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Thread started 08/05/11 9:45am

shockadelicauk
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Dearly Beloved....we are gathered here to witness our guitar playing dreams come true!

Orgers and all, I was the guy lucky enough to play a guitar solo at Malahide Castle on the fabled 30 year old Telecaster that all of us have looked at longingly for so long. I can honestly say it was one of the most exciting, life-defining moments of my existence...want to share it with me?

While dancing on the stage I noticed one of His plectrums on the floor, never to be put off getting a souvenir I picked it up. Prince noticed me do it and grinned. Later on I can remember him stopping the band and beckoning me over, the next thing I new he was putting the guitar over my shoulders. I bent down to pick up a plectrum, looked up and saw 20,000 faces looking back at the me. I completely forgot how to play the guitar at all. Luckily I managed to put something together before returning the guitar but if I'm honest I've no idea what I played or how it sounded, I was simply too engrossed in the moment.

It was all over too soon but you were all kind enough to give me cheer when I came off the stage which was very kind!

The last week has felt a little surreal, its very rare for any of us to truly have a dream come true but I did! I catch myself sitting at work with a big grin on my face when I think about it.

Thanks for all the positive comments from you guys. I hope you enjoyed the fun as much as I did (although I doubt it!) If any of you have any videos of me playing I'd love to see them as I have no idea what I played. Did Prince and the band give a positive reaction?

Please orgnote me if any of you have videos you would be willing to send me.

Thanks guy!

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Reply #1 posted 08/05/11 10:44am

ARock

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That songs like one awesome story bud. I would love to see some pics or a vid too. I'm green with envy razz
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Reply #2 posted 08/05/11 11:03am

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There was a picture posted of a guy holding his guitar. I assume you're that guy?

Here's the link:
http://prince.org/msg/12/...&pg=21

Save>Print>Frame the photo immediately

You lucky bastard!!! Lol
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Reply #3 posted 08/05/11 11:22am

theartistirl

U were great. From where we were in the pit u were impressive on the guitar. Was great 2 c prince let u have his guitar. Even better that u knew how 2 play. After he joked “what did he do to my guitar”. Keep that smile moment, it was precious. Milk it 4ever cool
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Reply #4 posted 08/05/11 11:58am

Nebula2020

Fantastic.

Well done mate. biggrin

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Reply #5 posted 08/05/11 12:00pm

EllasFella

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Reply #6 posted 08/05/11 12:06pm

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Congrats! I love Prince's reaction of disbelief of what he just saw you do in the next picture

Too cool! Hope somebody has a video so we can hear what you played

You are one lucky MF'er! smile

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Reply #7 posted 08/06/11 8:11am

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That smile on your face in the pic says everything.

and the one of Prince's face too.

You really lucky guy!

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Reply #8 posted 08/06/11 8:15am

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Cool story! I'm so jealous eek

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Reply #9 posted 08/06/11 10:33am

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Yeah I have to reiterate what's already been said. You did great and it's a memory you will carry forever. Well done sir! biggrin
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Reply #10 posted 08/06/11 11:08am

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Have to say I kinda laughed when you went face first onto the run-way when you got on stage....Reason for laughter is that I know I'd do the same!!!!....but then when you got handed the guitar....well I would do THAT...(I'd break it in an all to frim grip)....great job and everyone I was with was so jealous.

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Reply #11 posted 08/06/11 11:10am

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[Edited 8/6/11 11:11am]

The right to free discussion is protected!!
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Reply #12 posted 08/06/11 11:34am

shockadelicauk
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Ha! I remember slipping over and thinking "God I hope no one noticed!" and then the crowd cheered and Prince told me to be careful! Damn!

jfrost said:

Have to say I kinda laughed when you went face first onto the run-way when you got on stage....Reason for laughter is that I know I'd do the same!!!!....but then when you got handed the guitar....well I would do THAT...(I'd break it in an all to frim grip)....great job and everyone I was with was so jealous.

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Reply #13 posted 08/06/11 12:13pm

colm

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jfrost said:

[Edited 8/6/11 11:11am]

Brilliant! You were very good! Weren't you in The Inbetweeners?

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Reply #14 posted 08/06/11 4:51pm

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shockadelicauk319 said:

Orgers and all, I was the guy lucky enough to play a guitar solo at Malahide Castle on the fabled 30 year old Telecaster that all of us have looked at longingly for so long. I can honestly say it was one of the most exciting, life-defining moments of my existence...want to share it with me?

While dancing on the stage I noticed one of His plectrums on the floor, never to be put off getting a souvenir I picked it up. Prince noticed me do it and grinned. Later on I can remember him stopping the band and beckoning me over, the next thing I new he was putting the guitar over my shoulders. I bent down to pick up a plectrum, looked up and saw 20,000 faces looking back at the me. I completely forgot how to play the guitar at all. Luckily I managed to put something together before returning the guitar but if I'm honest I've no idea what I played or how it sounded, I was simply too engrossed in the moment.

It was all over too soon but you were all kind enough to give me cheer when I came off the stage which was very kind!

The last week has felt a little surreal, its very rare for any of us to truly have a dream come true but I did! I catch myself sitting at work with a big grin on my face when I think about it.

