I've been a Prince fan since the early 80's (my favorite bands in high school were BOC, Zappa, and Prince go figure) but oddly have never him live. I'd heard from several friends that his shows can be legendary so when he tickets went on sale a couple of weeks ago I had my wife grab a couple for day 2 of his 3 day stand here in Chicago. A couple of friends from work went to the first show on Monday and said it was just ok due to sound issues and that he only played guitar on 3 songs (oh the humanity!). So anyhoo, we go last night and he rises from the middle of the stage with his Telecaster and proceeds to play 5 or 6 of the best guitar solos I've ever heard over the next 6 or 7 songs. The whole stadium (18,000 plus) is totally getting down and he turns into James Brown over the next few songs singing and dancing like a 25 year old. He slows the pace a bit and becomes a crooner making all the ladies (and there were a ton!) almost fall over. He then puts it overdrive playing hit after hit, one great song after the next while he and his band are funking it up. I've never seen a performer with such complete command over his audience and the song selection and pacing were flawless. By the end of the set everyone is sweating profusely and ready for more. He proceeds to play five (!!) encores pushing the show well over 3 hours long. It was easily one of the best concerts I've ever seen and he's one of the best guitarists I've seen in 30 years of shows. It's been 9 years since he's played Chicago, see him while you can guys. Incredible.