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Reply #240 posted 01/17/13 6:01pm

Fonkyman

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Anybody have advise for getting tickets tommarow?

Start digging.

You dig?

Looks like the pixie's having some laughs. Good stuff. Red boots and Sheila anyone?

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Reply #241 posted 01/17/13 6:11pm

IstenSzek

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only in prince world does his new all girl backing band promote his gigs

whilst prince uses a completely different band for said shows.

lol

i guess the girls will be playing with him tonight?

kind of excited to hear possible reports on 'unreleased tracks' that are

being premiered by dj rashida. wondering if there will be outtakes we

know, or just completely new and unknown tracks. screwdriver will be

among them, surely.

nice to see that he performed both xpectation and muse 2 the pharaoh.

switching things up a bit more. always good.

now let's hear them jam on "xpedition" pray drool

but my guess is that tonight will be completely different. probably he'll

sing and play more hits/deep album cuts. you know he likes to switch

things up on these kind of occasions so people will come out and yell

they're done being a fan because they only got the funk jazz workout

and the others got to hear a 23 minute version of computer blue lol

never a dull moment.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #242 posted 01/17/13 6:41pm

Farfunknugin

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As far as hearing about unreleased material I wouldn't hold your breath. Sounds like its mostly the rich folk going to these gigs , not the type that Troll the org looking for the latest crumb .
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Reply #243 posted 01/17/13 6:42pm

jimbobcoo34

Were there any scalpers or tickets avaible at the door? I NEED TO GO TO THIS.

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Reply #244 posted 01/17/13 7:03pm

EyeJester7

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Ahhhhh!!!!

I wish I was there! Prince must've read my thread about how good 'Xpedition' is! He played 'Xpectation' and 'Muse 2 The Pharoah' ahhhh! I am so excited I can't hold myself! I love it! I know I may sound too happy; but when Prince does rare gems! I get explosive!
Xpectation Surrender Falls N2 This Power Fantastic! eye kNOw!
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Reply #245 posted 01/17/13 7:45pm

Cindeecee

IstenSzek said:

only in prince world does his new all girl backing band promote his gigs


whilst prince uses a completely different band for said shows.



lol



i guess the girls will be playing with him tonight?



kind of excited to hear possible reports on 'unreleased tracks' that are


being premiered by dj rashida. wondering if there will be outtakes we


know, or just completely new and unknown tracks. screwdriver will be


among them, surely.



nice to see that he performed both xpectation and muse 2 the pharaoh.


switching things up a bit more. always good.



now let's hear them jam on "xpedition" pray drool



but my guess is that tonight will be completely different. probably he'll


sing and play more hits/deep album cuts. you know he likes to switch


things up on these kind of occasions so people will come out and yell


they're done being a fan because they only got the funk jazz workout


and the others got to hear a 23 minute version of computer blue lol



never a dull moment.



23 minute version of Computer Blue! Lawdddd they would have to carry me out on a stretcher!!
biggrin
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Reply #246 posted 01/17/13 8:04pm

IstenSzek

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Cindeecee said:

IstenSzek said:

only in prince world does his new all girl backing band promote his gigs

whilst prince uses a completely different band for said shows.

lol

i guess the girls will be playing with him tonight?

kind of excited to hear possible reports on 'unreleased tracks' that are

being premiered by dj rashida. wondering if there will be outtakes we

know, or just completely new and unknown tracks. screwdriver will be

among them, surely.

nice to see that he performed both xpectation and muse 2 the pharaoh.

switching things up a bit more. always good.

now let's hear them jam on "xpedition" pray drool

but my guess is that tonight will be completely different. probably he'll

sing and play more hits/deep album cuts. you know he likes to switch

things up on these kind of occasions so people will come out and yell

they're done being a fan because they only got the funk jazz workout

and the others got to hear a 23 minute version of computer blue lol

never a dull moment.

