The death of Prince is utterly heartbreaking. While the closest he ever performed to us in recent years was in Charlotte, NC, his influence was certainly felt throughout our region. He was an incredible songwriter, guitarist, and most of all, a consummate professional performer.
A lesser man would have cancelled the Super Bowl performance, or radically scaled it back. Prince leaned into it, and gave the audience an unforgettable performance. We were lucky to have him for the time we did.
Rest in peace.