Fan Broke Concert Rules to Get Amazing Prince Photo During His Final Show
A Reddit user broke Prince’s concert rules and snapped a photo of the late singer at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on April 14.
That was the final show he played before he died last week.
There was a no-camera policy implemented in the concert. User Evan Carter said that he complied with the rules until the last moment. Then, he took the picture.
“I felt like I was stealing it at the time, but at this point I just feel lucky and honored to have been there and to have taken a picture that makes one of my heroes look exactly as I always wanted him to. Never would have imagined it would be one of the last,” he wrote.
Prince died last week at his Minnesota mansion. He was found dead in an elevator, and the findings from his autopsy report are pending.
After his death, fans also shared his passport photo, which he took in February 2016.
— Paige Cornwell (@pgcornwell) April 21, 2016
The New York Times, meanwhile, reported on Monday that Prince’s albums were No. 1, No. 2, and No. 6 on the music charts.
After Prince died on Thursday, his fans rushed to listen to his music, but since it is mostly unavailable for streaming — Tidal is the only major streaming outlet that has Prince’s full catalog — they did something that fewer and fewer people do anymore: actually buy the music.
“The Very Best of Prince,” a 2001 compilation chocked with classic hits like “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss,” shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s latest album chart with 100,000 sales and 292,000 streams in the United States, according to data from Nielsen. “Purple Rain,” the 1984 album that made Prince a global superstar, is No. 2 with 63,000 sales and 71,000 streams, and another collection, “The Hits: The B-Sides,” is No. 6.
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