23 minute version of Computer Blue! Lawdddd they would have to carry me out on a stretcher!! biggrin

you and me both guitar

lol

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #247 posted 01/17/13 8:06pm

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from twitter:Omg you guys. So good. He started the show by declaring, "Dancing is allowed." So it wasSet included Let's Work, Satisfied, Housequake, Cool, Something in the Water and a bunch of covers
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Reply #248 posted 01/17/13 8:09pm

PaisleyRose

It sounds like Prince and fams are having a really great time... I'm glad to hear it! biggrin

PaisleyRose was here rose
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Reply #249 posted 01/17/13 8:41pm

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inspireof said:

from twitter:Omg you guys. So good. He started the show by declaring, "Dancing is allowed." So it wasSet included Let's Work, Satisfied, Housequake, Cool, Something in the Water and a bunch of covers

thumbs up!

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Reply #250 posted 01/17/13 8:44pm

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Something in the Water was AWESOME. I hadn't heard it like that before. Just him singing with a lady keyboard player accompanying.

He also played Northside. For reals.

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Reply #251 posted 01/17/13 9:41pm

Farfunknugin

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Sounds like a decent set list but what i want to know is who did skipper bring out with him? Was it the new power strip tease?
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Reply #252 posted 01/17/13 9:42pm

serpan99

Found another video report on the Dakota events:

arrow http://www.kare11.com/vid...9790597001

cool

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Reply #253 posted 01/17/13 9:43pm

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Wow sounds grand have great time all !!! .........I will have to wait til he does Atl, Ga if he ever does.

tinkerbell Hopes ~X heart X~

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Reply #254 posted 01/17/13 9:50pm

redpumps

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inspireof said:

from twitter:Omg you guys. So good. He started the show by declaring, "Dancing is allowed." So it wasSet included Let's Work, Satisfied, Housequake, Cool, Something in the Water and a bunch of covers

My Kind of Party!!!!!

dove

~ Between the Black & White is Silver.............. (A Golden Child) ~ " Transparency what do you C ?" Mirrors or your reflection? But I hear You. Sound~ You dance the Dance for Me ~ Create
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Reply #255 posted 01/17/13 9:53pm

serpan99

Prince turns on the mics and heat at the Dakota

arrow http://www.startribune.co...88021.html

Another night, another wildly different Prince show.

The hometown megastar returned to the Dakota in Minneapolis on Thursday for his second pair of "public-rehearsal" gigs in a three-night stand. If there was any doubt that the little big man planned major changes, he settled it all of five seconds after hitting the jazz club's dimly lit stage just after 8 p.m. (His punctuality this week might be the oddest thing about the shows.)

"Dancing is allowed," he sternly instructed the crowd, instantly tripling the number of words he said all night Wednesday. And he said a lot more as the 80-minute early set tore on, including a coy throwdown to his six-man horn section: "I hope you got more air!"

Where Wednesday's show was all about challenging a new drummer and his horn section -- Prince didn't sing once in Night 1 -- Thursday centered more on his trio of female backup singers. Each of the soulful ladies got a chance to take the lead in the early set. Much like his interaction with the instrumentalists on Wednesday, however, Prince hung in right there with them on microphone, keeping the concert mostly about him -- which, of course, is what the fans paid $100 to $150 to see.

With vocal workouts the cause du jour, Thursday's set list covered a broad spectrum. From his own vast discography, the 54-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer opened with "Act of God," a hard-bopping showpiece from his last album, "20Ten." A few songs later, he asked for the stage lights to be turned down as he turned up the heat during the sultry slow jam "Satisfied," which is from 2006 but is as kinky as his early '80s work.

He reached way back into his catalog later with "Something in the Water Does Not Compute" (from the "1999" album) and "Let's Work" (from "Controversy"). "What year is it?" he quipped before the latter song. The golden nugget of the night was the show's sassy finale, "Cool," one of Prince's collaborations with the Time.

To the non-Prince diehards, these songs were as off the radar as some of Thursday's covers, including "Which Way Is Up?" by the 1970s all-female funk band Stargard and recent tunes by English soul-folk singer Lianne La Havas ("Lost and Found") and Atlanta neo-soul singer India.Arie ("Brown Skin"). Backup singer Shelby J proved to be a worthy stand-in for India.Arie, but saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield also ate up the spotlight.

