I had planned on posting a little blog tonight ahead of tomorrow’s ACL reconstruction surgery. I probably would have talked a bit about my anxiety going into it and how great my friends and family have been this week in supporting me.
Then, this morning, universe slapped me in the face. The news broke this morning that music legend Prince had died at the age of 57.
“Dearly beloved / we are gathered here today / 2 get through this thing called life”
I was super lucky to have the chance to see Prince live in Vegas back in 2004. Not only do I love his music, but I was supremely impressed by what a stunningly amazing musician he was. In the few hours we were at the show, he literally played every instrument on stage – no joke, drums, guitar, horns, he did it all. And did it all better than most professionals. He had complete control of the audience at all times. His show was flawless. Even those who didn’t know his songs well couldn’t help but be drawn in. It was literally the best concert I’ve ever been at to this very day.
The details surrounding his death are still mysterious and are no doubt tragic. Regardless of the cause, the music world mourns the loss of one of the best tonight – another angel in that heavenly choir that seems to have added quite a few members this year. Rest in peace, Prince.