The top 25 Vienna Legends, Myths and Rumours: #6 / Prince plays secret gig at U4

Do we still contribute to the urban legends? Nobody seems to talk to me anymore…


In the early Nineties the U4 still was a decent, progressive disco/club on the verge between underground and mainstream. Acid techno was rolling and the heydays of Falco doing cocaine in the U4 were already gone. Gothics and rockers crowded the place, unless it was Thursday’s gay club or something special happened.

One of these special things I only ever heard about but never found any proof for, was that prince came over after doing a big stadium show in the Stadthalle to play a secret gig. That was a rumour going on before and it still is around. That was before he turned into a slave, then a sign and then a number. That would have been cooler than cool to see. Does anybody know anything for sure?

Another show around the same time at the U4, that I also missed, was by a young, hitherto unknown trio from Seatlle, WA, called Nirvana. When they came around the next time I made sure not to miss them.

Seems as if this entry is about the legend of the U4 as much as about the secret concert by Mr. Prince.

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