The rather hefty ticket prices demanded at least a couple of hits -- and maybe a lengthier set, too -- but the intimacy of the venue proved to be a valuable trade-off. That was especially evident at the start of the encore, when the house lights lit up during a dizzying cover of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough." It looked as if Prince was leading a dance party in someone's living room.

No telling how much livelier things will be when an even larger version of his band shows up for Friday's shows.

See a recap of Thursday's late set at startribune.com/artcetera. chrisr@startribune.com • 612-673-4658 Twitter: @ChrisRstrib

*updated*

[Edited 1/17/13 23:42pm]

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Reply #256 posted 01/17/13 10:21pm

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Reply #257 posted 01/17/13 10:34pm

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He reached way back into his catalog later in the show with “Something in the Water Does Not Compute” (from the “1999” album) and “Let’s See You Work” (from “Controversy”). “What year is it?” he quipped before the latter song. The most golden nugget of the night, however, was the show’s sassy finale, “Cool,” one of his collaborations with the Time.

hmm

"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #258 posted 01/17/13 10:41pm

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He reached way back into his catalog later in the show with “Something in the Water Does Not Compute” (from the “1999” album) and “Let’s See You Work” (from “Controversy”). “What year is it?” he quipped before the latter song. The most golden nugget of the night, however, was the show’s sassy finale, “Cool,” one of his collaborations with the Time.



See a recap of Thursday’s late set at startribune.com/artcetera

chrisr@startribune.com • 612-673-4658 • Twitter: @ChrisRstrib

I love it when Prince plays “Let’s See You Work” and sometimes I really get a kick out of "This Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry." Perhaps he will play "Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like It's 1999." or maybe even a lesser known song like "Shut Up Already Damn Housequake!"

"Hello, Welcome to the Dawn...You've Just become an official member of the New Power Generation." "Your NPG Lunchbox and Membership Card will be in the mail soon." "This lame interlude will get worse each year you own this album."
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Reply #259 posted 01/17/13 10:52pm

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stillwaiting said:







He reached way back into his catalog later in the show with “Something in the Water Does Not Compute” (from the “1999” album) and “Let’s See You Work” (from “Controversy”). “What year is it?” he quipped before the latter song. The most golden nugget of the night, however, was the show’s sassy finale, “Cool,” one of his collaborations with the Time.







See a recap of Thursday’s late set at startribune.com/artcetera

chrisr@startribune.com • 612-673-4658 • Twitter: @ChrisRstrib



I love it when Prince plays “Let’s See You Work” and sometimes I really get a kick out of "This Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry." Perhaps he will play "Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like It's 1999." or maybe even a lesser known song like "Shut Up Already Damn Housequake!"


Yeah that
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Reply #260 posted 01/18/13 12:11am

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Shouldn't there be a thread for each of the nights at Dakota? Those of us who can't be there want reports

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Reply #261 posted 01/18/13 12:11am

swanny

Same old tired songs.

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Reply #262 posted 01/18/13 12:13am

friend2001

oh bullshit!

"act of god"? rearrangement of "something in the water"?

swanny said:

Same old tired songs.

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Reply #263 posted 01/18/13 1:03am

serpan99

Prince at the Dakota: Night 2, Show 2 -- funking in the dark

Posted by: Jon Bream

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With all due respect to Bruce Springsteen and his “Dancing in the Dark,” there ain’t nothin’ like Prince funking in the dark.

That’s what happened at Night 2, Show 2 on Thursday at the Dakota Jazz Club. While he used modest stage lights for the evening's opening set (read review here), there were no lights shining on the stage during the nightcap – just a table lamp with probably a 25-watt bulb (behind his keyboards) and about a dozen lit candles scattered about. Prince, wearing sunglasses of course, and his band performed in the dark.

