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Reply #210 posted 02/16/14 12:36pm

Doctorfunk

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Whilst I agree with the whole 'advanced ticketing' idea I think it's now too late for that. Advanced ticketing for a tour would be great but the way things are panning out you'll be trying to get advanced tickets for a 1 off show at a venue holding 1000 people. Trying to get through would be a nightmare. At least this way you make a choice to head to the city and wit to get in line. I would be taking a massive risk going to London but have now set my heart on going to Manchester on Friday in the hop I can get to the venue as soon as it's announced. If Friday night suddenly becomes advance tickets on sale on Wednesday for example then I have to hope I can get through to a phone line, if I'm free to spend some time trying, and hope I get a ticket. That would be my worst case scenario now. So yes in theory the advanced sales are best but only if it's advanced for a whole set of tour dates and venues, at this late stage it could work against a lot of true fans, especially those up north who have seen Friday and Saturday as their only chance. [Edited 2/16/14 12:29pm]


prince rainbow thumbs up! pimp dancing jig dancing jig


I take it you agree ? Lol

Good I thought it was only me hoping and praying that no more details about Manchester are announced until the day, I'm already struggling between panic, dread and utter excitement. As it is I can't stay over so Friday is all I have to look froward to and I haven't even booked the day off yet. If I hear the venue is announced early or tickets are going on sale in advance I'm gonna b gutted.
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Reply #211 posted 02/16/14 1:05pm

egansmind

Doctorfunk said:

indigomoonbeam said:

prince rainbow thumbs up! pimp dancing jig dancing jig

I take it you agree ? Lol Good I thought it was only me hoping and praying that no more details about Manchester are announced until the day, I'm already struggling between panic, dread and utter excitement. As it is I can't stay over so Friday is all I have to look froward to and I haven't even booked the day off yet. If I hear the venue is announced early or tickets are going on sale in advance I'm gonna b gutted.

At least everyone has a chance of attending if tickets go onsale online instead of a selective few who can queue all day

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Reply #212 posted 02/16/14 1:25pm

FatSteve

Awesome. Queueing for round 2
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Reply #213 posted 02/16/14 1:32pm

Doctorfunk

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egansmind said:



Doctorfunk said:


indigomoonbeam said:



prince rainbow thumbs up! pimp dancing jig dancing jig



I take it you agree ? Lol Good I thought it was only me hoping and praying that no more details about Manchester are announced until the day, I'm already struggling between panic, dread and utter excitement. As it is I can't stay over so Friday is all I have to look froward to and I haven't even booked the day off yet. If I hear the venue is announced early or tickets are going on sale in advance I'm gonna b gutted.

At least everyone has a chance of attending if tickets go onsale online instead
of a selective few who can queue all day



But that's not strictly correct either is it? By everyone mean people with access to an internet and phone at the precise time the tickets are on sale, not to mention access to credit card/bank card - hardly everyone. By selected few you mean those who are able to join a queue for a number of hours with cash in hand.

I'm not saying either way is ideal but what I am saying is once you've gone down one route it's very difficult to turn off it. Yes I do agree advanced tickets would have worked better at the beginning where all tickets for all dates at all venues would have been available but to suddenly announce dates a week in advance has already meant some dates will be more difficult to attend due to advanced notice, if they also now put tickets to the advance market this would mean those who were just going to turn up on the day in hope would need to be able to be by a phone, with card in hand and hope they get through and are able to buy the number of tickets they need, and if not then tough, or pY over the odds through touts. None of this is ideal but once you go down the route of last minute announcements you really should stick with it. Whichever decision is made it's only fair if it's the same for everyone every time. With obvious exceptions for those who genuinely can't wait in queues for hours on end for reasons of health.

Just an opinion and yes it would suit me if I go to Manchester on Friday with the same amount of info as everyone else and get an announcement at roughly the same time as everyone else.
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Reply #214 posted 02/16/14 1:41pm

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I cannot see how it is fair for everyone by doing short notice queing with no tickets in advance

I live in Cardiff which is 2.5 hours away on the train and with no chance of getting back at night so a hotel is required.

