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Reply #180 posted 08/25/16 12:37am

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cool I hear ya!

StopIt said:

That we did !!!

Don't understand people saying, ".....they always wanted to go! Sooo much! For sooo long! (for like, decades), but their actions don't reflect that. At All. Actions talk, b.s. walks. You didn't want to go enough to actually get your ass there before. So, that's not much. Give it a rest.

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Yup!

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

Thankfully i did! cool

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Reply #181 posted 08/25/16 12:44am

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This news made me cry with joy instead of regret or sadness. I'll get there someday!

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Reply #182 posted 08/25/16 12:50am

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SheLovesMeNot said:


I'm not happy about this. He was such a private person and I feel like his privacy is being invaded, still, even tho he's gone. I know, and he knew this is what would eventually happen when he passed but he passed so unexpectedly so soon and I think it's just too soon to open PP up to the public.


I hope that the exclusion of upstairs areas as part of the areas being opened up (I think I read that earlier) is some consolation to those that feel its an invasion of privacy. He did host events at PP and wanted people to come together.


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The part I dislike most is the idea of some kind of gift shop selling low quality tatt. It just wouldn't feel right. But selling high quality memorobilia and music would be cool.

I agree! I've been to PP many times I've been fortunate to have been places the fans have not and I know he enjoyed opening his party hall for performances for friends and fans - but I just think it's way too early. He just died 4 months ago! I personally wouldn't be able to step foot in there with him not in it. I just can't .
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Reply #183 posted 08/25/16 1:00am

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Agreed. It's cool that PP will be open for public but it seems to soon. Hasty even.
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Reply #184 posted 08/25/16 1:00am

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It is too soon for me too - the grief is still too raw. I have such mixed feelings, but it is unlikely I will get there for some time as for me it would mean an overseas trip - but who knows what the future holds. But I don't think I could face it now anyway even if I lived closer. I also think there will be alot of teething problems and things and it may possibly take 6 months to "get it right" on how to work and run it all, so may be worth waiting a little while anyway. But October - that would be wayyyyy too soon for me (it is only 4 months afterall) neutral

[Edited 8/25/16 1:02am]

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Reply #185 posted 08/25/16 1:56am

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It does seem very soon.

I wonder how much could be generated realisticslly from this venture- i assume the tours will only form part of the building's income.

If they had 300 visitors per day/7 days per week would generate around 600k a year before any deductions. Does that foot-fall even sound realistic? I have no clue.

Seems like such a problem - Prince's touring kept the lights on. Now he's gone. Nobody is buying music on a mass scale anymore - i just wonder where they will generate enough income to keep the place going in the future.

I'm sure better minds know what they're doing.
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Reply #186 posted 08/25/16 2:23am

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Does feel a little soon to be opening the doors to Paisley ... but I'm super excited to get a chance to go.

I've always wanted to visit Paisley one day and First Avenue, but never imagined I'd get the chance to go inside. Have we had official word how long they might be running this for? I wouldn't want to go in the winter as I hear the weather is brutal, so next summer is likely to be my preference. My cousin is a huge Vikings fan so if we can tie in with a pre-season game at the new US Bank Stadium that would be cool.

Are there any other cool Prince spots to hit while there? First Avenue obviously...

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Reply #187 posted 08/25/16 2:29am

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http://www.independent.co...21582.html

Found this article, which might be useful for those visiting...

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Reply #188 posted 08/25/16 3:02am

TXfan

I'm so ready for this. I always wanted to visit Paisley Park
Surprised they got it together so soon but happy they did.
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Reply #189 posted 08/25/16 3:07am

deerpath

In one interview, Prince said he didn't want PP to be like Graceland. Not sure what he meant, but a reference in TIME magazine after he walked on, referenced a story from 1990. It sounded like he was adding in new directions. Thinking about his legacy and sustainability.

For all the party folks, this first big event will be awesome. I will wait until things calm down a bit--if they ever do:) Lucky those of you who saw the energy in the space during his life time.

I hope it is all done with dignity. For all his entertaining sensationalism, this was an intensely soulful man. His life dedicated to making "great things happen" through music.

The museum should be good for Chanhassen. Seems Prince would appreciate that too.

From the TIME story,

Though he kept residence elsewhere as well, Paisley Park Studios outside Minneapolis long served as the central location for Prince’s work. But Paisley Park wasn’t just for him: TIME noted in 1990 that the artist’s choice to center his production in Minnesota effectively put the state’s music scene on the map at the time of its construction in 1986. Prince conceptualized the music haven, and paid for it to be built in Chanhassen, Minn.

