Last week, City Pages posted an incredible video recording of the very first time Prince ever played Purple Rain in public. The 13-minute video was filmed by one of his sound engineers as the Purple One unveiled the track at Minneapolis' legendary First Avenue.
It's an incredible piece of history, as well as a remarkable live performance.
The City Pages team foreshadowed what was to come in the very headline of their post:
Those folks know what they're talking about. Here's what the video looks like today:
Trust me, though, it was amazing.