There is no way I would go to London and queue all day and risk not seeing a gig after spending all that money on travel and accomodation

What about families etc, they cannot just leave and queue all day.

Tickets on online works for 99.9% of artists so I dont know why Prince would make his fans queue up in the cold for 10-14 hours. That isnt fair

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Reply #215 posted 02/16/14 1:41pm

Stranger

Wow! It was pretty Amazing. Prince and the girls were clearly very happy.
Highlights were endorphinemachine, I could never take...., she's always in my hair and something in the water, all fantastic!!!!
Others were lets go crazy, funknroll, screwdriver, fixyourlifeup, play that funky music, purple rain, take me with you, raspberry beret and Lianne le Havas was on for one song... Can't remember right now.

Prince, release it!
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Reply #216 posted 02/16/14 1:45pm

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Thanks for the update Stranger. Sounds good wink
Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #217 posted 02/16/14 1:50pm

Doctorfunk

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egansmind said:

I cannot see how it is fair for everyone by doing short notice queing with no tickets in advance


I live in Cardiff which is 2.5 hours away on the train and with no chance of getting back at night so a hotel is required.


There is no way I would go to London and queue all day and risk not seeing a gig after spending all that money on travel and accomodation


What about families etc, they cannot just leave and queue all day.


Tickets on online works for 99.9% of artists so I dont know why Prince would make his fans queue up in the cold for 10-14 hours. That isnt fair


I'm not sure any of this is fair, I too have family and I too live in Wales, London is virtually impossible and Manchester won't be easy either. All I'm saying is once you've chosen one way for London you shouldn't now change it for Manchester. It may seem selfish but the fact i can probably go to Manchester and wait for announcement is lucky for me but it is also how all the dates so far have been handled. If I arrange Friday off work when I go back to the office and then I hear tickets are available via a website and I miss out because I'm in the office when the pre sale takes place then I will have booked a day off for nothing, and that wouldn't be fair either.

In truth, none of this is perfect. If it had a choice I'd prefer advanced tickets for a tour, all the dates, all the venues all at the same time. It is what it is. I'm sure, like me, you have read all the reports from the shows and thought....why London only?
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Reply #218 posted 02/16/14 1:52pm

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Reply #219 posted 02/16/14 1:53pm

Stranger

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Wow! It was pretty Amazing. Prince and the girls were clearly very happy.
Highlights were endorphinemachine, I could never take...., she's always in my hair and something in the water, all fantastic!!!!
Others were lets go crazy, funknroll, screwdriver, fixyourlifeup, play that funky music, purple rain, take me with you, raspberry beret and Lianne le Havas was on for one song... Can't remember right now.

Prince, release it!


And they also played plectrum electrum and the max from the sampler set which turned out to a funky funky jam where Prince gave the bass a good slapping smile
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Reply #220 posted 02/16/14 1:54pm

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Fantastic pic bashraka lol
[Edited 2/16/14 13:55pm]
Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #221 posted 02/16/14 1:58pm

egansmind

Doctorfunk said:

egansmind said:

I cannot see how it is fair for everyone by doing short notice queing with no tickets in advance

I live in Cardiff which is 2.5 hours away on the train and with no chance of getting back at night so a hotel is required.

There is no way I would go to London and queue all day and risk not seeing a gig after spending all that money on travel and accomodation

What about families etc, they cannot just leave and queue all day.

Tickets on online works for 99.9% of artists so I dont know why Prince would make his fans queue up in the cold for 10-14 hours. That isnt fair

I'm not sure any of this is fair, I too have family and I too live in Wales, London is virtually impossible and Manchester won't be easy either. All I'm saying is once you've chosen one way for London you shouldn't now change it for Manchester. It may seem selfish but the fact i can probably go to Manchester and wait for announcement is lucky for me but it is also how all the dates so far have been handled. If I arrange Friday off work when I go back to the office and then I hear tickets are available via a website and I miss out because I'm in the office when the pre sale takes place then I will have booked a day off for nothing, and that wouldn't be fair either. In truth, none of this is perfect. If it had a choice I'd prefer advanced tickets for a tour, all the dates, all the venues all at the same time. It is what it is. I'm sure, like me, you have read all the reports from the shows and thought....why London only?