The TIME article described the $10-million complex:

The proprietor’s favorite black-and-white ’67 T-bird can often be seen in the parking lot. But he likes to keep out of the way, partly from personal inclination and partly from business savvy. He doesn’t want anybody, according to one aide, ”to feel like they’ve walked into Graceland” when dropping by Paisley Park.

http://time.com/4303574/paisley-park-prince-studios/

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Reply #190 posted 08/25/16 3:48am

Tracyh74

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babynoz said:



XxAxX 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]

rose thank you for posting. feeling really sad right now. but also, happy. strange





Would you kindly stop by Chanhassen City Hall and tell them their site already crashed? Do they not realize that we are legion? eek



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Really makes it sink in and final, he is gone!
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Reply #191 posted 08/25/16 4:10am

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Actually I'm probably not going unless they include that area with that amazing mural on the wall with Prince and his influences on the right and those he influenced on the left. It was shown in that Yahoo thing and it's just incredible.

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Reply #192 posted 08/25/16 4:12am

clairew1975

MD431Madcat said:

cool I hear ya!

StopIt said:

That we did !!!

Don't understand people saying, ".....they always wanted to go! Sooo much! For sooo long! (for like, decades), but their actions don't reflect that. At All. Actions talk, b.s. walks. You didn't want to go enough to actually get your ass there before. So, that's not much. Give it a rest.

I'm one of the "always wanted to go" bunch, but in my case it won't happen for the foreseeable. I'm the sole carer for my ill husband, so to you "actions talk, bs walks", in my case it's "family first".

I'm happy for all those who get to go, even though it's bittersweet.


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Reply #193 posted 08/25/16 4:28am

leecaldon

nonamesleft said:

SheLovesMeNot said:

I'm not happy about this. He was such a private person and I feel like his privacy is being invaded, still, even tho he's gone. I know, and he knew this is what would eventually happen when he passed but he passed so unexpectedly so soon and I think it's just too soon to open PP up to the public.

I hope that the exclusion of upstairs areas as part of the areas being opened up (I think I read that earlier) is some consolation to those that feel its an invasion of privacy. He did host events at PP and wanted people to come together.

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The part I dislike most is the idea of some kind of gift shop selling low quality tatt. It just wouldn't feel right. But selling high quality memorobilia and music would be cool.

But... most of the upstairs was open during the 2001 Celebration (and I think the first day of 2002). And there was a shop selling all sorts of (cool) stuff.

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Reply #194 posted 08/25/16 4:30am

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PRNelson said:

It does seem very soon.

I wonder how much could be generated realisticslly from this venture- i assume the tours will only form part of the building's income.

If they had 300 visitors per day/7 days per week would generate around 600k a year before any deductions. Does that foot-fall even sound realistic? I have no clue.

Seems like such a problem - Prince's touring kept the lights on. Now he's gone. Nobody is buying music on a mass scale anymore - i just wonder where they will generate enough income to keep the place going in the future.

I'm sure better minds know what they're doing.

The business plan says they're expecting 1500 to 2000 per day on peak days. Apparently Graceland does 600K per year. But you're right people aren't buying music like they used to and there's no tour income anymore so they have to find other ways of generating income to keep the lights on or risk PP having to be sold. Remember it was originally on a list of potential properties to be sold but then taken off. My guess is the tribute concert in October pushed them to open this sooner. They know some people will be coming from out of state (or even another country) for the tribute concert and want to give them the opportunity to see PP. A lot of these people would probably have come to PP anyway as part of their time in Minnesota.

I get the mixed feelings. I'm just glad there's something to look forward to and we're talking about something other than his death.
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Reply #195 posted 08/25/16 4:31am

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leecaldon said:



nonamesleft said:




SheLovesMeNot said:


I'm not happy about this. He was such a private person and I feel like his privacy is being invaded, still, even tho he's gone. I know, and he knew this is what would eventually happen when he passed but he passed so unexpectedly so soon and I think it's just too soon to open PP up to the public.


I hope that the exclusion of upstairs areas as part of the areas being opened up (I think I read that earlier) is some consolation to those that feel its an invasion of privacy. He did host events at PP and wanted people to come together.


.


The part I dislike most is the idea of some kind of gift shop selling low quality tatt. It just wouldn't feel right. But selling high quality memorobilia and music would be cool.




But... most of the upstairs was open during the 2001 Celebration (and I think the first day of 2002). And there was a shop selling all sorts of (cool) stuff.


