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Thread started 06/07/08 8:05am

bigjohnrrt

Prince Family Reunion report

Hey all. Nope, Prince did NOT show up. A real bummer since they teased his presence for almost the entire evening. There was even a rumor on local radio that Prince's guitar had arrived at the Cabooze and had been sound checked.But it was all in vain.Having said that, it was still a great show. Talented musicians, great crowd and a concert that was almost three hours long with a 30 minute intermission.

Almost everyone who was listed on the bill was there. The only exceptions were Sonny T., Jamie Starr (Is a thief!), and VERY special guests. Dez Dickerson did show up for a brief appearence and played on "Little Red Corvette","Modern Man", and "Let's Work" (maybe 20 minutes). In addition, Tyka Nelson was rumored to be in the house (upstairs), signing autographs and taking pics. I didn't make my way up there because I thought at some point she would be on stage and to tell you the truth, I'm not familiar with her work. She never made it on stage.

As for Jaimie Starr and VERY special guests, the organizers of this event dropped the ball on this one. I don't know who they were referring to when they listed "VERY special guests". Everyone was there. I mean Dez wasn't even a "Special Guest" because he was added to the bill late last week. The crowd thought they would at least get Morris or Rosie Gaines, or Chaka Khan, or Wendy and Lisa, or....you get my point. And the blatant mis-advertising of Jamie Starr(Prince)to be at the venue. Was this done just to sell tickets? I think anyone who is familiar with the history of Prince could assume that Jamie Starr is at the very least The Time, Morris, or Prince himself. Very disappointing.

Although the show was good, one could feel the anticipation of Prince walking on stage. During the entire show, it felt as if this very talented group of musicians was kinda the warm-up act until HIS Badness was ready to make HIS presence known. The crowd was hyped, but reserved as to not to peak too soon. We were saving our best for Prince.

There was some merchandise for sell. There was a small poster of "Prince Family Reunion" showing the list of performers, (hand drawn, old style, similar to a 60's Fillmore style), Dez Dickerson's book, a Truth Live CD, and a raffle for a new Fender Stratocaster signed by the musicians. Proceeds from the raffle went to charity.

Overall, a very good show and a great time. Just couldn't help to feel a little bummed when the house lights came on and they began to break down the equipment. Believe me, I wasn't the only one hanging around with a look of denial on their face.

Well, I think that covers it. I kept track of the set list, so here it is. There was one song towards the end of the show that I was not familiar with. If anyone out there who attended the show knows it, please help me out. It was the song after James Brown referred to Obama. Thanks.

Soft and Wet
I Feel For U
Head
Do Me, Baby
Automatic
When Doves Cry
Raspberry Beret
Slow Love
Cream
When U Were Mine (Interlude)
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Jungle Love
Take Me With U
Sexy MF

(Intermission)

Girls and Boys
Do It All Night
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Little Red Corvette
Modern Man (Purple Rain Soundtrack)
Let's Work
Strange Relationship
DMSR
Money Don't Matter Tonight
Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue
?
(Piano Interude)
Condition of the Heart

She's Always In My Hair (Encore)
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Reply #1 posted 06/07/08 8:15am

musiclover44

Thanks for the great report! Was wondering how that was going to go...
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Reply #2 posted 06/07/08 8:25am

TheAStarr

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Thanks for that report indeed.

I was just getting all reflective about the years that have gone by...
I realize that it's clear that he has a lot of friends who love him.
I hope he's got something private with those people going on today.
It would be a shame if he did not.
Starrfighter
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/08 9:38am

darlingfloor

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great report, sounds like a great night!
I'd be very dissapointed though.. but you were surrounded by many Prince/musiclovers and that's my idea of a great night out
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Reply #4 posted 06/07/08 9:50am

themellowone

Hey, just wanted to say that this show was fantastic!!! I never thought for one minute that Prince would show, and with that in mind, we just set out to have a funky good time...and most certainly did!

Most of the band were really chatty - we managed to speak at length to Eric Leeds, Dez and Dr Fink, and got all of them and Michael B to sign our poster. Also got lots of pics with them. They were all most impressed that we'd come all the way from the UK for this gig lol

The show was a real trip down memory lane, playing all the old stuff that Prince doesn't play any more.... a rare treat.

