Monday, February 20, 2012

The Revolution: 2.19.2012 First Avenue, Mpls

Setlist:
Controversy
Do It All Nite
Party Up
Let's Work
Pop Life
America
1999
Life Can Be So Nice
Mountains
Anotherloverholenyohead
Baby I’m A Star
Let’s Go Crazy
--(encores)--
Purple Rain
Uptown (incorporating a bit of Sexy Dancer)

Overall, what an incredible night. Of course the nagging question hovering over the whole event was "Is Prince gonna show?", and I'm sure there were some unfortunate souls who attended only because they thought Prince would be there. Personally, I found it highly gratifying to see and hear the band that played such an important role in the creation of these songs. "Life Can Be So Nice" was a great surprise, followed by an extended "Mountains" and "Anotherloverholenyohead".  In case anybody needed reminding, most of tonight's songs were created by Prince AND The Revolution. Tonight I got to see THE REVOLUTION play their songs at the club that they made legendary. 

A beautiful night.

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(Video: A brief bit of the end "1999" from tonight's show)

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