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rogifan

BREAKING: Paisley Park opening for public tours starting Oct 6!

Yes!!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prince’s Iconic Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours this Fall

St. Paul, Minn., August 24, 2016 – Paisley Park, Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open for daily public tours starting October 6, 2016. The family of Prince Rogers Nelson and Estate special administrator, Bremer Trust, are pleased to share this plan to realize Prince’s long-term vision for the property.

Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000- square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time.

“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” stated Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”

Read more: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/documentcenter/view/3039

*****

Sign up for email updates: Tour tix: http://www.officialpaisleypark.com/ - luv4u
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #1 posted 08/24/16 2:12pm

rogifan


[Edited 8/24/16 14:15pm]
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #2 posted 08/24/16 2:12pm

XxAxX

nice! biggrin

Reply #3 posted 08/24/16 2:13pm

CalhounSq

biggrin
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
Reply #4 posted 08/24/16 2:16pm

missfee

NOW, this is something I'll be buying plane tickets to Minnesota for!!!! excited
I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
Reply #5 posted 08/24/16 2:18pm

RodeoSchro

Let's go!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

Cowardice always hides behind insinuation
Reply #6 posted 08/24/16 2:18pm

terrig

Wow! This is fantastic!

[Edited 8/24/16 14:18pm]

Reply #7 posted 08/24/16 2:19pm

OzlemUcucu

This is true. Prince always had the doors open and I think it was his vision. I'd be in tears visiting PP. Since I am not living in the USA this can take me some time to visit his mansion though...my hero.

So we are welcome to visit him. Damn why is this making me so sad?

Prince I will always miss and love U.
Reply #8 posted 08/24/16 2:19pm

love2thenines2003

More information here

http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/2016-24
[Edited 8/24/16 14:20pm]
Reply #9 posted 08/24/16 2:20pm

rogifan

Official website: OfficialPaisleyPark.com

This is so freaking awesome. biggrin biggrin biggrin
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #10 posted 08/24/16 2:23pm

kittycat108

I'm literally crying because i know now that'll be able to go there someday

Thank u 4 a funky time
Reply #11 posted 08/24/16 2:24pm

babynoz

OzlemUcucu said:

This is true. Prince always had the doors open and I think it was his vision. I'd be in tears visiting PP. Since I am not living in the USA this can take me some time to visit his mansion though...my hero.

So we are welcome to visit him. Damn why is this making me so sad?



I don't know how the hell I'm going to make it through the tour Oz, but I have to go.....crying again just thinking about it.

I am happy that they are giving Prince the recognition he deserves but it will be hard.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #12 posted 08/24/16 2:26pm

Starrdust505

Thank You...... thumbs up!

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
Reply #13 posted 08/24/16 2:27pm

mynameisnotsusan

That's my next destination sorted! Feeling a weird mixture of excited and bawl
[Edited 8/24/16 14:37pm]
Reply #14 posted 08/24/16 2:28pm

OzlemUcucu

babynoz said:

OzlemUcucu said:

This is true. Prince always had the doors open and I think it was his vision. I'd be in tears visiting PP. Since I am not living in the USA this can take me some time to visit his mansion though...my hero.

So we are welcome to visit him. Damn why is this making me so sad?



I don't know how the hell I'm going to make it through the tour Oz, but I have to go.....crying again just thinking about it.

I am happy that they are giving Prince the recognition he deserves but it will be hard.

Yes it is good they keep the doors open like Prince did. However, when you walk in the mansion I'd be like imagining him there. Maybe that's the intention. You'd be like transformed once you left. Lucky you cause you live in the US.

Prince I will always miss and love U.
Reply #15 posted 08/24/16 2:28pm

rogifan

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%20Plan.pdf
[Edited 8/24/16 14:32pm]
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #16 posted 08/24/16 2:29pm

donnyenglish

Literally crying tears and I don't cry much, but I have done my fair share since April 21st. Such a magical and special place.

Reply #17 posted 08/24/16 2:31pm

luv4u

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Reply #18 posted 08/24/16 2:34pm

jayspud

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.

Reply #19 posted 08/24/16 2:34pm

Misslink88

http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/documentcenter/view/3045

God is my Sugar Daddy.
Reply #20 posted 08/24/16 2:34pm

OzlemUcucu

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]

What concerts? lol

Are you dreaming? The link you posted does not work btw.

Prince I will always miss and love U.
Reply #21 posted 08/24/16 2:36pm

jayspud

OzlemUcucu 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]

What concerts? lol

Are you dreaming? The link you posted does not work btw.

Presumably associated acts, local bands, big names passing through.

Reply #22 posted 08/24/16 2:36pm

Misslink88

Misslink88 said:

http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/documentcenter/view/3045

This is the Business Plan link.

God is my Sugar Daddy.
Reply #23 posted 08/24/16 2:36pm

XxAxX

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

Reply #24 posted 08/24/16 2:40pm

rogifan

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%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
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #25 posted 08/24/16 2:44pm

babynoz

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

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #26 posted 08/24/16 2:44pm

Superconductor

Fantastic!!
...every night another symphony...
Reply #27 posted 08/24/16 2:45pm

OzlemUcucu

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

Yes it is sad. IT says what Prince would have wanted and yes I can hear his voice saying exactly that. This sadness will never go away.

Prince I will always miss and love U.
Reply #28 posted 08/24/16 2:48pm

rogifan

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%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


eek sure I'll drive right down there. lol
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #29 posted 08/24/16 2:48pm

mynameisnotsusan

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%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



biggrin
Reply #30 posted 08/24/16 2:49pm

babynoz

rogifan 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

eek sure I'll drive right down there. lol


Thankies!

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #31 posted 08/24/16 2:51pm

XxAxX

babynoz said:

XxAxX said:

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

i'll stop in on my way out to wait in line wink

Reply #32 posted 08/24/16 2:55pm

rogifan

So is this tour going to make you check your cell phone at the door?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #33 posted 08/24/16 2:56pm

Angelsoncrack

I'm really glad this has come off. It will be a very long time until I will have chance to go but I will defo hope to get there before I turn 25. I think thats a new life goal for me falloff

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Reply #34 posted 08/24/16 2:57pm

babynoz

XxAxX 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

i'll stop in on my way out to wait in line wink



I don't think I've ever seen a site crash so quickly. eek Do they have any idea how many of us there are?

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #35 posted 08/24/16 2:59pm

XxAxX

babynoz said:

XxAxX said:

i'll stop in on my way out to wait in line wink



I don't think I've ever seen a site crash so quickly. eek Do they have any idea how many of us there are?



lol i guess not

Reply #36 posted 08/24/16 3:02pm

rogifan

Top story on all the local 5pm newscasts. Apparently they want to build a small hotel too. Not sure where exactly.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #37 posted 08/24/16 3:07pm

Starrdust505

What a ride we have had this week eek. With all the crappy news and speculation floating around this has been a tough one for all of us, but this news is fantastic! biggrin. I'm so happy for everyone who is going to walk through those doors come October, you lucky devils!!!! Hope I can make the journey one day and take it all in and pay my respects without spending the entire time balling my eyes out.

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
Reply #38 posted 08/24/16 3:10pm

AnnaStesia10

OMG!!! Yes Lord!!!

"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
Reply #39 posted 08/24/16 3:10pm

malbena

rogifan said:

Yes!!!! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prince’s Iconic Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours this Fall St. Paul, Minn., August 24, 2016 – Paisley Park, Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open for daily public tours starting October 6, 2016. The family of Prince Rogers Nelson and Estate special administrator, Bremer Trust, are pleased to share this plan to realize Prince’s long-term vision for the property. Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000- square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” stated Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.” Read more: http://www.ci.chanhassen..../view/3039 ********** Sign up for email updates: Tour tix: http://www.officialpaisleypark.com/ - luv4u

You rock! Thanks for posting and sharing with the fans.

This is my normal life. These marital standards cannot be recreated with money.
Reply #40 posted 08/24/16 3:13pm

babynoz

Starrdust505 said:

What a ride we have had this week eek. With all the crappy news and speculation floating around this has been a tough one for all of us, but this news is fantastic! biggrin. I'm so happy for everyone who is going to walk through those doors come October, you lucky devils!!!! Hope I can make the journey one day and take it all in and pay my respects without spending the entire time balling my eyes out.



I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to manage too.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #41 posted 08/24/16 3:14pm

MD431Madcat

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

Reply #42 posted 08/24/16 3:18pm

babynoz

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



Gee thanks but I was already crying enough.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #43 posted 08/24/16 3:19pm

rogifan

Btw Paisley Park is #1 trending search on Twitter right now. cool
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #44 posted 08/24/16 3:19pm

Starrdust505

babynoz said:

Starrdust505 said:

What a ride we have had this week eek. With all the crappy news and speculation floating around this has been a tough one for all of us, but this news is fantastic! biggrin. I'm so happy for everyone who is going to walk through those doors come October, you lucky devils!!!! Hope I can make the journey one day and take it all in and pay my respects without spending the entire time balling my eyes out.



I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to manage too.

nod, At least when we get there we will be with other fans who will be feeling the same way.....

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
Reply #45 posted 08/24/16 3:21pm

Purplebflogirl

Yessss! So happy to read/hear this..We needed some good news.
Until the end of time
Reply #46 posted 08/24/16 3:24pm

1Sasha

This is a little soon for me - sorry to be negative but I don't think I could walk through right now. Maybe in a year or so. But can anyone say "gift shop?"
Reply #47 posted 08/24/16 3:28pm

Nodin

I'm so happy to hear this, I have no words. In tears knowing that I can take my son there someday!

We can go in the winter and see snow and PP for the first time together lol

"Give me back the time, you can keep the memories"
Reply #48 posted 08/24/16 3:30pm

destinyc1

DEAL ME IN YES,YES,YES...

Reply #49 posted 08/24/16 3:36pm

AnnaSantana

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

Just fun....nothing ethereal.
Reply #50 posted 08/24/16 3:39pm

ldmendes

Sooo excited!!! Maybe some of my Massachusetts peeps want to go together!

prince excited excited clapping clapping highfive dancing jig

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
Reply #51 posted 08/24/16 3:39pm

Morningstarlet

I'm going next July, can't wait! biggrin
Reply #52 posted 08/24/16 3:40pm

rogifan

For those that weren't able to pull up the business plan...

No smoking and no alcohol allowed anywhere. Yea!

l5W34.jpgd2E5W.jpgLyXg1.jpg
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #53 posted 08/24/16 3:41pm

LovePaisley

1Sasha said:

This is a little soon for me - sorry to be negative but I don't think I could walk through right now. Maybe in a year or so. But can anyone say "gift shop?"

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...
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #54 posted 08/24/16 3:42pm

ldmendes

rogifan said:

For those that weren't able to pull up the business plan... No smoking and no alcohol allowed anywhere. Yea! l5W34.jpgd2E5W.jpgLyXg1.jpg
This is such good news! I can go whenever I want and that is comforting!!

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
Reply #55 posted 08/24/16 3:45pm

jaynoonan

Any idea what VIP tickets are ? What's the difference
"Until the end of time...I'll be there 4 U!"
Reply #56 posted 08/24/16 3:53pm

babynoz

Thank you Rogi.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #57 posted 08/24/16 3:54pm

nonames

This makes me as happy as it makes me sad. But I will be there. I don't know when or whether I'll go on my own or with someone, but I will be there.
Reply #58 posted 08/24/16 3:55pm

PurpleDiamonds1

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%20Plan.pdf
[Edited 8/24/16 14:32pm]

Nice to see this happening to PP and sounds like something Prince wanted
plus the admission is affordable!

Thanks for the info!!
Reply #59 posted 08/24/16 3:58pm

PurpleDiamonds1

rogifan said:

So is this tour going to make you check your cell phone at the door?

falloff
Reply #60 posted 08/24/16 4:03pm

rogifan

Some people are saying this is too soon as Graceland didn't open until 15 years after Elvis died. But in the official press release Tyka said Prince wanted to open it to the public and it was something he was actively working on. I'm guessing Elvis wasn't working on opening Graceland to the public.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #61 posted 08/24/16 4:05pm

klick2me

Graceland does not allow access to Elvis' bedroom during that tour. I wonder if it will be the same at PP. Or even the elevator. Forgive me. This news is bitter sweet for me. Would be nice to have a concert playing at all times. I'm sure there is a plethora.
klick
Reply #62 posted 08/24/16 4:06pm

ForeverPaisley

eek JUST IN TIME FOR THE OCTOBER EVENTS?!? excited excited faint

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #63 posted 08/24/16 4:06pm

Shaolin325

Beautiful. I'll be there sometime in 2017.....
Reply #64 posted 08/24/16 4:07pm

ForeverPaisley

rogifan said:

Official website: OfficialPaisleyPark.com This is so freaking awesome. biggrin biggrin biggrin

nod woot! So flipping stoked! Can October get here already?! excited heart

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #65 posted 08/24/16 4:13pm

rkayla

I'm going to Paisley Park for my 40th birthday!!!!!! I've been planning a trip there since I as 14 years old. This man and his music shaped me since I was 6. I always thought he'd be there when I finally made the trip so this is bittersweet. I'm so glad that they're following through with his wishes. I hope they will include music edcuation programs for children who might not be able to get the training otherwise. I'm crying and smiling at the same time right now. So many feelings...

Reply #66 posted 08/24/16 4:13pm

divo02

I hope this does well. Winter in MN isn't likely to draw the crowds. I hope this stands the test of time like Graceland
Reply #67 posted 08/24/16 4:14pm

rogifan

divo02 said:

I hope this does well. Winter in MN isn't likely to draw the crowds. I hope this stands the test of time like Graceland

Welp there's people on Twitter saying they want to come to experience the snow so... lol
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #68 posted 08/24/16 4:17pm

1contessa

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.

Reply #69 posted 08/24/16 4:22pm

AnnaStesia91

Folks on the NPG Underground and Housequake pages are already crying about it being too soon blah blah blah

I know our wounds are still fresh but My exact quote was "fan love does not pay tax bills" I'm excited that the estate has something they can make money from and it may take time but I'm sure it will eventually be amazing. I'll be spending my little change to go for sure.
Reply #70 posted 08/24/16 4:26pm

rogifan

AnnaStesia91 said:

Folks on the NPG Underground and Housequake pages are already crying about it being too soon blah blah blah

I know our wounds are still fresh but My exact quote was "fan love does not pay tax bills" I'm excited that the estate has something they can make money from and it may take time but I'm sure it will eventually be amazing. I'll be spending my little change to go for sure.

For everyone complaining it's too soon they should read what Tyka said.

Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” stated Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”


I'm sure there will be people from out state getting tickets to the tribute concert and so the family wants to give them the opportunity to see PP while they're here. For some they might not easily be able to come back, especially if they're coming from far away.
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #71 posted 08/24/16 4:27pm

Ihavenotchooseausername

Graceland err... I mean Paisley Park here I come....

Reply #72 posted 08/24/16 4:28pm

1contessa

AnnaStesia91 said:

Folks on the NPG Underground and Housequake pages are already crying about it being too soon blah blah blah I know our wounds are still fresh but My exact quote was "fan love does not pay tax bills" I'm excited that the estate has something they can make money from and it may take time but I'm sure it will eventually be amazing. I'll be spending my little change to go for sure.

Come on, maybe it is too soon for some, after all, the man just passed in April. Let's not put down others that are still reeling from his death, and are not ready for the news of touring Paisley Park just yet.

Reply #73 posted 08/24/16 4:29pm

morningsong

Woohoo!!

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
Reply #74 posted 08/24/16 4:36pm

rogifan

1contessa said:

 



AnnaStesia91 said:


Folks on the NPG Underground and Housequake pages are already crying about it being too soon blah blah blah I know our wounds are still fresh but My exact quote was "fan love does not pay tax bills" I'm excited that the estate has something they can make money from and it may take time but I'm sure it will eventually be amazing. I'll be spending my little change to go for sure.

Come on, maybe it is too soon for some, after all, the man just passed in April. Let's not put down others that are still reeling from his death, and are not ready for the news of touring Paisley Park just yet. 


I totally understand. It sounds like Prince was already working on opening it up. Also there's bills and taxes to pay and then money is not coming in like it used to so this is a way to generate the money needed to keep PP from having to be sold or completely shut down. I don't think Prince would want it to sit there empty.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #75 posted 08/24/16 4:39pm

rogifan

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Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #76 posted 08/24/16 4:40pm

XxAxX

rogifan said:

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touched okay. it's official. i love them. they gots that generous nelson spark. i'm bawl but grateful and happy

Reply #77 posted 08/24/16 4:43pm

TypoQueen

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.
Reply #78 posted 08/24/16 4:43pm

AnnaStesia91

1contessa said:

 



AnnaStesia91 said:


Folks on the NPG Underground and Housequake pages are already crying about it being too soon blah blah blah I know our wounds are still fresh but My exact quote was "fan love does not pay tax bills" I'm excited that the estate has something they can make money from and it may take time but I'm sure it will eventually be amazing. I'll be spending my little change to go for sure.

