But, it was my friend Tania's birthday and in the 80's Prince was big alongside Madonna, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. If she wanted to go, then it was a good gift to give her as she is so hard to buy for.
So I organised tickets through a good friend of mine who is a promoter and off we went. Our second row seats were so close to the action, I couldn't believe it. As he walked on stage, his physical presence was superceded by the superstar that he is. Prince may be small (tiny), but with his high heels and powerful voice, he is the tallest man in the room.
I knew every song and sang and danced to every tune. He was amazing. And surprisingly not too loud. The show was spectacular and more than I expected on every level.
Superstars like Prince have amazing presence and as small business owners we all can learn from this showmanship. If we exude confidence, then people around us will believe in us and want to listen to what we have to say. If we always stay true to our brand, like Prince has, then we will always meet expectations and often exceed them. If we deliver more rather than less, we will have all of our clients leaving feeling like they have value.
What can you learn from Prince?