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Prince: Warner Theater, Washington DC

Geoffrey Himes, Musician, April 1982

DRY ICE smoke drifted across the darkened stage of Washington's Warner Theater, as an unreleased tape played of Prince singing the double orgasm lyrics of 'The Second Coming' in a rich gospel choir arrangement. Three black teenage girls held up a poster of a nearly nude Prince taking a shower under a wall crucifix. A row of white rock critics stood up expectantly.

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