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Thread started 11/30/16 12:27pm

SquirrelMeat

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Paisley Park Celebration 2017 - Information and meet ups

I'm coming in from the UK, so I'm hoping there will be some orgers around.


I'm hoping that some other venues will be doing things to.

This may well be my final trip (in a way it could be the great send off) so I'm hoping to take in more of the City and surrounding area that on previous 'in and out' visits.


Are you going? What 'track are you booked on?


I'm also be interested in help from any locals, whether they are going or not, to get tips on getting around and places of interest.

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Reply #1 posted 12/01/16 1:45pm

tdavison

My wife and I will be there from Australia and have the same intent as you. Bought our tickets. We are are from the UK - Geordies - if you want to meet
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Reply #2 posted 12/04/16 1:11pm

morrisdday

Hi there im from the UK 2 . This will be my first trip and as im on my own would love to meet up with you guys and have a tour of the sights

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Reply #3 posted 12/10/16 6:24pm

tdavison

morrisdday said:

Hi there im from the UK 2 . This will be my first trip and as im on my own would love to meet up with you guys and have a tour of the sights



We are on track 2. There are quite a few Prince do it yourself itineraries on line. You can drive past the Purple Rain house, go to 1st Avenue, Calhoun Square, etc
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Reply #4 posted 12/12/16 7:00am

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Hi all. My wife and I are on track 1. Gone full VIP for this once in a lifeteime trip. SquirrelMeat if you've been there before I am assuming you agree it is best to stay in MPLS city and travel to Chanhassen for the events? As we would also like to see the sites of MPLS also. (Plus have a couple of extra days.)

Or is it better to base ourselves in Chanhassen? We are completely confused which is best.

I've emailed Paisley Park but had no response.

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AND I GOTTA ALOTTA BUTTA 2 GO!
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Reply #5 posted 12/15/16 6:06am

AJones

I am attending from Nashville, TN.

General Admission, Track 2

Purple squirrel
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Reply #6 posted 12/16/16 10:40pm

CandaceS

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I'll be there, VIP track 2. cool And I'm also hoping to meet some orgers! woot!

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #7 posted 12/17/16 12:33am

Latin

Wow. It's great to hear that all of you will be at the historic Celebration.

Please share your experiences with the rest of us.

Thank you and have a great experience.
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Reply #8 posted 12/18/16 6:41pm

SquirrelMeat

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Latin said:

Wow. It's great to hear that all of you will be at the historic Celebration. Please share your experiences with the rest of us. Thank you and have a great experience.


Can you get there? We might have had a different opinion on certain things, but your dedication to infomation has been admirable, so I've love to see you there!

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Reply #9 posted 12/19/16 2:18pm

Freeyourself

AJones said:

I am attending from Nashville, TN.

General Admission, Track 2

I'm also attending from Nashville, TN and am GA Track 2. Hopefully we will meet there!

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Reply #10 posted 12/22/16 10:43pm

tdavison

Freeyourself said:

AJones said:

I am attending from Nashville, TN.

General Admission, Track 2

I'm also attending from Nashville, TN and am GA Track 2. Hopefully we will meet there!

We should try and firm this idea up. This is my first time to PP and Minneapolis. Probably the easiest arrangement is to meet at the entrance to PP, inside the fence, around 15 minutes before each session starts. I am on Track 2 GA, which begins Thursday, 5pm. Maybe we all make our own prince.org sign or badge or something? I could be completely wrong here about where to meet and then there's the weather to contend with. But once we've met the first time we then pick and choose what to do next and who with for the next 3 days. So we just need a simple plan for the first meet-up.

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Reply #11 posted 12/28/16 9:32am

AJones

Freeyourself said:

AJones said:

I am attending from Nashville, TN.

General Admission, Track 2

I'm also attending from Nashville, TN and am GA Track 2. Hopefully we will meet there!

NICE! that would be great, i think I am looking forward to the 'fellowship' as much as the events!

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Reply #12 posted 12/28/16 4:31pm

jlock71

nuthinbuttamuffin said:

Hi all. My wife and I are on track 1. Gone full VIP for this once in a lifeteime trip. SquirrelMeat if you've been there before I am assuming you agree it is best to stay in MPLS city and travel to Chanhassen for the events? As we would also like to see the sites of MPLS also. (Plus have a couple of extra days.)

Or is it better to base ourselves in Chanhassen? We are completely confused which is best.

I've emailed Paisley Park but had no response.

Chanhassen is @ 30 min drive from downtown and 20 min from airport. Public transport may be tricky to get from downtown to PP. If you want convenience and more budget-friendly for the hotels, I would recommend staying in Chanhassen since you will need to be there everyday anyways. I hear Edina is convenient to both downtown and PP plus they offer a shuttle directly to PP according to the PP website. They had Chanhassen Inn and Country Inns (Chanhassen) listed earlier this month with promo codes but now it's taken down. Rooms may be sold out there. https://officialpaisleypa...ration2017

Maybe split your time and stay in the city on some days?

