Like any good host, he’ll bail on his guests in lieu of a buck
Prince bailed on his own at-home party to go and play a $100/head gig full of his own 25-year-old songs and covers:
Pop superstar Prince ditched his post-Oscars bash at his Hollywood Hills home for a show at Hollywood’s Avalon Ballroom.
Fans and famous friends paid $100-a-head to join the “Purple Rain” hitmaker at his Sunday midnight party, which doubled as the launch for his new Web site LotusFlow3r.com.
Prince dedicated his two-hour set to Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz and performed a string of hits and covers from upcoming releases, including The Cars “Let’s Go” and “Crimson and Clover,” a chart-topper for Tommy James and the Shondells.
Announcing, “I’m the DJ tonight,” Prince also played covers of the Beatles’ “Come Together” and the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman” as well as chart classics “Jungle Love” and “Play That Funky Music.” He ended the show with an encore of “I Feel For You” at almost 3:30 a.m.
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