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Thread started 10/24/09 6:06pm

jgreco7

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Paisley Park concert thread

Who's there with reports from the scene? Details details details..... Do tell!
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Reply #1 posted 10/24/09 6:51pm

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cant wait for reports to start rolling in smile i think he'll open with 1999
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Reply #2 posted 10/24/09 7:13pm

mayrain

lol I know right we are living through them. Don't make us wait to long tell us all the details....please. Have fun guys. Prince is gonna blow the roof off of PP.
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Reply #3 posted 10/24/09 7:39pm

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After reading this in another thread I think it may be a while b4 we hear anything....

"No cameras, video, cell phones, smart phones, recording devices of any kind allowed inside Paisley Park. Please leave those items in your car please. If you have these items on you, you will not be allowed in the Studio. Paisley Park is not responsible for your belongings"

and 2 think I bought a ticket online and couldnt make it there is just killin me
cry
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Reply #4 posted 10/24/09 7:44pm

Kelly619

jgreco7 said:

After reading this in another thread I think it may be a while b4 we hear anything....

"No cameras, video, cell phones, smart phones, recording devices of any kind allowed inside Paisley Park. Please leave those items in your car please. If you have these items on you, you will not be allowed in the Studio. Paisley Park is not responsible for your belongings"

and 2 think I bought a ticket online and couldnt make it there is just killin me
cry


I'm leaving soon and was wondering if anyone had clarification on the cell phone thing, is that for real? It seems REALLY unsafe...
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Reply #5 posted 10/24/09 7:48pm

jgreco7

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I read that this came from a local newspaper.... I've been 2 many shows and always had my cell, but this is PP so no telling...

Have a gr8 time!
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Reply #6 posted 10/24/09 8:08pm

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To heck with concert updates, I want Wolfy updates.
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Reply #7 posted 10/24/09 8:38pm

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RodeoSchro said:

To heck with concert updates, I want Wolfy updates.

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Reply #8 posted 10/24/09 8:43pm

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CJBabyDaddy said:

RodeoSchro said:

To heck with concert updates, I want Wolfy updates.

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C'mon, you know you do, too.
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Reply #9 posted 10/24/09 10:15pm

bettybop

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He would do a "surprise" show when I'm sick. dead It's so not fair.

So, I am relying on some good reports! Don't fail me now, orgers!! Can't wait to read all about it!! smile
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Reply #10 posted 10/24/09 10:22pm

japanrocks

Kelly619 said:

jgreco7 said:

After reading this in another thread I think it may be a while b4 we hear anything....

"No cameras, video, cell phones, smart phones, recording devices of any kind allowed inside Paisley Park. Please leave those items in your car please. If you have these items on you, you will not be allowed in the Studio. Paisley Park is not responsible for your belongings"

and 2 think I bought a ticket online and couldnt make it there is just killin me
cry


I'm leaving soon and was wondering if anyone had clarification on the cell phone thing, is that for real? It seems REALLY unsafe...


funny how people feel that way nowadays.....unsafe without technology

my lord, how on earth did we survive with pay phones and home phones?
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Reply #11 posted 10/24/09 11:46pm

RubyButterfly

Well, here's a....I don't know what this is supposed to be. lol

http://www.startribune.co...21617.html


"Prince's gig no walk in Paisley Park
Last update: October 24, 2009 - 10:58 PM



Prince never makes it easy for hometown gigs.

To get to Paisley Park for his first gig there in five years, concertgoers had to go to a park'n'ride, then take an eight-minute (free) bus ride.

Lots of first-timers showed up. But everyone had to leave their cell phones behind for Prince's concert, scheduled to start at 11 p.m."




And that's all there is (so far). Again, I have no idea why the Star-Tribune put this up because there's really nothing of substance but at least it's something to read while we wait for REAL reports to start coming in. lol
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Reply #12 posted 10/24/09 11:53pm

japanrocks

RubyButterfly said:

Well, here's a....I don't know what this is supposed to be. lol

http://www.startribune.co...21617.html


"Prince's gig no walk in Paisley Park
Last update: October 24, 2009 - 10:58 PM



Prince never makes it easy for hometown gigs.

To get to Paisley Park for his first gig there in five years, concertgoers had to go to a park'n'ride, then take an eight-minute (free) bus ride.

Lots of first-timers showed up. But everyone had to leave their cell phones behind for Prince's concert, scheduled to start at 11 p.m."




