His royal badness Prince gave the concert of a lifetime to the audience at the SXSW concert in Austin, on March 17, according to Rolling Stone Magazine. The crowd couldn't get enough according to the report, begging for more and more performance from the artist, as Prince aptly obliged to return to the stage for seven encores.
As the crowd screamed for more Prince retorted "Don't make me hurt you – you know how many hits I have?" he asked the crowd, at the packed La Zona Rosa in Austin, as SXSW drew to a close.
The two-hour-40-minute concert was said to be riveting with Prince pulling out all the stops in this impromptu "in the moment" jam session. Prince sang, danced, played the piano and directed the band, calling upon members of the band to jam in solo moments. He performed songs from his vast catalogs of hits adding in performances of hit songs that he had written for other artist.
In the mind-blowing performance the artist performed his own renditions of cover songs including the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
Rolling Stones reports, "They stretched out on 'Purple Rain,' and Prince urged the crowd to sing wordless vocals in place of the guitar solo, and reflected on his career choice. "I love being a musician," he said. "It feels like a servant. A servant for you."