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Prince at the Forum: Three hours, massive setlist, many medleys

April 15, 2011 |  7:52 am


Thursday night, Prince kicked off his 21-night stint in at the Forum in Inglewood with a massive three-hour show featuring many highlights from the Purple One's three-decade career. The Times will have a full review of the show in a few hours, but below is the first stab at a setlist. Any Prince fanatic in attendance last night -- apparently there were a few -- who sees any discrepancy in this, let us know.

One curious Prince aside that deserves note: Onstage between songs, Prince didn't make mention of "21 shows." He said that he and the band would be performing at the Forum "as long as you'll have us." Did that strike anyone else as curious?

Prince and the New Power Generation at the Forum, April 14

Pop Life
Raspberry Beret
Cool  (Time cover, featuring a sojourn into Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough")
Let's Work
U Got the Look
Purple Rain
Let's Go Crazy
The Beautiful Ones
Little Red Corvette
Medley: When Doves Cry / Nasty Girls / Sign of the Times / Darling Nikki / 777-9311 / Single Ladies
If Eye Was Ur Girlfriend
A Love Bizarre  (Sheila E. cover, featuring Sheila E.)
Play That Funky Music  (Wild Cherry cover)
Controversy  (with Housequake chants)
The Glamorous Life  (Sheila E. cover, with Sheila E.)
Peach (with Sheila E.)
Dance (Sylvester cover)
Baby I'm a Star
Stratus  (Billy Cobham cover)
Sometimes It Snows in April
She's Always in My Hair
Welcome 2 America


Prince keeps things affordable at the Forum for $25, but how close does that get you?

Prince to play 21-night run at the Forum

-- Randall Roberts

Photo: iPhone photo of Prince's stage on Thursday night at the Forum. Credit: Randall Roberts / Los Angeles Times