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Thread started 06/04/16 5:59pm

lezama

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Spike's Celebration for Prince

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but this is awesome! Seeing all the tweets about this event makes me happy! You can tell he put a lot of thought and planning to this.

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https://www.facebook.com/SpikeLee/videos/10154228796464819/

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Reply #1 posted 06/04/16 6:02pm

AnnaSantana

It was beautiful.

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Reply #2 posted 06/04/16 6:02pm

lezama

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Reply #3 posted 06/04/16 6:20pm

disch

I was there! It was a lot of fun. Ended up staying for hours and hours -- until the end.

This was the first time since his death that I participated in any kind of public event or gathering -- and let me tell you, it was such a relief! It was great to just dance and have a good time, celebrating his music, with hundreds of other people who also loved the guy.

Oh and it was cool when Andre Cymone came out and spoke for a few minutes.

Anyone else at this event?

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Reply #4 posted 06/04/16 6:23pm

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The footage looks incredible, now that is how u throw a party/tribute biggrin thumbs up! cloud9

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #5 posted 06/04/16 6:25pm

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disch said:

I was there! It was a lot of fun. Ended up staying for hours and hours -- until the end.

This was the first time since his death that I participated in any kind of public event or gathering -- and let me tell you, it was such a relief! It was great to just dance and have a good time, celebrating his music, with hundreds of other people who also loved the guy.

Oh and it was cool when Andre Cymone came out and spoke for a few minutes.

Anyone else at this event?

Oh wow! Andre was there - cool. What did he say?

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Reply #6 posted 06/04/16 6:45pm

TrivialPursuit

A lot of it was streamed live on Facebook. There are also nice videos on his FB page.

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Reply #7 posted 06/04/16 6:46pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

A lot of it was streamed live on Facebook. There are also nice videos on his FB page.

Thanks biggrin I will be on the lookout music woot!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #8 posted 06/04/16 6:55pm

disch

bondno9 said:

disch said:

Oh and it was cool when Andre Cymone came out and spoke for a few minutes.

Anyone else at this event?

Oh wow! Andre was there - cool. What did he say?

He said he was with Prince every day for 6 years... he's still in shock about this; it was way too soon... he (Andre) makes really weird music and Prince always understood it. And he mentioned he's performing tonight at the Apollo. It was kinda hard to hear him actually and the crowd was being pretty noisey.

But I was excited just to see him. And it's a little weird that he and Prince are the same age -- Andrea looks really hale and hearty.

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Reply #9 posted 06/04/16 7:26pm

LavenderSky

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Spike knows how to throw a DAMN good block party. I know, cause I was there dancing my purple booty off with my fellow purple peeps. So much fun! I'm very happy I had the change to be part of the celebration. Thx Spike. You did our Royal Purple Prince proud <3

"So here I sit in my lonely room
Lookin' for my sunshine
But all I've got is two cigarettes
And this broken heart of mine
So let the rain come down
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down"
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Reply #10 posted 06/04/16 8:41pm

migmigmig

I was there too - got the sunburn to prove it smile

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I'm so grateful to Spike Lee for both the events he has put on since Prince's death. The service he's done for fans, and the reverence and love he shows personally to Prince and his memory at those events and in everything he's done since April 21, is really overwhelming.

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We all need to be together, and he knows that, and he keeps making it possible... and even, in the face of all this sorrow, he makes it beautiful.

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Spike, you are a mensch. Thank you.

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Reply #11 posted 06/04/16 8:48pm

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Glad you guys had fun! How speacial heart
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Reply #12 posted 06/04/16 9:05pm

AnonymousFan

Links to any videos?

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Reply #13 posted 06/04/16 9:07pm

migmigmig

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Links to any videos?

...See the very first post in this thread.

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Reply #14 posted 06/04/16 9:20pm

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Reply #15 posted 06/04/16 10:30pm

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Some great DJ-ing, you could feel the love
I've shared on my facebook
Love to you all
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #16 posted 06/05/16 6:22am

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I watched most of it on Facebook. I thought it was lovely and really wished I could have been there, too. cool

"Too bad for Hell...too good to let Heaven raise him."

He's Mine!
[youtube] https://youtu.be/zJhadIvu9QA [/youtube]

Always has been...always will be!
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Reply #17 posted 06/05/16 7:21am

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disch said:

bondno9 said:

Oh wow! Andre was there - cool. What did he say?

He said he was with Prince every day for 6 years... he's still in shock about this; it was way too soon... he (Andre) makes really weird music and Prince always understood it. And he mentioned he's performing tonight at the Apollo. It was kinda hard to hear him actually and the crowd was being pretty noisey.

But I was excited just to see him. And it's a little weird that he and Prince are the same age -- Andrea looks really hale and hearty.

Thanks. I'm sure he's still in a lot of pain. Very difficult to lose a friend so soon. I know he will definitely protect the legacy of Prince.

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Reply #18 posted 06/05/16 6:47pm

migmigmig

Forgot to mention that Spike brought Stephen Hill of BET up on stage. and he reiterated his promise to mount a tribute worthy of Prince at the upoming BET awards.

[Edited 6/5/16 18:49pm]

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Reply #19 posted 06/05/16 9:51pm

Eileen

Like a broken record I'll point out once again, clearly a few dozen things in those pics that would have been violations/banned/illegal under the ill-considered PRINCE Act legislation. Hope people remember this when it comes around again next session.


The banners and posters with corporate logos... rolleyes

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Reply #20 posted 06/06/16 7:50am

migmigmig

I am the most anticorporate person you'll ever meet, and i noticed the logos too. However, self-servingly, I'll say that:

1. the entire day was free (aside from merch, of course) despite being an obviously costly production

2. i was there for 4.5 hours and never heard a SINGLE corporate promotion/commercial from the lips of Sway or Spike

Could I have paid $20 to enter? I could've, yes. But since it was free, many many people who possibly could not have afforded it were there.

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Reply #21 posted 06/06/16 8:24am

PurpleMusic07

Eileen said:

Like a broken record I'll point out once again, clearly a few dozen things in those pics that would have been violations/banned/illegal under the ill-considered PRINCE Act legislation. Hope people remember this when it comes around again next session.


The banners and posters with corporate logos... rolleyes

Do you think that event was free? That Brooklyn NY just said hey use our property because Prince? You have to have permits. Street closing permits. Alcohol permits. Sound permits. Who do you think paid for that? I was there. It was a beautiful occassion and as migmigmig mentioned not ONE commercial. Not ONE drop from the dj promo'ing HBO or any of the other sponsors. Not one mention of the sponsors OTHER Than their logos. MAYBE they shouted them out at the very beginning (which honestly would have only been fair), but I can't confirm that because I wasn't there at noon.

It was a beautiful beautiful day. It was peaceful and all inclusive. And it was ALL free, outside of merch which once again duh.

"Where you are now is in a place that does not require time." - Rest In Power, PRINCE
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Reply #22 posted 06/06/16 8:26pm

stormgirl7

lezama said:

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but this is awesome! Seeing all the tweets about this event makes me happy! You can tell he put a lot of thought and planning to this.

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https://www.facebook.com/SpikeLee/videos/10154228796464819/

Saturday was super dope. Tomorrow is the end of the celebrating for a while and I will miss being with all of the purple family.

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Reply #23 posted 06/06/16 8:31pm

migmigmig

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Saturday was super dope. Tomorrow is the end of the celebrating for a while and I will miss being with all of the purple family.

Amen to that.

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Reply #24 posted 06/11/16 10:03am

AnnaSantana

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I watched most of it on Facebook. I thought it was lovely and really wished I could have been there, too. cool

me too. neutral

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