras.
Can someone who's going tonight let me know how strict they are with this policy?

GeezrRckr
02-21-2011, 03:44 PM
fuck, that YT is older than me! i can't wait to hear the reviews of Larry Graham. i'm going to guess that these words are included: funky, bald, sequin-covered walker, seen it/done that.

have fun tonite you guys! looking forward to a longer pre-show boogie down come Wed.

HandBanana
02-21-2011, 03:59 PM
I saw GCS open for Prince in 1997 and they were on fire.
Of course that was 13 years ago and they were kinda gettin up in years then, so who knows how well tonite will go.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 04:11 PM
Ok so it sounds like Salah, Sunni & I should be getting there a little after 6:30.

Oakland weather looks chilly, but no rain!

Kyliediscope
02-21-2011, 04:14 PM
Dear friends,
Enjoy the show. I'm glad you guys get to see him. Have fun for me.
xoxo
KA.

HandBanana
02-21-2011, 04:19 PM
Kylz, Im sure Prince will announce some surprise LA dates soon too.
I dont think they would lug that odd-shaped stage all the way over here for just 2 shows.

Grant
02-21-2011, 04:25 PM
I saw GCS open for Prince in 1997 and they were on fire.
Of course that was 13 years ago and they were kinda gettin up in years then, so who knows how well tonite will go.

GCS opened for Prince the night I saw him at MSG in December. They were on point. Came in as a marching band, lol. Played a couple Sly & the Family Stone hits, and Prince even joined them on stage.

GeezrRckr
02-21-2011, 04:26 PM
Prince walk-ons are great. i love how he does that.

Kyliediscope
02-21-2011, 04:28 PM
Kylz, Im sure Prince will announce some surprise LA dates soon too.
I dont think they would lug that odd-shaped stage all the way over here for just 2 shows.

I just don't want to get my hopes up.

sbessiso
02-21-2011, 04:30 PM
my outfit is so purple and wonderful

AlecEiffel
02-21-2011, 04:31 PM
I dont think they would lug that odd-shaped stage all the way over here for just 2 shows.

This IS Prince we're talking about.

sk8r408
02-21-2011, 04:32 PM
Where is the secret show tomorrow?

Kyliediscope
02-21-2011, 04:33 PM
my outfit is so purple and wonderful

Pictures!

sbessiso
02-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Where is the secret show tomorrow?

Theres a secret show???????!?!?!?!?!?!


Pictures!

Will come!

chiapet
02-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Btw, those of you who haven't met me yet, if you see me, say hi.

I will be wearing a purple shirt with sequins, purple glasses, purple feathers in my hair, and purple makeup not entirely unlike a drag queen would wear. (And I have curly long red hair).

I will be with: a guy wearing a purple ruffly thing a la Purple Rain, and a girl wearing a purple hat with feathers and a boa.

Yea, we kind of like The Purple One.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 04:41 PM
my outfit is so purple and wonderful

I think this thread needs a picture of your purple outfit.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 04:45 PM
I keep hearing the opening bars of 1999 in my head over and over again.

HandBanana
02-21-2011, 04:55 PM
I wonder how nosebleed our nosebleeds will be.

AlecEiffel
02-21-2011, 05:17 PM
I wonder how nosebleed our nosebleeds will be.

You can check the view from your seats here http://www.seats3d.com/nba/golden_state_warriors/

sbessiso
02-21-2011, 05:22 PM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/180845_10150098116760748_525175747_6437002_2670322 _n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/179868_10150098118675748_525175747_6437013_748751_ n.jpg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/183078_10150098121050748_525175747_6437031_1967706 _n.jpg

GeezrRckr
02-21-2011, 05:37 PM
can you say bitter. in sect 214 and still paid $90/ticket. why in hell did they even make that upper tier split pricing...nose bleed is muthafucking nose bleed.

like i said before...that purple bitch better make me jizz.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 05:43 PM
Slowest bus ride ever. ETA is more like just before 7. I've got a bottle of rum in my bag so some of you fools better find me. :)

DANCE MAGIC
02-21-2011, 05:47 PM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/179868_10150098118675748_525175747_6437013_748751_ n.jpg


this makes me really sad that i'm not going.

suprefan
02-21-2011, 06:30 PM
So who is going to show # 3 at oracle?

HandBanana
02-21-2011, 07:32 PM
Parking is $35?!
That's some "dust off the guillotines" shit.

chiapet
02-21-2011, 08:01 PM
3rd show is Thursday, on sale tomorrow 10am

DANCE MAGIC
02-21-2011, 08:21 PM
I want a set list and pictures ASAP.

DANCE MAGIC
02-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Uptown
Raspberry Beret
Cream
Cool
Let's Work
You Got the Look (shelia E on drums)
Glamorous Life

DANCE MAGIC
02-21-2011, 10:00 PM
santana. meh.

