This time a year ago, my husband and I treated ourselves to a once in a lifetime gig. Prince was on tour in the UK, and after trying to get tickets for the first round of releases, we thought the chance to see him had passed.
But luckily for us, he released some more dates and we got booked on – at our most expensive gig ever!
We received an email the day before making some requests on behalf of Prince. Dress in purple. Lovely stuff.
I considered this:
But opted for something more subtle in the end:
Watch the performance through your eyes, not your phone screens. Even better.
So we took this pic before he came on, then put the phones away to enjoy the the show.
Needless to say it was an absolute brilliant gig, and one I’m glad we did when we could. He was supported by Laura Mvula, who was magical and he performed non stop for around 2 and a half hours, before flouncing off stage and courting a 45 minute encore. 45 MINUTES. On a weeknight! We felt for some people who had to leave to get the last train, but we stayed to the end to enjoy every last minute! We even managed to sneak a pic right at the end.
So this weeks track is I Would Die 4 U by Prince. I would have embedded this, but Prince is not a fan of the YouTube generation and has blocked his videos from being on there!
Happy New Year everyone! A quick post just to say hi, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Really looking forward to 2015…but with new beginnings, you must always look back before you move forward.
Bobby and I have started a new tradition each year, a goldfish bowl filled with notes, tickets, flyers, sayings and memories that we place in the bowl throughout the year and look through on New Year’s Eve to reminisce on the year just gone.
My stand out moment from 2014 was the Arcade Fire gig we went to at Earl’s Court in the Summer. Hands down, best gig I’ve ever been to (even beating Prince earlier in the year…whaaaaaaat?). So for my New Year’s throwback track it’s got to be one of theirs, and it was not easy picking one let me tell you! And so here it is, ‘Ready To Start’ a great choice to mark the new beginning of the 1st of January.
May your year be all you hoped for, sending blessings and remember, stop complaining and start changing.