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Dubai High   Less than 48 hours after leaving London on a purple high, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl setup shop in the exclusive Pacha Ibizia, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  By all accounts this was an intimate but explosive gig.  With the crowd close enough to reach out and touch that iconic mic stand the setup sounds like one of Prince's iconic aftershow parties. Just like the show in London this was a benefir show supporting the work of Autism Rocks, Which was setup by Sanjay Shah.  You can read a great article on the work and inspiration behind the charity here Unlike the show in London, which saw queues around the block, this gig was a smaller afair with the glamorous crowd turning up fashionably late.  Chilling by the pool, rather than queueing in the cold was the pre-gig preparation   Once again, Liv Warfield was in the house performing Paloma Faith's Only Love Can Hurt Like This.  Other highlights included Pink Cashmere,
 Shhhhhh! There are a number of people in #purplelondon who are feeling incredible blessed, shell shocked, funked and rolled! Once again we found ourselves in London awaiting an audience with Prince in the freezing cold (OK, not Minneapolis cold).  In many ways it was a reunion for all the great friends that met during the Hit and Run Tour last year.  There streets of Camden were overflowing with the joy of reunion.  The lead up to this gig was very different to previous gigs.  The gig was a private event for the charity Autism Rocks and attendance was by invitation only.  The great thing about this event was that, unlike other private charity gigs which are typically complelety closed, the charity have built up contacts with fans of live music from previous live music events and the tickets are priced, such that the place can be filled with people that love the music, just like a regular gig and the money raised goes to help fun Autism Research. From the outset there were si