And the Purple One (who was dressed in all black) has never been in a nastier funk groove in his hometown than in Thurday’s second show. The six-man horn section (stationed off to the side of the stage) started in an old-school jazz groove with a Middle Eastern vibe before the rest of the players broke into Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” before traveling through Prince’s own “Days of the Wild” and the Time's “Wild and Loose” all the while the horn section continued on its jazz caravan.


During this 21-minute jam, Prince asked if the clubgoers approved of new drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. (RBJ to Prince). They cheered enthusiastically and the bandleader said, “I think so, too.” Prince also brought a female fan onstage to groove with him, high-fived a different clubgoer and danced in the dark to the delight of all 275 Dakota denizens.


The rest of the 70-minute set included an incomparable duet of “Nothing Compares to U” with roof-raising backup singer Shelby J (somebody give Shelby her own gig at the Dakota, please), as well as some selections repeated from Thursday’s earlier set -- the gospel-funk “Act of God,” Lianne La Havas’ “Lost & Found” (sung by the three female backup vocalists) and a medley of Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done for Me Lately” and Stargard’s “Which Way is Up,” which was way funkier in the late show.


The chatty Prince was tossing off funny lines throughout the set. He sang “Sherlock Holmes and his smarter brother Puffy told me more money will bring you problems.” After calling this "the Medicine Show, “ he said: “If you hear something you never heard before – lyrically or otherwise –don’t worry about it. Once it gets down in your system, it’ll be alright.”


He was feeling so good that, between songs, he commented, “it’s windy outside. It’s Windy and Lisa outside.”


Late in the set, Prince asked his horn section to do some New Orleans Second Line music, and the players paraded through the crowd, after which he played a portion of “When the Saints Go Marching In” on bluesy guitar. In the first set, he strapped on his Telecaster once but never played it. At least the late-night crowd heard a couple of guitar workouts. They also heard an encore of “Controversy”—during which Prince asked for the houselights to be turned up so he could watch the crowd dance. But he was still funking in the dark.


Among the clubgoers were former Prince associates Bobby Z (drummer), David Z (producer/engineer), Kirk Johnson (drummer) and Paul Peterson (of the Family). Famous bass man Victor Wooten, who plays with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams and Rick Kinchen were in the house, as well.


Two more shows are set for Friday at 8 and 11 p.m., with Prince expected to unveil his new female backup band.

[Edited 1/18/13 1:13am]

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Reply #264 posted 01/18/13 1:07am

serpan99

serpan99 said:


He was feeling so good that, between songs, he commented, “it’s windy outside....It’s Windy and Lisa outside.”

Hmmm...perhaps Prince read this tweet by a friend of mine yesterday? hmmm

is that windy and lisa

giggle

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Reply #265 posted 01/18/13 1:13am

trickster

serpan99 said:

Found another video report on the Dakota events:

arrow http://www.kare11.com/vid...9790597001

cool

thank you! but witch performance is this on the screen in the back ??? did someone can clear this up for me... havent seen this before...

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Reply #266 posted 01/18/13 1:30am

serpan99

Prince’s second night at the Dakota Jazz Club heavy on jokes, hits

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For this second of three consecutive nights at the Dakota, Prince delivered a crowd-pleasing set that included a few lengthy, funky medleys of covers and some satisfying hits. The show was so electrifying, in fact, that after several years of purple-hued gossip, sightings, and speculation cluttering up the Prince dialog in the Twin Cities, it almost felt too good to be true.

The 11 p.m. show began with his six-piece horn section marching out NOLA-style and cycling through a funky, complex melody, and they were quickly followed by a drummer, bassist, guitarist, and three back-up singers who launched into the night’s first groove. Prince himself emerged on the dark stage soon after and leaned into a microphone set up at a pair of keyboards.

“I dare you to sit down,” he teased, egging on the crowd and demanding that everyone get up and dance, and then launched the band into a blazing, bopping cover of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” that got the entire room springing dutifully to its feet.

“You better call the baby-sitter,” he joked, leaving most of the vocal melody to his trio of back-up singers and half-scatting, half-rapping his way through the first tune. He switched to all-the-way rapping on the second song, 1994 single “Days of Wild,” and kept the jokes coming, at one point pausing to admire Cassandra O’Neal’s tempestuous piano playing and remarking, “It’s windy outside… It’s windy and Lisa outside!”

