Prince's Purple Rain concert at the Orange Bowl, 1985 | Flashback Miami
Fans Crown Prince King Of OB Rock By LAURA MISCH Herald Staff Writer April 8, 1985 Dig if you will the picture -- of Prince and Miami engaged in a kiss. A long, slow, wet kiss, Prince's favorite kind, fueled by the purple passions of 55,000 rock fans gone crazy. In the Orange Bowl Sunday night, the Sultan of Sex teased, titillated and tiptoed the legal line of decency in a two-hour set that sent waves of what parents used to call devil rhythms pulsating into the upper decks. "Happy Easter, South Florida. My name is Prince, and I've come to play with you, " said the diminutive rock star, launching into Let's Go Crazy as he rode a rising platform onto the stage. Wearing a white ruffled shirt, long sequined coat, sequined trousers and his trademark pompadour, His Royal Badness licked his lips, wiggled his hips and sent shudders of ecstasy through the screaming crowd. Not since 1969, when Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested at a Miami concert for lewd behavior, has a rock 'n' roll star