Come on, maybe it is too soon for some, after all, the man just passed in April. Let's not put down others that are still reeling from his death, and are not ready for the news of touring Paisley Park just yet. 




And I get that but despite our and probably his family's grief the bills still need to be paid and the sooner there are multiple streams of revenue the better. It sucks but if we want his legacy to sustain and even expand the money has to be made to keep it all running. I get it if somebody feels it's too soon for them to visit but criticizing the family and the estate for making business moves is bullshit TBH.
Reply #79 posted 08/24/16 4:43pm

ForeverPaisley

babynoz said:

XxAxX said:

i'll stop in on my way out to wait in line wink



I don't think I've ever seen a site crash so quickly. eek Do they have any idea how many of us there are?

Prince Fam / Army is always under- estimated.

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Reply #80 posted 08/24/16 4:44pm

Doozer

XxAxX said:

rogifan said:

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touched okay. it's official. i love them. they gots that generous nelson spark. i'm bawl but grateful and happy

Very awesome news, but PP didn't open in 1985.

Reply #81 posted 08/24/16 4:45pm

morningsong

rogifan said:

Official website: OfficialPaisleyPark.com This is so freaking awesome. biggrin biggrin biggrin



I am on the email list. biggrin

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
Reply #82 posted 08/24/16 4:46pm

1contessa

rogifan said:

1contessa said:

Come on, maybe it is too soon for some, after all, the man just passed in April. Let's not put down others that are still reeling from his death, and are not ready for the news of touring Paisley Park just yet.

I totally understand. It sounds like Prince was already working on opening it up. Also there's bills and taxes to pay and then money is not coming in like it used to so this is a way to generate the money needed to keep PP from having to be sold or completely shut down. I don't think Prince would want it to sit there empty.

True, and I wish it all the best, and maybe someday in the future, I'll feel differently and visit myself.

Reply #83 posted 08/24/16 4:49pm

purplethunder3121

cool

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #84 posted 08/24/16 4:49pm

leslievette

I can feel the tears coming already. I'm so happy to hear this, I never had a chance to go. This is going to be a ridiculously emotional experience. Can we get tix for the tribute now please?
From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
Reply #85 posted 08/24/16 4:51pm

3rdeyedude

1Sasha said:

This is a little soon for me - sorry to be negative but I don't think I could walk through right now. Maybe in a year or so. But can anyone say "gift shop?"

Yeah I feel the same way. Way too soon. It would be better if they actually put some effort into making it a real museum. And that takes at least a year or more. Now it seems like it will be walking right into Prince's house right after he dies, at least for me. But I'm happy for fans, if this is what is going to make them happy.

Reply #86 posted 08/24/16 4:53pm

malbena

rogifan said:

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We have to give you credits for all these updates, Rogifan! Bless your heart!

This is my normal life. These marital standards cannot be recreated with money.
Reply #87 posted 08/24/16 4:55pm

3rdeyedude

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.

Reply #88 posted 08/24/16 4:56pm

XxAxX

TypoQueen said:

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.

Reply #89 posted 08/24/16 4:57pm

rogifan

drfunkenberry says some things Prince was working on will not be in place by October. He clearly has mixed feelings. I get that but one, as he even points out, they might be in need of cash to pay bills/taxes and two, I'm guessing they might be rushing it a bit so it's ready in time in conjunction with the tribute concert (which amusingly enough, some felt was happening too late). I have to believe the things he was working on can still happen. It's not like they can't close it for a while in the winter when it's less busy to do some of these renovations.

Yeah it's bittersweet that this is happening without him here and no doubt whatever the family does some will question if it's what he would have wanted. But I think one thing we can all agree on is he wouldn't have wanted PP empty collecting dust. Or worse, having to be sold because the estate can't afford to maintain it.

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/2016/08/24/princes-paisley-park-to-open-its-doors-for-tours-starting-october-6th-tickets-to-go-on-sale-friday/#.V74wQoqJDoU.twitter
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #90 posted 08/24/16 5:00pm

rogifan

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.


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.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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
2 sevens together
Reply #92 posted 08/24/16 5:04pm

TypoQueen

XxAxX said:

 



TypoQueen said:


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
Reply #93 posted 08/24/16 5:08pm

MusicologyMajor

biggrin thumbs up! clapping
Reply #94 posted 08/24/16 5:09pm

MD431Madcat

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

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

XxAxX

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.

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

1contessa

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.

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

rap

I think it's too soon.

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

MD431Madcat

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.

Reply #99 posted 08/24/16 5:15pm

Ihavenotchooseausername

I want to go with MD431Madcat

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.

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

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

MD431Madcat

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

Reply #102 posted 08/24/16 5:29pm

Se7en

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.

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

Pgeishirt

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%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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[Edited 8/24/16 19:09pm]
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.

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!!!!

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

XxAxX

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

[Edited 8/24/16 17:33pm]

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

ClaireJames

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

ForeverPaisley

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

XxAxX

ClaireJames said:

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

happy birthday ! party dancing jig

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

CuddlyBear

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

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

MD431Madcat

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

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

nonames

CuddlyBear said:

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
Reply #113 posted 08/24/16 5:40pm

DarkKnight1

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

oliviacamron

Thank-you
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #115 posted 08/24/16 5:41pm

Purplestar88

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

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!

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

callimnate

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?

"I wonder......" neutral

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

CalhounSq

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
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
Reply #119 posted 08/24/16 5:44pm

Ihavenotchooseausername

They should give out free bootlegs.

Reply #120 posted 08/24/16 5:46pm

XxAxX

Ihavenotchooseausername said:

They should give out free bootlegs.


spit falloff

Reply #121 posted 08/24/16 5:47pm

oliviacamron

Any one driving from South Carolina or Florida, let me know. I'm in Charleston,SC. Im close to i95 so anyone driving from FL will work also. I know it's a 20 hour drive from here. There is like Channhassen Inn by PP. prince eye yes
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #122 posted 08/24/16 5:50pm

purplethunder3121

XxAxX said:

rogifan said:

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touched okay. it's official. i love them. they gots that generous nelson spark. i'm bawl but grateful and happy

Image result for blowing nose emoticon yes

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #123 posted 08/24/16 5:51pm

oliviacamron

CuddlyBear said:

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


I'm sure you won't be crying alone.
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #124 posted 08/24/16 5:52pm

ForeverPaisley

leslievette said:

I can feel the tears coming already. I'm so happy to hear this, I never had a chance to go. This is going to be a ridiculously emotional experience. Can we get tix for the tribute now please?

Me too hug we should go together if our travel plans coordinate smile

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Reply #125 posted 08/24/16 5:52pm

ForeverPaisley

GimmeThat said:

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

nod yeahthat

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Reply #126 posted 08/24/16 5:56pm

Nodin

1Sasha said:

This is a little soon for me - sorry to be negative but I don't think I could walk through right now. Maybe in a year or so. But can anyone say "gift shop?"

Right, me too glad it's happening but I couldn't go yet. Too soon, too sad, but I will go eventually.

"Give me back the time, you can keep the memories"
Reply #127 posted 08/24/16 5:57pm

ForeverPaisley

CuddlyBear said:

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

For the most part, will be crying in front of fam ..pretty sure a handful of us will be too...everyone will understand and if not they can gtfo nod biggrin grouphug

[Edited 8/24/16 17:59pm]

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #128 posted 08/24/16 6:01pm

Ihavenotchooseausername

XxAxX said:

Ihavenotchooseausername said:

They should give out free bootlegs.


spit falloff

nod yeahthat

Reply #129 posted 08/24/16 6:02pm

XxAxX

Ihavenotchooseausername said:

XxAxX said:


spit falloff

nod yeahthat


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

Reply #130 posted 08/24/16 6:11pm

leslievette

DarkKnight1 said:

This makes simultaneously excited and want to vomit at the same time.

So accurate
From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
Reply #131 posted 08/24/16 6:18pm

leslievette

ForeverPaisley said:

 



leslievette said:


I can feel the tears coming already. I'm so happy to hear this, I never had a chance to go. This is going to be a ridiculously emotional experience. Can we get tix for the tribute now please?

Me too hug we should go together if our travel plans coordinate smile


nod I'm curious to see how they coordinate the tours. Will they be daily? Certain days of the week? Ideally I'd like to do it either the day before or after the tribute. I guess we'll have to wait and see when these tix go on sale and hopefully it'll coordinate around the concert. Basically, I'm going that week either way lol Early birthday gift to myself
From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
Reply #132 posted 08/24/16 6:18pm

4everyours

Certainly respect those who feel that for them, this is not something they are able, or desiring to participate in at least for right now. But I have to admit, I am one of the ones who found this to be somewhat good news, or at least something Prince related that gives me something to look forward to.

But what I found interesting/curious in the releases I read, was when it said an exclusive tour of the "main floor" of PP. Now, please know, I am NOT saying we should have wide open access to take a dump in P's private bathroom or whatever. But, if the tour really does only allow people on the "main floor" I find that a bit frustrating. I too am one of the many lucky ones here who had a chance to visit PP a few times. And for most of those visits, the main floor was already mostly open access. So now that we are in the situation we are in, there shouldn't be a reason to not include at least seeing the infamous "vault" that even the non-fans heard so much about after his death. Also, his office could be roped off and able to just be looked at from the doorway. Again, keeping the residence off the tour, I may not like it, but I can live with and understand. But some of these other areas that ARE related to his public persona should be available as they were not accessable before while he was alive, which again, I understood. But now, he is gone, and they have chosen to continue the Prince cash register, so, please recognize what would truly make this a new experience for everyone. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if his "family" didn't know that when he had parties there that the main floor was open for people to walk around and experience. Maybe they did. Maybe they were in attendance.

I'm not mentioning the things above to be at all ungrateful as I am obviously within my rights to not feel the need to do the tour if I have already seen the main floor including the studios, etc. But I am just saying that it just seems like if you are gonna open it up, then freaking open it up!! Maybe I am totally off base with this. Wouldn't be the first time! smile Hope everyone on here continues to experience healing from the loss that we all experience a few months back.

Reply #133 posted 08/24/16 6:18pm

Revolution

Was at the xenophobia celebration. This place is magical. To the powers that be, WELL DONE!!
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
Reply #134 posted 08/24/16 6:19pm

Krystalkisses

Oh Yay! My birthday month! yay!

Thank you city of Chanhassen and Prince's family. We fans are so excited!!! heart

Reply #135 posted 08/24/16 6:36pm

benni

oliviacamron said:

Any one driving from South Carolina or Florida, let me know. I'm in Charleston,SC. Im close to i95 so anyone driving from FL will work also. I know it's a 20 hour drive from here. There is like Channhassen Inn by PP. prince eye yes


I'm in Spartanburg. Never considered driving there. But, I don't know yet, when I would go. I may try some time, just don't know if I'm ready.

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Reply #136 posted 08/24/16 6:39pm

lunabelle

leslievette said:

DarkKnight1 said:
This makes simultaneously excited and want to vomit at the same time.
So accurate

me too. seems like a visit now is going to be all about grieving, weeping, memorial rituals... whereas if it were later in a year or so, there would be time to allow things to settle more so more sense of celebration, less grief. I have a sense of emotional whiplash, for we just came through a week of painful revelations that took us back to his death scene and all the mysteries and unresolved questions and darkness of this. Seems so early and raw then to open the space up, will be less than 6 months after he passed that 1000s of people will be trampling (even respectfully) through... I do understand everyone is at different stages of processing, and I respect that the estate is under high pressure to monetize immediately. But I think this is also why it makes me feel uneasy, that basically it feels like monetizing the grieving process. erk! I'm sure it's not intentional, just feels heart bruising to see how this all converges. And yes, confusing too, as of course I want to be there in the space prince lived and worked, to feel it, see it, experience it. Just wish there was a period of rest first, now, to allow things resolve more around his death, and to allow time before this transition into its new life as tourist destination.

Reply #137 posted 08/24/16 6:40pm

ldmendes

I am very happy about this. I get why people would think it's tasteless and that it’s profiting off of Prince's death. I understand why it would upset people. And even if Prince wanted this, we will never know what his vision was for Paisley Park, a place we know he loved. Will it honor him appropriately and respectfully? We know it could be awful, but it also could be wonderful. I will make the trip. I want to pay my respects, I want to go where he worked and played and created. The other thing is, I can go when I’m ready, and as many times as I want to, it will be there, Paisley Park will continue and it will be taken care of. That means a lot to me.

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
Reply #138 posted 08/24/16 6:51pm

rogifan

1contessa said:

 



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! 


None of us know either.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #139 posted 08/24/16 6:52pm

tmo1965

Well, within the next year, I'll be making a trip to Chanhassen. excited

Reply #140 posted 08/24/16 6:53pm

Revolution

Thats my only concern. Is this going to be attractive enough for multiple visits??? Will it generate enough money to keep it going? I hope so, but i would visit early.
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
Reply #141 posted 08/24/16 6:58pm

rogifan

Why do people keep using the words cashing in as if the family is doing this so they can personally enrich themselves? Fact is there are bills and taxes to be paid and I doubt Prince had millions of dollars sitting in a bank or safe somewhere. It's going to take a lot of time to go through the vault and decide whar music should be released. That's the last thing anyone wants rushed. Yeah there are things they can do with his existing catalogue but is that going to bring in enoug income to pay all these bills and taxes and keep Paisley Park operational? The last thing any of us want is it having to be sold because the estate can't afford to maintain it. confused
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #142 posted 08/24/16 6:59pm

Ingela

My god.
This is all happening so fast. It's been less than 6 months since his passing and I still can't believe it's true that he's gone, but he's just money now. Not a real person that ever lived but an opportunity.

Just so fucking depressing.
Reply #143 posted 08/24/16 7:31pm

wonder505

I'm happy for those who will visit Paisley Park soon.

I'm just way too sad to go. I listened to some songs today including Paisley Park and I just can't. I miss him too much. sad .

Reply #144 posted 08/24/16 7:36pm

206Michelle

This is WONDERFUL news! And the best thing about going to Minneapolis is that my aunt and uncle live there so I can stay with them instead of paying for a hotel!!!

Don't die without knowing the cross.
Reply #145 posted 08/24/16 7:36pm

MrSquiggle

[Let's not go there snip - luv4u]

eye am a lonely painter
Reply #146 posted 08/24/16 7:38pm

Goddess4Real

I will add this to my bucket list.....visit Paisley Park nod

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
Reply #147 posted 08/24/16 7:47pm

benni

I was there for the Celebration in 2000. Seeing Prince walk through the L4OA room, hearing him clear his throat across the large concert room when a friend and I were talking with one of the guards - looking over and seeing Prince staring at the guy like, "Hey, I'm over here", seeing him watching the crowd dancing and having fun from where he sat, or at the mix board. Going there without Prince won't ever be the same. I mean, I probably will, eventually, but I think it's going to take me a while before I can ever do it. I'd be breaking down and seeing him in the places I saw him during the Celebration. I just think it would be too hard, right now, especially. Maybe when I'm older and greyer I'll make a pilgrimage there before I leave, just to remember once again....

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Reply #148 posted 08/24/16 8:11pm

petalthecat

They aren't cashing in smh. Lots of big historic houses in England have to open to the public just to pay for their upkeep. I'd imagine the family didn't want to open this soon, but the multimillion dollar tax bill due in January has probably forced their hand.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
Reply #149 posted 08/24/16 8:19pm

hollygolightly

The idea for a museum with the people who run Graceland is a smart one, it will preserve and keep Princes legacy alive and in tact. Graceland has always Ben on my bucket list , they run it professionally and Prisilla handed it over to these people because they know how to keep a legend alive with respect and love. However at what cost? A sovenier mug, a cheesy keychain? I mean Elvis was a more Vegas style so maybe that's why but I hope it doesn't turn Prince into a cartoon caracter. Graceland shows how Elvis lived, paisley park should show how Prince rocked. It will be lucrative for the city, the family, and will be a sad but lifelong place for us to visit and remember all the good times.
I'm happy but sad a little...
Reply #150 posted 08/24/16 8:20pm

rogifan

Tweet from Londell. Looks like setting the record straight on who owns PP. I believe the company that oversees Graceland owns 85% of it. From what I've read they're only going to be running PP museum for 4 years. Not sure if they renegotiate or what happens after that.

8YUX.jpg
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #151 posted 08/24/16 8:27pm

motherfunka

I have mixed emotions about this. I have been to Paisley Park over a hundred times. It's too soon in my opinion, but I understand them wanting it open for everyone coming for the tribute show. I'm glad they won't be doing tours of the upstairs. Some things should remain private. I'm glad it will be a museum though. It will be nice seeing all the instruments and clothing. I'm hoping they will still have the Yamaha purple piano right where it was before he passed. I'm just wondering if they will have the atrium as part of the tour. That is where the parties were originally in the early 90s. I wonder if the doves are still there. The elevator is there too, so that may not be a part of the tour either. I'm sure I'll be a mess, but I'm also excited too.