Prince kept the lights low for the first part of the show, with only a few candles lighting up the overflowing stage. As with the previous night, he paired his all-black wardrobe with a pair of gold-and-lucite platform shoes that blinked red lights on and off every time he moved, and the dark stage only accentuated his one-of-a-kind footwear.

At the start of new song, “Chapters and Verse,” he proclaimed it “medicine time,”strapping on his guitar for the first time. “This is the medicine show.” Thursday’s late show would mark the first time in his Dakota residency that the gifted axe man actually played his guitar, and the 275-person crowd clearly relished the opportunity to see him solo from such a close vantage point.

At the end of that jam Prince startled the crowd with his first of two psych-outs, waving and saying “Thank you, good night” despite only being about 25 minutes into his set. Many in the crowd tentatively took their seats and eyed each other quizzically as the band followed him off stage, and though the three back-up vocalists sizzled on their cover of Lianne La Havas’s “Lost and Found,” it was hard to ignore the sinking feeling that Prince’s time on stage might already be through.

But lo and behold, it turned out to be Prince’s way of giving the audience a chance to catch its breath before pulling out the highlight of his 70-minute set.

Prince jogged excitedly back out on stage and sat down behind his keyboard once again, and the audience responded immediately as he began playing the opening strains of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Prince and backing vocalist Shelby J traded verses and performed an absolutely stunning rendition of the tune, and at one point Prince got so swept up in the moment that he lept up from his piano bench and bounded across the stage to share the mic with Shelby J. Whereas most of the other songs of the night were drawn out into improvisational jams, Prince played this one straight, and Shelby J’s contributions to the song were flat-out incendiary.

The rest of the band returned to power through a medley that started with his recent “Act of God” and wound through snippets of songs by Janet Jackson (“What Have You Done for Me Lately”) and funk group Stargard (“Which Way is Up?”). At one point, he sent the horn players on a parade through the venue and then launched into a rockabilly guitar solo that sounded straight out of a country-western tune, a testament to just how playful Prince was feeling at this “Jam” show. He also brought the house lights up and peered through his round sunglasses out at the crowd, then looked down and softly said, “I got shy, turn the lights off again.”

At the end of that final extended jam the house lights came up and Prince’s DJ Rashida fired up her turntables, but the Purple One wasn’t done quite yet. After a pause, the band reemerged and Prince led his crew through an extra-funky, extra-danceable rendition of “Controversy.”

Could the set have been longer? Sure; 70 minutes isn’t long for the $100-$150 cost of tickets. But as fans in the audience learned on Thursday night, a chance to see Prince in this good of a mood and in this small of a space is priceless.

Set list:

Ain’t Nobody
Days of Wild
Chapters and Verse
Somebody Else (back-up vocalists only)
Nothing Compares 2 U
Act of God/What Have You Done For Me Lately/Which Way is Up?
Controversy (encore)

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Reply #267 posted 01/18/13 2:18am

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Chapters and Verse? Or is it....

Same Song Different Title hmmm
There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air
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Reply #268 posted 01/18/13 2:57am

excited

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thanks to serpan for all the news..

but this project isn't anything without a few nice visuals of prince being a boss!! 3rdeyegirl needs to organise the sexy pics & quick b4 i lose interest

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Reply #269 posted 01/18/13 3:06am

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Yeah I was wondering if Chapter & verse was Same Page Differnt book too. Lucky folks getting to hear Days of Wild, especially with the new horn section going on. Did they play during Days of Wild? All those who were there r a bunch of lucky so & so's 2 get 2 see this!!! razz

It's seriously no fair. I feel like a bare footed Victorian orphan child, cold & hungry, dressed in rags, staring through the tiny frosted windows at all the fancy ladies & gentlemen wining & dining & feasting & dancing in an elegant & sumptuous salon... bawl I wanna see Prince perform soooo badly, it's really bloody painful!! lol
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