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Thread started 04/20/18 11:02pm

rogifan

Prince Live On The Big Screen was phenomenal

Just got back from seeing Prince Live On The Big Screen and I have one word for the show: phenomenal. It was all footage of Prince with the live backing band. The footage was taken from different Welcome 2 America shows. The backing band was Shelby, Kirk, Kip, Kat, Cassie, NPG Horns and I’m not sure the other keys player or who was on bass. The band was tight and never out of sync with the video of Prince. The footage was amazing video quality. As good as the band was I hardly ever looked at them because I was focus on the big screen with Prince. Shelby was sort of master of ceremonies but there was very little talking in between songs. It wasn’t about Shelby or the band it was about Prince. I’m still amazed at how they were able to pull it off. I felt like I was at a Welcome 2 show. And the sound in the arena was amazing too. Die hard fans who want more than just the hits probably would have been disappointed but considering the audience this was perfect.

I didn’t know what to expect going in and was worried about how polished it would be or if it would feel weird but it didn’t at all. It felt like Prince was right there on stage with the rest of the band. It felt good. Obviously someone professional who’s done this before directed this. Hats off to them. I don’t know if Paisley has any plans to take it on the road but they could. It was that good. 💜
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Reply #1 posted 04/21/18 6:13am

donnyenglish

It was very good.
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Reply #2 posted 04/21/18 7:36am

rogifan

donnyenglish said:

It was very good.

A shame that it didn’t get very good reviews in either local newspaper.
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Reply #3 posted 04/21/18 8:42am

donnyenglish

rogifan said:

donnyenglish said:

It was very good.

A shame that it didn’t get very good reviews in either local newspaper.


Those reviews are very misleading. They showed plenty of Prince. They had to probably edit a few parts out of the show so that explains when they would cut away from him. This was as close to a Prince concert as we will get. It shows him at what I define as his love performance peak playing lots of great songs. This should be seen by the world.
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Reply #4 posted 04/21/18 8:45am

rogifan

donnyenglish said:

rogifan said:


A shame that it didn’t get very good reviews in either local newspaper.


Those reviews are very misleading. They showed plenty of Prince. They had to probably edit a few parts out of the show so that explains when they would cut away from him. This was as close to a Prince concert as we will get. It shows him at what I define as his love performance peak playing lots of great songs. This should be seen by the world.

Yep they could take this on the road.
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/18 8:46am

rogifan

Video of Shelby & Prince doing NC2U.

https://www.facebook.com/...854365273/
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/18 12:32pm

missingprn

Rogifan, thanks for posting. Wish I could’ve seen it. Hopefully, it will go on the road. I couldn’t make it to the celebration but going to Paisley in May!
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/18 1:01pm

Missmusicluver
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I was wondering how this went. Thanks for the info and glad you enjoyed the show. biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 04/21/18 1:17pm

rogifan

Kim Berry posted video on her FB page. Not great video but gives an idea what it was like.
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Reply #9 posted 04/21/18 1:39pm

stlmuziqlvr

Agree 100%; glad I made the trip! To me, it felt like a real celebration of Prince. At one point, I got lost in the moment while watching the big screen and I thought, for one a second, that if I looked on stage, I’d see Prince...a bit bittersweet but it felt great to see him up there!

rogifan said:

Just got back from seeing Prince Live On The Big Screen and I have one word for the show: phenomenal. It was all footage of Prince with the live backing band. The footage was taken from different Welcome 2 America shows. The backing band was Shelby, Kirk, Kip, Kat, Cassie, NPG Horns and I’m not sure the other keys player or who was on bass. The band was tight and never out of sync with the video of Prince. The footage was amazing video quality. As good as the band was I hardly ever looked at them because I was focus on the big screen with Prince. Shelby was sort of master of ceremonies but there was very little talking in between songs. It wasn’t about Shelby or the band it was about Prince. I’m still amazed at how they were able to pull it off. I felt like I was at a Welcome 2 show. And the sound in the arena was amazing too. Die hard fans who want more than just the hits probably would have been disappointed but considering the audience this was perfect.

