Saturday, February 03, 2007

Who's playing at Super Bowl XLI? Prince!

First, Prince makes the big move to Vegas, the betting capital of the world, and opens the 3121 lounge at The Rio. And now, he's the featured half-time act at the Super Bowl, the most bet on game in the world. (Resisting the urge to say something obvious like, "It's a safe bet that Prince is gonna rock!")

Anyway, I love that there was a press conference the other day and after interviewing several football persons, Prince came out for his turn to answer questions. But much to the surprise of the reporters on hand, he and his band played a 15-minute concert, just for them. At the end, he just said "Thank you," blew a kiss, told everyone he'd see them at the Super Bowl, and ventured off. (I read that at WTHR's Super Bowl blog.) If nothing else, I'd vote for Prince for elected office for that reason alone. At a press conference, if he started getting tough questions from the reporters, he'd just launch into "When Doves Cry" and everyone would be happy.

As for the playlist, WTHR goes on to say that he rehearsed "Let's Go Crazy" and "Purple Rain." I can't say that I'm too excited about hearing those old songs yet again, but it'll be cool nonetheless.

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