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This is a photo of Prince performing at Coachella, not his Oscar Party
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This is a photo of Prince performing at Coachella, not at his Oscar party. | Photo by I Do Shows via flickr

While watching the Oscars at home in my bedroom, I got an email informing me that I was invited to Prince's Post-Oscar party. Me? The guy who was sitting in his room watching the Oscars in a sweaty t-shirt and shorts thanks to some much needed time at the gym was now going to be partying with Prince at his ultra-exclusive post-Oscar party.

Ten minutes later I get a phone call informing me that Prince's party is open to the public, for $100. OK, so it's not so ultra-exclusive this year but still, I'm going to get to see Prince perform and watch some celebs walk the red carpet.

Since it's Oscar night and all, I decide to shower and change out of my sweaty gym attire. The Downy Wrinkle Releaser was no match for my button-down shirt of choice, so I ironed it threw a sweater over it and jumped in my car right around the same time the cast of Slumdog Millionaire celebrated their victory in the "Best Picture" category.

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LA's reputation of having traffic issues would be erased if every night was Oscar night. With practically every Angeleno indoors watching genitalia-less gold men being passed out, the roads were clear as a stripper's heels. The empty roads allowed me to reach the Avalon at exactly 10 pm, where a line of Prince fans spanned from the Avalon's doors to beginning of the fence that stands in front of the grounds that once housed Basque. Fortunately, I wouldn't be waiting in that line, my name was on a list that can be found in the parking lot on the other side of the building.