The loss of Prince has been a colossal bummer. We were blessed with exactly one Prince and it’s still remarkably strange that he’s gone. The purple lining on the cloud is that the death of the cultural icon has also prompted a steady stream of celebrations of his career.
A fascinating bit of video has been swelling in popularity featuring Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown having an absolute blast at a 2011 Prince gig. Y’know, as you would at a Prince concert. It’s a surreal throwback piece of video because it features Whitney (who left us in 2011), Bobbi Kristina (who passed in 2015) and Prince all in one place sharing the magic of “Take Me With U.” It’s sort of a heartbreaking video considering the tragedy attached, but it’s also really heartwarming too. You get to see a mom and her daughter singing, dancing, smiling and exuding joy while one of American music’s most important figures puts his talents on display. Maybe we’re projecting too much. It’s been a weird week.
The clip featuring Whitney and Bobbi Kristina taking in Prince’s Los Angeles concert is tucked above for your viewing pleasure. Do you have any Prince live show stories you’d like to share? Unfurl those tales in the comments.