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Update: (26/5/12)

Prince’s tour DJ, DJ Rashida, has announced that there will be another afterparty tonight in Brisbane:



Prince will appear at Brisbane’s The Hi-Fi after his Brisbane Entertainment Centre show tonight.

BRISBANE TONIGHT (18th May):
Prince & THE NPG PRESENT
THE OFFICIAL BRISBANE AFTERJAM
At The Hi-Fi Brisbane
Tickets $100 Cash Only
Doors 11:30 pm
Please do not line up until 10:30 pm


On Saturday night Sydney was treated to a three-hour power jam from Prince and his backing band. One lucky FasterLouder member, who was front and centre when the clock struck purple, had this to say about the afterparty.

Prince Sydney secret gig wrap

DJ Rashida warmed up the crowd playing a mix of Prince classics and other ‘80s jams. As a soundcheck of sorts, the band jammed for a while, while Prince tested the crowd’s devotion occasionally speaking into the mic from side of stage, yet remaining out of sight.

The Purple One sauntered on and off stage occasionally playing some keys or the bass before wandering off again. The crowd was kept in the groove while his embarrassingly talented back up singers sang a few tracks, including a cover of Janet Jacskon’s What Have You Done For Me Lately.

Eventually Prince gave in and took to the mic to play Partyman from the Batman soundtrack, and the crowd well and truly lost their collective shit. He went on to play jams from the Emancipation and Lotusflower albums.

After going off for a small break, Prince came back to the stage, instructed his drummer to play a certain beat then picked up the bass and started noodling. Moments later he declared ‘It’s time to fight the power!’ which was the cue for Public Enemy’s Flava Flav to arrive onstage and bust out a rendition of 911 while the band, replete with Prince on bass jammed out.

Not long after the crowd had recovered from Flav, Prince picked up guitar and a voice off-stage started singing Sign Of The Times. It was Seal. He then appeared and finished the jam with Alphabet Street and The Ballad of Dorothy Parker.

This was all just a warm up to the best part of the night – I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man, another track from the Sign Of The Times masterpiece and a version of She’s Always in My Hair a B-side to the Paisley Park single, rarely played at live shows, which concluded with an epic 5 minute guitar solo.

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grattan

grattan said on the 18th May, 2012

"Please do not line up until 10:30 pm"
Or to put it another way "if you're really a Prince fan you should be a the goddamn Prince show at 10.30 and not queuing for an after party"

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 18th May, 2012

I'm in line. About 400 strong. Capacity is apparently 600. Local council workers are pulling people up for smoking in line and there is a heavy police presence. What do they think this is? A slayer concert? Lololololololol.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th May, 2012

SLAYER.....dont tell batdan about that

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 18th May, 2012

"Prince covers Slayer, BatDan kills Prince"

Blasted

Blasted said on the 18th May, 2012

Tell us dpls did you get in? What is happening

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 18th May, 2012

latest tweets i've read are saying people are still waiting to get in.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 18th May, 2012

people just getting in now.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th May, 2012

I wanna know how quick it took mondo to get in while he was dressed up

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 19th May, 2012

lol. I actually went home first. I saw the line was pretty massive already at that stage, but theres no way I was going to freshen up again a little before the gig.
as for the gig, it was amazing! The concert was great, but the afterparty was so many times cooler in my opinion

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 19th May, 2012

Well that was fucking amazing.. This is how my night went:

Went into West End at about 10. Had a few beers, line was about 50 strong at that time. Decided to lineup at 11 as doors were due to open at 11 30. We are about 300th in line. 11 30 comes around, no movement. 12:30 comes around, still no movement. 1 o'clock comes and finally the line starts moving.

We are just about to be herded across the road when a security guard comes up and tells everyone that it was $100 for the first 300 and it is now $150 for the remaining 300. Well, we weren't having that were we. Upon getting in the door I procured the email stating that tickets were $100, indicating that it was indeed a legal document and no where on the email were there terms and conditions at all, let alone terms and conditions stating the promoter reserves the right to alter the price at any given time.

