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July 16, 2004

All The Critics Love You In New York

For my birthday (7/20), the wonderful JP (like JT but a little different and better) took me to a concert...

Can you guess where the Purple Dorks were headed?


In keeping with the dork spirit, we arrived 7 minutes after the supposed start time which is way early in New York time and concert time so we waited.

Fortunately for me there's nothing I like more than waiting for a 5'2'' midget in heels, wearing one hoop earring and ribbons in his hair:


While waiting, we discovered that many colors go well with purple, like 'champagne':


He finally emerged out of a helicopter and heaps of dry ice:


Here's the best Singer, Dancer, Musician, Songwriter, Performer of our time:


Here's another shot of the best Singer, Dancer, Musician, Songwriter, Performer of our time:


Half way through the concert this bonding exchange took place:

A: This is easily one of the top three experiences of my life.

J: Concert experiences?

A: No, LIFE experiences.

There's really no other way for me to describe how happy I was.

Prince is Hot:


Red Hot:


I felt so lucky to catch his one yawn of the evening. Look closer.

The paparazzi are hounding me for this shot:


I joke, but my non-ironic, extremely earnest and sincere feelings were that I was completely overwhelmed and awed by the wonder that is Prince. He embodies so much talent, it's no wonder he's a freak of nature. Also inspiring is that his art brings such a wide array of people, young and old, black, white and everything in between, gay, straight, dorks, thugs, music geeks together to just enjoy...

Important endnote: You'll notice that Prince's wardrobe, set design and props were very purple and red and you'll also notice that my dress was purple and my earrings and purse were red.

The Andrea + Prince connection is undeniable.



Posted by: fuckignpaulohan at July 16, 2004 3:35 PM

I saw Prince in 1998 or so all 3 nights at The Fox Theater (tiny) in Atlanta. The first night we splurged for tenth row and were not disappointed. You assertion that he is the greatest *innumerable talents inserted here* of our generation is absolutely correct. I was floored (it was my first live Prince experience).

To make matters even better is that I found $120 on the floor that night.

Posted by: scott partee at July 16, 2004 3:35 PM

Oh, and your comment about the"Uniting POwer of Prince" is also right on. He is the human version of New Orleans Entertainment, which seems to have the same qualities. I've never been anywhere in the world where people of so many varied backgrounds party together than any of the numerous shady little music clubs tucked away in the various corners of Nola.

Posted by: scott partee at July 16, 2004 3:37 PM

Does Jonah know about you and Prince(once removed)? Happy premtive birthday! (this would be part of the bush doctrine had there not actually been a birthday) mines was...a week ago? ..the 11th..meh

Posted by: me of me inc. at July 16, 2004 4:46 PM

Good pics Harner! I can' wait to see him August 30th. Did he play anything off of Parade besides Kiss?

Posted by: The Purple One at July 19, 2004 12:29 AM


The only other song he played was 'Sometimes It Snows In April' which was spectacular.


Posted by: Andrea at July 19, 2004 1:52 PM

OMG I'm sooo jealous! He was here a few years ago, and I was able to catch his late night engagement at the 9:30 club. I grew up just south of Minneapolis, so of course saw him there too...when I was underage we tried to sneak into Glam Slam. Saw concerts at First Avenue too. Long live His Royal Badness.

Posted by: jimbo at July 19, 2004 6:11 PM

i've already spoken on this but...again.

I was stuck in traffic today on the BQE and i look over and whose tour bus should i happen to see...
give you 3 guesses and a hint ...he's royalty.

I saw dave chappelles bus too but..i thought he was canceled...

On a last note...as i was stuck in traffic,..in front of me a volvo...behind me a volvo...to the right of me a volvo...then it dawned on me. Andreaharner.com reminds me of a volvo commercial.

Posted by: me of me inc. at July 19, 2004 8:51 PM
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