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Reply #90 posted 08/24/16 5:00pm

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1contessa said:


I may be in the minority, but I don't feel happy about this at all, just sad. My main attraction to Paisley Park is gone forever, so I have no desire to visit it, or walk through there. Paisley Park to me now, is where Prince died, having once lived there. Glad for all of you that will go, and find the news exciting, but it's just not for me.




It's like rummaging through a dead person's stuff, right after they died. Creepy. Too soon and just seems like they are trying to grab some cash.


Maybe because the estate needs cash? I'm sure the bills are pilling up. It's not like this ticket sales will being going into Tyka's pockets.
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Reply #91 posted 08/24/16 5:02pm

GimmeThat

I think this is a good move from a business standpoint. The estate can start generating income to ensure that his legacy is preserved. This can help the estate hold onto Paisley Park and allow the fans the opportunity to experience it. yes
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Reply #92 posted 08/24/16 5:04pm

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I remember discussion about wanting PaisleyPark to be a music working environment also academy like school to teach music and music industry business. I got too many memories of seeing Prince at PP for me to go. Maybe one day but not now. I am sure others will like.


imo if you look at the business plan, the language is worded vaguely enough for that to happen. 'Other Events' includes 'special sessions' in the recording studio. in future, perhaps applicants could submit a proposal to PPF, LLC for consideration regarding other activities such as weekend seminars.


Just read. I hope it happens. I don't know I just feel opening PP is a bit soon. I know they have to do what they have to do to pay the bills. Miss him sad
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Reply #93 posted 08/24/16 5:08pm

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Reply #94 posted 08/24/16 5:09pm

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cool lol cool lol

AnnaSantana said:

MD431Madcat said:

This is nice for fans that never got a chance to go to PP thankfully i got to go 20+ times

with the man walking around the place.. cool

Me too. biggrin

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Reply #95 posted 08/24/16 5:10pm

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TypoQueen said:

XxAxX said:


imo if you look at the business plan, the language is worded vaguely enough for that to happen. 'Other Events' includes 'special sessions' in the recording studio. in future, perhaps applicants could submit a proposal to PPF, LLC for consideration regarding other activities such as weekend seminars.

Just read. I hope it happens. I don't know I just feel opening PP is a bit soon. I know they have to do what they have to do to pay the bills. Miss him sad


i know, i feel the same way. on the one hand, it'll never be what it was. prince is gone. on the other hand, it's a huge step forward in the right direction. once, years ago, i visited the house mozart lived in, in salzburg.

someday, a kid from austria will have a chance to walk through the same rooms where our hero walked and danced and worked his magic.

i think that if us fans help to get this project off the ground this october, it will open up more options for the management company.

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Reply #96 posted 08/24/16 5:12pm

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3rdeyedude said:

1contessa said:

I may be in the minority, but I don't feel happy about this at all, just sad. My main attraction to Paisley Park is gone forever, so I have no desire to visit it, or walk through there. Paisley Park to me now, is where Prince died, having once lived there. Glad for all of you that will go, and find the news exciting, but it's just not for me.

It's like rummaging through a dead person's stuff, right after they died. Creepy. Too soon and just seems like they are trying to grab some cash.

I understand. Maybe I would feel differently had not Prince actually died there, with the thought of him dying in the elevator. I mean, I've never been there, but I'm sure that if they have a tour, that the elevator will be visible, and what fan would not think of that as soon as they see it? To me, that's just sad and heartbreaking. I've always wanted to go to Paisley Park, but that was to see Prince, alive, doing what he did best, perform. I'm sorry, but I don't want to go there now, just to look at instruments that he once played, clothing he used to wear, electronics he once recorded on, hanging posters of his face, trophies he received, etc.......for what? To me, those are just things now that once belonged to a man that's no longer here, that life for him is over! He will never return to that life! I don't mean to be harsh, or upset anyone, but that's how I view things. It just doesn't mean anything to me now.

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Reply #97 posted 08/24/16 5:12pm

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I think it's too soon.

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Reply #98 posted 08/24/16 5:15pm

MD431Madcat

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So do i..

Can we get some Facts re: Prince's death before You start cashing in??!!

rap said:

I think it's too soon.

