Welcome to Pride, beloved!!
You’ve been summoned by the preacher himself.
With arguably the most legendary spoken intro in pop history,
Prince rallies us against all that might de-elevate,
And calls our focus onward and upward, into a life where the pain, hatred, and strife are no more, and we shine brightly forever more!
Let it be so.
Let it be here and now!
“Let’s Go Crazy,” the rousing anthem that opens both the legendary Purple Rain album and the film of the same name, was not only a smash hit, rising to number one on the Pop, R&B and Dance charts, but the song - and historic album it belonged to - catapulted Prince into the pop-stardom stratosphere. Prince and Purple Rain, spending a staggering 24 weeks at number one on the charts, became a shimmering, transcendent pop-musical spectacle that rivals any sensation before or sense - a cultural landmark for the ages, and one of the most important moments in pop-music history.
We live in a world that is terribly fractured. Wounded. Injustice, racism, bigotry, misogyny and hateful phobias of all-kinds abound.
But in “Let’s Go Crazy,” Prince stands before us, the congregation, the beloved, to proclaim
To call us to fix our eyes on a higher world.
A life, a world that exists above and beyond this life.
But one that, nonetheless, offers us the strength, courage, and resolve required to stand in the face of that which de-elevates, and to
“Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?
Oh no, let’s go!!!”
Pride says, “Oh no, let’s go!”
Pride says, “Let’s go crazy.
Let’s get nuts!
The haters win no more. Love triumphs over all.
Love triumphs over violence.
Fear. Hatred. Prejudice. Bigotry reign no longer!
Celebrating Pride is resistance against de-elevator.
So let’s go crazy!
Jonathan Bristow - Ascent Creator & Director.
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