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Reply #240 posted 08/25/16 11:22am

babynoz

rogifan said:

MMJas said:

I also feel it's too soon, but perhaps that's the whole point? To make people start talking about PP as a museum, concentrate on that and fan tours and the lot, while ending all this talk about his possible addiction.

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Anything to get the focus off his death and maybe get people into a happier place. That's why I can't wait for the tribute concert details to be announced. I want to be celebrating his life not obsessing over his death. That's why I had to stop posting in that other sticky thread. It was just putting me in a very bad place emotionally and physically.



Me too.

My heart is heavy because this is another reminder that he is gone but I support the family's decision and will visit as soon as I feel up to it. The way I see it, his energy will always be present there.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #241 posted 08/25/16 11:29am

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Will go and visit years in the future. if its still open. I will never completely get over his death. Still in disbelief. Want it to be a music venue or music school, not a museum. Full of life with music flowing threw the building. Its a travesty. Just gathering dust.


You don't read, do you?

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #242 posted 08/25/16 11:30am

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I have to admit this is bittersweet for me as well. As I was watching the story on the news, I looked at my wife and choked up. I find it unsettling how emotional this whole thing still makes me lol

I was excited and not too surprised this is happening so quickly. He will never be of more interest than he is right now. His legacy will last our lifetimes and then some of course, but the interest in everything HIM is at its peak and this is a strong business move on behalf of the estate.

I live here in the Twin Cities area and will be going. So much happening here in the next month and half. Mayte performing here. The Revolution performing here. The museum opening and of course the tribute concert. It warms my heart that so many share my feelings for Prince.

If you happen to see a black car with a white prince in the rear window...it just might be me wink Say hello!

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Reply #243 posted 08/25/16 11:44am

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I am in the minority here, but I do not feel it's too soon. I feel giving Prince fans access to Paisley Park from the U.S. and all over the world will help bring closure - if that is even fully possible. I am shocked that it is happening in October but get the move due to the tribute concert. I feel it is a nice gesture for all the fans that are coming from all over to be able to tour the inside of Paisley Park and not wait till next year, or years after that. Let us just be happy it is not being sold and we can be part of this experience.

"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #244 posted 08/25/16 12:01pm

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AnnaStesia10 said:

I am in the minority here, but I do not feel it's too soon. I feel giving Prince fans access to Paisley Park from the U.S. and all over the world will help bring closure - if that is even fully possible. I am shocked that it is happening in October but get the move due to the tribute concert. I feel it is a nice gesture for all the fans that are coming from all over to be able to tour the inside of Paisley Park and not wait till next year, or years after that. Let us just be happy it is not being sold and we can be part of this experience.


This right here.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #245 posted 08/25/16 12:25pm

babynoz

AnnaStesia10 said:

I am in the minority here, but I do not feel it's too soon. I feel giving Prince fans access to Paisley Park from the U.S. and all over the world will help bring closure - if that is even fully possible. I am shocked that it is happening in October but get the move due to the tribute concert. I feel it is a nice gesture for all the fans that are coming from all over to be able to tour the inside of Paisley Park and not wait till next year, or years after that. Let us just be happy it is not being sold and we can be part of this experience.



Thank you. Above all I did not want his fam to end up having to sell the place.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #246 posted 08/25/16 12:37pm

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AnnaStesia10 said:

I am in the minority here, but I do not feel it's too soon. I feel giving Prince fans access to Paisley Park from the U.S. and all over the world will help bring closure - if that is even fully possible. I am shocked that it is happening in October but get the move due to the tribute concert. I feel it is a nice gesture for all the fans that are coming from all over to be able to tour the inside of Paisley Park and not wait till next year, or years after that. Let us just be happy it is not being sold and we can be part of this experience.

Fantastic post. Really good thoughts.

