There were no less than 70 or 80 people @ the soundcheck in Paris, and I was there. I was in line at 9.30 in the morning. I stayed there the whole time and in fact that wasn't smart though I met some real cool fans. I should have gone at the end of the road where there was a Jimi Hendrix exhibition.
There were about 10 people already, and a couple had been there since 8 .
.. at about 4 in the afternoon we were let inside.
After some time, Prince himself opened the door we were facing. We screamed and shouted and cheered. He was wearing a sweater and a large hat. Said "u're coming in soon" or something llike that. It was brilliant!
... I was at few more soundcheck & shows, incl. Oberhausen, and that soundcheck was "almost" better than the actual show. Zurich was good. Soundcheck in Milan was also very good. He kind of invited a fan up on stage but stopped him cold by sayin' "where u going?"