Some say money spent on experiences is the key to happiness. What’s more euphoric than witnessing an iconic artist give an awe-inspiring performance in real-time? Reveling in the cathartic energy of the crowd, singing along in unison, and transporting to another world through set design is the ultimate whirlwind of escapism. Whether strewn with soul-stirring instrumentation or compelling stage presence, the right concert can reverberate down generations.

As the world heals with the return of live music, we revisit three legendary nights, including the rare moment when Biggie and 2Pac traded bars on the MSG stage, the show where Captain Murphy revealed his mysterious identity with help from Earl Sweatshirt, and the time Prince played a one-of-a-kind show during the height of his Purple Rain fame.

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