Prince was so enamored with his Atlanta concerts last week at the Fox Theatre that he told fans in Minneapolis he hoped to release a live album from one of the recordings.
My friend Jon Bream at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, who covered Prince’s career since the early days (you can read his lovely, first-person account of his relationship with the enigmatic star here), reported that at Prince’s less-than-five-minute appearance at Paisley Park on Saturday, he commented that he wanted to release one of the concerts.
At the end of Prince’s brief interaction with about 200 fans who paid $10 to attend the last-minute gathering – billed as a way for Prince to let everyone know that rumors of illness were being exaggerated – he played 30 minutes of one of the Atlanta concerts over the Paisley Park sound system (no word on whether it was from the 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. performance on April 14).
Prince also, wrote Bream, chided a fan for taking a photo (those who attended the Fox shows know how strict security was on the orchestra level).
After joking with the fan for a moment, Prince allowed her to stay.
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