Prince of publicity
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Prince( Afshin Shahidi )
To drum up publicity for the release of Planet Earth, Prince played seven nights at Hollywood hot spot the Roosevelt Hotel.
How it worked:
The critics were largely positive on Princes week of intimate shows at the trendy hotel. But their word is all we have to go on, as tickets went solely to the privileged class, costing $3,121 for dinner and admission for two. The riffraff could try to secure a host of standing-room slots sold for $312 -- or buy a few weeks worth of groceries.