Prince: we were there

Big hair, big voice. Simply epic

To see a legend such as Prince in the relatively intimate surroundings of the Electric Ballroom in Camden last night felt like an honour. With our ears still ringing with the kind of guitar riffs we didn’t even know were possible, in retrospect, the whole thing seems like a purple-flecked, flamed-filled, Prince-like dream.

This man has some serious love for his fans – he did two shows, one at 8pm and one at 11pm, and made sure to let in everyone who had been waiting for hours in the cold for the second show. And he didn’t hold back for either. He took to the stage with the ease of a true megastar and didn’t disappoint from the moment that he (and his girl band) let out their first howls on a stage that looked like something straight out of the 1980s, complete with (slightly comedic) fabric flames blowing.

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Prince truly is a legend and words cannot truly describe the level of epic that his performance portrayed! Though his hits weren't on the agenda as much as we hoped – though he did end with Purple Rain – the audience obviously loved it; the atmosphere was electric. The set opened with Let's Go Crazy, which morphed into a cover of the Edgar Winter Group's Frankenstein. Other tracks played included Funk N Roll, Guitar and She's Always In My Hair – during which he changed the lyrics to reference his new afro, with the line: 'Always in Prince's big curly hair'.

If you get the opportunity to see Prince in action, go. It could happen sooner than you think: last night, he confirmed that he would continue to play in London but that people would only know about it when he told them. Ears to the ground, people.

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