Thursday, December 1, 2011
Prince + Halifax = More than I ever expected!
To The People who shared the air with me at The Halifax Metro Center on November 30 2011, I wanted to say Thank-You.
Thank you because The Prince Concert is a Concert I have been waiting for, for as long as I can remember. Thank You to everyone around me in Section 23, who were considerate of those around you, thank you, for singing every word of every song with me. Thank you for being amazing.
I’ve been to a few shows, and I’ve had some amazingly terrible experiences, not with the artist performing, but with individuals who pushed, and shoved. Who paid no care to the people they were sharing the experience with.
I believe this speaks VOLUMES about the type of people Prince attracts to him. Positivity, and desire to put the flippin’ Smartphone down, and connect with living breathing people who are beside you, in front of, or behind you.
What I experienced last night was beyond anything I could have hoped for, and it was everything I’ve ever imagined it could be, and the people in the crowd as well and Prince and his Band were all collectively responsible for that. THANK YOU!
I’ve been a lifelong fan of Prince, which I can assure you raised eyebrows at 11 years old, but I LOVED him then, and I will always view Prince as my Number One All Time Artist. I’m not going to try to convince anyone I’m his “Biggest Fan” Because in reality of it all, I doubt that I am. I have his albums, I own his movies, I read or watch or listen to any interview Prince does or has done that I can find, I know what First Avenue and 7th Street Entry is, and I understand the importance of the Minneapolis Music scene and the influence it has had on him, and the influence he has had on it.
I understand why last night, when security caught people taking photos they made them delete the photos. I get Prince. I know how protective he is of his image and intellectual property. He is his music, his music is him.
To Prince, today I would say Thank You, for being more than I Hoped. Thank You for making the music that you make, and Thank you for putting everything that you are into your music, last night at the Halifax Metro Center, with you and your band I screamed, I cried, I danced, then I was in awe, and cried again, then danced then screamed then GLEEFULLY sang along, and cried some more.
Prince, is more than a person, more than a performer, and more than an artist. He is ideal, and I’m glad that for a couple hours last night, Prince and his Band, brought his show to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and I’m glad I was lucky enough to be there and be part of it.