Reply #152 posted 08/24/16 8:32pm

petalthecat

rogifan said:

Tweet from Londell. Looks like setting the record straight on who owns PP. I believe the company that oversees Graceland owns 85% of it. From what I've read they're only going to be running PP museum for 4 years. Not sure if they renegotiate or what happens after that.

8YUX.jpg

My guess on that would be 4 years to show them how their successful business plan at Graceland works and then once they've been taught the ropes they'll be on their own.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
Reply #153 posted 08/24/16 8:32pm

Goddess4Real

rogifan said:

Some people are saying this is too soon as Graceland didn't open until 15 years after Elvis died. But in the official press release Tyka said Prince wanted to open it to the public and it was something he was actively working on. I'm guessing Elvis wasn't working on opening Graceland to the public.

I thought Graceland opened in 1982? 5 years after Elvis died......they opened it to the public because the estate was in debt due to financial mismanagment.

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
Reply #154 posted 08/24/16 8:35pm

StopIt

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.

MD431Madcat said:

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

Reply #155 posted 08/24/16 8:37pm

StopIt

XxAxX said:

Ihavenotchooseausername said:

nod yeahthat


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.

Reply #156 posted 08/24/16 8:54pm

cb70

benni said:

oliviacamron said:

Any one driving from South Carolina or Florida, let me know. I'm in Charleston,SC. Im close to i95 so anyone driving from FL will work also. I know it's a 20 hour drive from here. There is like Channhassen Inn by PP. prince eye yes


I'm in Spartanburg. Never considered driving there. But, I don't know yet, when I would go. I may try some time, just don't know if I'm ready.

I'm in Greenville and will definitely be going at some point just don't know when. My friend and I almost drove there back in '88 but figured the drive wasn't worth just to stand ouside of a place not sure what to expect. But I will be there one soon bittersweet day.

Reply #157 posted 08/24/16 9:00pm

bilbolives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRINCE_PAISLEY_PARK?SITE=WNYC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is also reporting on Paisley Park tours starting October 6th. The article states that tickets go on sale Friday, with a 70 minute tour costing $38.50, while VIP tours will be $100 or more for small groups. You have to go to www.OfficialPaisleyPark.com for tickets, since there will be no "walk-up sales" at PP.

Reply #158 posted 08/24/16 9:08pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-likely-to-open-to-public-tours-in-october/391208791/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has also reported a story on the opening of tours of Paisley Park, noting "it is uncertain whether the living quarters will be part of the tour."

Reply #159 posted 08/24/16 9:10pm

rogifan

bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-likely-to-open-to-public-tours-in-october/391208791/


 


The Minneapolis Star Tribune has also reported a story on the opening of tours of Paisley Park, noting "it is uncertain whether the living quarters will be part of the tour."


I don't think it's uncertain. They won't be.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #160 posted 08/24/16 9:11pm

rogifan

Goddess4Real said:

 



rogifan said:


Some people are saying this is too soon as Graceland didn't open until 15 years after Elvis died. But in the official press release Tyka said Prince wanted to open it to the public and it was something he was actively working on. I'm guessing Elvis wasn't working on opening Graceland to the public.

 


I thought Graceland opened in 1982? 5 years after Elvis died.....they opened it to the public because the estate was in debt due to financial mismanagment.


Yep my bad. Someone on the Star Tribune website said 15 years.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #161 posted 08/24/16 9:26pm

benni

cb70 said:

benni said:


I'm in Spartanburg. Never considered driving there. But, I don't know yet, when I would go. I may try some time, just don't know if I'm ready.

I'm in Greenville and will definitely be going at some point just don't know when. My friend and I almost drove there back in '88 but figured the drive wasn't worth just to stand ouside of a place not sure what to expect. But I will be there one soon bittersweet day.


Hey neighbor! The Upstate is representin'. lol I've flow there, but lived in Phoenix at the time, I think, or Cali. Was no way I was going to drive from there. I drive to Missouri frequently to visit with family. That is a 12.5 hour drive. But I guess if I can drive across the U.S., from SC to Cali and back again, I can drive to Minne.

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Reply #162 posted 08/24/16 9:26pm

Menes

rogifan 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.

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.

Quick question....Is she controlling the budget for these tours? Who is in control of the books? I thought the Graceland crash took place because of internal mismanagment. I think this happened with Dollywood too, no?

Reply #163 posted 08/24/16 9:27pm

sonshine

motherfunka said:

I have mixed emotions about this.  I have been to Paisley Park over a hundred times.  It's too soon in my opinion, but I understand them wanting it open for everyone coming for the tribute show.  I'm glad they won't be doing tours of the upstairs.  Some things should remain private.  I'm glad it will be a museum though.  It will be nice seeing all the instruments and clothing.  I'm hoping they will still have the Yamaha purple piano right where it was before he passed.  I'm just wondering if they will have the atrium as part of the tour.  That is where the parties were originally in the early 90s.  I wonder if the doves are still there.  The elevator is there too, so that may not be a part of the tour either.  I'm sure I'll be a mess, but I'm also excited too.


Me too with the mixed emotions. Dont know why seeing and reading this made me cry?! Maybe because ive been there pre-april 21st. It will he very hard to go inside now, but I certainly do want to again some day.
"What misfortune left your heart so broken you only say words intended to belittle and dismay?"
Reply #164 posted 08/24/16 9:29pm

Goddess4Real

Menes said:

rogifan said:

3rdeyedude said: 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.

Quick question....Is she controlling the budget for these tours? Who is in control of the books? I thought the Graceland crash took place because of internal mismanagment. I think this happened with Dollywood too, no?

I have no idea, but I just read this......don't know if this is true? http://www.tmz.com/2016/0...graceland/

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
Reply #165 posted 08/24/16 9:52pm

rap

MD431Madcat said:

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

Don't get me wrong I think it's a great idea. Just ... too soon. Maybe when they have the place ready as Prince would have liked it with the artwork that was mentioned, etc.

Reply #166 posted 08/24/16 10:01pm

ForeverPaisley

leslievette said:

ForeverPaisley said:

Me too hug we should go together if our travel plans coordinate smile

nod I'm curious to see how they coordinate the tours. Will they be daily? Certain days of the week? Ideally I'd like to do it either the day before or after the tribute. I guess we'll have to wait and see when these tix go on sale and hopefully it'll coordinate around the concert. Basically, I'm going that week either way lol Early birthday gift to myself

Says tickets go on sale this Friday at one. I'm thinking Wednesday day before the double feature UTCM/SOTT. You're flying solo too right? Imma orgnote U. wink

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But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #167 posted 08/24/16 10:02pm

ForeverPaisley

petalthecat said:

They aren't cashing in smh. Lots of big historic houses in England have to open to the public just to pay for their upkeep. I'd imagine the family didn't want to open this soon, but the multimillion dollar tax bill due in January has probably forced their hand.

yeahthat

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Reply #168 posted 08/24/16 10:02pm

rogifan

Menes said:

 



rogifan 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.



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.

Quick question....Is she controlling the budget for these tours? Who is in control of the books? I thought the Graceland crash took place because of internal mismanagment. I think this happened with Dollywood too, no?


Priscilla turned Graceland into a museum because the costs of upkeep and other expenses dwindled her and Lisa Marie's inheritance to $1M and there was a huge tax bill due. The people managing Graceland will be managing PP for 4 years. I've never been to Graceland but I've the people that run it do an excellent job so I trust they'll do right by Prince.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #169 posted 08/24/16 10:19pm

SchlomoThaHomo

Feels too soon for me.

Reply #170 posted 08/24/16 10:22pm

fanoftheman

I also wonder why they dont do the Tribute from there and live stream Overseas and people can pay to watch make more $$$ and its keeping in with Princes theme of how he would do things...

Reply #171 posted 08/24/16 10:42pm

ForeverPaisley

fanoftheman said:

I also wonder why they dont do the Tribute from there and live stream Overseas and people can pay to watch make more $$$ and its keeping in with Princes theme of how he would do things...

You should recommend it to Londell & Fam. Sometimes they don't consider these things until someone puts it in front of their nose. biggrin

They'll probably intend to have it professionally shot anyway and create a dvd? With some interviews/clips of each performer and their memory of Prince? I could definitely envision that happening. So, if already filming, the next logical step is streaming/or a broadcast

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Reply #172 posted 08/24/16 10:49pm

SheLovesMeNot

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.
Reply #173 posted 08/24/16 10:55pm

GhostChick

Oooh, I'm going! This would be a great birthday gift for me!

Reply #174 posted 08/24/16 11:02pm

Eileen

For me the only real surprise in the plan is that Graceland is providing their startup funding. Would never have predicted that.

Reply #175 posted 08/24/16 11:36pm

CherryMoon57

I just woke up to these exciting news! Thanks Rogifan. Let's hope that LLC (of Graceland Holdings) keeps PP in tune with Prince's preferences and ethics anc that this will also allow for music seminars/other artistic opportunities for the youth to happen, as this was part of Prince's main focus in recent years. I am so happy that I will have the chance to visit this amazing place one day but of course have very bittersweet feelings about it.

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Reply #176 posted 08/24/16 11:38pm

contropurple

So glad this is going to happen, it made me cry. I'm in Europe but I will be planning a trip to Minnesota within the year. My first trip alone. So I can cross that off my list as well!

Will be listening to the Purple One till the day I die. Will dance till I no longer can..
Reply #177 posted 08/24/16 11:41pm

nonamesleft

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.

----------
Lets just go somewhere (we can funk)
Reply #178 posted 08/25/16 12:14am

xRachx

Well Prince did open Paisley Park up when he was alive so I don't think it's an invasion of his privacy.

I will be coming from London next March so hopefully will be able to get tickets for then. The last tours he had I was only 7 so I couldn't go lol
Reply #179 posted 08/25/16 12:36am

MD431Madcat

I have similar memories..

benni said:

I was there for the Celebration in 2000. Seeing Prince walk through the L4OA room, hearing him clear his throat across the large concert room when a friend and I were talking with one of the guards - looking over and seeing Prince staring at the guy like, "Hey, I'm over here", seeing him watching the crowd dancing and having fun from where he sat, or at the mix board. Going there without Prince won't ever be the same. I mean, I probably will, eventually, but I think it's going to take me a while before I can ever do it. I'd be breaking down and seeing him in the places I saw him during the Celebration. I just think it would be too hard, right now, especially. Maybe when I'm older and greyer I'll make a pilgrimage there before I leave, just to remember once again....

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

MD431Madcat

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.

MD431Madcat said:

Yup!

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

Thankfully i did! cool

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

starrlight

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

"The last 30+ years were a fantastic dream. Finally, I am awake and it's time to live in the blessed now."
Reply #182 posted 08/25/16 12:50am

SheLovesMeNot

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.

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 .
Reply #183 posted 08/25/16 1:00am

rob1965

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

gollygirl

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

PRNelson

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

DaveT

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

DaveT

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.
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

mynameisnotsusan said:

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%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



biggrin

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

FunkiestOne

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.

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.


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.

.

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.

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

rogifan

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.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #195 posted 08/25/16 4:31am

rogifan

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?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #196 posted 08/25/16 4:46am

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

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.
Reply #198 posted 08/25/16 5:14am

Kara

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.
Reply #199 posted 08/25/16 5:27am

Allanya

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

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

SuperFurryAnimal

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

XxAxX

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!

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

leadline

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

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013

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

XxAxX

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...

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

rwhiting

mynameisnotsusan said:

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

LOL. My feelings exactly!!

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

OperatingThetan

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...
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!

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013

*My Prince piano tributes (so far)*
http://prince.org/msg/7/433708
Reply #207 posted 08/25/16 7:01am

rogifan

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.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #208 posted 08/25/16 7:05am

NinaB

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
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
Reply #209 posted 08/25/16 7:20am

motherfunka

FunkiestOne said:

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.

Reply #210 posted 08/25/16 7:21am

rogifan

NinaB said:

OperatingThetan said:



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

I get the feeling we're going to hear more rumors like this that may or may not be true. Anil Dash has been much more positive about it. He tweeted that PP was a magical place and he's so glad the public will get to see it. The family is dammed no matter what they do. If God forbid PP ended up having to be sold they'd never hear the end of it.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #211 posted 08/25/16 7:29am

NinaB

rogifan said:

NinaB said:


...I take anything Dingleberry says with pinch of salt

I get the feeling we're going to hear more rumors like this that may or may not be true. Anil Dash has been much more positive about it. He tweeted that PP was a magical place and he's so glad the public will get to see it. The family is dammed no matter what they do. If God forbid PP ended up having to be sold they'd never hear the end of it.

God knows what's gonna be said in the yrs 2 come, never mind decades. Especially when promotion &/or cash is needed.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
Reply #212 posted 08/25/16 7:29am

Kara

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...

Hard to believe anybody could be that crass.
Reply #213 posted 08/25/16 7:51am

2freaky4church1

kara will kiss the urn.

wildsign Wave your wildsigns high!! wildsign
Reply #214 posted 08/25/16 7:51am

2freaky4church1

At least the family believes in something.

wildsign Wave your wildsigns high!! wildsign
Reply #215 posted 08/25/16 8:27am

purplegypsy

jaynoonan said:

Any idea what VIP tickets are ? What's the difference

Yeah - I'm confused. Can you only get VIP if you're in a group or is there something else you get to see/do as an individual with a VIP ticket versus the standard $38 ticket?

Let the rain come down...17 days....
Reply #216 posted 08/25/16 8:30am

PurpleColossus

I agree with those who feel that it is way too soon.

Reply #217 posted 08/25/16 8:42am

starkitty

i wasn't one of the lucky ones who got to visit while he was there - a place so vibrant, so full of life and creativity.

i can't fathom it being a place for relics.

Reply #218 posted 08/25/16 8:44am

1Sasha

PurpleColossus said:

I agree with those who feel that it is way too soon.

What about the urn maker who said they created a special repository for Prince's cremains? Someone else mentioned the elevator is off of the atrium; the atrium is the one place I would like to see with the large symbol and everything else. I would assume they will install some type of wall or doors around the elevator so no one will see it. My opinion is they should have waited a year then opened the place up. Really, does anyone think they'll make enough money to put a dent in the tax bill? The tours will pay the operating expenses, but that might just be it. Sorry for being no negative (again). I hope everyone who goes feels comfort walking into the building.

Reply #219 posted 08/25/16 8:52am

Identity

''There is a park that is known
4 the face it attracts
Colorful people whose hair
On 1 side is swept back''


And I'm going to be among them very soon. I fully support the opening of the complex for tours.

Reply #220 posted 08/25/16 8:52am

brokenhearted1972

What brings me to tears is the proposed "construction" involving the doorways and such. I'm absolutely excited to go and see everything, but at the same time it feels like they're violating Prince's vision of the building.

How many here are planning a trip in October? I need to get with the Mrs to see if she'll take the time off work.

Reply #221 posted 08/25/16 8:54am

rogifan

1Sasha said:

 



PurpleColossus said:


I agree with those who feel that it is way too soon.



What about the urn maker who said they created a special repository for Prince's cremains?  Someone else mentioned the elevator is off of the atrium; the atrium is the one place I would like to see with the large symbol and everything else.  I would assume they will install some type of wall or doors around the elevator so no one will see it.  My opinion is they should have waited a year then opened the place up.  Really, does anyone think they'll make enough money to put a dent in the tax bill?  The tours will pay the operating expenses, but that might just be it.  Sorry for being no negative (again).  I hope everyone who goes feels comfort walking into the building. 


 


Those who aren't comfortable will just wait. Might be worth the wait anyway because I bet it will improve over time if not everything was ready and as they get feedback from attendees.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #222 posted 08/25/16 8:56am

Menes

I have it on good authority that Laura R. will be conducting "special" tours at PP for org members she disagrees with. The sign up sheet is almost to capacity so act quickly. Bring a will. eek

Reply #223 posted 08/25/16 8:59am

rogifan

brokenhearted1972 said:

What brings me to tears is the proposed "construction" involving the doorways and such. I'm absolutely excited to go and see everything, but at the same time it feels like they're violating Prince's vision of the building. 


 


How many here are planning a trip in October? I need to get with the Mrs to see if she'll take the time off work.


I'm assuming some of these changes are required in order to open it up? It didn't seem like major changes, just getting things up to fire/building code etc.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #224 posted 08/25/16 9:00am

PurpleDiamonds1

Kara said:

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.

