I believe the year was 2011 and the month was May. Yeah, I think that’s right. It was a Sunday afternoon and Antoine and I drove to The Forum which is a little over sixty miles from our house. That was the year of Prince’s 21 day tour and we had two tickets! The tour was special for many reasons. Besides the fact that his performance was THREE HOURS INCLUDING FOUR ENCORES :D, Prince made sure everyone who wanted to see him in concert would be able to afford a ticket. Most of the seats were $25!
We had a great time to say the least. There were people of all ages. In fact, the women in front of us were well into their senior years. One lady even had a cane, but that didn’t stop her from dancing when Prince started jamming especially the older tunes. I believe he is the only man who could pull off pink furry high heel boots. 😀
I mentioned in a previous post that music was a big part of my life growing up. We had every Prince album and we played them often. Okay, his music is a bit risqué and a long way from praise & worship, but the man was a musical genius and a “private” humanitarian. During an interview with Arsenio Hall, Prince said at a young age he was determined to become a successful musician because there was nothing else he wanted to do. Mission accomplished. It’s so weird Prince died today. Of course he was going to die eventually, but I think his age, 57, makes it more shocking. You know what I mean?
Death while sad and shocking, is inevitable. How are you spending your dash? (Birth-Death) Prince will be remembered for a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear new music from him in the future . . . A LOT! I don’t know about you, but I need to work harder to fulfil my purpose. Since we don’t know how long we will be here, we need to live each day like it’s our last. Don’t waste your dash!!
Let’s stay focused on God and continue to move forward.
Just blogging it out . . . Oh and Happy Thursday Night!!