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Reply #13 posted 01/01/17 3:30pm

AJones

tdavison said:



Freeyourself said:




AJones said:


I am attending from Nashville, TN.


General Admission, Track 2



I'm also attending from Nashville, TN and am GA Track 2. Hopefully we will meet there!




We should try and firm this idea up. This is my first time to PP and Minneapolis. Probably the easiest arrangement is to meet at the entrance to PP, inside the fence, around 15 minutes before each session starts. I am on Track 2 GA, which begins Thursday, 5pm. Maybe we all make our own prince.org sign or badge or something? I could be completely wrong here about where to meet and then there's the weather to contend with. But once we've met the first time we then pick and choose what to do next and who with for the next 3 days. So we just need a simple plan for the first meet-up.


Yeah, I was thinking they may have lanyard id's, or something, maybe .org and vault members might be able to have identifiers as to connect with peers... maybe "Nashville Org" button???
Purple squirrel
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Reply #14 posted 01/01/17 3:31pm

AJones

tdavison said:



Freeyourself said:




AJones said:


I am attending from Nashville, TN.


General Admission, Track 2



I'm also attending from Nashville, TN and am GA Track 2. Hopefully we will meet there!




We should try and firm this idea up. This is my first time to PP and Minneapolis. Probably the easiest arrangement is to meet at the entrance to PP, inside the fence, around 15 minutes before each session starts. I am on Track 2 GA, which begins Thursday, 5pm. Maybe we all make our own prince.org sign or badge or something? I could be completely wrong here about where to meet and then there's the weather to contend with. But once we've met the first time we then pick and choose what to do next and who with for the next 3 days. So we just need a simple plan for the first meet-up.


Yeah, I was thinking they may have lanyard id's, or something, maybe .org and vault members might be able to have identifiers as to connect with peers... maybe "Nashville Org" ??
Purple squirrel
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Reply #15 posted 01/03/17 9:27am

CandaceS

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VIP track 2 ticket...check!

Hotel reservation...check!

Airline reservation...check!

Rental car reservation...check!

And last and not least: trip insurance...check! lol

I think I'm all set now! Hopefully I get to meet some of you there! cool

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #16 posted 01/10/17 2:18pm

npgme

Getting ready to buy a Track 2 GA ticket. Question - Will the concerts they are talking about happen at night? If so will there be events on Sunday night?

Is anyone else going by themselves? I think I'm going solo and wondering who else is. Lisa from Columbus, OH

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Reply #17 posted 01/11/17 7:57pm

motherfunka

npgme said:

Getting ready to buy a Track 2 GA ticket. Question - Will the concerts they are talking about happen at night? If so will there be events on Sunday night?

Is anyone else going by themselves? I think I'm going solo and wondering who else is. Lisa from Columbus, OH

The concerts will happen on both Tracks each day.

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Reply #18 posted 01/14/17 9:21am

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npgme said:

Getting ready to buy a Track 2 GA ticket. Question - Will the concerts they are talking about happen at night? If so will there be events on Sunday night?



Is anyone else going by themselves? I think I'm going solo and wondering who else is. Lisa from Columbus, OH



I just purchased my GA ticket for track 2 and my hotel is booked. Now just have to get my airline booked. I too am traveling alone but plan to meet up with friends. Would love to meet some of the org!
~Save me Jesus I've been a fool. How could I forget that you are the rule? You are my God, I am your child. From now on, for you I shall be wild, I shall be quick I shall be strong, I'll tell Your story, no matter how long~
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Reply #19 posted 01/15/17 3:09am

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SonyaG said:

npgme said:

Getting ready to buy a Track 2 GA ticket. Question - Will the concerts they are talking about happen at night? If so will there be events on Sunday night?

Is anyone else going by themselves? I think I'm going solo and wondering who else is. Lisa from Columbus, OH

I just purchased my GA ticket for track 2 and my hotel is booked. Now just have to get my airline booked. I too am traveling alone but plan to meet up with friends. Would love to meet some of the org!

Just decided to buy a GA Track 2 ticket. I think i'm traveling alone also. Send me an orgnote you guys so we can stay in touch. Unfortunately, I don't have any friends to meet up with yet.

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Reply #20 posted 01/15/17 3:11pm

npgme

lotusflower0000 said:

SonyaG said:

npgme said: I just purchased my GA ticket for track 2 and my hotel is booked. Now just have to get my airline booked. I too am traveling alone but plan to meet up with friends. Would love to meet some of the org!