Well said that is how I am feeling too
I could not yet sign up for the email list, saw the sign up page and closed it.
The tears came at that point.
Reply #225 posted 08/25/16 9:32am

Purplebflogirl

rogifan said:

brokenhearted1972 said:

What brings me to tears is the proposed "construction" involving the doorways and such. I'm absolutely excited to go and see everything, but at the same time it feels like they're violating Prince's vision of the building. 


 


How many here are planning a trip in October? I need to get with the Mrs to see if she'll take the time off work.


I'm assuming some of these changes are required in order to open it up? It didn't seem like major changes, just getting things up to fire/building code etc.

Agreed
Until the end of time
Reply #226 posted 08/25/16 9:36am

LuxLove

If that wasn't the place where he passed I don't think I'd care but because it is it's too soon for me because this early isn't going to just be fans, there'll be a lot of rubbernecking.

I have felt a real heaviness since this was announced sad Dr. Funkenberry (I wish he had a better name lol ) mentioned that things Prince had planned for the museum wouldn't be in place in time & it all just amplifies that he's gone sad

Reply #227 posted 08/25/16 9:42am

MMJas

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.

[Edited 8/25/16 9:43am]

Reply #228 posted 08/25/16 9:48am

LuxLove

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.

[Edited 8/25/16 9:43am]


Well lets be real the point is they need money asap & this way they have the interest of non-fans also so more people will want to go.

Reply #229 posted 08/25/16 9:53am

Empress

I will wait and see how it goes over the next year and if it's going well, I will definitely visit, but not until they've worked out the bugs and we know it's going to last.

Reply #230 posted 08/25/16 9:55am

Purplebflogirl

He had an awards room..pics of it have been on the internet and obviously there are many items he kept..his motorcycle from PR etc..I think this is what he had in mind..And the alternative is to sell P.P. It should be preserved.
Until the end of time
Reply #231 posted 08/25/16 10:12am

rogifan

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.

[Edited 8/25/16 9:43am]


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.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #232 posted 08/25/16 10:16am

rwhiting

rogifan said:

brokenhearted1972 said:

What brings me to tears is the proposed "construction" involving the doorways and such. I'm absolutely excited to go and see everything, but at the same time it feels like they're violating Prince's vision of the building.

How many here are planning a trip in October? I need to get with the Mrs to see if she'll take the time off work.

I'm assuming some of these changes are required in order to open it up? It didn't seem like major changes, just getting things up to fire/building code etc.

Yes. I am flying into Minneapolis from West Virginia on 10/10. Staying until 10/15. Scheduling whatever I can now. Waiting on tickets sales. And I'm leaving the Mr. behind!!

Reply #233 posted 08/25/16 10:22am

brokenhearted1972

rwhiting said:

rogifan said:

brokenhearted1972 said: I'm assuming some of these changes are required in order to open it up? It didn't seem like major changes, just getting things up to fire/building code etc.

Yes. I am flying into Minneapolis from West Virginia on 10/10. Staying until 10/15. Scheduling whatever I can now. Waiting on tickets sales. And I'm leaving the Mr. behind!!

My wife and I are planning Spring Break there. That way the girls can come with us.

Reply #234 posted 08/25/16 10:36am

Genesia

I am sure they got a hefty chunk of change up front from the people who will run this. And the timing totally makes sense. They want it up and running so people coming for the memorial concert in October can visit Paisley Park, too.

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.
Reply #235 posted 08/25/16 10:53am

LittlePurpleYoda

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

Reply #236 posted 08/25/16 11:02am

rwhiting

brokenhearted1972 said:

rwhiting said:

Yes. I am flying into Minneapolis from West Virginia on 10/10. Staying until 10/15. Scheduling whatever I can now. Waiting on tickets sales. And I'm leaving the Mr. behind!!

My wife and I are planning Spring Break there. That way the girls can come with us.

I'm bringing my Mom. So someone will be there to help me behave... I don't know which I'll do more though... laugh or cry!

Reply #237 posted 08/25/16 11:10am

motherfunka

LittlePurpleYoda said:

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

I was wondering that too, except for the annoying part. I'm thinking they won't allow photos. If people go and post photos of it all over the internet, then some people may feel they have already "seen" it, so they won't go in person.

Reply #238 posted 08/25/16 11:12am

rwhiting

rogifan said:

Yes!!!! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prince’s Iconic Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours this Fall St. Paul, Minn., August 24, 2016 – Paisley Park, Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open for daily public tours starting October 6, 2016. The family of Prince Rogers Nelson and Estate special administrator, Bremer Trust, are pleased to share this plan to realize Prince’s long-term vision for the property. Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000- square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” stated Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.” Read more: http://www.ci.chanhassen..../view/3039 ********** Sign up for email updates: Tour tix: http://www.officialpaisleypark.com/ - luv4u

Will we have to fill out this information for each person that's attennding in our group, or just a total count? Just wondering... And I have signed up for e-mail updates. Thank you!

Reply #239 posted 08/25/16 11:15am

antonb

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.

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
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #241 posted 08/25/16 11:29am

Genesia

antonb said:

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.
Reply #242 posted 08/25/16 11:30am

4anothertime

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!

This ain't about this, that, what, where or how...this about the freaks doing everything they wanna do NOW!
Reply #243 posted 08/25/16 11:44am

AnnaStesia10

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
Reply #244 posted 08/25/16 12:01pm

Genesia

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.
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
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #246 posted 08/25/16 12:37pm

DarkKnight1

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.

(Insert something clever here)
Reply #247 posted 08/25/16 12:52pm

rogifan

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
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #248 posted 08/25/16 1:00pm

purplethunder3121

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.

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #249 posted 08/25/16 1:09pm

rogifan

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
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #250 posted 08/25/16 1:20pm

mikeyaddict

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.
.
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.
Comin str8 outta Preston...
Reply #251 posted 08/25/16 2:14pm

roxy831

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

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #252 posted 08/25/16 2:25pm

morningsong

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.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
Reply #253 posted 08/25/16 2:49pm

purplethunder3121

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

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #254 posted 08/25/16 3:05pm

tish9311

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

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

LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2

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.

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

lust

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.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
Reply #257 posted 08/25/16 4:08pm

roxy831

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

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #258 posted 08/25/16 4:48pm

DMarieP

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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%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
Reply #259 posted 08/25/16 5:01pm

rap

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.

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

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.

BFQ8.jpg
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
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.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #263 posted 08/25/16 5:33pm

babynoz

rogifan said:

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?

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #264 posted 08/25/16 5:37pm

PurpGirl

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

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

Mumio

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?



[Edited 8/25/16 17:48pm]

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

rogifan

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.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #267 posted 08/25/16 6:49pm

Mumio

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?



[Edited 8/25/16 17:48pm]

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.


[Edited 8/25/16 18:52pm]

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

ldmendes

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.


[Edited 8/25/16 18:52pm]

dove rose rose Take your time, and take care, you're not alone! hug

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
Reply #269 posted 08/25/16 7:10pm

petalthecat

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.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
Reply #270 posted 08/25/16 7:13pm

rogifan

Mumio said:

 



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.


[Edited 8/25/16 18:52pm]


Agreed. I see a lot of people on Twitter are excited about it. I think it will be better for the die hard fans because by the time they're emotionally ready to go the tour will probably be better and have more stuff he was working on completed.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #271 posted 08/25/16 8:20pm

Ingela

First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect.

Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you has ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists, you see they need major endowments, charity events, donations by wealthy patrons and city subsidies to keep them going. How is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable?

Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.
[Edited 8/25/16 21:50pm]
Reply #272 posted 08/25/16 8:36pm

rogifan

Ingela said:

First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect.

Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists need endowments to keep them going, how is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable?

Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.


How does Graceland survive? The same people running that are running this. Btw, Chanhassen isn't in the middle of nowhere. It's 30 minutes from Minneapolis. I remember people said the Mall of America wouldn't survive either. ;-)

Even those that agree they're opening it too soon have said Prince was working on this and wanted it to happen. Anyway if only the man had a will or some other document clearly stating what his wishes were and what he wanted to happen after he was gone. Sigh.

If we want to talk about vultures let's talk about politicians and the stupid tax code that has to take a huge portion of your estate when you die. How twisted is that?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #273 posted 08/25/16 8:57pm

Ingela

rogifan said:

Ingela said:

First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect.

Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists need endowments to keep them going, how is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable?

Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.


How does Graceland survive? The same people running that are running this. Btw, Chanhassen isn't in the middle of nowhere. It's 30 minutes from Minneapolis. I remember people said the Mall of America wouldn't survive either. ;-)

Even those that agree they're opening it too soon have said Prince was working on this and wanted it to happen. Anyway if only the man had a will or some other document clearly stating what his wishes were and what he wanted to happen after he was gone. Sigh.

If we want to talk about vultures let's talk about politicians and the stupid tax code that has to take a huge portion of your estate when you die. How twisted is that?


We'll see. But it won't end well. Which makes this all the more heartbreaking. Anyone can see see this from thousands of miles away.
Reply #274 posted 08/25/16 9:29pm

thequeenofthekings

Has anyone got any "additional info" for the PP tour tickets website? Just wondreing. I guess they will just send it tomorrow at some point? Ugh all this waiting and not knowing. bawl

"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
Reply #275 posted 08/25/16 9:49pm

ladygirl99

Ingela said:

First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect. Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists need endowments to keep them going, how is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable? Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.

Right. I refuse to support his family and business team. They will never get a dime from me. EVER. And I am not the only one feels that way. The family should worry about eventually explaining to the public why they continue to sit back and letting the media label Prince as a drug addict instead of telling people what actually happened on April 21 rather than chasing dollars. Privacy is one thing but trying to cover up for the disguised of perserving legacy due to out of shame is downright mess up. have any of them even mention about any of Prince's after death profits going to charities he supported? It is like all they care about money, money, money. Damn I wish Prince left a will. sad

Reply #276 posted 08/25/16 9:55pm

Ingela

ladygirl99 said:

 



Ingela said:


First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect. Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists need endowments to keep them going, how is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable? Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.

Right. I refuse to support his family and business team. They will never get a dime from me. EVER. And I am not the only one feels that way. The family should worry about eventually explaining to the public why they continue to sit back and letting the media label Prince as a drug addict instead of telling people what actually happened on April 21 rather than chasing dollars. Privacy is one thing but trying to cover up for the disguised of perserving legacy due to out of shame is downright mess up. have any of them even mention about any of Prince's after death profits going to charities he supported? It is like all they care about money, money, money.  Damn I wish Prince left a will. sad


 


 



The worst part for me, is when this hair brained scheme fails, the will blame Prince. The media will jump on a narrative that not enough people cares about him and his legacy to keep it open. They will further tarnish the man's legacy.
Reply #277 posted 08/25/16 10:55pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

SuperFurryAnimal said:

leecaldon said:

rogifan said: 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.

lol, seriously?? cool

i would like to see the atrium. i'm interested to feel how the energy is there now compared being there last year. the timing seems good -- a week before the tribute for the locals to see it first, then a chance for worldwide fans to experience it the next week. i hope to get a ticket for oct. and hopefully visit again next year when its more complete

i had had a disturbing dream (in march neutral ) that some company was holding events at paisley park but it was unclear if they were respecting the vegetarian/alcohol rules, so i was glad to read that they will continue Prince's rules.

I think it would be cool to continue the absence of cell phones, though that may have been mainly so Prince could feel more safe from having his own photo taken by strangers.

shuttles from the airport sounds really cool. lots to look forward to!

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #278 posted 08/26/16 1:39am

rogifan

Ingela said:

rogifan said:



How does Graceland survive? The same people running that are running this. Btw, Chanhassen isn't in the middle of nowhere. It's 30 minutes from Minneapolis. I remember people said the Mall of America wouldn't survive either. ;-)

Even those that agree they're opening it too soon have said Prince was working on this and wanted it to happen. Anyway if only the man had a will or some other document clearly stating what his wishes were and what he wanted to happen after he was gone. Sigh.

If we want to talk about vultures let's talk about politicians and the stupid tax code that has to take a huge portion of your estate when you die. How twisted is that?


We'll see. But it won't end well. Which makes this all the more heartbreaking. Anyone can see see this from thousands of miles away.

Even the mayor? It will be pretty embarrassing for him and the city if this thing is over in 6 months. If Sheila E feels really strongly about it maybe she needs to get her behind to Minnesota to try and stop it. Maybe people on the org who feel strongly about it need to contact the mayors office or Bremer to try and get it stopped/delayed.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #279 posted 08/26/16 1:46am

rogifan

Ingela said:

The worst part for me, is when this hair brained scheme fails, the will blame Prince. The media will jump on a narrative that not enough people cares about him and his legacy to keep it open. They will further tarnish the man's legacy.

Is your concern that this is being done too soon or being done at all? Dr Funkenberry says this is something Prince was working on.

Once again if the man had left a will or some instructions for what his wishes were after he was gone. Who's going to go through the vault and decide what's suitable to be released and not? I'm assuming he didn't say who he wanted doing that. When he was on The View he said he won't be releasing it but someone will be. Well who is that someone? Sigh. 😐
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #280 posted 08/26/16 1:48am

remko

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]

This can't be serious.

Must be just to get this open, but you can't run a museum for a longer period based on these few pages?

Reply #281 posted 08/26/16 2:08am

rogifan

Ingela said:

The worst part for me, is when this hair brained scheme fails, the will blame Prince. The media will jump on a narrative that not enough people cares about him and his legacy to keep it open. They will further tarnish the man's legacy.

Is your concern that this is being done too soon or being done at all? Dr Funkenberry says this is something Prince was working on.

Once again if the man had left a will or some instructions for what his wishes were after he was gone. Who's going to go through the vault and decide what's suitable to be released and not? I'm assuming he didn't say who he wanted doing that. When he was on The View he said he won't be releasing it but someone will be. Well who is that someone? Sigh. 😐
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #282 posted 08/26/16 2:13am

rogifan

remko 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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%20Plan.pdf [Edited 8/24/16 14:32pm]

 


This can't be serious.


Must be just to get this open, but you can't run a museum for a longer period based on these few pages?


I'm assuming this is what they presented the city? confused I've never been to Graceland and don't know how it works all I've heard is the people running it do a really good job. Graceland gets about 600,000 people per year.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #283 posted 08/26/16 3:23am

laurarichardson

Ingela said:

rogifan said:



How does Graceland survive? The same people running that are running this. Btw, Chanhassen isn't in the middle of nowhere. It's 30 minutes from Minneapolis. I remember people said the Mall of America wouldn't survive either. ;-)

Even those that agree they're opening it too soon have said Prince was working on this and wanted it to happen. Anyway if only the man had a will or some other document clearly stating what his wishes were and what he wanted to happen after he was gone. Sigh.

If we want to talk about vultures let's talk about politicians and the stupid tax code that has to take a huge portion of your estate when you die. How twisted is that?


We'll see. But it won't end well. Which makes this all the more heartbreaking. Anyone can see see this from thousands of miles away.

/-How is Graceland still around? How is the family suppose to pay the property tax and upkeep of the building. Once they receive there disbursements why would they use it to keep a building that is sitting unused? They say they are going to open the studios for commercial use and concerts and events so they do have a business plan and competent people running it. This is business and you can not be sentimental or emotional.
Reply #284 posted 08/26/16 3:30am

MMJas

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.

[Edited 8/25/16 9:43am]

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.

I hear you....

Reply #285 posted 08/26/16 3:56am

PURPLEIZED3121

looking at comments in genreral across social media it seems that there are 2 firm camps..those that are happy for this to be happening as a way of healing & those that feel its just too soon. I was lucky enough to go to the very 1st one & it was perfectly run, the tour was great..& I mean really great..well organised, highly informative, extensive & interactive [i played on the drum machine!!]

For me it's just too soon...i'll be heartbroken to visit it...above all else simply the thought of seeing the place where he died is too much. I'll assume the elevator he passed away in is out of public sight?

For now the memory of that 1st visit remains strong & beautiful.

Whether you go or not is not a casue for judgement...do what feels right for you.

Reply #286 posted 08/26/16 5:17am

BillieBalloon

Ingela said:

First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect.

Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you has ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists, you see they need major endowments, charity events, donations by wealthy patrons and city subsidies to keep them going. How is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable?

Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.
[Edited 8/25/16 21:50pm]



Even while Prince was alive PP was a business. Nobody will be tramping through his personal space there. The elevator will probably be removed or closed off. That place needs money to survive. Or would you rather it was sold?
Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
Reply #287 posted 08/26/16 5:42am

Ingela

BillieBalloon said:

Ingela said:

First of all the man is not dead 6 months and they are already sending people trampling around his house. That's the first sign of the lack of thinking and lack of respect.

Secondly and more importantly, they actually think that this little scheme is sustainable? Out of their minds. You better go as soon as it opens, because this hair brained lil'Rascals show will be shut down in less than 6 months. If anyone of you has ever went to a real museum in any major metropolitan area with major world artists, you see they need major endowments, charity events, donations by wealthy patrons and city subsidies to keep them going. How is this, in the middle of nowhere going to be sustainable?