Thanks for all the positive comments from you guys. I hope you enjoyed the fun as much as I did (although I doubt it!) If any of you have any videos of me playing I'd love to see them as I have no idea what I played. Did Prince and the band give a positive reaction?

Please orgnote me if any of you have videos you would be willing to send me.

Thanks guy!

That sounds truly AWESOME. Thanks for sharing. I am so happy for you that you got to experience such an unforgettable moment. I know what you mean about how surreal it feels because the emotion will definitely linger. I know all about the big grin. I had my own P experience nearly six years ago in Vegas, and I still have that surreal feeling whenever I think about it. I usually don't even share it with other people because I don't think they believe me. Thankfully my sister was there with me so we get to relive it with each other every time we talk about it. Our moment was basically in private but yours was public so you have 20,000 people and pics to vouch for you. lol

So, again, I am truly excited for you. Hold onto it. cool

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Reply #15 posted 08/07/11 4:52am

DaveT

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You sir are one of the luckiest men alive... biggrin

And fair play for still managing to play. I play a bit myself, but I think I would have frozen on stage!! Prince looked impressed, what on earth did you play?!

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Reply #16 posted 08/07/11 4:55am

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...and you look a bit like Pat Smear from the Foo Fighters in the photo..!

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Reply #17 posted 08/07/11 5:15am

shockadelicauk
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To be honest I think Prince was humouring me and my random thrashing. Life-defining moment for me!

DaveT said:

You sir are one of the luckiest men alive... biggrin

And fair play for still managing to play. I play a bit myself, but I think I would have frozen on stage!! Prince looked impressed, what on earth did you play?!

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Reply #18 posted 08/07/11 5:22am

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shockadelicauk319 said:

To be honest I think Prince was humouring me and my random thrashing. Life-defining moment for me!

DaveT said:

You sir are one of the luckiest men alive... biggrin

And fair play for still managing to play. I play a bit myself, but I think I would have frozen on stage!! Prince looked impressed, what on earth did you play?!

Definately mate!!! As someone else said, I'd get that photo printed off somewhere good and whack it in a massive purple picture frame. There's probably only a handful of people alive that have strummed that guitar!!

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/11 5:43am

ottoegil

I don't believe anything can be cooler than this...

Thanks for sharing biggrin

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Reply #20 posted 08/08/11 2:51am

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Mate u were quality on the guitar, think Prince was surprised that u actually managed 2 play something and didn't just stand there (like i would have!).
I was on stage with you (black tee-shirt, sunglasses) and for me it was a dream come true, just couldn't believe i managed to get up there! It was an experience i will never forget eek) Still buzzing about it now....
Nath.
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Reply #21 posted 08/08/11 3:48am

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Mate u were quality on the guitar, think Prince was surprised that u actually managed 2 play something and didn't just stand there (like i would have!).
I was on stage with you (black tee-shirt, sunglasses) and for me it was a dream come true, just couldn't believe i managed to get up there! It was an experience i will never forget eek) Still buzzing about it now....
Nath.
~ "don'tcha wanna see my 'Tootsie Roll?' Baby I'm sho' you would!" ~
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Reply #22 posted 08/08/11 6:00am

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clapping cool story! Thanx for sharing it! smile

"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #23 posted 08/17/11 9:58am

EllasFella

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Reply #24 posted 08/17/11 11:51am

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Mate you were fantastic and a total joy to watch- from the moment you fell, I cringed but the crowd and p were caring towards you, then you're dancing (with real ease, like you looked so relaxed and un-self consious), then next thing you know I look up and you're playing p's guitar!

I gotta hand to ya, I'm scared to go up there the fact that you did all of that in such a relaxed way was one of the show's highlights for me.I loved the exchange you and p had when you gave his guitar/plectrum back.

When you started playing I think it shocked everyone (in a really good way), but don't worry you rocked it dude!

It was a magic moment and I've been to many gigs , a real treat to see and I'm glad you shared it on the org. We're you from anyhow?, I was with a small group of Indian guys and we were loving it! Hi five!

I'm sure it's a moment/experience to savour forever! Nice one. Uber cool.

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Reply #25 posted 08/18/11 9:39am

Tremolina

jfrost said:

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Wow... wow... wow.. WOOOOOWWWW!!

You got to play his Hohner! ... and not just that... you got to play it during one of his shows!! eek faint

For sure a DREAM COME TRUE! biggrin I play guitar myself so I can imagine so well how you must be feeling about this (what did you play by the way??).

In fact, it was P, amongst other great players who inspired me to master it as well. And just a while ago - after his last show in Holland - I was wondering if Prince would ever let a fan (!) play his guitar on stage, because I had never heard of that or witnessed it....

But now YOU did that at Malahide Castle. Man! That must go down as one of your experiences in life you will NEVER forget! clapping thumbs up!

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Reply #26 posted 08/22/11 2:56am

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organgrinder said:

Mate u were quality on the guitar, think Prince was surprised that u actually managed 2 play something and didn't just stand there (like i would have!).
I was on stage with you (black tee-shirt, sunglasses) and for me it was a dream come true, just couldn't believe i managed to get up there! It was an experience i will never forget eek) Still buzzing about it now....
Nath.

Haha thanks! Ill take that as a compliment wink

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