Sacramento's been abuzz lately with sightings of Prince, the mighty Purple One of pop music, here in Sacramento. Last week, Tower Cafe posted on its Facebook page that Prince had come into the restaurant.
"He came in and had breakfast for lunch, and was a really nice guy," said Ruben Reveles, Tower Cafe's manager. "We kept it quiet for him, and didn't tell everybody until after he left. The employees were pretty excited."
On Monday, there was also a spotting of Mr. Purple Rain coming out of Corti Brothers which was posted on Facebook. However, in a call to Corti Brothers, management and staff alike didn't spot Prince themselves - though the idea of Prince picking up some parma prosciutto and a bottle of barolo is a nice thought.
"If he did come in, then it was something nobody paid attenion to, or he was dressed down," said store manager Rick Mindermann.
Now comes word of more Prince sightings. Over the weekend, Prince apparently booked a VIP booth at MIX Downtown, and was spotted on Monday buying vinyl at Records on 16th and Broadway. His shopping partner was Andy Allo, a singer from Cameroon who now calls Sacramento home and has collaborated with Prince. The two each bought small stacks of soul albums, said Records manager James McCurdy. Allo was also Prince's dining partner at Tower Cafe.
Here's a clip of the two performing Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game."
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