I dont mind that it is London only to be honest but a tour schedule/plan would have been good so I can make arrangements to go. i.e. book time off work, buy a ticket, book a hotel, transport etc

He done proper gigs in the States so I dont see why he couldnt do the same here.

How many people has he played to so far with these shows, not many if you look at the bigger picture. (3% of his fans maybe)

I am not saying he needs to do the 02 again but his management need to do things that is practicle to the other 97% of his fans in the UK

I am a little cheesed off to be honest my friend and I dont mean to rant at you ! smile

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Reply #222 posted 02/16/14 2:03pm

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egansmind said:



Doctorfunk said:


egansmind said:

I cannot see how it is fair for everyone by doing short notice queing with no tickets in advance


I live in Cardiff which is 2.5 hours away on the train and with no chance of getting back at night so a hotel is required.


There is no way I would go to London and queue all day and risk not seeing a gig after spending all that money on travel and accomodation


What about families etc, they cannot just leave and queue all day.


Tickets on online works for 99.9% of artists so I dont know why Prince would make his fans queue up in the cold for 10-14 hours. That isnt fair



I'm not sure any of this is fair, I too have family and I too live in Wales, London is virtually impossible and Manchester won't be easy either. All I'm saying is once you've chosen one way for London you shouldn't now change it for Manchester. It may seem selfish but the fact i can probably go to Manchester and wait for announcement is lucky for me but it is also how all the dates so far have been handled. If I arrange Friday off work when I go back to the office and then I hear tickets are available via a website and I miss out because I'm in the office when the pre sale takes place then I will have booked a day off for nothing, and that wouldn't be fair either. In truth, none of this is perfect. If it had a choice I'd prefer advanced tickets for a tour, all the dates, all the venues all at the same time. It is what it is. I'm sure, like me, you have read all the reports from the shows and thought....why London only?

I dont mind that it is London only to be honest but a tour schedule/plan would have been good so I can make arrangements to go. i.e. book time off work, buy a ticket, book a hotel, transport etc


He done proper gigs in the States so I dont see why he couldnt do the same here.


How many people has he played to so far with these shows, not many if you look at the bigger picture. (3% of his fans maybe)


I am not saying he needs to do the 02 again but his management need to do things that is practicle to the other 97% of his fans in the UK


I am a little cheesed off to be honest my friend and I dont mean to rant at you ! smile


Don't worry I haven't seen any of this as a rant, well no more of a rant than the one I'm having too, and that's not directed at you either. I suppose we should be appreciating him being a visionary or something like that? I'm cheesed off too and really hope I can get to manchester so I can say I saw 1 show. I agree, 21 nights at the 02 wouldn't suit all of this but some of the smaller Apollo type theatres across uk would have easily fitted the bill. I mean, he's never even wandered in to wales, Cardiff or Llandudno anyone?
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Reply #223 posted 02/16/14 2:04pm

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egansmind said:

Doctorfunk said:

egansmind said: I'm not sure any of this is fair, I too have family and I too live in Wales, London is virtually impossible and Manchester won't be easy either. All I'm saying is once you've chosen one way for London you shouldn't now change it for Manchester. It may seem selfish but the fact i can probably go to Manchester and wait for announcement is lucky for me but it is also how all the dates so far have been handled. If I arrange Friday off work when I go back to the office and then I hear tickets are available via a website and I miss out because I'm in the office when the pre sale takes place then I will have booked a day off for nothing, and that wouldn't be fair either. In truth, none of this is perfect. If it had a choice I'd prefer advanced tickets for a tour, all the dates, all the venues all at the same time. It is what it is. I'm sure, like me, you have read all the reports from the shows and thought....why London only?

I dont mind that it is London only to be honest but a tour schedule/plan would have been good so I can make arrangements to go. i.e. book time off work, buy a ticket, book a hotel, transport etc

He done proper gigs in the States so I dont see why he couldnt do the same here.

