Here are both sets from this sweet ass after-hours show.
1993 would prove to be a most confusing and controversial year in Prince's career. After establishing himself as one of the most talented, influential, and flamboyant live acts in the music business and at the absolute peak of his success, Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph, which the press soon translated as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (or TAFKAP). In an effort to assert his independence from contractual obligations and the tyranny of record companies unable to cope with his prolific output and eccentric nature, Prince would engage in a public battle with Warner Brothers that would escalate to massive proportions, as he took steps to eliminate all restrictions on his creative output.
His 12th album, released the previous year, which was the first under the new moniker (since known as the "Love Symbol" album), marked the debut of Prince's hot new band, the New Power Generation. Prince and this new funk-fortified outfit was arguably the most exciting live act on the planet in 1993 and the tour, known as the Act 1 Tour, captivated the attention of nearly everyone that experienced it, selling out large venues at nearly every stop on the tour. In select cities, Prince and his band would occasionally play unannounced aftershow parties at local nightclubs, often into the wee hours of the night. These aftershows were the hippest place to be and provided Prince and the New Power Generation musicians had the ability to intimately connect with a small audience of hardcore fans. These performances also allowed Prince to experiment with his music, performing new, unreleased and cover material as suited his spontaneous whims. These performances often took on an even wilder abandon than the official concert dates and those lucky enough to attend experienced something not soon forgotten.
The Act 1 Tour hit San Francisco on April 10, 1993 and San Jose the following night. One of the most memorable aftershows occurred after the San Jo