In August of 2004 my wife and I had tickets to see Prince in Boston. I do not recall buying them, I do recall almost not going. Two young kids, and crappy job, just tired all the time, the last thing I wanted to do was drag myself to Boston, traffic, deal with the parking, crowds, it was so hot. I was ready to give my ticket away to her mother, sister, a friend… anyone but me. She convinced me last minute to shut up and just go. I have seen more concerts than many, that show was the best performance I had seen and probably ever will see, by anyone. It was a religious experience, the man was awe inspiring. His talent, his energy, his appreciation for the crowd, I talk about that show more than any other one I’ve seen, we were just talking with friends saying I want to go see him again. I am truly fortunate I went that hot August night. It is a sad loss, among so many other resent sad losses. R.I.P. Prince Rogers Nelson.
“Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today, To get through this thing called life.”