DANCE MAGIC
02-21-2011, 10:29 PM
Uptown
Raspberry Beret
Cream
Cool
Let's Work
You Got the Look (shelia E on drums)
Glamorous Life
A Love Bizarre
Controversy
Purple Rain


...

AlecEiffel
02-22-2011, 12:54 AM
Great performance, kind of disappointing set list. Could have used a few more up-tempo hits.

stinkbutt
02-22-2011, 01:07 AM
What was the setlist? How long did they play?

DANCE MAGIC
02-22-2011, 01:07 AM
Uptown
Raspberry Beret
Cream
Cool
Let's Work
You Got the Look (shelia E on drums)
Glamorous Life
Misty Blue
A Love Bizarre
Controversy
Purple Rain
Kiss
If I was Your Girlfriend
Rude Boy (rhianna cover?)
insatiable
scandalous
Bambi (fuuuuck. really? wow.)
Dreamer


Was that it? That couldn't have been it. What's the rest of the set list?

skyismad
02-22-2011, 01:10 AM
That's it, I believe.

chiapet
02-22-2011, 01:24 AM
Originally Posted by DANCE MAGIC
Uptown
Raspberry Beret
Cream
Cool
Let's Work
You Got the Look (shelia E on drums)
Glamorous Life
A Love Bizarre
Controversy
Purple Rain

My, my, someone's impatient. Warning: I suck at reconstructing set lists.

Firstly, Larry Graham, from what I saw, mostly played Sly & the Family Stone songs. Heh.

Prince played in on a song with the opener, at about 8:15. Came back on stage a bit later to kick off his set, and opened with:

Uptown/Raspberry Beret/Cream medley, noting (for Cream): I was looking in the mirror when I wrote this song. Pretty fucking awesome opening to the show. I was going a little nuts when I heard him start with Uptown. :)

Cool/Let's Work

U Got the Look
The Glamorous Life - Sheila E (looking HOT and better than she did last year or at Coachella)

At some point Carlos Santana joined them on stage, I lost track of the set list here. Shelby J took over vocals for a while. She was looking amazing as well. Killer outfit - like a purple corset with black feathers and shit. And we thought *we* overdressed. (I can't recall what song this was). "Girl, you better sing."

A Love Bizarre
Controversy (with a touch of Housequake)
Purple Rain
Kiss (crazy Prince "gyrating hip" solo -- seriously like 3 minutes of grinding)
If I Was Your Girlfriend

(... this is where I lost track of my set list)... but I will say that I think these were relatively rare songs, that I didn't know the names of off the top of my head - will have to look them up later -- and also mixed in was what I'm told was a Rihanna cover (Rude Boy?).

Adore (right before house lights came up)

Came back for an encore, which was part of Bambi, and Dreamer


Nevermind, you posted while I was posting, Scott. :P

A few other things:
- When Prince came out with Larry Graham, he was wearing honest to god furry raver leg warmers. PLURince.
- He only had 1 costume change during his own set, went from a white outfit to gold-ish colored shirt and the most dazzling glittery pair of tight gold pants. Seriously, you could see them sparkling all the way from the nosebleed seats.
- Really good crowd, at least around us. People were up and dancing and singing most of the set. Plenty of people who knew the less popular songs.
- Lots of obvious stuff missing from the set list, but com'on we got Bambi and Adore and If I Was Your Girlfriend, all of which I love

I would guess he played about 1h45m not counting a couple of breaks in the set.

GeezrRckr
02-22-2011, 01:32 AM
happy to see the Controversy songs. fucking "Let's Work"...play that again, little man.

HandBanana
02-22-2011, 01:32 AM
Needed way more hits but was still an incredible night of music.
If I'd never seen him before and paid $150 to see him Tonite I would be pissed at the endless jamming songs well outweighing the classics.

GeezrRckr
02-22-2011, 01:34 AM
well, wait...was the jamming him ripping it on guitar? if so, i can totally get with that. his guitar playing is my favorite thing about him.

chiapet
02-22-2011, 01:35 AM
I don't know man.. I saw him at Roskilde, where he mostly stuck to hits, and it was TONS of fun but definitely not the best Prince show. I liked tonight a lot. But I left wondering, where was 1999? Let's Go Crazy? He plays those almost every show. Since this was not my first Prince show, I was pretty happy with what we got.

Seriously, I was over the moon about Adore, If I Was Your Girlfriend, A Love Bizarre, and Uptown.

Edited: and yes, Drew, there was plenty of jamming out on guitar. That's probably why the set list looks short. Some of those songs were very extended versions.

There was also plenty of excellent dancing towards the end of the set. His new hip seems to be working out for him. :)

chiapet
02-22-2011, 01:40 AM
Oh, and I was too far away to take pictures on my camera phone. They were very lenient on the security checks, so people going on Wednesday might want to take cameras. They did not do any pat downs, only a quick peek into bags.

