Get ready to party like it's 1999 ... or like it's 3 a.m. and you're rocking out at Prince's house. His Royal Badness has invited fans to his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minn., just outside Minneapolis, for a slumber party that's sure to beat any of your fond memories from junior high.
On Tuesday, the singer tweeted the simple word "hUNGRy?" with the picture of a flyer showing his band, 3rdEyeGirl in comfy-looking bedclothes, and featuring information about the upcoming Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party to be held on Saturday. A $50 donation is required, doors open at the eye-scorching hour of 2 a.m., and there is a dress code. "Dress 2 impress. Keep it classy!" the flyer implores.
The early hour and breakfast theme can be explained. Prince's new single is called "Breakfast Can Wait," though it's unclear if that will be the title track of an album. A teaser video he released (featuring Dave Chappelle as Prince) would seem to indicate it's a song from an album called "The Breakfast Experience," but Prince is nothing if not a little mysterious.
The flyer doesn't indicate if Prince himself will perform, but he has been giving concerts with Third Eye Girl as well as tweeting from their joint Twitter account. The Purple One has become known for some odd-hour concerts at Paisley Park, so it seems certain he won't be able to resist rocking out.
And the pancake motif? Back in 2004, when Chappelle imitated Prince in a comedy sketch, he told of Prince and his band the Revolution playing basketball against Chappelle and crew, and then serving them pancakes. Dig in, fans.