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #99 posted 08/24/16 5:15pm

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I want to go with MD431Madcat

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Reply #100 posted 08/24/16 5:16pm

Dolphinking23

I truly think Prince wouldve wanted this. and have it continue to host concerts and dance parties... Prince invested a lot into making it a space for the creation of music and the performance of music and it shouldnt go to waste. I would love to see it become one of the premiere small live music venues in the area for local and touring talent.

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Reply #101 posted 08/24/16 5:17pm

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I dont Care Where We Go.. I Don't care what we do...

I don't care pretty Baby... Just .. cool

Ihavenotchooseausername said:

I want to go with MD431Madcat

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #102 posted 08/24/16 5:29pm

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1contessa said:

3rdeyedude said:

It's like rummaging through a dead person's stuff, right after they died. Creepy. Too soon and just seems like they are trying to grab some cash.

I understand. Maybe I would feel differently had not Prince actually died there, with the thought of him dying in the elevator. I mean, I've never been there, but I'm sure that if they have a tour, that the elevator will be visible, and what fan would not think of that as soon as they see it? To me, that's just sad and heartbreaking. I've always wanted to go to Paisley Park, but that was to see Prince, alive, doing what he did best, perform. I'm sorry, but I don't want to go there now, just to look at instruments that he once played, clothing he used to wear, electronics he once recorded on, hanging posters of his face, trophies he received, etc.......for what? To me, those are just things now that once belonged to a man that's no longer here, that life for him is over! He will never return to that life! I don't mean to be harsh, or upset anyone, but that's how I view things. It just doesn't mean anything to me now.

I live near Detroit, and just last year my wife and I toured Hitsville USA . . . the home of countless Motown songs and albums. The sheer history of that place is ingrained in the walls, floors, even the air itself seemingly. Some things have not changed since its heyday.

Granted, a lot of time has passed since that little bungalow pumped out some of history's greatest music -- and no one died there (as far as I know) -- but the building itself is a historical landmark.

Now, Paisley Park has only been "empty" for 4 months, and didn't pump out quite the amount of legendary music as Hitsville (Prince's own music aside), but I think it's a huge draw for anyone who just wants to occupy the same space that Prince once did.

To imagine him there throughout decades recording countless songs, to feel the vibe from the music (I would hope music will be playing during the tours) . . . it will be a bit overwhelming for some.

I'm already figuring out if this trip is in the budget for October. Not sure if it is, or if it will have to wait until Spring.

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Reply #103 posted 08/24/16 5:29pm

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rogifan said:[quote]

jayspud said:



rogifan said:


Here's the business plan. Sounds like recordings and concerts will continue in the future! biggrin Plan to be open from 10-10 on weekdays and 9-midnight on weekends depending on ticket demand and weather. Tour will be approx 70 minutes and cost $38.50 with a VIP tours available for $100 or more. Food and drink will be offered. No alcohol, no meat. http://67.63.229.140/webl...20Plan.pdf [Edited 8/24/16 14:32pm]

That actually sounds quite cheap by UK standards but also you have to keep attracting people to visit. It is also quite out of the way for most fans.


It also says they will have buses from Mall of America. I live less than 2 miles from a Prince museum. That feels so weird right now. And exciting! biggrin[/quote

Rogifsn, Less than 2 miles? So are you adding your place to the tour? People will pay to tour an official orger abode?
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Reply #104 posted 08/24/16 5:30pm

destinyc1

Ok so now were all signed up they have all our emails.NEXT is the price to tour?Also what is the tribute amount?Hope its not an arm and a leg.

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Reply #105 posted 08/24/16 5:31pm

tahirih

I wanna go ASAP excited

Life can never be too soon and a gift shop is no diffrent that buying items at a concert.

Folks need to go with in the next year because it can always be sold and I want my $$ going to his family.

Alaska to Paisley Park!!!!

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Reply #106 posted 08/24/16 5:32pm

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1contessa said:

3rdeyedude said:

It's like rummaging through a dead person's stuff, right after they died. Creepy. Too soon and just seems like they are trying to grab some cash.