How many people has he played to so far with these shows, not many if you look at the bigger picture. (3% of his fans maybe)

I am not saying he needs to do the 02 again but his management need to do things that is practicle to the other 97% of his fans in the UK

I am a little cheesed off to be honest my friend and I dont mean to rant at you ! smile

He has kinda given a plan though now, get yourself to manchester next weekend, I was pissed like you about all the shows being in London, and made up he's coming to Manchester so i feel your pain, but Honestly get yourself up here friday or sat, drive up, sleep in your car if needs be, or hotels dont cost the earth like london, I've not heard of alot not getting to see a show, if they have queued, some have got into two shows in a night, so he is playing to the demand

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Reply #224 posted 02/16/14 2:07pm

Ppenguin

Was in the first show - was ace.

But had we not refused to leave I think they sound have had us out by 80 minutes
P-p-e-n-g-u-i-n......the P is silent
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Reply #225 posted 02/16/14 2:08pm

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Reply #226 posted 02/16/14 2:18pm

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egansmind said:

I cannot see how it is fair for everyone by doing short notice queing with no tickets in advance

I live in Cardiff which is 2.5 hours away on the train and with no chance of getting back at night so a hotel is required.

There is no way I would go to London and queue all day and risk not seeing a gig after spending all that money on travel and accomodation

What about families etc, they cannot just leave and queue all day.

Tickets on online works for 99.9% of artists so I dont know why Prince would make his fans queue up in the cold for 10-14 hours. That isnt fair

I do agree with you, but these appear to be hype-building promotional events.. building a buzz for the new album. These are the kind of shows that get people talking. People missing out creates the illusion of huge demand. Prince tickets are the hottest tickets in town right now BECAUSE not everyone can get them. Everybody wants them, but only the luckiest get the chance. It may suck for most of us, but it's exciting and makes the media take notice.

However, I've never seen Prince live, and I'm dying to, so I sympathise with you. I would have no problem with not managing to go to these shows if I could have any faith that he'd come back to do 'proper' shows for the rest of us any time soon, but this is Prince. He hasn't been here in 7 years. He might never come back! Who knows?

Hopefully this visit will remind him that there is huge demand for him in the UK, and he'll come back soon for some large scale, advance ticket shows for ALL of his fans to enjoy.

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Reply #227 posted 02/16/14 3:04pm

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A few people on Twitter have been moaning about the lack of hits and length of the 2nd gig

I would have happily swapped with them !!

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Reply #228 posted 02/16/14 3:18pm

TracyTracy

Saw first show after queueing since 11.30am. Awesome show, but just wanted to say thank you and hello to the lovely people I met in the queue. Marion, Ronnie, son Callum, Harry, Sabrina, Clare, Finnish guy, Andy, the guy I met on Friday, and Maggie who I met on Friday. Hope you all had a brilliant night.

And, the whole point of this message, f*** you to the woman at the back of the stalls who ruined my night and many other people's by being such a f***ing b*tch. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. I know that if anyone reads this and experienced it they will understand. Peace and love x

Sorry for the negativity but am going to post anyway

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Reply #229 posted 02/16/14 3:22pm

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TracyTracy said:

Saw first show after queueing since 11.30am. Awesome show, but just wanted to say thank you and hello to the lovely people I met in the queue. Marion, Ronnie, son Callum, Harry, Sabrina, Clare, Finnish guy, Andy, the guy I met on Friday, and Maggie who I met on Friday. Hope you all had a brilliant night.



And, the whole point of this message, f*** you to the woman at the back of the stalls who ruined my night and many other people's by being such a f***ing b*tch. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. I know that if anyone reads this and experienced it they will understand. Peace and love x



Sorry for the negativity but am going to post anyway



Whoah, what did she do??
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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Reply #230 posted 02/16/14 3:28pm

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egansmind said:

A few people on Twitter have been moaning about the lack of hits and length of the 2nd gig

I would have happily swapped with them !!

Hits?! Prince might not swear anymore but i do. My opinion is fuck them. Basically.

Casuals need to read reviews before laying down their money. Morons.

If it keeps a few of them away from Manchester, all the better for real fans who know most of his stuff.

