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Prince Underwhelms Chicago Fans

Performer gets bad reviews for United Center show, after-party

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    Prince Underwhelms Chicago Fans
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    Prince performs at the 2004 BET Awards Show.

    Some Prince fans are scratching their collective purple heads Tuesday after Monday's performance and after-party.

    Reviews by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune and by fans on Twitter were less-than favorable for the United Center show.

    Between back-up singers who sang entire songs that weren't Prince's own, a scarcity of his popular hits and a full hour elapsing before he came out for the encore -- by which time most of the crowd had left -- many fans expressed the feeling that they expected more.

    The House of Blues after-party definitely ended with a resounding thud after Prince showed up but didn't perform -- something that wasn't promised, but many of the fans who waited up to 4 1/2 hours, expected.

    His purple highness has two more nights to make up for it -- shows are scheduled for the United Center and House of Blues for Tuesday and Wednesday.