Bring in the Balloons


“There was a tour in Germany. There was a building on the far side of the field that was visible from the stage, and we found out it was an old SS headquarters. People were already in the stands. (Prince) finds out that’s what that building is and says, ‘I can’t look at that all night and perform. So, I’m not going on.’ So they had to figure out what are they going to do. How are they going to make this building go away. So, the Production Manager – sharp – brought in a hot air balloon club. They brought in balloons and parked them in front of the building. That, to me, was amazing to see that go down.” – Peter Greenlund, who toured with Prince for nine years on the Current, Minnesota National Public Radio