And that's all there is (so far). Again, I have no idea why the Star-Tribune put this up because there's really nothing of substance but at least it's something to read while we wait for REAL reports to start coming in. lol


makes me think of his point he made that Americans will not respect his 'no cell phone' wish

so it makes sense that they would have to be strict.....
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Reply #13 posted 10/25/09 12:40am

NuPwrSoul

This is quick cuz I'm tired & on my phone... Prince started the show shortly after 11 pm & with a couple breaks for encores it ended at 2 am. A solid three hour show. My highlights were: seeing & hearing "Guitar" live, the amazingly refreshing stripped down arrangement of "Kiss" (never my favorite live but this time he did it justice), obscure tracks like "Northside," his amazingly heartfelt moving rendition of "Sometimes It Snows In April" delivered with the silence & gravitas that literally brought tears to my eyes. He opened with new material, paid tribute to Minneapolis with classics like "Let's Work," etc., tasteful tributes to MJ, & of course his mentor Larry Graham who joined onstage for a few numbers. An amazing homecoming performance fit for a king.
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Reply #14 posted 10/25/09 12:40am

motherfunka

Back from the show! 3 hours long, longest Prince show I have ever been to. I cursed myself earlier and said I hoped Larry Graham didn't get anywhere near the stage, but unfortunatley he did...and for about a 1/2 hour. It was Prince, Morris, Josh and Cora, Shelby, Elisa, and not sure of the other chick. He wore a black outfit with some furry boots almost up to his knees.
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Reply #15 posted 10/25/09 12:44am

motherfunka

These are the songs I can remember, in no particular order.
Purple Rain, The Bird, Jungle Love, The Glamorous Life, Sometimes It Snows In April, Guitar, Anotherlover, Mountains, No More Candy 4 U, Feel Better, Feel Good, Old School Company, Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad, Uptown
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Reply #16 posted 10/25/09 12:46am

motherfunka

Some more: 1999, Take Me With U, Kiss, Forever In My Life, Everyday People,
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Reply #17 posted 10/25/09 12:47am

uptown1

Show began around 11:05 p.m. and ended at 2 a.m. with about 15 minutes worth of breaks total.

SETLIST (May not all be in the correct order but pretty close)

No Candy 4 U
Purple Rain Intro
Old Skool Company
Stand! (Sly)
Turn Me Loose
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Dance 4 Me
1999
I Feel 4 U
Controversy
All Day, All Night chant
Sexy Dancer-Le Freak
Northside (!)
Why U Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Take Me With U
Anotherlover-Rock Lobster
Guitar
Raspberry Beret
Arms of the Angel (Sarah McLaughlin cover sung by Shelby J)
Forever In My Life
Everyday People
I Want To Take You Higher
Thank You (Falentinmebemiceelfagin)
Dancin Machine (The Jacksons)
Sing A Simple Song
If You Let Me Stay
Play That Funky Music
Mountains
Shake Your Body (The Jacksons)
Without Love (Doobie Brothers)

Encore #1

Uptown
Let's Work
Cool
Sometimes It Snows In April
The Bird
Jungle Love
The Glamorous Life
Kiss


Encore #2

Purple Rain
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Reply #18 posted 10/25/09 12:48am

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motherfunka said:

Some more: 1999, Take Me With U, Kiss, Forever In My Life, Everyday People,



good to hear he also played some lotus tracks...thanks for posting!!
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Reply #19 posted 10/25/09 12:50am

RubyButterfly

Thanks you guys! biggrin

Was the show sold out, does anyone know?

I wish I could've been there and I so appreciate the reports and set lists. rose Thanks again!
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Reply #20 posted 10/25/09 1:03am

motherfunka

I don't think it was sold out. I went there at 7:00pm to buy tickets and after waitng an hour and a 1/2 we got up to buy our tickets and they said if you bought your wristband you could not leave. I wasn't about to stand out there for 3 more hours waiting, so I went back home. We went back at 10:30pm and parked the next street over from Paisley and got in no problem, only about 10 people in line. He started at 11:10pm, which was a shock. It was raining when we left, felt sorry for the people waiting for the bus to get to the park and ride.
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Reply #21 posted 10/25/09 1:04am

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Wow. He was really feeling The Time. Northside? Very cool. Would have loved to have been there.
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Reply #22 posted 10/25/09 1:06am

Gohi

Really great show with some occasionally looser more intimate moments which left me a bit uninterested.

He stopped and started No More Candy 4 U twice before finally being satisfied with the guitar sound.

The best part of the show was for me the second to last encore with all the 80s songs or the section in the middle with the more guitar-centric material.

Off to bed. Will post a better review tomorrow.

Amazing show.
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Reply #23 posted 10/25/09 1:19am

motherfunka

He made the comment "Minneapolis is my home, it will always be my home. I have an upstairs apartment on Aldrich, cash my check at Rudolphs, swim in Lake Calhoun...y'all know I'm lying". Which led into the song Uptown.
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Reply #24 posted 10/25/09 1:25am

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Gohi said:

He stopped and started No More Candy 4 U twice before finally being satisfied with the guitar sound.