The girl on the door was utterly filthy and getting the shits so bad and eventually the manager was radioed to come down and continued to tell us the same thing the girl on the door had been telling us, "You're not getting in, you have to pay $150 or get out". By this point we had formed a 10 person strong rebellion at the door, peppering the staff with so much hate. The line had stopped moving and no one was getting in. Finally, after dropping the words "Ombudsman" and "Solicitor" a few too many times, we were begrudgingly let through and proceeded to drink copious amounts of red wine and get groovy.

Closing with "Play that funky music" was crazy, so much love in that room.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 19th May, 2012

so no one ended up paying $150 or was it just the 10 of you who put up a fight who got in for $100.

grattan

grattan said on the 19th May, 2012

So the highlight of the night was arguing with the door staff? What about the show?!

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 19th May, 2012



People before us were paying $150, not sure how many after us payed it.



The show was incredible. Was pretty much a solid 80 minutes of just funky jamming. I think Prince only stopped once or twice. Was really surprised how much he let one of the back up singers take the reigns. Her voice and the way she held herself was beautiful.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 19th May, 2012

What?!?!?!?! There was no way I was paying $150 and I would have definitely kicked up a massive fuss if they tried to charge that.
What cheek

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 19th May, 2012

The show was so good.
In this kind of setting, Prince was able to show more how he orchestrates the entire band and even the sound and lighting guys. There was hardly an aspect of the show he didnt control. All night he'd be telling the lighting guys when to turn the lights off and then turn them on. He'd be telling the engineer to turn up other members instruments for the PA even though usually an artist just makes requests to the monitor engineer.
He showed off his prowess on Bass, Keyboards, Guitar and just ability to improvise and make it seem like it was all planned.
It felt so much more relaxed and a lot more intimate too.
One of my favourite moments was when he told his synth/clavinet/electric piano player to do a solo and she hesitated for a second, so he pushed her aside and absolutely belted out an insane solo. The keyboardist could only stand there feeling a little uncomfortable. Luckily she got to prove herself straight after and she was insanely good too. Not quite as good but fkng good!

He is certainly a man with a huge presence. There were heaps of police, he never appeared in the crowd, never had any real interaction with any individuals and left the venue without a trace. Only an individual with such a presence could book an after party on the day and pack it out even at $100 a ticket.

I'm broke like you couldnt believe, but I'm glad to tick that one off the bucket list

indiie

indiie said on the 20th May, 2012

Well that was fucking amazing.. This is how my night went:

Went into West End at about 10. Had a few beers, line was about 50 strong at that time. Decided to lineup at 11 as doors were due to open at 11 30. We are about 300th in line. 11 30 comes around, no movement. 12:30 comes around, still no movement. 1 o'clock comes and finally the line starts moving.

We are just about to be herded across the road when a security guard comes up and tells everyone that it was $100 for the first 300 and it is now $150 for the remaining 300. Well, we weren't having that were we. Upon getting in the door I procured the email stating that tickets were $100, indicating that it was indeed a legal document and no where on the email were there terms and conditions at all, let alone terms and conditions stating the promoter reserves the right to alter the price at any given time.

The girl on the door was utterly filthy and getting the shits so bad and eventually the manager was radioed to come down and continued to tell us the same thing the girl on the door had been telling us, "You're not getting in, you have to pay $150 or get out". By this point we had formed a 10 person strong rebellion at the door, peppering the staff with so much hate. The line had stopped moving and no one was getting in. Finally, after dropping the words "Ombudsman" and "Solicitor" a few too many times, we were begrudgingly let through and proceeded to drink copious amounts of red wine and get groovy.

Closing with "Play that funky music" was crazy, so much love in that room.

Here's my review of the show and after party including props to you guys for getting the price dropped back down to $100. Pity that people in front of you were forced to pay the increased price.
http://brisvids.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/prince-welcome-2-australia-tour-and.html

Videos of both shows here http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA0D5E67E711DAB7B and yes the after party really made the night. If I'd only gone to the BEC gig I would have been a little underwhelmed.