Insanity. They are just vultures, hyenas, and rats rushing to pick the bones of this great artist as soon as he passed. Like they couldn't wait.
[Edited 8/25/16 21:50pm]



Even while Prince was alive PP was a business. Nobody will be tramping through his personal space there. The elevator will probably be removed or closed off. That place needs money to survive. Or would you rather it was sold?


That doesn't change the fact that it's not sustainable. All it means it is it will be shut down and sold and blame Prince and his fan base for it closing.
The state of Minnesota will eventually decide if they want to preserve it or not.
Reply #288 posted 08/26/16 5:48am

gollygirl

Ingela said:

ladygirl99 said:

Right. I refuse to support his family and business team. They will never get a dime from me. EVER. And I am not the only one feels that way. The family should worry about eventually explaining to the public why they continue to sit back and letting the media label Prince as a drug addict instead of telling people what actually happened on April 21 rather than chasing dollars. Privacy is one thing but trying to cover up for the disguised of perserving legacy due to out of shame is downright mess up. have any of them even mention about any of Prince's after death profits going to charities he supported? It is like all they care about money, money, money. Damn I wish Prince left a will. sad

The worst part for me, is when this hair brained scheme fails, the will blame Prince. The media will jump on a narrative that not enough people cares about him and his legacy to keep it open. They will further tarnish the man's legacy.

This is what worries me too - I have a bad feeling that after the hype people wont travel there as it sounds like it is out of the way? He has international fams and many of us may never get there, so if most of the foot traffic there is mostly Americans I wonder how many times people would keep going back seeing it not in a high tourist area?

How am I gonna fill this empty room? ☔️💜
Reply #289 posted 08/26/16 6:01am

rogifan

Ingela said:

BillieBalloon said:




Even while Prince was alive PP was a business. Nobody will be tramping through his personal space there. The elevator will probably be removed or closed off. That place needs money to survive. Or would you rather it was sold?


That doesn't change the fact that it's not sustainable. All it means it is it will be shut down and sold and blame Prince and his fan base for it closing.
The state of Minnesota will eventually decide if they want to preserve it or not.

We'll see. I could definitely see the state stepping in. Not a lot of celebrities in Minnesota. wink
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #290 posted 08/26/16 6:02am

Ingela

gollygirl said:

 



Ingela said:


ladygirl99 said:

 


Right. I refuse to support his family and business team. They will never get a dime from me. EVER. And I am not the only one feels that way. The family should worry about eventually explaining to the public why they continue to sit back and letting the media label Prince as a drug addict instead of telling people what actually happened on April 21 rather than chasing dollars. Privacy is one thing but trying to cover up for the disguised of perserving legacy due to out of shame is downright mess up. have any of them even mention about any of Prince's after death profits going to charities he supported? It is like all they care about money, money, money.  Damn I wish Prince left a will. sad


 


 



The worst part for me, is when this hair brained scheme fails, the will blame Prince. The media will jump on a narrative that not enough people cares about him and his legacy to keep it open. They will further tarnish the man's legacy.

This is what worries me too - I have a bad feeling that after the hype people wont travel there as it sounds like it is out of the way? He has international fams and many of us may never get there, so if most of the foot traffic there is mostly Americans I wonder how many times people would keep going back seeing it not in a high tourist area?



People then ask "what about the family? They need the money!" Well that's a different story too. Most times the family donates the property or creates an endowment to preserve it. It's done out of love. I've been to Hearst Castle in California, and the family eventually had to donate it to the state to keep it open. And that's right off the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway where there is a constant flow of traffic. And most major museums are either care of the super wealthy collector's personal collection funded by collector himself, or by a major metropolitan city.

Prince is an important artist. But he was never truly a mainstream artist, especially at his peak. He was always controversial. Like most important artists are. The family would have to do some soul searching besides money searching if they really cared about Paisley Park.
Reply #291 posted 08/26/16 6:03am

1Sasha

I am in the "too soon" camp. I realize they want the place open prior to the tribute concert, and that they want money, but they haven't even set up two sides of the house: one for profit, one for non-profit (for example, an arts academy for k-12). It would seem smarter to me to open it for about half the year, when the weather is reasonable. Who is going to trek to Chanhassen in the middle of winter? Restrict access, fine tune the process, then open again in April.

I keep going back to what Tyka said: Prince was working on this at the time of his death. Why? He was only 57. Or did he know he needed to do this now, due to health concerns? If he was planning a museum, where in the h--- is the will? It so sounds, to me, like he was getting his affairs in order. Bought the Purple Rain house, paid his bills, started the memoir, etc.

Reply #292 posted 08/26/16 7:29am

Genesia

Ingela said:

BillieBalloon said:
Even while Prince was alive PP was a business. Nobody will be tramping through his personal space there. The elevator will probably be removed or closed off. That place needs money to survive. Or would you rather it was sold?
That doesn't change the fact that it's not sustainable. All it means it is it will be shut down and sold and blame Prince and his fan base for it closing. The state of Minnesota will eventually decide if they want to preserve it or not.


On what basis do you assert that it isn't sustainable? You have no idea what the future plans for Paisley Park are.

And why would the state of Minnesota be involved? This is private property. The state does not own Paisley Park.

Please do us all a favor and stop talking out of your ass.

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.
Reply #293 posted 08/26/16 7:37am

Ingela

Genesia said:

 



Ingela said:


BillieBalloon said:
Even while Prince was alive PP was a business. Nobody will be tramping through his personal space there. The elevator will probably be removed or closed off. That place needs money to survive. Or would you rather it was sold?

That doesn't change the fact that it's not sustainable. All it means it is it will be shut down and sold and blame Prince and his fan base for it closing. The state of Minnesota will eventually decide if they want to preserve it or not.


On what basis do you assert that it isn't sustainable? You have no idea what the future plans for Paisley Park are.

And why would the state of Minnesota be involved? This is private property. The state does not own Paisley Park. 

Please do us all a favor and stop talking out of your ass. 



Why would the state decide? When it all goes wrong who do you turn to with money to possibly preserve it?

We'll see but my ass seems to have a hell of a lot more acumen than your face.
Reply #294 posted 08/26/16 8:05am

Genesia

Ingela said:

Genesia said:


On what basis do you assert that it isn't sustainable? You have no idea what the future plans for Paisley Park are.

And why would the state of Minnesota be involved? This is private property. The state does not own Paisley Park.

Please do us all a favor and stop talking out of your ass.

Why would the state decide? When it all goes wrong who do you turn to with money to possibly preserve it? We'll see but my ass seems to have a hell of a lot more acumen than your face.


And again with the bullshit. Quit while you're behind.

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.
Reply #295 posted 08/26/16 8:09am

Ingela

Genesia said:

 



Ingela said:


Genesia said:

 



On what basis do you assert that it isn't sustainable? You have no idea what the future plans for Paisley Park are.

And why would the state of Minnesota be involved? This is private property. The state does not own Paisley Park. 

Please do us all a favor and stop talking out of your ass. 



Why would the state decide? When it all goes wrong who do you turn to with money to possibly preserve it? We'll see but my ass seems to have a hell of a lot more acumen than your face.


And again with the bullshit. Quit while you're behind.



lol whatever.

I would love for me to be wrong and optimists like you right. I just don't see it.
[Edited 8/26/16 8:21am]
Reply #296 posted 08/26/16 9:48am

purplethunder3121

Image result for such nastiness

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #297 posted 08/26/16 10:25am

thequeenofthekings

Is anyone suprized that we havent got any info on PP tour tickets? It's getting close to the time!

"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
Reply #298 posted 08/26/16 10:36am

rkayla

Whether we think it's too soon or not, the tax man is coming and he doesn't take IOUs. Prince has always planned for Paisley Park to become a museum and center for musical arts. That was intention from the moment he started building it and why he saved everything there. If there wasn't the tax pressures, I would probably feel it's too soon as well. However, the choice his family faces is open it now and try to get some revenue going to pay that tax bill or wait and possibly lose PP forever. That would break a lot more hearts than opening it too soon has. I can't bear that thought so I'll gladly give them the money for my tour. I'll probably be crying the whole time but I find a little solace in knowing that my admission will help keep it as a museum and musical center (or maybe not but at least they tried).

Reply #299 posted 08/26/16 10:36am

morningsong

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

looking at comments in genreral across social media it seems that there are 2 firm camps..those that are happy for this to be happening as a way of healing & those that feel its just too soon. I was lucky enough to go to the very 1st one & it was perfectly run, the tour was great..& I mean really great..well organised, highly informative, extensive & interactive [i played on the drum machine!!]

For me it's just too soon...i'll be heartbroken to visit it...above all else simply the thought of seeing the place where he died is too much. I'll assume the elevator he passed away in is out of public sight?

For now the memory of that 1st visit remains strong & beautiful.

Whether you go or not is not a casue for judgement...do what feels right for you.



The first PP tour??? If so, how encouraging. excited


“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
Reply #300 posted 08/26/16 10:39am

Genesia

rkayla said:

Whether we think it's too soon or not, the tax man is coming and he doesn't take IOUs. Prince has always planned for Paisley Park to become a museum and center for musical arts. That was intention from the moment he started building it and why he saved everything there. If there wasn't the tax pressures, I would probably feel it's too soon as well. However, the choice his family faces is open it now and try to get some revenue going to pay that tax bill or wait and possibly lose PP forever. That would break a lot more hearts than opening it too soon has. I can't bear that thought so I'll gladly give them the money for my tour. I'll probably be crying the whole time but I find a little solace in knowing that my admission will help keep it as a museum and musical center (or maybe not but at least they tried).


TRUTH.

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.
Reply #301 posted 08/26/16 10:47am

rwhiting

Genesia said:

rkayla said:

Whether we think it's too soon or not, the tax man is coming and he doesn't take IOUs. Prince has always planned for Paisley Park to become a museum and center for musical arts. That was intention from the moment he started building it and why he saved everything there. If there wasn't the tax pressures, I would probably feel it's too soon as well. However, the choice his family faces is open it now and try to get some revenue going to pay that tax bill or wait and possibly lose PP forever. That would break a lot more hearts than opening it too soon has. I can't bear that thought so I'll gladly give them the money for my tour. I'll probably be crying the whole time but I find a little solace in knowing that my admission will help keep it as a museum and musical center (or maybe not but at least they tried).


TRUTH.

Perfect Comment! I agree! Thank you!

Reply #302 posted 08/26/16 11:14am

laurarichardson

Ingela said:

gollygirl said:

 



Ingela said:


ladygirl99 said:

 


Right. I refuse to support his family and business team. They will never get a dime from me. EVER. And I am not the only one feels that way. The family should worry about eventually explaining to the public why they continue to sit back and letting the media label Prince as a drug addict instead of telling people what actually happened on April 21 rather than chasing dollars. Privacy is one thing but trying to cover up for the disguised of perserving legacy due to out of shame is downright mess up. have any of them even mention about any of Prince's after death profits going to charities he supported? It is like all they care about money, money, money.  Damn I wish Prince left a will. sad


 


 



The worst part for me, is when this hair brained scheme fails, the will blame Prince. The media will jump on a narrative that not enough people cares about him and his legacy to keep it open. They will further tarnish the man's legacy.

This is what worries me too - I have a bad feeling that after the hype people wont travel there as it sounds like it is out of the way? He has international fams and many of us may never get there, so if most of the foot traffic there is mostly Americans I wonder how many times people would keep going back seeing it not in a high tourist area?



People then ask "what about the family? They need the money!" Well that's a different story too. Most times the family donates the property or creates an endowment to preserve it. It's done out of love. I've been to Hearst Castle in California, and the family eventually had to donate it to the state to keep it open. And that's right off the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway where there is a constant flow of traffic. And most major museums are either care of the super wealthy collector's personal collection funded by collector himself, or by a major metropolitan city.

Prince is an important artist. But he was never truly a mainstream artist, especially at his peak. He was always controversial. Like most important artists are. The family would have to do some soul searching besides money searching if they really cared about Paisley Park.

--- Prince sold 50 million records. He was a mainstream artist. The mgmt is competent and has experience let's the estate give this a try.
Reply #303 posted 08/26/16 11:20am

SEANMAN

And of course, it's just my luck that I'm going to Minneapolis a couple of weeks before the opening. cry

"Get up off that grey line"
Reply #304 posted 08/26/16 11:24am

laurarichardson

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?




 

[Edited 8/25/16 17:48pm]


-- You have at least two generations of people who have no concept of basic economics. The building cannot sit unused and it cannot have free events. Even Prince's events were not free because he had bills to pay. The family does not have Prince's touring money anymore they will get disbursements from royalties but in why should they use that money to keep a empty building open. Now is a good time to do it while the public is still interested. Let the family try this out thus far I think they are honoring their brother. I do not think his sisters loss of weight or his cousins red rimmed eyes were faked. I think they are hurting and the attacks they are getting are unfair.
Reply #305 posted 08/26/16 11:41am

Menes

Though the tour may be impromptu, someone was wise enough to understand that rather than letting this building go into foreclosure, turn it into a business while people are still interested in his body of work and legacy. At the least, the family and close friends will be giving us something a lot closer to what they imagined Prince would have wanted it to be.

The alternative would have been that a group of private investors would have bought it for pennies on the dollar, wrestle all creative control of a concept and eventually create their own theme . I am not in mourning , nor am I in denial about him being gone, so to me, this makes the most sense to open it as soon as is possible. It's an economically sound decision.

Reply #306 posted 08/26/16 11:48am

xRachx

The site won't even let me register for email updates.
Reply #307 posted 08/26/16 11:49am

Menes

xRachx said:

The site won't even let me register for email updates.

Which site?

Reply #308 posted 08/26/16 11:51am

tclifton

Menes said:

xRachx said:

The site won't even let me register for email updates.

Which site?

I just bought mine.

https://www.officialpaisleypark.com/tickets

Reply #309 posted 08/26/16 11:52am

xRachx

Menes said:

 



xRachx said:


The site won't even let me register for email updates.

Which site?



Officialpaisleypark.com
Reply #310 posted 08/26/16 11:53am

tclifton

if you add /tickets to the url, you can get in early.

I got my VIP tix for October 15th!

xRachx said:

Menes said:

Which site?

Officialpaisleypark.com

Reply #311 posted 08/26/16 11:55am

tclifton

VIP is the way to go

Guided tour with expert guide • A 30-minute longer tour experience – exclusively for VIP Tour guests • Tour additional rooms and studio areas – exclusively for VIP Tour guests • See additional artifacts from the Archives - exclusively for VIP Tour guests • Unique and exclusive photo opportunities – exclusively for VIP Tour guests • Special VIP Parking Pass


Reply #312 posted 08/26/16 11:56am

ForeverPaisley

excited woot! Snagged two tickets for Wednesday oct 12 1pm!

Kind of considering adding to regular tickets too. hmmm lol yay!

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #313 posted 08/26/16 11:57am

xRachx

Ok I'm on. im going MPLS in March and it only goes up to December. I will just wait
Reply #314 posted 08/26/16 12:00pm

ForeverPaisley

xRachx said:

Ok I'm on. im going MPLS in March and it only goes up to December. I will just wait

Good thing is you don't have to worry about tickets selling out before then if they are not yet available for the next calendar year wink smile

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #315 posted 08/26/16 12:00pm

Menes

I'm in VIP. I dont think you can take pics.

Reply #316 posted 08/26/16 12:02pm

ldmendes

Got my invite from PP. So excited this is happening!

nutty excited

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
Reply #317 posted 08/26/16 12:05pm

purplethunder3121

Genesia said:

rkayla said:

Whether we think it's too soon or not, the tax man is coming and he doesn't take IOUs. Prince has always planned for Paisley Park to become a museum and center for musical arts. That was intention from the moment he started building it and why he saved everything there. If there wasn't the tax pressures, I would probably feel it's too soon as well. However, the choice his family faces is open it now and try to get some revenue going to pay that tax bill or wait and possibly lose PP forever. That would break a lot more hearts than opening it too soon has. I can't bear that thought so I'll gladly give them the money for my tour. I'll probably be crying the whole time but I find a little solace in knowing that my admission will help keep it as a museum and musical center (or maybe not but at least they tried).


TRUTH.

GOSPEL.

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #318 posted 08/26/16 12:06pm

Jerijay

I just bought my 2 VIP tickets. I can't wait!!!!!
Reply #319 posted 08/26/16 12:08pm

Jerijay

I just bought my 2 VIP tickets. I can't wait!!!!!
Reply #320 posted 08/26/16 12:12pm

crpaisleyfan

3 tix - Sat. Nov 19th VIP!!

Reply #321 posted 08/26/16 12:23pm

rogifan

laurarichardson said:

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?