[Edited 2/16/14 15:33pm]

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #231 posted 02/16/14 3:41pm

TracyTracy

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TracyTracy said:

Saw first show after queueing since 11.30am. Awesome show, but just wanted to say thank you and hello to the lovely people I met in the queue. Marion, Ronnie, son Callum, Harry, Sabrina, Clare, Finnish guy, Andy, the guy I met on Friday, and Maggie who I met on Friday. Hope you all had a brilliant night.

And, the whole point of this message, f*** you to the woman at the back of the stalls who ruined my night and many other people's by being such a f***ing b*tch. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. I know that if anyone reads this and experienced it they will understand. Peace and love x

Sorry for the negativity but am going to post anyway

Whoah, what did she do??

basically loads of pushing and growling, she had a purple lead coming out of her earpiece and a note book, i wasn't sure for ages whether she worked at the venue or something but i don't think she did. she had a go at me for putting my arms in the air at the beginning and then pushed another girl really roughly loads of times. she didn't seem to be enjoying herself much though

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Reply #232 posted 02/16/14 3:57pm

Tokyo

In terms of the endless debate about tickets for these UK shows, I think prince is just very disillusioned by Ticketmaster and ticketing agencies in general. It is frustrating on one level, but I do admire the principle of it because he's basically stopping people from scamming him and his events. It's tough when someone takes your toy away but you sure learn a lot from it!
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Reply #233 posted 02/16/14 4:22pm

bashraka

The pricing of these Hit N Run shows are so ad hoc. One show is $70, one show is $10, then another show some fans are let in for free during the end of show number 2 at Koko.

[Edited 2/16/14 16:45pm]

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Reply #234 posted 02/16/14 4:44pm

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I AM IN!!!
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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Reply #235 posted 02/16/14 4:50pm

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aiden said:

I AM IN!!!

Excellent. Third show or squeezed in the end of the second?

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Reply #236 posted 02/16/14 4:52pm

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SquirrelMeat said:



aiden said:


I AM IN!!!


Excellent. Third show or squeezed in the end of the second?


Walked in on U GOT THE LOOK.. It's so packed out!
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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Reply #237 posted 02/16/14 4:53pm

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Short second show????? Here my attempt at setlist. Some missed and some I don't know... Still playing when had to leave to get my train. Not too gutted as massive show seen already. Arrived about 1915 and was about 900 in second queue

2216 speech
Crazy
Endorphin
Hair
P on piano
2240 love we make
Take me with u
2248 raspberry
Guitar
Plectrum
Fixur
Sampler set:
2301 doves cry (3 verses)
?? Nasty girl InstRu
Sign w/ chants
2306 die 4 (0ne)
Pop
Quake sax solo
Beaut girl sample
Bizarre sample
More var InstRu samples
2312 ??? Bass P and sax Marcus
Funk n roll end 2318
Encore 1 start 2321 with p piano and band and Lianne la havas singing
??? Somebody else ???
2326 something in the water
2334 purple rain
2339
Encore 2 start 2342
Stand by me or not at all ??? W/ Play that funky music
Bambi
End 2352
Encore 3
2355
Crimson & Clover w/ wild thing
(Lots of people enter??)
Instrumental jam ???
0007 cause and effect
End 0012
Encore 4
0018 screwdriver
Dreamer
End 0027
Encore 5
0035 how come p piano
U got the look band
Still playing.... ?
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Reply #238 posted 02/16/14 4:54pm

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Marrk said:

egansmind said:

A few people on Twitter have been moaning about the lack of hits and length of the 2nd gig

I would have happily swapped with them !!

Hits?! Prince might not swear anymore but i do. My opinion is fuck them. Basically.

Casuals need to read reviews before laying down their money. Morons.

If it keeps a few of them away from Manchester, all the better for real fans who know most of his stuff.

[Edited 2/16/14 15:33pm]

I agree. In fact, I admire any artist that still pushes their new music. To be fair to Prince, there were more old than new. But not the obvious tracks. Shall we start the twitter rumour now that Prince will play just The News album in its entirely at manchester. The casual doves can stay at home. lol

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Reply #239 posted 02/16/14 5:09pm

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lol well that was the shortest P gig I've ever been to... 1 song!
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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