Drfunkenberry.com
5May
2010
53

Prince Shows Up At Village Underground For Unannounced Time Gala Aftershow

Prince plays at the Time 100 Gala in New York, May 4, 2010

Prince plays at the Time 100 Gala in New York, May 4, 2010 Photo Kevin Mazur GettyImages.com

Prince plays at the Time 100 Gala in New York, May 4, 2010

Prince played the Time 100 event last night in New York and then headed over to the Villiage Underground to do an impromptu 45 minute set.

Prince was rehearsing at the Villiage Underground earlier in the day we are being told and Prince most likely played their tonight to thank them for letting them rehearse there.

The ENTIRE after show was streamed online at Thevillageunderground.com and Prince must have had some idea he was being filmed by them and with all the camera phones in the audience as he played a majority of the show with his back to the crowd.

Prince is rocking a shorter 'do nowadays and ran thru a set that we heard consisted of "I Feel 4 U" and "Controversy" along with a few songs by his 8 piece band.

This was totally unannounced and no extra money was made by Villiage Underground even though the baddest man on the planet was rocking their stage.

The Time gala event earlier in the night featured a short set by Prince and the band with Shelby J. singing "Angel" a cover tune by Sarah McLachlan. We will keep you updated if we hear and see more.-Dr.FB

P.S. below is a video sent in by pelicankiss of a new guitarist in Prince's band, Quinton Dean, and I am adding it to this story.  Thank you PK.

Prince performs at the Time 100 Gala, May 4, 2010

Prince plays at the Time 100 Gala in New York, May 4, 2010 Photo Kevin Mazur GettyImages.com

Twitpic of Time Gala Show Courtesy of Yfrog.com

Twitpic of Time Gala Show Courtesy of Yfrog.com

Prince performs at the Time 100 Gala, May 4, 2010

Prince plays at the Time 100 Gala in New York, May 4, 2010 Photo Kevin Mazur GettyImages.com

Comments (53)
  1. The coolest guitar I have ever seen

  2. @ Peppermint and all

    The entire show was streamed LIVE and there is documented PROOF that he did not sing. He “mouthed” the words 2 “Controversy” as the audience sang along. The girls did all the singing. In fact he barely strummed the guitar. Yes he did look forward once in a while but most of the show was Miles Davis Style Back 2 the audience. Keeping it REAL is NOT negative. I’ve seen Prince upwards of 100 times. I know the difference between a good Prince show and a not so good show. I still love the dude and would show up again 2nite if he’s there. I was there at 2am with work the next day. Where were U?

    7

  3. Aaaaand thank you…

  4. DJ7 Prince did not keep his back to the audience during the entire show. He was facing the audience when he first came on stage. Shelby and the girls, sang “I Feel for You” earlier, and he was in back of them facing the audience. Members of the audience had their cell phones up snapping pictures of him, so by the time they played the long version of “Controversy”, Prince slid over to the right of the stage, and pretty much kept his back turned through that song, but leaned over to mic to sing a bit of the lyrics of “Controversy”.

    Just wanted to clear that up, but thanks for the info….:)

  5. Cool news . New musician is HOT!

  6. Geez, can we get someone to give a better report who was there, without all the unnecessary negativity for once?

  7. Prince was in Turks and Caicos?Must be nice!

  8. @He looked worn, tired and lost.

    Was that necessary to say that?……….

  9. Thanks 4 the update Doc. The new guitarist seems relaxed and down to earth, nice.
    Pity I missed the live stream…..but actually only a flight to catch would get me out of bed too early.
    Hopefully NY will wake up soon and share something somewhere 🙂

  10. Thanks for the info Doc — dj7 & pelicankiss. Love the Quinton Dean video/story … you never know when an opportunity will come knocking at your door. I wish Quinton the best and hope to see him play live one day.

  11. Sweet, Thank you Doc.!!!

  12. Quinton seems to be a sweet fella
    Enjoy this experience man 🙂

  13. Dean talking about meeting Prince (has been added to post.-Dr.FB)

  14. Finally – It was reported that They played NEW PRINCE music over the P.A. system but I was at the bar and did not hear it. Can anyone confirm this? Where is Prince and the Band going 2 B 2morrow? When does that JUNE ISSUE of EBONY drop? Also on the way out of the TIME GALA they gave the new issue of 100 most influential people. Prince is in it with a promo shot form the O2 promo session. Nice Pic.

  15. His new guitarist is quite the find I have heard. 🙂

  16. Heard he has a secret pussycat in NY, shes damn fine! Prince always bringing the gorgeous ladies with him 🙂

  17. also…..
    Prince’s NEW GUITARIST is
    Quinton Dean from the vacation island of Turks and Cacaos

    Besides Him It was the same band from Paris

    Liv, Elisa and Shelby J. on Vocals
    Cora – Drums
    Joshua – Bass
    Mr. Hayes -Keys
    Cassie – Keys and Vocals
    Prince – Whatever
    Quinton Dean – Guitar

    also 4got 2 mention the house band also played “Starfish & Coffee”
    Prince really Njoyed when they jammed on “No Diggity” and was left during that number jamming all the way out the door.

    dj7

  18. 🙂 Anyone else

  19. Poor planning, poor directions, no idea what what time the show started, no putting me on the guest list lead 2 not much fun 4 dj7. Snuck in 4 only 2 songs. The last 2 songs “Baby Love” and “Angel” both without singing by Prince. He did have the ausherwald (spelling?) as I told others (that’s my favorite guitar) so that was the only Xciting part. Rode in the elevator with and talked 2: Martha Stewart, Donatella Versace, Rachel Ray and her husband, Sarah Palin, Harvey Wienstein among others.
    I can’t really say 2 much else on that event.

    The aftershow/Jam session at Village underground wasn’t much better. Prince and the Band joined the house band halfway through their set [as I walked in they were playing Nasty Girl] and stayed about 20 minutes, Prince a little less. He played guitar and did not sing and kept his back 2 the audience the entire time. Shelby, Liv and Elisa did all the singing. The borrowed gear sounded weak at best and it sounded like an unrehearsed mess. They plodded thru: intro jam, I Feel 4 U, Controversy, Never Be Another Fool (Prince left after the beginning of this one)and Shelby J Rap(Feeling good, Tell Me Do U Want This). He hung around shook hands a little, smiled and listened 2 the houseband Run though The Ballad of Dorothy Parker, No Diggity and Chocolate.

    One of the least inspired Prince gigs ive ever seen. He looked worn, tired and lost. I think he has a new guitarist though.
    Cover was only $10 so…..if U no where he is at 2morrow…..give me a holler.

    7

  20. cool thanx 4 sharing the pic

  21. Thanks doc
    Aaww sweet. I wish I was there.
    Missed out on havin’ the TIME of my life I guess
    Prince (and the x2).. I LOVE YOU

  22. Thanks for the news Doc 🙂

  23. What is a lotus shirt? Is it skank wear for whores from Alaska? Prince is soooo lame. Intriguing but lame.

  24. I saw Sarah Palin there and she was wearing a Lotusflow3r t-shirt


Leave a comment