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2009
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Prince Concert News; Feb. 28th Show In L.A.

This is an update of the story from Tuesday about the Icon, PRINCE playing a benefit concert for Tavis Smiley's  Annual State Of The Black Union Symposium.

We found out a couple of hours ago that the show will be at the Conga Room In L.A. at the Nokia Center. (We took a while to post to make sure everything was on the up n up.) The show is scheduled to start at 8 P.M.

Tix will be $300 (seated) and $150 (standing room general admission) and there is a 4 ticket limit.

You can purchase the tickets here.

I have never heard of this site before but went through it all without purchasing the tickets. It seems secure but be careful is all I can say.  Anyone wanna pick up my ticket tab? =-)

Please keep in mind, it is a benefit concert. Hope some of you can attend in this economy.-Dr.FB

42 comments
Angel
Angel

Prince's show at the Conga Room Sat 2/28/09 - Yeah .. all I can remember .. all I can think about .. is when he threw his guitar in to the crowd and after a few seconds of fumbling and tossing .. it landed in my direction .. right within in my grasp .. for a moment, I couldn't breathe .. I couldn't see clearly .. my eyesight became blurry .. I froze, my heart skipped a beat and when I opened my eyes there is was right in front of me and I grabbed it .. I caught it .. I held on to it for dear life .. for a moment I thought I was soooo lucky and so blessed to have this guitar in my arms .. there was a flash and I thought "I can't believe I have his guitar" and then just as quickly as it came to me it was gone .. they took it back and gave it back to teh stage man .. Wow!! I was 'DEVISTATED' .. after that, I could not focus on the rest of the concert .. all I could think about was how I lost out from that 'Glorious Moment' .. After awhile though, I became more optomistic and said to myself .. 'At least I had a chance to touch it' and that was good enough for me I guess .. What a night though!! My spirits were lifted as the nite went on .. eveything that happened during the show could only lift me higher and higher!! .. This was, of course, a 'Prince Concert' and he and his band and Sheila E. were incredible to watch!! I will never forget that nite!! -Angel

Amalia
Amalia

My right foot was numb for about 24 hours after the Gansevoort, NYC show. Enjoy yourselves. Wish I was there.

bluerose
bluerose

Tavis Smiley just mentioned at the SOBU on CSPAN., that Sheila E may be performing with Prince tonight. Have fun guys!

Myra
Myra

I'm goiing to the show with a BIG Purse. I will bring a pair of flip flops! The last prince show I went to I stood iin stillettos for 5 hrs before he even hit the first note! Well worth it!

bluerose
bluerose

Tavis Smiley announced on the SOBU that they found some extra seats for the benefit concert tonight. Looks like it will be a packed house. Get ready LA! Prince is going to bring the house down!

JackieJammison
JackieJammison

21 Up??? Got a friend who wants to go...is it strictly 21 up?

rdhull
rdhull

see y'all there...this time not wearing friggin boots..ouch!

RTS
RTS

The link to purchase now says "Sorry! VIP seating is sold out for this event. Thank you for your continued support."

Doninsocal
Doninsocal

I called the Conga room...they said capacity is 850 and the general admission tix allows you right up to the stage. In 4 2! D

lotusflower3121
lotusflower3121

u know the funky white boy will be in the building see u all tomarrow

howard mordoh
howard mordoh

Thank you Dr F.............I was a little worried about the $150 tickets, ..by the way.........Do you think there will be a aftershow?

maggiegirl
maggiegirl

ok....DUH....my bad...just saw the earlier post that it will start CLOSER to on time.....D A M N don't know if i can make it....scratch my last comment!

Formerfam
Formerfam

Cant wait for Musicology to drop! I'll be there at Staples!

maggiegirl
maggiegirl

Ok Dr....when do we think Prince will ACTUALLY take the stage....I have a work related gig and can't get there before 10:30 or 11.....!!! You think there's any chance he might not hit the stage til then???? Is it a full set??? Come on people....Prince at 8 or 9....won't happen right??? Help a purple-funky-fan decide......

Josh
Josh

Hell Yeah! Just got mine. Thanks for the info Dr. You've been great!

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

Use the link I provided for purchasing tickets above as it is cheaper. That is the conga room price and I am sure at the door, they will be charging that much. I have been hooking you up with the price Tavis's people pay. :)

howard mordoh
howard mordoh

Why does the Conga room say tickets are $200 and $400

twinkly1
twinkly1

Prince at the legendary Conga Room...L.A./California fams gonna be dancin all night long. I hope everyone has a good time.

RTS
RTS

Any idea how many folks the place holds and how tickets are selling?

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

if this was last sundays show, I would say you would be fine. Since this is a different kind of concert, it may actually start closer to the time given. Not on time but def not 2 hours late. Only recommendation I could make is either work earlier or get off work earlier. :) Hope that helps somewhat n hope you can attend.

purple soul child
purple soul child

Do you know if Prince will actually start performing at 8:00? Don't get off work until 9:00.

Katie
Katie

G-money.....sent.....

Mirri
Mirri

Yay Prince is spoiling his LA fans.Y'all have lots of funky FUN. Doc I Love the way U write Prince in pink lol

Jochem3121
Jochem3121

Another chance for him to proof he can play his own songs. But get ready for some Cars and Jimmy Eat World

justmemuchlove
justmemuchlove

I wanna go to L.A. (sigh) . Have fun Prince and band. Hugs..

g-money
g-money

katie hit me up @ [email protected] (with a pic!) and I'll send u mine

Katie
Katie

Hey G-money did you find someone to go with you yet??? I would love to go.

princeismybaby
princeismybaby

Thanks dr funk got my table who shoot iwent last sunday too love me some prince

g-money
g-money

just got mine!!! now I need a date (females only please)

DMSR
DMSR

Damn, 4 a minute I thought u said Jeffrey Osbourne WOULD be there, I was hoping 2 finally hear that "On The Wings Of Love" or "The Woo Woo song" duet with Prince, oh well =P Any truth 2 the rumor the J. Geils Band will be there?? LOL!

Ertccty
Ertccty

Almost went in to the Conga Room after the Tina Marie/Time concert.But the doorman seemed a bit unsure about the festivities going on inside.So we bounced!lol If I only could have stayed another week! Nashville is waiting for our turn!Be easy DR.F! ;)

bluerose
bluerose

Thanks for the news Dr. FB, keep up the good work!

bigmama
bigmama

thanks for the news mister funk. "Union" is a beautiful word. may those who attend enjoy a lovely evening and for those whom benefit, truly benefit. ~x~

PEJ
PEJ

wait mrs. nelson and sbacon1999 are you two comin all the way back down here agian for this show?

OMG.
OMG.

is that Prince on the picture?!

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

Man, I hope I am not making a mistake waiting.....=-/

Cheryl
Cheryl

hahaha. Ur funny, Doc! Okay, I just purchased a ticket! Breathe, Cheryl, Breathe...

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

I should say only Prince as of right now, meaning who knows if he brings Sheila E. or something. It won't be like Jeffrey Osbourne ya know.

Cheryl
Cheryl

Is Prince the only 1 performing, or r there others since this is a benefit concert?

sbacon1999
sbacon1999

WOOT WOOT! L.A. here I come. Thanks Doc!

Mrs.Nelson
Mrs.Nelson

I'm lovin' me some Dr.F right now!!!!!!