Relive What Some Are Now Calling The Best Super Bowl Performance Ever: Prince Performing ‘Purple Rain’ In The Middle Of A Rainstorm
TRULY AMAZING: There’s nothing better than Prince belting out “Purple Rain” while in the middle of a Florida rainstorm!
Hours before the 2007 Super Bowl in Miami, Florida, producer Don Mischer called up Prince to tell him he’d probably have to perform his halftime show in the middle of a torrential downpour. “I want you to know it’s raining,” Mischer said. “Are you OK?” Prince had a very simple response: “Can you make it rain harder?”
Prince knew that the horrid weather would only add to the drama of his show as he kicked off the show with his crowd pleaser “Let’s Go Crazy” and surprise covers like “We Will Rock You,” “All Along the Watchtower” and “Best of You” by the Foo Fighters. Pleasing 100 million people with every musical taste imaginable is nearly an impossible task, but Prince pulled it off better than any other halftime performer in recent memory. He wrapped up with a spine-tingling “Purple Rain,” while still in the middle of a rainstorm, reminding the whole world that Prince was still the single greatest performer on the planet.
Relive what some are now calling the best Super Bowl performance ever below: