Throwback Thursday: Prince plays Gallaudet, November 1984. During his "Purple Rain" tour, Prince stopped by the Field House to give a free concert to 1,900 Gallaudetians and 600 special needs students from DC-area schools. The performance was kept secret until the last minute to avoid gatecrashers, but interpreters were on hand to help the deaf crowd get into the music.
First photo shows Prince on stage (upper left) mid-performance, with a crowd throwing up "ILY" signs. The second photo shows him returning the same sign while being presented with a gift by student representatives.