That was the case when the “Purple Rain” singer performed three shows early last week at the
George Lopez took in the Sept. 24 show while in town — he performed Sept. 22 at the Chicago Theatre and was at the Ryder Cup celebrity scramble Tuesday at
Questlove spent much of the concert on Twitter. He kept his 2 million-plus followers updated with every song on the set list as it was happening, and boasted about getting a shoutout from Prince during the show.
It was no surprise that former Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump was also on hand Monday. The Glenbrook South High School alum has said in past interviews he was heavily influenced by Prince. "In spite of my obvious Prince obsession and the sheer amount of Prince merch I've bought over the years, this is my first Prince show," tweeted Stump, who has covered Prince's songs in concert, including "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Prince performed the song, which he wrote for his side project The Family (Sinead O’Connor later made it famous with her version), with Grammy- and Oscar-winner
Tweeted Hudson: "Awh I got to sing with Prince tonight in my hometown, n walk up the purple hallway while prince was on stage singing purple rain!!! Dreaming."