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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Purple Rain

It all started when we went to the Lady Antebellum concert. Darius Rucker sang a cover of "Purple Rain" by Prince. He rocked it. I am not going to lie, I had heard the song before, but I wasn't that familiar with it. I didn't listen to a ton of Prince growing up and it is just not a song I heard often.

But let me tell you... since that concert, Purple Rain keeps appearing in my life. When we first got to Vegas we went to this karaoke bar. When they announced that Randy would be singing Purple Rain, we knew it would be good. This guy was drunk of course. Talking drinks in the middle of the song, also answering his phone asking where his friend was but all of this at the same time of singing his heart out. We were dying of laughter. After this performance... we decided that Purple Rain was going to be the theme song of our trip. It was just meant to be.

That night as we were trying to fall asleep I thought of an idea. We should see how many people in Vegas we could get to perform Purple Rain for us and then we would record it. The possibilities were endless and ideas just kept coming to my head. Here are some of the ideas I came up with (some obviously very unrealistic but thinking big because we were in Vegas).

#1- Go back to the Garage Boys and get them to perform it.
#2- Put in a request to Celine Dion to perform it at our concert (that she canceled)
#3- Bellagio Water Fountain Show to the song, with purple lights on the water. Legit no?
#4- Have Thunder Down Under dance to it.
#5- Karaoke (check)
#6- Random street performers performing it for us.

That might be everything I came up with... I don't remember.

Well... we asked many people. Some people just didn't do it. Some didn't know what Purple Rain was. We gave up after a while... however, we did get one street performer to do it.

And of course we went back to our favorite Garage Boys. They take requests, so we asked them on their break if they would perform Purple Rain for us. They said they weren't sure... it had been so long that they had to remember how it went. Then they said they would do it and before they started they would give us a sign so that we could start recording. The sign was touching their nose. ha ha.  It was awesome. They rocked it and we loved it. I don't think we would of been able to find anyone to top that.

To make things even better... as Vicki and I were walking on our way to Serendipity, Vicki spotted a car with a banner. A Banner that was purple and had a picture of Prince on it.... and it said Purple Rain!!!! No way!? What are the chances? I guess there is a Prince tribute show. The car stopped at a stoplight and we ran to take a picture. Purple Rain was SO meant to be our theme song.

1 comment:

jamie hixon said...

I don't think I have ever heard that song before now. Shocking, I know. But it is fun to have a theme!