 

[Edited 8/25/16 17:48pm]


-- You have at least two generations of people who have no concept of basic economics. The building cannot sit unused and it cannot have free events. Even Prince's events were not free because he had bills to pay. The family does not have Prince's touring money anymore they will get disbursements from royalties but in why should they use that money to keep a empty building open. Now is a good time to do it while the public is still interested. Let the family try this out thus far I think they are honoring their brother. I do not think his sisters loss of weight or his cousins red rimmed eyes were faked. I think they are hurting and the attacks they are getting are unfair.

This. We can all be way too judgemental at times. Give the family a break and see how it goes.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #322 posted 08/26/16 12:24pm

tclifton

Unique and exclusive photo opportunities – exclusively for VIP Tour guests

Menes said:

I'm in VIP. I dont think you can take pics.

Reply #323 posted 08/26/16 12:31pm

roxy831

Got mine!!!! Sooooo stoked headbang excited

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #324 posted 08/26/16 12:33pm

destinyc1

VIP And whats great is you have til the end of the year to use them. smile

Reply #325 posted 08/26/16 12:37pm

rkayla

ForeverPaisley said:

excited woot! Snagged two tickets for Wednesday oct 12 1pm!

Kind of considering adding to regular tickets too. hmmm lol yay!

FP, I got mine same day but at 11 a.m. I'll be leaving just as you get there. I went VIP, of course. I hope there'll be other orgers on my tour.

Reply #326 posted 08/26/16 12:43pm

destinyc1

If you signed up online.You got a chance to get your tixs before the general public.

Reply #327 posted 08/26/16 12:44pm

tahirih

VIP Dec.31st ticket!!! last tour of the day and year. I hope I dont cry sad

Going soloboxed

Now to get my money right for some airlines tickets.

Does anyone know of any New Years Eve Parties?

Reply #328 posted 08/26/16 12:53pm

purplethunder3121

destinyc1 said:

VIP And whats great is you have til the end of the year to use them. smile

That's great! I hope they have the same policy next year.

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #329 posted 08/26/16 1:38pm

purplegypsy

Wish I could afford VIP prices. But I clearly screwed up somewhere because I got two tickets : one for 38.50 and one for 50.00. not sure wtf I did that the 2nd ticket was 50.00. I'm really annoyed.

[Edited 8/26/16 13:40pm]

Let the rain come down...17 days....
Reply #330 posted 08/26/16 1:40pm

BillieBalloon

Ingela
You don't even know basic facts about Prince. According do Forbes and countless others "Prince sold more than 100 million albums during his lifetime, with that figure set to rise after his tragic passing." Do you know any niche artist that has sold this many records? Prince was a mainstream artist, ask those of us who have been following him for decades. He may have had highs and lows in sales, like all artists, but he ws mainstream. Everybody knew who Prince was.
Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
Reply #331 posted 08/26/16 1:47pm

thequeenofthekings

Got my tickets for Friday!!! Wohoo. I was so anxious, I orginally bought 6 Gen. Admission tickets, then changed my mind and went back for me and my husband to instead do VIP. So I have 2 extra General Admission tickets to sell for the price I paid if anyone is intersted. It's for 11:10 on Friday, Oct. 14th. Let me know and spread the word if you dont mind. Thanks.

"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
Reply #332 posted 08/26/16 1:50pm

Mumio

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

Reply #333 posted 08/26/16 1:58pm

remko

rogifan said:

remko 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/weblink/0/edoc/529776/Paisley%20Park%20Museum%20Business%20Plan.pdf [Edited 8/24/16 14:32pm]

 


This can't be serious.


Must be just to get this open, but you can't run a museum for a longer period based on these few pages?


I'm assuming this is what they presented the city? confused I've never been to Graceland and don't know how it works all I've heard is the people running it do a really good job. Graceland gets about 600,000 people per year.


I ve been there. Im not an elvis fan, but it was impressive. I'm sure they can handle a thing like this. But still the business case looks to simple to me. There is no long term in it.
Reply #334 posted 08/26/16 2:03pm

jayseajay

XxAxX said:

1contessa said:

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

[Edited 8/24/16 17:33pm]

Yes. They need to do something about it. That would just be way too much for me. sad sad

Not like I love my guitar....
Reply #335 posted 08/26/16 2:06pm

mjscarousal

WOW! I am sooo glad this property is not being sold and the Estate is turning this into a tour site! I look forward to attending in the future! The residents love him down there so this will make a ton of money for the Estate as well as the fans that will fly in.

Stand, you`ve been sitting much too long, there`s a permanent crease in your right or wrong.~Sly Stone
Reply #336 posted 08/26/16 2:23pm

tish9311

Has anyone been to the site?? I just left it, VIP gets special photo ops. They are only selling tickets for 2016 at this point. So I'm wondering if they are going to do some remodeling at the beginning of the year.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
Reply #337 posted 08/26/16 3:26pm

1contessa

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

You mean how excited "some" org fans are about this.

Reply #338 posted 08/26/16 3:33pm

XxAxX

jayseajay said:

XxAxX said:


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

[Edited 8/24/16 17:33pm]

Yes. They need to do something about it. That would just be way too much for me. sad sad


i think it would be a cool visual, maintain access to the 2nd floor, and keep energy moving in that space. i'm afraid that if left where it is, the elevator could become something too weird on the tour

Reply #339 posted 08/26/16 4:01pm

oliviacamron

tish9311 said:

Has anyone been to the site?? I just left it, VIP gets special photo ops.  They are only selling tickets for 2016 at this point.  So I'm wondering if they are going to do some remodeling at the beginning of the year.


Got my VIP for Oct 7. These credit cards need to be used sometime confused I'm making a long trip from SC
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #340 posted 08/26/16 4:03pm

oliviacamron

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!


Me too. Traveling from SC. You know, I'm not interested in the tribute concert. I do NOT want to hear anyone else singing Prince music
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #341 posted 08/26/16 4:12pm

Identity

Now is the time to go; therefore, I'm going VIP in the winter.

[Edited 8/27/16 1:13am]

Reply #342 posted 08/26/16 4:17pm

rkayla

clairew1975 said:

MD431Madcat said:

cool I hear ya!

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.


Amen! I was 14 when I first started planning so couldn't go then and have been barely earning a living wage for most of adult life. I'm finally seeing some success in my new business and can afford the trip. I wish I'd been there a million times already but it couldn't happen. Don't pass judgement on those who couldn't be there before now. We all have our own paths to walk. Whether or not you were at PP before Prince left us isn't a measure of the love and respect for him. He wouldn't have passed that judgement on anyone so instead of knocking people down, let's honor his memory by supporting each other and holding each other up during this rough time. I'm pretty sure THAT'S what he would have wanted.

Reply #343 posted 08/26/16 4:51pm

3rdeyedude

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

Did you even read any of the posts in here? A lot of us are not excited and think it is way too soon and just a way to make fast cash. A trip to Paisley Park without Prince just seems wrong. Don't think he would have approved. But I guess he had no will, so......

Reply #344 posted 08/26/16 4:57pm

motherfunka

I got my VIP tickets for October 6th. It's going to be a very weird experience for me. I don't think I'm ready to go back in there, but I definitely want to see all the memorabilia and I don't want it to be second hand news.

Reply #345 posted 08/26/16 5:07pm

one2vibe

I got my 2 VIP Tickets for October 14 smile smile smile So excited.... Who else is going?

Reply #346 posted 08/26/16 5:09pm

musicfan77

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!




I bought my VIP ticket for a morning tour on Oct 13th, same day as the music tribute. I too will be coming in from the East Coast. Can anyone recommend nice hotels near Paisley Park?
fan for life
Reply #347 posted 08/26/16 5:13pm

jaynoonan

got VIP for October 12th at 5pm

"Until the end of time...I'll be there 4 U!"
Reply #348 posted 08/26/16 5:19pm

musicfan77

rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:


-- You have at least two generations of people who have no concept of basic economics. The building cannot sit unused and it cannot have free events. Even Prince's events were not free because he had bills to pay. The family does not have Prince's touring money anymore they will get disbursements from royalties but in why should they use that money to keep a empty building open. Now is a good time to do it while the public is still interested. Let the family try this out thus far I think they are honoring their brother. I do not think his sisters loss of weight or his cousins red rimmed eyes were faked. I think they are hurting and the attacks they are getting are unfair.

This. We can all be way too judgemental at times. Give the family a break and see how it goes.



Elvis Presley's Graceland charges a fee too., This is what Prince wanted. Bills do need to be paid until the estate settles things. Unreal.
I want to walk the halls Prince walked and feel his spirit. Instead of bitching it's too soon, support the man's dream.
fan for life
Reply #349 posted 08/26/16 5:21pm

jaynoonan

musicfan77 said:

rogifan said:
This. We can all be way too judgemental at times. Give the family a break and see how it goes.
Elvis Presley's Graceland charges a fee too., This is what Prince wanted. Bills do need to be paid until the estate settles things. Unreal. I want to walk the halls Prince walked and feel his spirit. Instead of bitching it's too soon, support the man's dream.

well said

"Until the end of time...I'll be there 4 U!"
Reply #350 posted 08/26/16 5:46pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

superXcited 2 have a ticket. i might even tear up with joy at the sight of that parking lot Master lady if she's working that day.

thirsty the thirteenth -- hope i can handle so much purple in 1 day

[Edited 8/26/16 18:11pm]

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #351 posted 08/26/16 6:08pm

CrystalRDH

one2vibe said:

I got my 2 VIP Tickets for October 14 smile smile smile So excited.... Who else is going?



I'm going Oct 13th @ noon. Coincidentally that day is my 45th bday. I was at the last show here in Atlanta, front row and I took it as a sign that the memorial show was being held on my birthday so I booked VIP tickets to Paisley. I'm hoping to find some closure in all of this. 😢
Reply #352 posted 08/26/16 6:14pm

ForeverPaisley

rkayla said:

ForeverPaisley said:

excited woot! Snagged two tickets for Wednesday oct 12 1pm!

Kind of considering adding to regular tickets too. hmmm lol yay!

FP, I got mine same day but at 11 a.m. I'll be leaving just as you get there. I went VIP, of course. I hope there'll be other orgers on my tour.

I thought about going earlier but want to account for any travel delays as I arrive that morning and would be right LIVID if something made me miss my PP tour!! NO ONE would want to be on that train, plane or automobile with me if that was happening. fryingpan chair uzi lol

Hopefully we can meet in passing.

I have another idea for Paisley Park i will be suggesting this weekend too biggrin I'l post that in the one in the fan gathering though so not to get anyone throwing brick at me up in here. lol cool

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #353 posted 08/26/16 6:48pm

XxAxX

musicfan77 said:

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

I bought my VIP ticket for a morning tour on Oct 13th, same day as the music tribute. I too will be coming in from the East Coast. Can anyone recommend nice hotels near Paisley Park?

try Chanhassen Inn. i think it's not too far from the Park. coming in from out of town, i'd think renting a car is a good idea. have fun!

Reply #354 posted 08/26/16 7:01pm

TXfan

I'm in. Got 2 VIP tix for Oct.6
Really excited about this. This is history in the making
Reply #355 posted 08/26/16 7:08pm

brooklynkid

Bought my tickets to be there on my birthday. Been in purple love forever. First concert in the 80"s and many, many more since. Always wanted to go to First Avenue and never did. Could not pass this up. Just to be in the place that has his spirit. Like sacred ground to me. An honor to beloved Prince (R.I.P.) and something I will hold in my heart forever. Can hardly wait.

Reply #356 posted 08/26/16 7:17pm

brooklynkid

oliviacamron said:

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

Me too. Traveling from SC. You know, I'm not interested in the tribute concert. I do NOT want to hear anyone else singing Prince music

Got my VIP tixs for PP. Thought about going to tribute concert, but just like the award shows with tributes, not so much. NO ONE will ever compare to Prince.

Reply #357 posted 08/26/16 7:34pm

GimmeThat

Excited for all of those who have already gotten their tickets! I can't go until next year but I am definitely making the trip! I look forward to hearing about your experiences. dancing jig
2 sevens together
Reply #358 posted 08/26/16 7:38pm

avajane

I'm wondering how exactly this is going to work out. As a museum, are people just going to look around and while Prince's music is playing, people are only going to hear it over the speakers and not dance and have a party? Or is there is going to be a place where live music will be playing and people can enjoy themselves? Are future artists going to record there? I would rather have Paisley Park be an interactive museum where creativity still flourishes, that's the best way to honor Prince instead of just having his belongings on display while people simply look around. As far as his private bedroom etc., I would rather have that locked and away from the public. It also seems that the investigation has ended since the launch of this museum is just around the corner.
[Edited 8/26/16 19:39pm]
Love is God,
God is Love
Reply #359 posted 08/26/16 7:57pm

switters

As a lifelong Prince fan still shocked and saddened by his passing, I am pleased about this decision. To me, it is an opportunity to pay my respects and step into his spiritual and creative home. What an honor.

I bought a VIP ticket today for October 13, and will be flying in from Boston for the occasion. It will be my first time at Paisley Park, or Minneapolis for that matter - and I will consider it carthatic - a way to help me heal and also offer my thanks, even silently. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the same floors as Prince in his home studio. I'll be in town for 3 days, and plan to visit 1st Avenue and other famous Prince places, and hopefully will attend the tribute concert.

I can understand why many think it's too soon. Maybe it is. But the people who will attend are Prince fans who loved him. To me, it's like a kind of wake and I want to thank him for the years and hours of joy, escape, comfort and excitement he gave me.

I hope to meet some of you there.

Reply #360 posted 08/26/16 8:15pm

Jerijay

I bought 2 VIP tickets for November. I can't go sooner. I've been a fan/friend since 1978. I can't imagine how I'll feel being in such an iconic domicile, but I need it.
Reply #361 posted 08/26/16 8:47pm

babynoz

switters said:

As a lifelong Prince fan still shocked and saddened by his passing, I am pleased about this decision. To me, it is an opportunity to pay my respects and step into his spiritual and creative home. What an honor.

I bought a VIP ticket today for October 13, and will be flying in from Boston for the occasion. It will be my first time at Paisley Park, or Minneapolis for that matter - and I will consider it carthatic - a way to help me heal and also offer my thanks, even silently. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the same floors as Prince in his home studio. I'll be in town for 3 days, and plan to visit 1st Avenue and other famous Prince places, and hopefully will attend the tribute concert.

I can understand why many think it's too soon. Maybe it is. But the people who will attend are Prince fans who loved him. To me, it's like a kind of wake and I want to thank him for the years and hours of joy, escape, comfort and excitement he gave me.

I hope to meet some of you there.



Excellent. cool

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #362 posted 08/26/16 8:56pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/tickets-going-fast-for-tours-of-prince-s-paisley-park/391465091/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting on how well tickets for the Paisley Park tour have been selling. The article notes that Prince's private living quarters are not part of the tour, including the longer VIP tour.

Reply #363 posted 08/26/16 9:04pm

Ingela

Good to see everyone so happy and get to enjoy a great time touring Paisley Park. I truly hope I'm wrong about its sustainability and hope as many people get to enjoy it.
Reply #364 posted 08/26/16 10:30pm

SheLovesMeNot

I don't like it, I don't like it at all! You all sound like a bunch of vultures wanting a piece of Prince. I know this has got to be done, I understand somebody, something's gotta pay the dues...I just feel it's way to early.
Reply #365 posted 08/26/16 11:01pm

Sniffy

At his concert I went to this year, Prince invited the whole audience in the arena to come visit him at Paisley Park. At the time, I didnt think it would be like this sad

Reply #366 posted 08/26/16 11:07pm

ForeverPaisley

SheLovesMeNot said:

I don't like it, I don't like it at all! You all sound like a bunch of vultures wanting a piece of Prince. I know this has got to be done, I understand somebody, something's gotta pay the dues...I just feel it's way to early.

It's entirely fair for you to have different feelings or perspectives on whether it is too soon for you but I don't think this really calls for you judging what others decide to do for them.

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Reply #367 posted 08/26/16 11:25pm

Mumio

3rdeyedude said:

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

Did you even read any of the posts in here? A lot of us are not excited and think it is way too soon and just a way to make fast cash. A trip to Paisley Park without Prince just seems wrong. Don't think he would have approved. But I guess he had no will, so......

Lol, are you serious lol Because if you go back and read the posts you'll see that I did indeed address that too. And of course he'd be good with it, he'd stated himself that he wanted to turn PP into a museum.

Reply #368 posted 08/26/16 11:43pm

SheLovesMeNot

ForeverPaisley said:

 



SheLovesMeNot said:


I don't like it, I don't like it at all! You all sound like a bunch of vultures wanting a piece of Prince. I know this has got to be done, I understand somebody, something's gotta pay the dues...I just feel it's way to early.

