Thursday, July 15, 2004

EVERYONE HAS A PRINCE STORY-
PLEASE SHARE YOURS


I've been thinking a lot about Prince
lately. In the past three days I've
gotten emails regarding extra tickets
to some of his concerts. This reminds
me of my favorite Prince story from
when I was a kid.

I once wrote a fan letter to Prince.
It read, 'Dear Prince, perhaps you
know my father....John Williams
.'
That was my opening line. My 'hook'.
I was hoping Prince would think my
dad John Williams from Long Island
was actually THE John Williams-
composer of Star Wars fame.

I figured out of all the MILLIONS
and MILLIONS of fan letters Prince
received, when he got mine he would
think to himself, 'No WAY!!! Could
this be the DAUGHTER of JOHN WILLIAMS
composer of STAR WARS FAME???!!!'
And he would call over all his back
up dancers and they would shriek
and pass my letter around the
dressing room and then Prince would
have his 'people' contact my parents
and give my best friend Sharon and I
two tickets to his next concert
at Jones Beach.

Instead I never heard from Prince.
And to make it worse, my dad found
a rough draft of my note in the
garbage. To this day I've never
lived it down.

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