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Reply #247 posted 08/25/16 12:52pm

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AnnaStesia10 said:

I am in the minority here, but I do not feel it's too soon. I feel giving Prince fans access to Paisley Park from the U.S. and all over the world will help bring closure - if that is even fully possible. I am shocked that it is happening in October but get the move due to the tribute concert. I feel it is a nice gesture for all the fans that are coming from all over to be able to tour the inside of Paisley Park and not wait till next year, or years after that. Let us just be happy it is not being sold and we can be part of this experience.


yeahthat
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Reply #248 posted 08/25/16 1:00pm

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rogifan said:

AnnaStesia10 said:

I am in the minority here, but I do not feel it's too soon. I feel giving Prince fans access to Paisley Park from the U.S. and all over the world will help bring closure - if that is even fully possible. I am shocked that it is happening in October but get the move due to the tribute concert. I feel it is a nice gesture for all the fans that are coming from all over to be able to tour the inside of Paisley Park and not wait till next year, or years after that. Let us just be happy it is not being sold and we can be part of this experience.

yeahthat

I think the only reason they are rushing to open PP so soon IS because so it will coincide with the tribute concert. I think that is the driving factor. I think that's a good gesture toward people attending the event, even though it may be too soon for some fans.

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Reply #249 posted 08/25/16 1:09pm

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Welp, Sheila E. was on Good Day Philadelphia and said it was too soon to open PP. I wonder did she know they were working on this and did share this opinion with the family? I hate the fact that this stuff gets played out in public. And I love Sheila but she doesn't have to deal with the estate and managing his affairs. She can show up at a memorial or do a tribute performance and then go off to her life. She doesn't have to figure out how bills are going to be paid and where the money is going to come from to pay estate taxes in January. I feel for the family and everyone involved because these money issues can't just be pushed aside. It sucks all around. sad
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Reply #250 posted 08/25/16 1:20pm

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I don't feel I have the need to go - it may be different if I was in the USA so closer. I would've loved to have gone while he was still with us – the magic, tangibility, the potential. But for me he's everywhere anyway in his music and pictures and videos I have. Really pleased for those who want to go and now have this opportunity. And who knows what P woulda done - there are loadsa things his been working towards down the years that haven't seen fruition.
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I may now if I'm over on Manchester smoke a rollie or two at the Academy or his
mural off Oldham Street. All wistful like.
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Love you purple family - I won't go, but I know a lot of us need to. Pray it's done tastefully and with more thought than the recent Twitter fuck up.
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Reply #251 posted 08/25/16 2:14pm

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LovePaisley said:

The gift shop idea is what kills me. Just. Can't. But I've been dreaming of a "music buffet." Where you can burn CDs of music you want. All of it. B-sides, limited releases, bootlegs. Every song you ever wanted but couldn't get. sigh I can dream...

That's an excellent idea! biggrin

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Reply #252 posted 08/25/16 2:25pm

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I'll probably have to wait until after winter to make my pilgramage. October is not a good time to leave work. And it going to start getting very cold in the region after October, and I'm pure SoCal stock, I couldn't deal, I'd faint. So I'll have to wait until Spring pout but who knows what new stuff will be then.

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Reply #253 posted 08/25/16 2:49pm

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morningsong said:

I'll probably have to wait until after winter to make my pilgramage. October is not a good time to leave work. And it going to start getting very cold in the region after October, and I'm pure SoCal stock, I couldn't deal, I'd faint. So I'll have to wait until Spring pout but who knows what new stuff will be then.

I love your signature. wink

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Reply #254 posted 08/25/16 3:05pm

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Seems like they are pushing for October so I will be among the masses going in October-October 14 is the plan. It will be sad but I'm going now!!! Cause with my luck, I'll miss it.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

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Reply #255 posted 08/25/16 3:15pm

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the fact that he passed at paisley under weird circumstances, that have yet to be defined, makes it super soon for fans to be touring, for me. if he had not passed there, maybe, but for me way too soon. they will be making bank on the memorial, and there are $300 million dollars, probably about half after intesate costs, worth of assest that can be used to hang on to the park if that is what the family chooses to do with the money. it feels like deflection from the sad news of the week, and like a respectful morning period has not passed. as much as i would like to go while there is still the "prince aura" hanging in the air, it just feels too fast and too sad.

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Reply #256 posted 08/25/16 3:15pm

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I don't want to see the elevator or tourists smiling whilst they take selfies in front of it like I saw at the pools at ground zero a couple of months ago lest their next selfie be of a fat lip.
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Reply #257 posted 08/25/16 4:08pm

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I totally agree about removing the elevator. That would be such a terrible 'mourning' spot for everyone. sad

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Reply #258 posted 08/25/16 4:48pm

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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

If they didn't know, they will soon enough.

