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    This Prince Guitar Solo Is One Of The Best Guitar Solos You'll Ever See

    And also possible proof that Prince was an actual magician.

    Let’s start with the facts here: George Harrison was an amazing guitarist, and the guitar solo on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is one of the greatest guitar solos ever.

    Prince was also an amazing guitarist, and this video of Prince honoring George Harrison while playing the guitar solo to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is nothing short of phenomenal.

    Fast forward to 3:27, and enjoy, friends. Then let’s talk.

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    OK, you’ve watched? Good. Because we need to break that video down nanosecond by nanosecond.

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    These are the people who are about to have their minds blown by Prince. They seem like nice people, but let’s be honest: They’re not worthy.

    0:05

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    Prince is here, but he's just chilling off to the side. Like Prince does.

    0:26

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    Tom Petty is here! Tom Petty is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Tom Petty is also about to get blown off the stage by Prince. (Sorry, Tom Petty.)

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    A bunch of other people are here, too! Steve Winwood is here, and so is Jeff Lynne. They are also not Prince.

    Also not Prince, but here's a big shout-out to Way Too Into It Tambourine Guy in the back!

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    Look at his face! You do you, Tambourine Guy!

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    Prince! It’s Prince! He’s out of the shadows! Let's get to the solo already!

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    Dhani Harrison realizes that he is about to have his face melted off by a Prince guitar solo, and this is the last face he ever wants to make.

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    Prince appears out of the freaking darkness, and immediately overtakes everything else onstage. That’s not a spotlight, either — that’s just what normally happens when Prince begins playing guitar.

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    Prince makes this face. That's good face right there.

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    AND THEN THIS PRINCE FACE. Nobody makes face like this anymore. NOBODY.

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    Let’s take a brief break from the glory of Prince’s face to spare a moment of appreciation for the red hat/red shirt/red pocket square/open collar look (with leopard print guitar strap). This is what Prince wears when he hangs out in Cleveland, and he looks GOOD.

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    A+ Prince face.

    Also, he's wearing red pinstripes. Nobody human can pull off red pinstripes, but Prince can.

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    Prince whispers something soft to his guitar strings. This isn't something they'd probably teach you at Berklee, but it’s a nice personal touch.

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    Prince does Prince guitar things. This is probably what he was telling his strings about.

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    Prince makes EPIC face.

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    Prince falls, but it’s totally cool, because wherever there is Prince, there will be hands to catch him.

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    Prince has completely lost control over his face, and it is beautiful.

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    His face has taken on a mind of its own.

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    Prince’s face is happy.

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    Prince’s face is smiling, just like other normal human faces would do! Prince’s Face: Just like us!

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    Tom Petty finally gives Prince's face its due.

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    What an artist, what a face.

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    The song's over, but…. Hold up, watch closely, people!

    Prince takes his guitar, throws it up in the air, and…it never lands.

    IT NEVER LANDS.

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    Seriously, look: It hasn’t landed.

    6:12

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    It’s not even in the picture. Guitars don’t just fly away, people. Do you see what's happened here? OPEN YOUR EYES.

    6:13

    PRINCE'S GUITAR JUST VANISHED IN MIDAIR.

    The only possible answer: Prince was actually magic.

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