What's all upstairs besides his private quarters?
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Reply #196 posted 08/25/16 4:46am

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this is extraordinary --- thankU cool
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Reply #197 posted 08/25/16 5:13am

leecaldon

rogifan said:

leecaldon said:



nonamesleft said:




SheLovesMeNot said:


I'm not happy about this. He was such a private person and I feel like his privacy is being invaded, still, even tho he's gone. I know, and he knew this is what would eventually happen when he passed but he passed so unexpectedly so soon and I think it's just too soon to open PP up to the public.


I hope that the exclusion of upstairs areas as part of the areas being opened up (I think I read that earlier) is some consolation to those that feel its an invasion of privacy. He did host events at PP and wanted people to come together.


.


The part I dislike most is the idea of some kind of gift shop selling low quality tatt. It just wouldn't feel right. But selling high quality memorobilia and music would be cool.




But... most of the upstairs was open during the 2001 Celebration (and I think the first day of 2002). And there was a shop selling all sorts of (cool) stuff.


What's all upstairs besides his private quarters?


When I visited, there was a games room (above the kitchen), a gym (I believe), offices for Kirk and Larry and a boardroom/meeting room. And the doves Majesty and Divinity lived up there. Probably missing something out.
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Reply #198 posted 08/25/16 5:14am

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Although it's bittersweet right now, I'm very relieved to hear that Paisley Park is being preserved for past, present, and future fans to experience. I was afraid it would be sold. I very much hope it's successful so the doors can stay open for years to come.

Prince opened Paisley to fans when he was alive, so I see nothing wrong with the estate continuing that tradition as long as it's done in a respectful manner.
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Reply #199 posted 08/25/16 5:27am

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I'm going on my birthday 10/11. Can't wait.

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Reply #200 posted 08/25/16 5:52am

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leecaldon said:

rogifan said:
What's all upstairs besides his private quarters?
When I visited, there was a games room (above the kitchen), a gym (I believe), offices for Kirk and Larry and a boardroom/meeting room. And the doves Majesty and Divinity lived up there. Probably missing something out.

They called the meeting room "The War Room!" and Miles Davis painting was near the game room - pinball machine and pool table. I was jealous that Prince had a pinball machine(HighSpeed) that was my favorite. Room full of books and Prince had a massive ant farm near the gym.

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Reply #201 posted 08/25/16 6:20am

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StopIt said:

XxAxX said:


they should paint his purple shadow/silhouette on walls and floors, in places where he often stood or sat or worked.

gross, no!

leave it be and experience it that way please.

okay!

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Reply #202 posted 08/25/16 6:21am

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The paisley park web site sign up form is pre populated with John Doe, someone has a sick sense of humor.

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Reply #203 posted 08/25/16 6:24am

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leadline said:

The paisley park web site sign up form is pre populated with John Doe, someone has a sick sense of humor.


i saw that too. weird but probably an oversight...

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Reply #204 posted 08/25/16 6:38am

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That's my next destination sorted! Feeling a weird mixture of excited and bawl [Edited 8/24/16 14:37pm]

LOL. My feelings exactly!!

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Reply #205 posted 08/25/16 6:45am

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leadline said:

The paisley park web site sign up form is pre populated with John Doe, someone has a sick sense of humor.



Also, according to Dr Funkenberry, somebody close to the museum project was speculating whether to place Prince's urn by the elevator...
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Reply #206 posted 08/25/16 6:50am

leadline

OperatingThetan said:

leadline said:

The paisley park web site sign up form is pre populated with John Doe, someone has a sick sense of humor.

Also, according to Dr Funkenberry, somebody close to the museum project was speculating whether to place Prince's urn by the elevator...

Wow, for real? That person needs to be escorted away from anything Prince related good and plenty fast!

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Reply #207 posted 08/25/16 7:01am

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I have a feeling this might become the next What would Steve Jobs do. Anytime Apple announces a new product or service and someone doesn't like it they immediately claim it's not something Steve Jobs would have done. I can see the same thing happening here. Someone doesn't like the merchandise, food or service is lacking, ambiance isn't quite right...the refrain will be this is not what Prince would have done. Sigh.
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Reply #208 posted 08/25/16 7:05am

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OperatingThetan said:

leadline said:

The paisley park web site sign up form is pre populated with John Doe, someone has a sick sense of humor.



Also, according to Dr Funkenberry, somebody close to the museum project was speculating whether to place Prince's urn by the elevator...

...I take anything Dingleberry says with pinch of salt
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Reply #209 posted 08/25/16 7:20am

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Actually I'm probably not going unless they include that area with that amazing mural on the wall with Prince and his influences on the right and those he influenced on the left. It was shown in that Yahoo thing and it's just incredible.

I'm sure it will be included. It is in the hallway by Studio A.

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