I am so excited excited excited!

And still, a little sad.
He's not here, but still very near

From the first moment I saw U
I knew U were The One
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Reply #259 posted 08/25/16 5:01pm

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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.

Probably not as much as Elvis. Prince was/is big but Elvis was bigger. Maybe make it a seasonal thing.

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Reply #260 posted 08/25/16 5:08pm

rogifan

OT: does anyone know if Sheila is paying a licensing fee for the use of Prince's love symbol logo? I believe this merchandise is available at her shows.

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Reply #261 posted 08/25/16 5:29pm

babynoz

DMarieP said:

babynoz said:



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

If they didn't know, they will soon enough. I am so excited excited excited! And still, a little sad.



They are going to be seeing waves of Purple Army invaders for the forseeable future. nod

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Reply #262 posted 08/25/16 5:33pm

rogifan

LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:

the fact that he passed at paisley under weird circumstances, that have yet to be defined, makes it super soon for fans to be touring, for me. if he had not passed there, maybe, but for me way too soon. they will be making bank on the memorial, and there are $300 million dollars, probably about half after intesate costs, worth of assest that can be used to hang on to the park if that is what the family chooses to do with the money. it feels like deflection from the sad news of the week, and like a respectful morning period has not passed. as much as i would like to go while there is still the "prince aura" hanging in the air, it just feels too fast and too sad.


Where is the $300M? How much of that is actually liquid and could be turned into cash if needed? At this point we have to trust that there are people involved with the estate that know what they're doing. If we can't do that then I guess we have to shake our heads in amazement/disappointment that Prince didn't have a will or didn't have all this laid out so people would know what his wishes were when he wasn't here.
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Reply #263 posted 08/25/16 5:33pm

babynoz

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OT: does anyone know if Sheila is paying a licensing fee for the use of Prince's love symbol logo? I believe this merchandise is available at her shows. BFQ8.jpg



Susanna has been selling stuff long before now. Maybe they have special permission or something. You could ask Londell and see what he says?

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Reply #264 posted 08/25/16 5:37pm

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4anothertime said:

I have to admit this is bittersweet for me as well. As I was watching the story on the news, I looked at my wife and choked up. I find it unsettling how emotional this whole thing still makes me lol

I was excited and not too surprised this is happening so quickly. He will never be of more interest than he is right now. His legacy will last our lifetimes and then some of course, but the interest in everything HIM is at its peak and this is a strong business move on behalf of the estate.

I live here in the Twin Cities area and will be going. So much happening here in the next month and half. Mayte performing here. The Revolution performing here. The museum opening and of course the tribute concert. It warms my heart that so many share my feelings for Prince.

If you happen to see a black car with a white prince in the rear window...it just might be me wink Say hello!

Ha, I live in the greater Twin Cities area, was often at Paisley Park, and have a black car with a white o(+> on the rear trunk -- another o(+> hanging from the visor. Will say hi if we see each other biggrin

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Reply #265 posted 08/25/16 5:42pm

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Welp, Sheila E. was on Good Day Philadelphia and said it was too soon to open PP. I wonder did she know they were working on this and did share this opinion with the family? I hate the fact that this stuff gets played out in public. And I love Sheila but she doesn't have to deal with the estate and managing his affairs. She can show up at a memorial or do a tribute performance and then go off to her life. She doesn't have to figure out how bills are going to be paid and where the money is going to come from to pay estate taxes in January. I feel for the family and everyone involved because these money issues can't just be pushed aside. It sucks all around. sad

Agree with you. I'm appalled at all the bitching and complaining everywhere about the current action plan re Paisley Park. People have bitched repeatedly that they want PP to be a museum...the trust lets them know it's gonna happen and they have a plan....then there's continual bitching that it's too soon, not being done right, anger that there's a fee for a tour, etc... Who the hell is supposed to pay taxes and all manner of upkeep and staffing for PP...the heirs? GTFOH, why should they? Go ahead and keep it up and when they say forget it, there's no way to pay the taxes so they are selling PP to get rid of that debt then those who are bitching will have no one to blame but themselves. They don't owe us ANYTHING but have made an effort to keep PP for the fans. Wth is wrong with people? Be happy they are recognizing that fans want to see this happen and STOP bitching about it!