Absolutely brilliant - yes it would have been great if Prince had showed up but that was unlikely to happen, but it was great even without him.
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Reply #5 posted 06/07/08 10:24am

malbena

Thank you for the wonderful report.
I also figured Prince would not show up as he is close to the concert in Dublin. I have a feeling he's already over there to catch on the jet lag and prepare but it's just my two cents.
I don't find it fair from the musicians to tease the crowd and disappoint them afterwards. I even think they do that to get people to come and stay. I do believe they are talented musicians but they kind of live in the shadow of Prince and they are aware of it so why not using it.

Thanks again! biggrin
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Reply #6 posted 06/07/08 12:27pm

giminicricket

malbena said:[quote]Thank you for the wonderful report.
I also figured Prince would not show up as he is close to the concert in Dublin. I have a feeling he's already over there to catch on the jet lag and prepare but it's just my two cents.
I don't find it fair from the musicians to tease the crowd and disappoint them afterwards. I even think they do that to get people to come and stay. I do believe they are talented musicians but they kind of live in the shadow of Prince and they are aware of it so why not using it.

Thanks again! biggrin[/q

yes indeed
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Reply #7 posted 06/08/08 3:46am

KoolEaze

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Nice and detailed report, thanks ! By the way, Modern Man is actually called Modernaire.
Too bad he didn´t show up but then again, I would not have expected it anyway.
They probably meant Jamie Starr´s spirit when they mentioned him lol
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #8 posted 06/08/08 3:04pm

violett

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i had a blast!

and my voice is lost as a result giggle
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Reply #9 posted 06/08/08 7:12pm

bigjohnrrt

KoolEaze said:

Nice and detailed report, thanks ! By the way, Modern Man is actually called Modernaire.
Too bad he didn´t show up but then again, I would not have expected it anyway.
They probably meant Jamie Starr´s spirit when they mentioned him lol



Thanks Kool,

I've heard the song in the movie, but never paid attention to it.

Do you know what song they sang after the "presidential poll"? Thanks
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Reply #10 posted 06/09/08 6:25am

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bigjohnrrt said:


Soft and Wet
I Feel For U
Head
Do Me, Baby
Automatic
When Doves Cry
Raspberry Beret
Slow Love
Cream
When U Were Mine (Interlude)
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Jungle Love
Take Me With U
Sexy MF

(Intermission)

Girls and Boys
Do It All Night
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Little Red Corvette
Modern Man (Purple Rain Soundtrack)
Let's Work
Strange Relationship
DMSR
Money Don't Matter Tonight
Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue
?
(Piano Interude)
Condition of the Heart

She's Always In My Hair (Encore)


Now that would make a fantastic set list for the Dublin gig.
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Reply #11 posted 06/09/08 1:32pm

JuliePurplehea
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violett said:

i had a blast!

and my voice is lost as a result giggle


It was great meeting you!
Shake it til ya make it dancing jig
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Reply #12 posted 06/09/08 1:36pm

JuliePurplehea
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Hi, bigjohnrrt! My friend & I were standing in the line behind you waiting to get in. Just wanted to say "hey"! biggrin
Shake it til ya make it dancing jig
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Reply #13 posted 06/09/08 2:09pm

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Here are some pictures from the show.







Doctor Fink, signing an autograph.
Shake it til ya make it dancing jig
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Reply #14 posted 06/09/08 7:20pm

tonyjohnsonjr

Hi everyone! it's Tony, Tyka Nelson's personal assistant cool , and yes she was at the show. She was upstairs enjoying the music and loved every minute of it. She especially enjoyed everyone who approached her for pictures. She spoke with sooooo many people and was glad to chat with dr fink who came upstairs to see her. She was downstairs for a moment to take a few pictures with Dez.
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Reply #15 posted 06/14/08 12:55pm

darlingfloor

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great pics!
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Reply #16 posted 06/14/08 12:56pm

violett

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JuliePurplehead said:

violett said:

i had a blast!

and my voice is lost as a result giggle


It was great meeting you!


yes it sure was! wow...i look crazy nuts lol

yay!
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Reply #17 posted 06/14/08 1:43pm

WillyWonka

JuliePurplehead said:

violett said:

i had a blast!

and my voice is lost as a result giggle


It was great meeting you!



Great photo!
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Reply #18 posted 06/19/08 4:28pm

toots

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JuliePurplehead said:

Here are some pictures from the show.







Doctor Fink, signing an autograph.

Okay question: Who was the special guest besides Fink being there and Dez and Tyka, did I misread the original post or am I seeing things confuse
Smurf theme song-seriously how many fucking "La Las" can u fit into a dam song wall
Proud Wendy and Lisa Fancy Lesbian asskisser thumbs up!
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