When doves cry?
Please. Those loud wails heard all over metro Atlanta are coming from the people who had tickets to see Prince on Thursday night.
One minute they’d made the cut for the coolest show of the year; the next (actually it was around 1:35 p.m.), the Fox Theatre was emailing ticketholders with the breaking news that Prince was “battling the flu” and was postponing the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows “with profound regrets.”
It’s no use sitting around all night mournfully warbling,”But … but … I Would Die 4 U, Prince.” Instead, here are 5 other things to do Thursday night in lieu of seeing Mr. Purple Rain in person:
- Test drive a little red Corvette: Buyavette Atlanta Corvette on DeKalb Technology Parkway is open until 7 p.m. and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet (which sells ‘vettes) in Duluth is open until 10:30 tonight.
- Visit The Prince Museum. No plane ticket to Minneapolis or New York necessary. This Facebook group for Prince fans and collectors is waiting for you to stop by and check out posts like “Today in 1982, Prince was in the studio with Vanity 6 recording the song 3x2=6.”
- Watch the final-ever “American Idol” finale from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fox. Just like the cancelled concert, it’s live, it features musical performances and, who knows, Prince himself might actually be watching from his sickbed and sniffling “Seacrest out!” one last time.
- Still itching for a “Let’s go crazy!” night on the town? Here are some other good options: Comedian Joel McHale (“Community,” “Talk Soup”) is at the Tabernacle at 8 p.m. Cirque du Soleil Kurios is at Atlantic Station at 8 p.m. the Atlanta Hawks play the Toronto Raptors at 8 p.m. at Philips Arena; and SOUND + VISION, the Atlanta Film Festival’s signature midweek event featuring food, bands, daring experimental films and wild art installations runs from 7 p.m to midnight at Ponce City Market.
- Finally, if you’ve been obnoxiously rubbing it in people’s faces that you’d managed to snag tickets to one of Prince’s shows (you know who you are), this might be a good time to make your amends. Either that, or get a head start on rubbing it in about having tickets for the make-up show.