Pop superstar Prince ditched his post-Oscars bash at his Hollywood Hills home for a show at Hollywood's Avalon Ballroom.
Fans and famous friends paid $100 (GBP69)-a-head to join the Purple Rain hitmaker at his Sunday midnight (22Feb09) party, which doubled as the launch for his new website LotusFlow3r.com.
Prince dedicated his two-hour set to Oscar winner Penelope Cruz and performed a string of hits and covers from upcoming releases, including The Cars Let's Go and Crimson & Clover, a chart-topper for Tommy James and the Shondells.
Oscars attendees Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and nominee Taraji P. Henson were among the audience.
Announcing, "I'm the DJ tonight," Prince also played covers of the Beatles Come Together and the Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Woman as well as chart classics Jungle Love and Play That Funky Music.
He ended the show with an encore of I Feel For You at almost 3.30am.