It's entirely fair for you to have different feelings or perspectives on whether it is too soon for you but I don't think this really calls for you judging what others decide to do for them. 


 


I'm not judging. He gave so much of himself in life, I feel like everyone wants more of him in death. Just want him to rest in peace now. He was so talented, a God given gift he shared with the world and mostly his fans. So much heartbreak too, just as the rest of us have, yet when it was a night of pleasuring his fans he'd have to hide his pain and sorrows.
Reply #369 posted 08/26/16 11:47pm

SheLovesMeNot

Mumio said:

 



3rdeyedude said:


 



Mumio said:


It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!



 


Did you even read any of the posts in here? A lot of us are not excited and think it is way too soon and just a way to make fast cash. A trip to Paisley Park without Prince just seems wrong. Don't think he would have approved. But I guess he had no will, so.....



 


Lol, are you serious lol  Because if you go back and read the posts you'll see that I did indeed address that too. And of course he'd be good with it, he'd stated himself that he wanted to turn PP into a museum.

HE wanted to eventually one day turn it into a museum! You know how Prince felt about people cashing in on his name and his talents?!
Reply #370 posted 08/26/16 11:53pm

SheLovesMeNot

I will never ever go there again. It won't ever be the same without him there. The memories would bring me nothing but tears.
Reply #371 posted 08/27/16 12:03am

oliviacamron

SheLovesMeNot said:

Mumio said:

 



3rdeyedude said:


 



Mumio said:


It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!



 


Did you even read any of the posts in here? A lot of us are not excited and think it is way too soon and just a way to make fast cash. A trip to Paisley Park without Prince just seems wrong. Don't think he would have approved. But I guess he had no will, so.....



 


Lol, are you serious lol  Because if you go back and read the posts you'll see that I did indeed address that too. And of course he'd be good with it, he'd stated himself that he wanted to turn PP into a museum.

HE wanted to eventually one day turn it into a museum! You know how Prince felt about people cashing in on his name and his talents?!

Maybe Prince does not care about worldly things anymore. If anything he ever did helps another person in any way I'm sure he would be happy about that. If his family is cashing in, I'm sure he's happy. If his fans get to see PP, I'm sure he's happy. If someone is profiting of t-shirtss with his face on it, I'm sure he's happy. I'm happy today for the first time since he passed because I have something to look forward to, going to PP. I NEED to go. I know it's so soon it's bizarre but I'm going while the opportunity is there.
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #372 posted 08/27/16 12:05am

oliviacamron

Jerijay said:

I bought 2 VIP tickets for November. I can't go sooner. I've been a fan/friend since 1978. I can't imagine how I'll feel being in such an iconic domicile, but I need it.

I'm happy for you. I am going in October
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #373 posted 08/27/16 12:07am

oliviacamron

SheLovesMeNot said:

I will never ever go there again. It won't ever be the same without him there. The memories would bring me nothing but tears.

Awww. That's understandable. I have never seen him or PP so I'm going. Chasing a ghost I guess
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #374 posted 08/27/16 12:12am

SheLovesMeNot

oliviacamron said:

SheLovesMeNot said:

HE wanted to eventually one day turn it into a museum! You know how Prince felt about people cashing in on his name and his talents?!

Maybe Prince does not care about worldly things anymore. If anything he ever did helps another person in any way I'm sure he would be happy about that. If his family is cashing in, I'm sure he's happy. If his fans get to see PP, I'm sure he's happy. If someone is profiting of t-shirtss with his face on it, I'm sure he's happy. I'm happy today for the first time since he passed because I have something to look forward to, going to PP. I NEED to go. I know it's so soon it's bizarre but I'm going while the opportunity is there.
I hear you.
Reply #375 posted 08/27/16 4:45am

antonb

SheLovesMeNot said:

I don't like it, I don't like it at all! You all sound like a bunch of vultures wanting a piece of Prince. I know this has got to be done, I understand somebody, something's gotta pay the dues...I just feel it's way to early.

I'm feel the same way as you, I know life goes on, I have a full life with 3 kids to support. That goes on, but I feel that people jumping to see paisley park and open the vault for music aren't real fans of prince. Im still trying to get my head around his death. There are a lot of things thats not right about it.
I'm sorry but that is just how I feel. There has been no funeral for the fans just cremated and done with. Lots of fans left empty, like me.
Reply #376 posted 08/27/16 5:15am

SheLovesMeNot

antonb said:

SheLovesMeNot said:

I don't like it, I don't like it at all! You all sound like a bunch of vultures wanting a piece of Prince. I know this has got to be done, I understand somebody, something's gotta pay the dues...I just feel it's way to early.

I'm feel the same way as you, I know life goes on, I have a full life with 3 kids to support. That goes on, but I feel that people jumping to see paisley park and open the vault for music aren't real fans of prince. Im still trying to get my head around his death. There are a lot of things thats not right about it.
I'm sorry but that is just how I feel. There has been no funeral for the fans just cremated and done with. Lots of fans left empty, like me.

Exactly! The family held no memorial for the fans nothing for the public because Prince was such a private person yet they open up his privacy to the fans so soon after his death?! All people saw was money when he died...that's it - money! And it begins with his family and his fans. I'm having nothing to do with it. I'm like you, I've got a life, friends and family, but occasionally I looked forward to my Prince experience. I loved the change he made in not only life but his music. Prince hated being used and he hated people using him and his God given talent for profit. This is how I know his death wasn't meant to be, because he had no Will. He was just as human as the rest of us and took his time here for granted never expecting to die so soon, so young!
Reply #377 posted 08/27/16 5:48am

Genesia

SheLovesMeNot said:

ForeverPaisley said:

 



SheLovesMeNot said:


I don't like it, I don't like it at all! You all sound like a bunch of vultures wanting a piece of Prince. I know this has got to be done, I understand somebody, something's gotta pay the dues...I just feel it's way to early.

It's entirely fair for you to have different feelings or perspectives on whether it is too soon for you but I don't think this really calls for you judging what others decide to do for them. 


 


I'm not judging. He gave so much of himself in life, I feel like everyone wants more of him in death. Just want him to rest in peace now. He was so talented, a God given gift he shared with the world and mostly his fans. So much heartbreak too, just as the rest of us have, yet when it was a night of pleasuring his fans he'd have to hide his pain and sorrows.


Calling people "vultures" isn't judging? Yeah, okay.

Who died and made you the boss of how everyone should mourn?
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.
Reply #378 posted 08/27/16 5:48am

rainbowchild

Too soon for me as well. Can't imagine myself being there and thinking of him dying in the elevator there when I see it. sad Maybe in a year or two.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
Reply #379 posted 08/27/16 6:11am

rogifan

SheLovesMeNot said:

antonb said:


I'm feel the same way as you, I know life goes on, I have a full life with 3 kids to support. That goes on, but I feel that people jumping to see paisley park and open the vault for music aren't real fans of prince. Im still trying to get my head around his death. There are a lot of things thats not right about it.
I'm sorry but that is just how I feel. There has been no funeral for the fans just cremated and done with. Lots of fans left empty, like me.

Exactly! The family held no memorial for the fans nothing for the public because Prince was such a private person yet they open up his privacy to the fans so soon after his death?! All people saw was money when he died...that's it - money! And it begins with his family and his fans. I'm having nothing to do with it. I'm like you, I've got a life, friends and family, but occasionally I looked forward to my Prince experience. I loved the change he made in not only life but his music. Prince hated being used and he hated people using him and his God given talent for profit. This is how I know his death wasn't meant to be, because he had no Will. He was just as human as the rest of us and took his time here for granted never expecting to die so soon, so young!

Whether someone expects to die or not they should have a will. Especially someone as famous and wealthy as Prince. He didn't and the bills and taxman aren't going away.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #380 posted 08/27/16 6:27am

xRachx

I understand those people that don't like the idea of this, but referring to people that have bought tickets as vultures or not true fans is a bit much. If you don't wanna go, that's your business, but others do. At the end of the day Prince never left a will, no instructions on what's supposed to happen to his estate at all with that being the case this has been left with his family and people appointed to look after it. They're gonna have to do what they have to do. Simple
Reply #381 posted 08/27/16 7:36am

Starrdust505

xRachx said:

I understand those people that don't like the idea of this, but referring to people that have bought tickets as vultures or not true fans is a bit much. If you don't wanna go, that's your business, but others do. At the end of the day Prince never left a will, no instructions on what's supposed to happen to his estate at all with that being the case this has been left with his family and people appointed to look after it. They're gonna have to do what they have to do. Simple

Every time I read this thread I end up smh at the moral police round here! Some of you people are far too judgemental rolleyes and need to let people be! Everyone grieves in their own way and if the opening of PP brings some people comfort, more power to them. It's plain as day that to keep PP going some income needs to be generated. We can debate whether it's too soon, why they are charging etc etc for eternity it's still not going to get the bills paid. Like everyone I'm concerned about commercialisation and the way he will be marketed. As there is no will confused we can only hope that for every venture they undertake, it's done in accordance with, or with some semblance of Prince's wishes. As far as PP is concerned, I feel comforted by the fact that this is something Prince wanted to do and it's providing an outlet for grieving fans. When I'm ready I will go, if they do him right.

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
Reply #382 posted 08/27/16 8:28am

Ingela

If people are cool with it and it makes them happy, then cool. But I'm with the people who find it morbid trampling through his house so soon after his passing.
It's not even a year since his passing. I personally just find it too weird.

Having said that, Prince loved having people over to Paisley Park, inviting fans for parties and stuff all the time, so it's only my hang-up. We're all different.

I speculate like others that he knew he didn't have much time and his piano shows were to his farewell. None of us knows how Prince himself would feel about this and never will, so I say if it interests you then cool.
Reply #383 posted 08/27/16 8:32am

Genesia

A) Paisley Park is not a house.

B) No level of tour is allowing entry into his living space.
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.
Reply #384 posted 08/27/16 9:17am

Ingela

Genesia said:

A) Paisley Park is not a house.

B) No level of tour is allowing entry into his living space.


[Bait snip - luv4u]
Reply #385 posted 08/27/16 9:25am

Genesia

Ingela said:

Genesia said:

A) Paisley Park is not a house.

B) No level of tour is allowing entry into his living space.


[Bait snip - luv4u]


[Snip - luv4u]
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.
Reply #386 posted 08/27/16 9:33am

switters

As I said earlier...I am going; VIP ticket. I consider this a sacred opportunity to visit Paisley Park to pay my respects and thank Prince for all he did for my life. When I visited Florence Italy and planned to see Michelangelo's David, I got dressed up for the occasion. It was an honor. When someone dies, you visit their home afterward. It is healing. That's how I view this opportunity, and I for one give thanks to his family for allowing it, because there has been no public funeral. This is better, it is a tremendous gift to his fans. I can only imagine that most who enter will behave with reverence and respect.

Reply #387 posted 08/27/16 9:55am

rainbowchild

switters said:

As I said earlier...I am going; VIP ticket. I consider this a sacred opportunity to visit Paisley Park to pay my respects and thank Prince for all he did for my life. When I visited Florence Italy and planned to see Michelangelo's David, I got dressed up for the occasion. It was an honor. When someone dies, you visit their home afterward. It is healing. That's how I view this opportunity, and I for one give thanks to his family for allowing it, because there has been no public funeral. This is better, it is a tremendous gift to his fans. I can only imagine that most who enter will behave with reverence and respect.




I hope so; it's just too soon to go for me and it would break my heart to hear someone asking during the tour which elevator at Paisley Park Prince was found dead. sad
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
Reply #388 posted 08/27/16 9:57am

Bluey

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Prince specifically save special items that he said had no real meaning to himself but he felt people might want to see them some day when he's not there anymore? Outfits, motorcycles, photographs lining the walls etc. In other words, wasn't he planning for Paisley Park to be some kind of a museum one day?

Reply #389 posted 08/27/16 10:37am

felixcat67

Genesia said:

SheLovesMeNot said:
I'm not judging. He gave so much of himself in life, I feel like everyone wants more of him in death. Just want him to rest in peace now. He was so talented, a God given gift he shared with the world and mostly his fans. So much heartbreak too, just as the rest of us have, yet when it was a night of pleasuring his fans he'd have to hide his pain and sorrows.
Calling people "vultures" isn't judging? Yeah, okay. Who died and made you the boss of how everyone should mourn?

I agree!!! I rarely post as its sad seeing so called "ADULTS" trying to ruin fans decision to visit and support Paisley Park. I have been a fan since 1982 and I think this is a great idea. Prefer to see Paisley Park opened than closed.

Reply #390 posted 08/27/16 10:56am

PURPLEIZED3121

felixcat67 said:

Genesia said:

SheLovesMeNot said: Calling people "vultures" isn't judging? Yeah, okay. Who died and made you the boss of how everyone should mourn?

I agree!!! I rarely post as its sad seeing so called "ADULTS" trying to ruin fans decision to visit and support Paisley Park. I have been a fan since 1982 and I think this is a great idea. Prefer to see Paisley Park opened than closed.

good point, as per my previous post each person must do what they feel is right for them...so unfair to judge others..i probably wont go again [went to the 1st one]..does that make me a bad person?

Reply #391 posted 08/27/16 11:08am

antonb

rogifan said:

SheLovesMeNot said:


Exactly! The family held no memorial for the fans nothing for the public because Prince was such a private person yet they open up his privacy to the fans so soon after his death?! All people saw was money when he died...that's it - money! And it begins with his family and his fans. I'm having nothing to do with it. I'm like you, I've got a life, friends and family, but occasionally I looked forward to my Prince experience. I loved the change he made in not only life but his music. Prince hated being used and he hated people using him and his God given talent for profit. This is how I know his death wasn't meant to be, because he had no Will. He was just as human as the rest of us and took his time here for granted never expecting to die so soon, so young!

Whether someone expects to die or not they should have a will. Especially someone as famous and wealthy as Prince. He didn't and the bills and taxman aren't going away.

OF course I was expecting things like this to happen.But there is still things that are left to be explained. You don't think that prince didn't have a few million bucks in a bank account. That will pay some bills to start.There also selling a load of properties. I don't agree with how quick his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues. No funeral for his fans to mourn.A bad decision. Made by the people that loved him the most? I don't think so.I smell a rat.
Reply #392 posted 08/27/16 11:11am

musicfan77

babynoz said:

switters said:

As a lifelong Prince fan still shocked and saddened by his passing, I am pleased about this decision. To me, it is an opportunity to pay my respects and step into his spiritual and creative home. What an honor.

I bought a VIP ticket today for October 13, and will be flying in from Boston for the occasion. It will be my first time at Paisley Park, or Minneapolis for that matter - and I will consider it carthatic - a way to help me heal and also offer my thanks, even silently. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the same floors as Prince in his home studio. I'll be in town for 3 days, and plan to visit 1st Avenue and other famous Prince places, and hopefully will attend the tribute concert.

I can understand why many think it's too soon. Maybe it is. But the people who will attend are Prince fans who loved him. To me, it's like a kind of wake and I want to thank him for the years and hours of joy, escape, comfort and excitement he gave me.

I hope to meet some of you there.



Excellent. cool

very well said switters. I am flying in too from Philadelphia to attend Oct 13th visit. I am scheduled for 11:ooish right before the vegetarian lunch. I feel the same way, to walk the floor he walked and feel his spirit which I know is floating around that studio.

People who are ranting and raving, should get a grip. This is what Prince wanted. He was collecting memorabilia before his death. It may be soon, but due to Prince not leaving a will, he is leaving the family not much choice. They need to pay taxes on the place so they don't lose it while the estate is being sorted out. If you have half a brain, you will understand that and support the dream Prince wanted for his fans.

fan for life
Reply #393 posted 08/27/16 11:18am

musicfan77

Bluey said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Prince specifically save special items that he said had no real meaning to himself but he felt people might want to see them some day when he's not there anymore? Outfits, motorcycles, photographs lining the walls etc. In other words, wasn't he planning for Paisley Park to be some kind of a museum one day?

He was talking about his awards, that they didn't mean all that much to him, but he knew the fans would enjoy seeing them. Yes, this was Prince's wish that Paisley Park would be a place for fans to come together and share his world.

And for the people bitching on here about no memorial for fans, What do you think Oct 13th Tribute concert is for? Sheesh, stop whining and read.

THIS WAS PRINCE'S WISH TO TURN PAISLY PARK INTO A MUSEUM FOR HIS FANS, AND TO SHOWCASE LOCAL TALENT BY ALLOWING OTHER ARTIST TO USE THE STAGE, AND STUDIO TO CREATE.

It doesn't matter if it is now or a year from now.... it's for the fans and to help pay debt until the estate settles. This may be the only opportunity to see Paisley Park.

fan for life
Reply #394 posted 08/27/16 11:22am

musicfan77

Genesia said:

Ingela said:
Take your meds already.
Stop making shit up already.