GeezrRckr
02-22-2011, 01:45 AM
wait, he has a new hip? hahahaha.

so, who had better moves? bald larry and his sequined walker or Prince and his golden hip?

(on shit. i have to end the night on this...just too funny)

chiapet
02-22-2011, 01:54 AM
Didn't he? Rumor was that he'd had one right before Coachella '08. When we saw him at Roskilde, he was dancing a lot more than at Coachella, and while I'd say he dance less tonight, it was more aggressive dancing. (Seriously - several minutes - of hip gyrations, sliding around on his knees, etc)

Don't get me wrong, he looks amazing. Dude's in his 50's, come on.

sbessiso
02-22-2011, 02:19 AM
PRINCE!!!!!!

That show was amazing in its own right. Santana coming out was really fucking cool, Prince giving him his guitar to play was even cooler. The opening act was pretty fucking good.

Nosebleed seats arent actually that bad and it helps when the stage is right in the middle. Prince was sooo swagger and had a fucking DANCE INTERLUDE where he stood in the middle with just a spotlight on him and he fucking did ALL kinds of crazy ass dancing. Some interpretive shit in there and he pulled it off so well. almost like his version of Vogue.

The Symbol Stage is pretty awesome and i love all the light changes and projections on there. Our seats were at a perfect fucking angle. Sound was good for the most part. Sheila E was on fire and his backing band is always tight.

But...

TOO MANY SONGS SUNG BY HIS BACKUP SINGERS. Im tired of those ballads. Seriously, theyre kind of a buzzkill.

Heidi, what was it that Prince said, "I got too many hits! I cant play them all". He really wasnt kidding, I mean I know he has a vast catalog but there are certain songs Ive come to find as staples of the setlist and very disappointed that I didnt get to hear them. I really didnt like the way it ended.

On another topic: How can I find a way into that wednesday show?

TallGuyCM
02-22-2011, 02:20 AM
Oh fuck you all, you got Raspberry Beret! JEALOUS. I looooove that song.

SoulDischarge
02-22-2011, 02:30 AM
I just looked at the MSG shows setlists and I'd be kind of disappointed with the one you guys got tonight compared to those. But hey, it's still Prince.

sbessiso
02-22-2011, 02:34 AM
few other things:
- When Prince came out with Larry Graham, he was wearing honest to god furry raver leg warmers. PLURince.
- He only had 1 costume change during his own set, went from a white outfit to gold-ish colored shirt and the most dazzling glittery pair of tight gold pants. Seriously, you could see them sparkling all the way from the nosebleed seats.
- Really good crowd, at least around us. People were up and dancing and singing most of the set. Plenty of people who knew the less popular songs.
- Lots of obvious stuff missing from the set list, but com'on we got Bambi and Adore and If I Was Your Girlfriend, all of which I love

I would guess he played about 1h45m not counting a couple of breaks in the set.

I agree with all of this. Those are the type of pants ive been trying to find. Also lots of closeups of Prince's ass!


I just looked at the MSG shows setlists and I'd be kind of disappointed with the one you guys got tonight compared to those. But hey, it's still Prince.

I have to find a way into wednesdays show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DANCE MAGIC
02-22-2011, 02:46 AM
I just looked at the MSG shows setlists and I'd be kind of disappointed with the one you guys got tonight compared to those. But hey, it's still Prince.

Yeah. Agreed. I'm super glad I made it to one of those shows. Other than Bambi, the setlist was a little disappointing.

SoulDischarge
02-22-2011, 02:49 AM
God I want to see "The Beautiful Ones" live.

DANCE MAGIC
02-22-2011, 03:02 AM
God I want to see "The Beautiful Ones" live.

Yeah, I guess he didn't bring his ballerina to SF.

sbessiso
02-22-2011, 03:03 AM
Also, dancing in the aisle stairs during "Kiss" was a highlight for me.

Robin
02-22-2011, 07:48 AM
I'm super stoked about tomorrow night!!

So which seats are better? I have tickets in 109 and 119.

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/905/10m/origin.media.ticketmaster.com/tm/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/nca/37448s.gif

Bud Luster
02-22-2011, 08:06 AM
Just so everyone knows: a 3rd date has been added. Thursday 2/24 on sale today at 10am.

Rosemont17
02-22-2011, 08:10 AM
not his greatest performance but well worth going to! looking forward to wed. he normally will switch it up so hoping for a different set!

gbgbgb
02-22-2011, 09:09 AM
109 is better

AlecEiffel
02-22-2011, 09:09 AM
Oh fuck you all, you got Raspberry Beret! JEALOUS. I looooove that song.

One verse and chorus of Raspberry Beret, half of which he was holding the microphone out to the crowd.