I swear that some days I think Prince fans think they are entitled to everything for free. Where did anyone EVER get that idea?



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Reply #266 posted 08/25/16 5:51pm

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Mumio said:



rogifan said:


Welp, Sheila E. was on Good Day Philadelphia and said it was too soon to open PP. I wonder did she know they were working on this and did share this opinion with the family? I hate the fact that this stuff gets played out in public. And I love Sheila but she doesn't have to deal with the estate and managing his affairs. She can show up at a memorial or do a tribute performance and then go off to her life. She doesn't have to figure out how bills are going to be paid and where the money is going to come from to pay estate taxes in January. I feel for the family and everyone involved because these money issues can't just be pushed aside. It sucks all around. sad



Agree with you. I'm appalled at all the bitching and complaining everywhere about the current action plan re Paisley Park. People have bitched repeatedly that they want PP to be a museum...the trust lets them know it's gonna happen and they have a plan....then there's continual bitching that it's too soon, not being done right, anger that there's a fee for a tour, etc... Who the hell is supposed to pay taxes and all manner of upkeep and staffing for PP...the heirs? GTFOH, why should they? Go ahead and keep it up and when they say forget it, there's no way to pay the taxes so they are selling PP to get rid of that debt then those who are bitching will have no one to blame but themselves. They don't owe us ANYTHING but have made an effort to keep PP for the fans. Wth is wrong with people? Be happy they are recognizing that fans want to see this happen and STOP bitching about it!

I swear that some days I think Prince fans think they are entitled to everything for free. Where did anyone EVER get that idea?




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I understand why people would feel it's too soon. I think were it not for the tribute concert in October they wouldn't be opening it this soon.
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Reply #267 posted 08/25/16 6:49pm

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rogifan said:

Mumio said:

Agree with you. I'm appalled at all the bitching and complaining everywhere about the current action plan re Paisley Park. People have bitched repeatedly that they want PP to be a museum...the trust lets them know it's gonna happen and they have a plan....then there's continual bitching that it's too soon, not being done right, anger that there's a fee for a tour, etc... Who the hell is supposed to pay taxes and all manner of upkeep and staffing for PP...the heirs? GTFOH, why should they? Go ahead and keep it up and when they say forget it, there's no way to pay the taxes so they are selling PP to get rid of that debt then those who are bitching will have no one to blame but themselves. They don't owe us ANYTHING but have made an effort to keep PP for the fans. Wth is wrong with people? Be happy they are recognizing that fans want to see this happen and STOP bitching about it!

I swear that some days I think Prince fans think they are entitled to everything for free. Where did anyone EVER get that idea?



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I understand why people would feel it's too soon. I think were it not for the tribute concert in October they wouldn't be opening it this soon.



I also think it's too soon, but that's for ME personally, and I am not gonna bitch about it. I just won't go until I am able to handle it. I haven't been able to come to grips with his death yet, but there are many out there that have and are really thrilled about this. I'm not gonna drop misery on their happiness.

I do think they would have done this regardless....the Jan tax bill isn't our concern but it's certainly theirs and they need to come up with a plan to help pay that bill.


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Reply #268 posted 08/25/16 7:07pm

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Mumio said:

rogifan said:

Mumio said: I understand why people would feel it's too soon. I think were it not for the tribute concert in October they wouldn't be opening it this soon.



I also think it's too soon, but that's for ME personally, and I am not gonna bitch about it. I just won't go until I am able to handle it. I haven't been able to come to grips with his death yet, but there are many out there that have and are really thrilled about this. I'm not gonna drop misery on their happiness.

I do think they would have done this regardless....the Jan tax bill isn't our concern but it's certainly theirs and they need to come up with a plan to help pay that bill.


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Reply #269 posted 08/25/16 7:10pm

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LittlePurpleYoda said:

I wonder if they'll allow photos or if they'll be annoying about it even after his death?


I hope they don't allow photos. I'm involved with a historic stately home in England that doesn't allow them. They like to preserve the mystery so more people pay to do the tour.
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