Hmmm... interesting. Did you see any cameras? I wonder if it was being filmed? Sounds like a great show.
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Reply #25 posted 10/25/09 1:25am

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guys. i was right in the path where he walked out everytime. he walked by me 8 times and i was within a foot of him each time. i can't believe i was in the presence of such greatness. i even touched the fringe on his jacket! (creepy i know)

seriously best time of my life. what an awesome show
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Reply #26 posted 10/25/09 1:30am

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uptown1 said:

Show began around 11:05 p.m. and ended at 2 a.m. with about 15 minutes worth of breaks total.

SETLIST (May not all be in the correct order but pretty close)

No Candy 4 U
Purple Rain Intro
Old Skool Company
Stand! (Sly)
Turn Me Loose
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Dance 4 Me
1999
I Feel 4 U
Controversy
All Day, All Night chant
Sexy Dancer-Le Freak
Northside (!)
Why U Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Take Me With U
Anotherlover-Rock Lobster
Guitar
Raspberry Beret
Arms of the Angel (Sarah McLaughlin cover sung by Shelby J)
Forever In My Life
Everyday People
I Want To Take You Higher
Thank You (Falentinmebemiceelfagin)
Dancin Machine (The Jacksons)
Sing A Simple Song
If You Let Me Stay
Play That Funky Music
Mountains
Shake Your Body (The Jacksons)
Without Love (Doobie Brothers)

Encore #1

Uptown
Let's Work
Cool
Sometimes It Snows In April
The Bird
Jungle Love
The Glamorous Life
Kiss


Encore #2

Purple Rain

WISH I WAS THERE!!!!! sad bawl
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Reply #27 posted 10/25/09 1:35am

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NuPwrSoul said:

the amazingly refreshing stripped down arrangement of "Kiss" (never my favorite live but this time he did it justice


I couldn't agree more. That was AWESOME. His little dance moves were great too. There was nothing wrong with that hip tonight!

My biggest highlight has to be Forever In My Life. That could have gone on for another hour and I woulda been in heaven. Those 10 minutes were worth the price of admission.

Anotherlover was fricking amazing too. Stopping the song so he could pull out his other guitar and do it justice... awesome.

And it was very, very happy to hear Mountains. mushy
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Reply #28 posted 10/25/09 1:37am

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Well, thank goodness I wasn't late to the Park - who'd'a' thunk he'd start on time?

At 11:10, the band took the stage, followed shortly thereafter by Our Man. He had on (from what I could tell under the colored lights) a black satin tunic with self-fabric fringe, his black stretchy pants, and a pair of furry, knee-high boots with lights in the wedge heels. This was the only outfit he wore all night - the first time I've ever been to a Prince concert that didn't have a wardrobe change.

He started off the evening with the Hohner in hand for the following:

No More Candy 4 U
Old Skool Company (with a Purple Rain tease)
Stand
Turn Me Loose
I Want You Back
Dance 4 Me
1999
I Feel 4 U

Then he launched into a version of Controversy that wound itself around All Day, All Night, Le Freak, Northside, Dancin' Machine and Housequake before coming back to Controversy.

From there...

Why U Wanna Treat Me So Bad
Take Me With U

And then...he started Anotherloverholenyohead...but stopped, saying, "I love this song...and I'm gonna wanna play a looooong solo. So lemme switch guitars."

He left for a second...and returned with his crimson Strat. He proceeded to tear up Anotherlover...with Rock Lobster worked in.

Then it was on to...

Guitar
Raspberry Beret

Exactly one hour in, Prince left the stage for Shelby to sing "In the Arms of the Angels." Mr. Hayes put on his chutch hat (I ain't kiddin' - it was a big white hat with an organza bow on it) and played some serious organ. It was quite something.

Prince returned (along with the Hohner) for a meandering and heartfelt 4ever in My Life. Lovely.

From there, he picked up the tempo:

Mountains
Shake Your Body

Larry joined him for:

Everyday People
I Want to Take You Higher
Long Train Runnin' (Wow - what a surprise that was! And it was awesome. Shelby on vocals for this.)
Thank You
Sing a Simple Song
Play That Funky Music (at the close of this, he handed his guitar to the audience)

Prince and band left the stage exactly two hours after the show began.

The first encore took it even higher:

Uptown
Let's Work
Cool
Kiss (back to the funky version - not the rock-y one he's done of late)

The rest of the band left the stage and Prince did a lovely, gentle Sometimes It Snows in April.

He took it back up again with

The Bird
Jungle Love
The Glamorous Life

The second encore was Purple Rain. He did something I've never heard - took the whole thing down to a guitar solo that sounded like a beating heart. It was just plain incredible.

They had some sound issues, but it was an awesome show.

The whole "park and ride" thing worked pretty well, too. They could have used another bus when people were leaving, but all in all, it was a good system. We were fortunate that it wasn't too cold.
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Reply #29 posted 10/25/09 1:38am

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toejam said:

Gohi said:

He stopped and started No More Candy 4 U twice before finally being satisfied with the guitar sound.


Hmmm... interesting. Did you see any cameras? I wonder if it was being filmed? Sounds like a great show.



I didn't see any cameras.
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