ADDISON, Texas — It's Super Bowl party central this weekend, but it's the party that didn't happen that has everyone talking.
Prince canceled his $1,500-a-ticket performance last night in Addison. Three students — including violinist Scarlett Deering and guitarist Annie Dingwall — were scheduled to be part of the event.
They sat in a hotel room for nearly two hours waiting to hear from organizers about their opportunity of a lifetime.
"I was very angry and upset, and I felt like it wasn't fair that no one ever came and told us what was going on," Deering said.
The two scholarship recipients were scheduled to go on stage and be recognized at a Friday night concert headlined by Prince at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison.
The event was canceled Friday night, something that didn't surprise attorney Steve Khoury.
"It was pretty clear, pretty early, that this party boat wasn't coming in," he said.
Three of Khoury's clients — potential investors — dropped out three weeks ago. "My investors were willing to put up the kind of money they were asking to be invested," he said. "The fee being negotiated by Prince was on the order of a million-five, a million-seven — with benefits."
Khoury said he saw the written agreement, which was not signed.
-- story by MONIKA DIAZ, WFAA, Dallas