Man, I'm tired. The two nights I was in Chicago, we didn't walk in until 4am and probably didn't get to sleep until 5am. My thighs hurt. My feet continue to remind me that they need support. And I had hella fun!!
Going to see George Clinton was last minute and I'm sooooooo glad I was there. I walked in cute and left sweaty and FUNKY!! We were literally standing right in front of the stage. Its was madness. My little crew danced and sweated all night. Cool ass night.
Sunday night was "Prince Night at Berlin". Berlin is a cool little spot in Chicago that's been hosting these Prince nights for over 12 years. I think every Prince fan I know has been to a Prince night at this club. It was a cool experience that is coming to an end. Nonetheless, to watch never seen videos and hear music you didn't even know existed was PRICELESS. At one point, I just sat in a corner and closed my eyes and listened. I bounced around and did my thing. The crowd was so eclectic. You had the drag queens, straights, gays, nerds......black, white, puerto rican......everybody just a freakin'. Ok, lame but I had to do it and it was really just that....lol.
There was some stuff that just had me crackin' up. I'll just say that some folks LOVE PRINCE in a very unhealthy way. It was all cool. No cover charge. People lovin' Prince music and dancin' until they dropped. You would see folks just in their zone when their fav song came on or buggin' out at some boot they've never heard.
The Raspberry Beret drink would put you on your ass too!
I think the COOLEST thing I watched was all the friendships that have been made. All the people I was with connected from loving Prince. Ivy, Ginnie, Rachel and the rest of the crew were all just prince fans that met on some sites and connected. That's some surreal stuff on some level but these folks are genuine and real and LOVE MUSIC. Its heavenly to listen to them talk about music (I'm still dying about some of them going to see Mint Condition....grrrr). Prince fans are very music savvy and its cool. LOVED this experience. Loved being with the crew.
I've been told I need to comeback to the "last" Prince Night at the end of August.
Yeah, I'll be there.
going to take a nap.