We’re still not done celebrating the legacy of Prince. Here we revisit his electrifying headline performance at The Hop Farm Festival in Kent, July 2011 and the spiritual epiphany it induced. When you are done reading you can watch the performance here.
Trust me to have some type of spiritual awakening in the middle of a field in the deep, dark depths of the English countryside. It couldn’t occur within the usual manner i.e. at a church, religious convention, or in the midst of a life crisis. Nooo, not me. That would be far too, well… normal. Instead it happened on a balmy Sunday evening among 30, 000 revellers two-stepping and swaying to the sounds of Prince. And there lies the magic word, or should I say name – Prince. I’ve been to hundreds of concerts during my lifetime and can safely say that I’ve never had such a heightened and moving musical experience. So I’ll take you on the journey to how I ended up with my arms outstretched to the open sky, amped by the funky sounds of the Purple One and his funky cohorts, head slightly buzzing from the pungent stench of weed, while on the verge of tears (happy ones) with purple confetti falling in my face and Afro… Continue reading here.