Just decided to buy a GA Track 2 ticket. I think i'm traveling alone also. Send me an orgnote you guys so we can stay in touch. Unfortunately, I don't have any friends to meet up with yet.

SonyaG I just bought my GA Track2 tickets. Let's def meetup!

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Reply #21 posted 01/16/17 8:00am

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Is there anyone coming to MPLS and not purchasing the tix and going to all surrounding MPLS events? Like me? 500 is just too steep and I have that allocated for a professional related conference that I have been working on going to on 3 years to attend in March.

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Reply #22 posted 01/17/17 1:07am

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KatSkrizzle said:

Is there anyone coming to MPLS and not purchasing the tix and going to all surrounding MPLS events? Like me? 500 is just too steep and I have that allocated for a professional related conference that I have been working on going to on 3 years to attend in March.

What other events are there in the MPLS area on those days (April 20th-23rd)?

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Reply #23 posted 01/22/17 6:59pm

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npgme said:



lotusflower0000 said:




SonyaG said:


npgme said: I just purchased my GA ticket for track 2 and my hotel is booked. Now just have to get my airline booked. I too am traveling alone but plan to meet up with friends. Would love to meet some of the org!

Just decided to buy a GA Track 2 ticket. I think i'm traveling alone also. Send me an orgnote you guys so we can stay in touch. Unfortunately, I don't have any friends to meet up with yet.





That sounds great! Let's keep in touch here and plan it out with other orgs that are also going on the same track. Org meetup!

SonyaG I just bought my GA Track2 tickets. Let's def meetup!

~Save me Jesus I've been a fool. How could I forget that you are the rule? You are my God, I am your child. From now on, for you I shall be wild, I shall be quick I shall be strong, I'll tell Your story, no matter how long~
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Reply #24 posted 01/24/17 6:40pm

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KatSkrizzle said:

Is there anyone coming to MPLS and not purchasing the tix and going to all surrounding MPLS events? Like me? 500 is just too steep and I have that allocated for a professional related conference that I have been working on going to on 3 years to attend in March.


wave

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #25 posted 01/24/17 7:22pm

PCEANDBWLD

PurpleJedi said:



KatSkrizzle said:


Is there anyone coming to MPLS and not purchasing the tix and going to all surrounding MPLS events? Like me? 500 is just too steep and I have that allocated for a professional related conference that I have been working on going to on 3 years to attend in March.




wave


I am flying in for the dates, but haven't purchased paisley Park tickets yet. We have been debating for all the same reasons stated here. I'd love to go but was hoping my be they'd have specific day passes, or other events going on in MPLS. We came for the tribute concert and there were so many events that weekend, I'm kinda hoping the same idea happens around the celebration? However.... Then again, they'll all be busy at the Park that weekend with the 2 sets of events every day... Not sure what else is going on? !
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Reply #26 posted 01/26/17 7:27am

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I checked out First Avenue's calendar events for April and it looks like 4/21 is not listed. I'm wondering if PP will have an event that night to celebrate Prince's life. Performances, things of the like. Other than the 4 day event at PP, I'm not sure of what's taking place around town during that time.

~Save me Jesus I've been a fool. How could I forget that you are the rule? You are my God, I am your child. From now on, for you I shall be wild, I shall be quick I shall be strong, I'll tell Your story, no matter how long~
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Reply #27 posted 01/26/17 8:16pm

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Some people are interpreting this instagram message from the family to mean they are planning more dance parties like the ones at Muse Event Center last October...






https://www.instagram.com/p/BPrUgarlc8W/?taken-by=prnfamily

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #28 posted 01/26/17 8:29pm

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SonyaG said:

I checked out First Avenue's calendar events for April and it looks like 4/21 is not listed. I'm wondering if PP will have an event that night to celebrate Prince's life. Performances, things of the like. Other than the 4 day event at PP, I'm not sure of what's taking place around town during that time.


I too was wondering if First Avenue would have anything Prince-related the night of 4/21, or adjacent dates. Looks like they are fairly well booked, other than the 21st as you noted. BTW, if they get around to scheduling tours during the day, I'd highly recommend doing one; I really enjoyed the one I took while there in October.

http://first-avenue.com/c...ll/2017-04


No Chase and Ovation (Prince-approved cover band) performance currently scheduled at Bunkers around that time, either:

http://bunkersmusic.com/calender/

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #29 posted 01/27/17 1:30pm

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Thanks! Ok this might be pretty cool..

CandaceS said:

Some people are interpreting this instagram message from the family to mean they are planning more dance parties like the ones at Muse Event Center last October...






https://www.instagram.com/p/BPrUgarlc8W/?taken-by=prnfamily

~Save me Jesus I've been a fool. How could I forget that you are the rule? You are my God, I am your child. From now on, for you I shall be wild, I shall be quick I shall be strong, I'll tell Your story, no matter how long~
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