I understand. Maybe I would feel differently had not Prince actually died there, with the thought of him dying in the elevator. I mean, I've never been there, but I'm sure that if they have a tour, that the elevator will be visible, and what fan would not think of that as soon as they see it? To me, that's just sad and heartbreaking. I've always wanted to go to Paisley Park, but that was to see Prince, alive, doing what he did best, perform. I'm sorry, but I don't want to go there now, just to look at instruments that he once played, clothing he used to wear, electronics he once recorded on, hanging posters of his face, trophies he received, etc.......for what? To me, those are just things now that once belonged to a man that's no longer here, that life for him is over! He will never return to that life! I don't mean to be harsh, or upset anyone, but that's how I view things. It just doesn't mean anything to me now.


we talked about this a few months back. if it were me i'd renovate the elevator area. remove the actual elevator and put it somewhere it can never be found.

then take the space where it was and install a spiral staircase with a matching hanging crystal chandelier. just my 2c.

i get where you're coming from. for those of us who experienced events at PP, nothing else will ever measure up. just, shadows on the wall compared to what prince was like, and how the Park was, back when he was with us

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Reply #107 posted 08/24/16 5:34pm

ClaireJames

This is a nice gift on my birthday!!! biggrin
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Reply #108 posted 08/24/16 5:35pm

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I know there are mixed feelingst hat come with this news, and some people's perspective is that it's like it's going through the closet of a deceased person...I don't share that perspective...I look at it as the longevity of Prince, his legacy, and his vision and wishes for Paisley Park and it's future. That IS great news because to me, the alternativew where PP is concerned is far more devastating!

nod it is too soon for me as well, but the idea of being in MPLS in October and possibly missing this by a short period of time would be more devastating - not being able to afford to go twice to MN. It would've been sad to miss this.

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Reply #109 posted 08/24/16 5:36pm

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ClaireJames said:

This is a nice gift on my birthday!!! biggrin

happy birthday ! party dancing jig

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Reply #110 posted 08/24/16 5:36pm

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I really wanna go but I cringe at the thought of crying in front of strangers for 70 minutes.

Damn, Christopher, damn!
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Reply #111 posted 08/24/16 5:36pm

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Yup!

The Celebrations in the early 2000's were the PP events to experience!

Thankfully i did! cool

XxAxX said:


for those of us who experienced events at PP, nothing else will ever measure up. just, shadows on the wall compared to what prince was like, and how the Park was, back when he was with us

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Reply #112 posted 08/24/16 5:38pm

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I really wanna go but I cringe at the thought of crying in front of strangers for 70 minutes.


If you want we can go together. I'll be such a mess that I'll get all the attention, don't worry wink
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Reply #113 posted 08/24/16 5:40pm

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This makes simultaneously excited and want to vomit at the same time.
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Reply #114 posted 08/24/16 5:40pm

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Thank-you
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Reply #115 posted 08/24/16 5:41pm

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It's going to be hard to visit there without him but I am happy the estate worked out an appropriate plan for it.

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Reply #116 posted 08/24/16 5:41pm

1contessa

Dolphinking23 said:

I truly think Prince wouldve wanted this. and have it continue to host concerts and dance parties... Prince invested a lot into making it a space for the creation of music and the performance of music and it shouldnt go to waste. I would love to see it become one of the premiere small live music venues in the area for local and touring talent.

[Edited 8/24/16 17:18pm]

After the way Prince died (overdose by drugs), I don't think that any of us can say what we think he may have wanted, because clearly, none of us knew the man like we thought we did. Most of us would have put our heads on a chopping block to defend him, believing that he would never touch a drug, because we thought we knew him! Even those close to him, clearly didn't know him, because even they say that they never saw him do any kind of drugs, and saying how clean he lived his life! Sorry, but I would be leary of anyone that says that "this is what Prince would have wanted" because none of them really knows. Tyka and all the rest, were not close to Prince, and probably hadn't even saw him in years....who knows? Prince distanced himself from family years ago, and rarely, if ever, spoke of them. Most people didn't even know he had family. The truth is, we all know what's behind this, and that's the making of money!

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Reply #117 posted 08/24/16 5:42pm

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This just make me wonder what the "estate" is doing with all his belongings, but most important, his music. confused

I wonder if they'll have live performance playing on the screens?

I wonder if they'll be playing unrelease music through the PA system?

If they do (which will be great), then that means someone is going through the Vault as we speak. eek
If so, who?

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Reply #118 posted 08/24/16 5:44pm

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This is gonna be hard no matter when they do it. I'm just happy it's not being sold. Luckily I don't have the urgency to go immediately because I went in 2004, but I hope it all pans out & I can visit again someday. I don't remember anything about the tour I went on before, just that everything was pretty & Princely biggrin
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Reply #119 posted 08/24/16 5:44pm

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They should give out free bootlegs.

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