Tickets had sold out in London, so I’d snapped up my mate Mike’s offer to drive to Birmingham, so it was an afternoon off and a trip up the M1/M6.
The NEC is an awful venue of course, but Prince had made the best of it, putting the stage ‘in the round’ (i.e. the middle of the arena). He was very inventive, and the show involved cars, basketball, beds, that fantastic female drummer and lots of I would die 4 U style imagery.
Indeed, some wag noted recently that this was when Prince invented txt spk.
I went through a phase in 87-90 being a big fan. I can smile about it now, but at the time it was terrible.