I remember watching this on TV in 2004. I said to myself, "Is that fucking Prince?" Yes, it was Prince. He walked out, shredded that solo, dropped his guitar, and strutted off leaving Tom Petty and Steve Winwood in the dust. I'm not sure many people knew he could play like that until that Hall of Fame concert aired on VH1. I certainly didn't.
I always knew Prince was talented. As a child of the 80s, I grew up idolizing him on MTV. But when you look back now you clearly realize there's no one since who has even come close to that level of talent. Not just talent, but also style, originality, and balls.
And swagger. I'm so sad.