I didn’t know what to expect going in and was worried about how polished it would be or if it would feel weird but it didn’t at all. It felt like Prince was right there on stage with the rest of the band. It felt good. Obviously someone professional who’s done this before directed this. Hats off to them. I don’t know if Paisley has any plans to take it on the road but they could. It was that good. 💜
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Reply #10 posted 04/21/18 2:03pm

rogifan

stlmuziqlvr said:

Agree 100%; glad I made the trip! To me, it felt like a real celebration of Prince. At one point, I got lost in the moment while watching the big screen and I thought, for one a second, that if I looked on stage, I’d see Prince...a bit bittersweet but it felt great to see him up there!
nod nod nod

Yeah when it was over I had a sad feeling inside because then the realization set in again that he really is gone. But for those 2 hours it felt like he was right there in the arena on stage. Such a good feeling. 💜
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Reply #11 posted 04/21/18 2:20pm

stlmuziqlvr

Yes, those two hours were very special, especially after this week.

rogifan said:

stlmuziqlvr said:

Agree 100%; glad I made the trip! To me, it felt like a real celebration of Prince. At one point, I got lost in the moment while watching the big screen and I thought, for one a second, that if I looked on stage, I’d see Prince...a bit bittersweet but it felt great to see him up there!
nod nod nod

Yeah when it was over I had a sad feeling inside because then the realization set in again that he really is gone. But for those 2 hours it felt like he was right there in the arena on stage. Such a good feeling. 💜
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Reply #12 posted 04/22/18 7:44am

JoeyCococo

stlmuziqlvr said:

Yes, those two hours were very special, especially after this week.

rogifan said:


Yeah when it was over I had a sad feeling inside because then the realization set in again that he really is gone. But for those 2 hours it felt like he was right there in the arena on stage. Such a good feeling. 💜


Totally agree...it was incredible. I saw Adrian Crutchfield at Paisley on Sat and told him that he had to take this show on the road....
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Reply #13 posted 04/22/18 8:41am

pinkcashmere23

It looked like it was nicely done from the clips I saw.

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Reply #14 posted 04/22/18 10:25am

rogifan

JoeyCococo said:

stlmuziqlvr said:

Yes, those two hours were very special, especially after this week.



Totally agree...it was incredible. I saw Adrian Crutchfield at Paisley on Sat and told him that he had to take this show on the road....

Oh what did he say. I hope they do it. I think it would be incredibly popular.
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Reply #15 posted 04/22/18 10:48am

swissbeats2k

I was there as well, I did enjoy the show but it was like a fellow other said "bittersweet".
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Reply #16 posted 04/23/18 12:42pm

rogifan

According to Jon Bream the concert footage was from the Carolinas W2A shows. Also apparently Joel Weinshanker as the Celebration attendees if he should take this show on the road and the crowd was enthusiastic about it. Bream thinks if they do they should move the video screen of Prince to the front with the band behind.

http://www.startribune.co...mp;clmob=y
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Reply #17 posted 04/24/18 12:30pm

leecaldon

rogifan said:

Video of Shelby & Prince doing NC2U. https://www.facebook.com/...854365273/

That was quite moving.

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Reply #18 posted 04/24/18 1:45pm

motherfunka

I think the footage was from 3/30/11 in North Charleston, SC.

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Reply #19 posted 04/24/18 2:00pm

rogifan

leecaldon said:



rogifan said:


Video of Shelby & Prince doing NC2U. https://www.facebook.com/...854365273/


That was quite moving.


And it worked because they actually did sing it together (many times). In fact Shelby was wearing the same outfit as she had on in the original show.
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Reply #20 posted 04/25/18 9:21am

Genesia

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rogifan said:

According to Jon Bream the concert footage was from the Carolinas W2A shows. Also apparently Joel Weinshanker as the Celebration attendees if he should take this show on the road and the crowd was enthusiastic about it. Bream thinks if they do they should move the video screen of Prince to the front with the band behind. http://www.startribune.co...mp;clmob=y


Put the band behind a pink curtain for old times' sake. lol

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Reply #21 posted 04/25/18 11:42am

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Orchestras do this all the time now. The screen should be raised high above the stage with the musicians further toward the back of the screen with low lighting so that the view of the movie isn't blocked. Something like this:

Image result for orchestra playing to movie screen

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Reply #22 posted 04/25/18 5:56pm

rogifan

Funkenberry talked about this show on his latest podcast. Wasn’t much of a review though. He’s hard to listen to because he’s so depressing. Every word he utters is like he feels he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He was bummed that there were only 7,000 at the show. Considering nobody knew what to expect or who would be performing AND considering it got moved to Friday because of the Timberwolves I think that’s pretty damn good.
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