Paisley Park's second floor was Prince's dwelling. There is also a bowling alley I believe in there too.

I'm sure in years to come they will open up the second floor, I just think that part is too soon.

I believe it is primarily the first floor - studio areas where prince spent most of his time and a few other adjacent rooms.

I'm sure we will hear all the comments after Oct 6th from those that attended.

Be positive. Some fans want to feel close to Prince and being inside his dwelling will make them feel better.

fan for life
Reply #395 posted 08/27/16 11:27am

musicfan77

XxAxX said:

musicfan77 said:

Mumio said: I bought my VIP ticket for a morning tour on Oct 13th, same day as the music tribute. I too will be coming in from the East Coast. Can anyone recommend nice hotels near Paisley Park?

try Chanhassen Inn. i think it's not too far from the Park. coming in from out of town, i'd think renting a car is a good idea. have fun!

Thanks Mumio. smile

fan for life
Reply #396 posted 08/27/16 11:35am

musicfan77

http://www.mtv.com/news/971959/princes-paisley-park-open-house-sells-out/

interesting article from someone who toured Paisley Park on Prince's 42nd birthday.

fan for life
Reply #397 posted 08/27/16 11:38am

cloveringold85

This is wonderful news!! But on the other hand, it's kinda sad because it hasn't been that long since Prince passed away; October will mark 6-months, but I do think it will be a good thing for the Fans to finally get some "closure" perhaps and "pay their respects" to this incredible Man. I'm glad that Paisley Park will not be sold and Prince's memory ruined. Now, I will have to save-up some funds to fly out there, hopefully in the not too-distant future. I think Prince would be very pleased with this, and the "Purple Party" will continue!

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #398 posted 08/27/16 12:17pm

motherfunka

Bluey said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Prince specifically save special items that he said had no real meaning to himself but he felt people might want to see them some day when he's not there anymore? Outfits, motorcycles, photographs lining the walls etc. In other words, wasn't he planning for Paisley Park to be some kind of a museum one day?

They said he was planning for it to be a museum, but the motorcycles, photographs lining the walls, awards in cases, old stage props, etc. have been there since the early 90s, if not before. I know he also had a warehouse where he kept costumes and old musical instruments. It would be great if they change the outfits and display of instruments every so often for the tours.

Reply #399 posted 08/27/16 12:34pm

Mumio

babynoz said:



Excellent. cool

very well said switters. I am flying in too from Philadelphia to attend Oct 13th visit. I am scheduled for 11:ooish right before the vegetarian lunch. I feel the same way, to walk the floor he walked and feel his spirit which I know is floating around that studio.

People who are ranting and raving, should get a grip. This is what Prince wanted. He was collecting memorabilia before his death. It may be soon, but due to Prince not leaving a will, he is leaving the family not much choice. They need to pay taxes on the place so they don't lose it while the estate is being sorted out. If you have half a brain, you will understand that and support the dream Prince wanted for his fans.



And once again, you've said what needs to be said. hug


Reply #400 posted 08/27/16 12:44pm

Mumio

SheLovesMeNot said:

HE wanted to eventually one day turn it into a museum! You know how Prince felt about people cashing in on his name and his talents?!

And what do you think, he didn't want his family to follow his wishes if he couldn't be here himself to do it for his fans? Please, I don't get how you are reading that his family is cashing in on his name and talents in regard to PP, although I'll agree that others may be guilty of that. I'll bet the family knows better than we do what he wanted done and if this is what needs to be done to pay the bills then so be it. I hope the business plan is a major success and PP is there for years to come smile

Reply #401 posted 08/27/16 12:57pm

avajane

The judgment on both sides is disheartening. To all of those going, enjoy it. Personally, it doesn't sit well with me not because I feel that they are cashing in on Prince's money at all (bills got to be paid after all), it's for the simple reason that he happened to die there in circumstances that haven't been all too clear. Saying that, I honor the wishes of Prince's family, especially since this is what Prince seemed to have wanted and hope all of those going have a great time full of fun and peace and love. To those that want to wait a while before going, including myself, there's no need to criticize Prince's family for this decision and/or criticize fans who want to attend. I'm sure it will give them closure to the fact that he's no longer physically here, but with a greater awareness that he will live on through his music. Peace and love to all.
[Edited 8/27/16 12:58pm]
Love is God,
God is Love
Reply #402 posted 08/27/16 1:19pm

cloveringold85

avajane said:

The judgment on both sides is disheartening. To all of those going, enjoy it. Personally, it doesn't sit well with me not because I feel that they are cashing in on Prince's money at all (bills got to be paid after all), it's for the simple reason that he happened to die there in circumstances that haven't been all too clear. Saying that, I honor the wishes of Prince's family, especially since this is what Prince seemed to have wanted and hope all of those going have a great time full of fun and peace and love. To those that want to wait a while before going, including myself, there's no need to criticize Prince's family for this decision and/or criticize fans who want to attend. I'm sure it will give them closure to the fact that he's no longer physically here, but with a greater awareness that he will live on through his music. Peace and love to all. [Edited 8/27/16 12:58pm]

.....

I agree. I don't think P's family will be cashing-in at all on PP. The money will pay for taxes and operating expenses. If they did not do this, PP would be sold and Prince's legacy tarnished (unless someone would purchase it and keep PP as it is). And the company that manages/runs Graceland will be managing PP. It will really be a beautiful thing!! biggrin

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #403 posted 08/27/16 1:29pm

Latin

Hi,

Does anyone know whether they are still planning to have shuttle service from the Mall of the Americas to PP?
Reply #404 posted 08/27/16 1:32pm

Mumio

avajane said:

The judgment on both sides is disheartening. To all of those going, enjoy it. Personally, it doesn't sit well with me not because I feel that they are cashing in on Prince's money at all (bills got to be paid after all), it's for the simple reason that he happened to die there in circumstances that haven't been all too clear. Saying that, I honor the wishes of Prince's family, especially since this is what Prince seemed to have wanted and hope all of those going have a great time full of fun and peace and love. To those that want to wait a while before going, including myself, there's no need to criticize Prince's family for this decision and/or criticize fans who want to attend. I'm sure it will give them closure to the fact that he's no longer physically here, but with a greater awareness that he will live on through his music. Peace and love to all. [Edited 8/27/16 12:58pm]



yeahthat I can't go now either sad But I am happy for those who can and are excited about it biggrin

[Edited 8/27/16 13:45pm]

Reply #405 posted 08/27/16 4:49pm

brooklynkid

We all grieve in our own separate ways. If you feel it's too soon for you so be it. For me, who only knew him through his music as most of you, I feel I need to go there, to see and feel and process it, so I can come to terms that he is truly gone from this world and has passed on to hopefully a better place.

Reply #406 posted 08/27/16 4:52pm

brooklynkid

It's not my concern who's doing what for what reasons. I'm glad they're allowing me the opportunity to feel close to a person I;ve always felt close to without personally knowing. Show some respect if you have Love in your heart

Reply #407 posted 08/27/16 4:55pm

brooklynkid

Mumio said:

avajane said:

The judgment on both sides is disheartening. To all of those going, enjoy it. Personally, it doesn't sit well with me not because I feel that they are cashing in on Prince's money at all (bills got to be paid after all), it's for the simple reason that he happened to die there in circumstances that haven't been all too clear. Saying that, I honor the wishes of Prince's family, especially since this is what Prince seemed to have wanted and hope all of those going have a great time full of fun and peace and love. To those that want to wait a while before going, including myself, there's no need to criticize Prince's family for this decision and/or criticize fans who want to attend. I'm sure it will give them closure to the fact that he's no longer physically here, but with a greater awareness that he will live on through his music. Peace and love to all. [Edited 8/27/16 12:58pm]



yeahthat I can't go now either sad But I am happy for those who can and are excited about it biggrin

[Edited 8/27/16 13:45pm]

Reply #408 posted 08/27/16 4:57pm

brooklynkid

For those of you who can't go now, not to worry. I'm sure those of us who can will be more than happy to share our pleasant experience with you. Love God, Love Prince R.I.P.

Reply #409 posted 08/27/16 6:27pm

CROWNS1

It would feel weird going there with no music. I hope they play a lot of loud music. The thought of that huge place dark and quiet give me shivers. Too bad they couldn't incorporate some type of learning center or something for live music in addition to tours. For the music to continue on.

Reply #410 posted 08/27/16 7:22pm

musicfan77

Did anyone get their confirmation in email because the only confirmation I received was on my credit card.
fan for life
Reply #411 posted 08/27/16 7:31pm

roxy831

musicfan77 said:

Did anyone get their confirmation in email because the only confirmation I received was on my credit card.

You should have been able to print up your tickets as well. I even saved it as a pdf in case I lose my hard copy.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #412 posted 08/27/16 7:31pm

PurplePaisleyLuvr

antonb said:

rogifan said:
Whether someone expects to die or not they should have a will. Especially someone as famous and wealthy as Prince. He didn't and the bills and taxman aren't going away.
OF course I was expecting things like this to happen.But there is still things that are left to be explained. You don't think that prince didn't have a few million bucks in a bank account. That will pay some bills to start.There also selling a load of properties. I don't agree with how quick his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues. No funeral for his fans to mourn.A bad decision. Made by the people that loved him the most? I don't think so.I smell a rat.

Maybe the family doesn't think the fans need to know every minute detail about Prince's death, and they believe they are respecting his privacy. The reason "his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues" is because HE LEFT NO WILL (allegedly) and the estate is in probate court. There are porcedures, rules and timelines to be followed and there is a HUGE tax bill due in Jan. It is NOT Prince's family running thw show at this point, it is the lawyers, accountants, and business executives who are administering his estate! Since no Will has produced, his burial plan was left to his family who probably did the best they could manage under the shocking circumstances. For all we know, Prince may have made it known family or his lawyer(s) that he wanted to be cremated. (He reportedly had his infant son cremated right after he passed.) He also may have told Tyka or even his lawyer(s) that he didn't want a big elaborate service. WHO KNOWS? Just because that is what you and some other fans may want, doesn't mean it is what Prince wanted. With that kind of wealth, it's just so beyond ridiculous if he really did not have a Will or at least a Trust prepared.

❤ You're filthy cute and baby you know it...❤
Reply #413 posted 08/27/16 7:42pm

PurplePaisleyLuvr

rainbowchild said:

Too soon for me as well. Can't imagine myself being there and thinking of him dying in the elevator there when I see it. sad Maybe in a year or two.

Call me crazy, but I think it's pretty silly to imagine that the elevator where Prince reportedly died would be anywhere near public view during tours! rolleyes For that matter, they will probably just REMOVE IT during renovations. (I would hope.) In any case, I think it's safe to say there is ZERO chance of you ever having to see that elevator. disbelief

❤ You're filthy cute and baby you know it...❤
Reply #414 posted 08/27/16 8:18pm

Ugot2shakesumthin

I think if people want to go as soon as they open it up to tourists cool. But the man just died in that building, where he was living just a few short months ago. Let's not pretend it's not weird to want to go right on up so soon after his passing. If you're cool with it fine, but it is pretty disturbing to be so eager to be looking through his stuff right after his death there.
Reply #415 posted 08/27/16 8:33pm

rogifan

PurplePaisleyLuvr said:

 



antonb said:


rogifan said:
Whether someone expects to die or not they should have a will. Especially someone as famous and wealthy as Prince. He didn't and the bills and taxman aren't going away.

OF course I was expecting things like this to happen.But there is still things that are left to be explained. You don't think that prince didn't have a few million bucks in a bank account. That will pay some bills to start.There also selling a load of properties. I don't agree with how quick his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues. No funeral for his fans to mourn.A bad decision. Made by the people that loved him the most? I don't think so.I smell a rat.

Maybe the family doesn't think the fans need to know every minute detail about Prince's death, and they believe they are respecting his privacy. The reason "his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues" is because HE LEFT NO WILL (allegedly) and the estate is in probate court. There are porcedures, rules and timelines to be followed and there is a HUGE tax bill due in Jan. It is NOT Prince's family running thw show at this point, it is the lawyers, accountants, and business executives who are administering his estate! Since no Will has produced, his burial plan was left to his family who probably did the best they could manage under the shocking circumstances. For all we know, Prince may have made it known family or his lawyer(s) that he wanted to be cremated. (He reportedly had his infant son cremated right after he passed.) He also may have told Tyka or even his lawyer(s) that he didn't want a big elaborate service. WHO KNOWS? Just because that is what you and some other fans may want, doesn't mean it is what Prince wanted. With that kind of wealth, it's just so beyond ridiculous if he really did not have a Will or at least a Trust prepared.


Exactly. People can't project on to Prince what they want and pass it off as what he would have wanted. We don't know that he would have wanted a public memorial broadcast on TV. And it's not the responsibility of his family to help people grieve or bring closure to fans. Most celebrities don't have public funerals.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #416 posted 08/27/16 8:34pm

rogifan

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

I think if people want to go as soon as they open it up to tourists cool. But the man just died in that building, where he was living just a few short months ago. Let's not pretend it's not weird to want to go right on up so soon after his passing. If you're cool with it fine, but it is pretty disturbing to be so eager to be looking through his stuff right after his death there.

But it's not like he never let anyone into his house. And people aren't going to be touring his private living quarters.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #417 posted 08/27/16 9:31pm

avajane

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

I think if people want to go as soon as they open it up to tourists cool. But the man just died in that building, where he was living just a few short months ago. Let's not pretend it's not weird to want to go right on up so soon after his passing. If you're cool with it fine, but it is pretty disturbing to be so eager to be looking through his stuff right after his death there.

Speaking of which, wasn't the first memorial, held just days after his death, held at PP?
[Edited 8/27/16 21:31pm]
Love is God,
God is Love
Reply #418 posted 08/27/16 9:58pm

Ingela

avajane said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

I think if people want to go as soon as they open it up to tourists cool. But the man just died in that building, where he was living just a few short months ago. Let's not pretend it's not weird to want to go right on up so soon after his passing. If you're cool with it fine, but it is pretty disturbing to be so eager to be looking through his stuff right after his death there.

Speaking of which, wasn't the first memorial, held just days after his death, held at PP?
[Edited 8/27/16 21:31pm]


Yeah but that's close family and friends getting together like family getting together after family member passes, which is different than carnival barker calling strangers to gawk through his stuff just months after his passing. Funny who people bend over backwards to try and justify how weird it really is. To each their own, to me if just says the family needs more soul searching, than money searching. Prince passing should not be their solution to their money woes. A little respect is always cool.
Reply #419 posted 08/27/16 10:15pm

Identity

musicfan77 said:

http://www.mtv.com/news/971959/princes-paisley-park-open-house-sells-out/

interesting article from someone who toured Paisley Park on Prince's 42nd birthday.



Thanks for the link. I can't wait to see the the interior of the estate.

Reply #420 posted 08/28/16 1:35am

Bohemian67

Paisley Park now on my bucket list for a second time and different reason in the last 6 months. Will be no doubt an interesting honourable experience. Thanks Prince...

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
Reply #421 posted 08/28/16 2:39am

ForeverPaisley

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 hug

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Reply #422 posted 08/28/16 2:41am

ForeverPaisley

rogifan said:

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

I imgagine she would smile

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Reply #423 posted 08/28/16 2:43am

ForeverPaisley

petalthecat said:

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.

Exactly! Maybe just have one or two areas allowed but everthing else not allowed...if people know what its all about, they may decide its not worth going at all. I want PP to be around for years and years!

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #424 posted 08/28/16 2:54am

ForeverPaisley

Mumio said:

It's wonderful to see how excited org fans are about this! When I decide I can go, it's gonna be VIP. I'd be traveling from the East Coast so I want to see it all!!!!

nod My sentiments exactly, from the other coast that is smile Might as well make the most of it mushy

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But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #425 posted 08/28/16 3:16am

ForeverPaisley

Bluey said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Prince specifically save special items that he said had no real meaning to himself but he felt people might want to see them some day when he's not there anymore? Outfits, motorcycles, photographs lining the walls etc. In other words, wasn't he planning for Paisley Park to be some kind of a museum one day?

yeahthat

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But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #426 posted 08/28/16 3:21am

ForeverPaisley

Latin said:

Hi, Does anyone know whether they are still planning to have shuttle service from the Mall of the Americas to PP?

That's a really good question, I hope so. And hope information about it will come soon smile

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
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Reply #427 posted 08/28/16 3:22am

ForeverPaisley

musicfan77 said:

Did anyone get their confirmation in email because the only confirmation I received was on my credit card.

I did get one from PP yes.

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #428 posted 08/28/16 4:25am

antonb

PurplePaisleyLuvr said:

antonb said:

rogifan said: OF course I was expecting things like this to happen.But there is still things that are left to be explained. You don't think that prince didn't have a few million bucks in a bank account. That will pay some bills to start.There also selling a load of properties. I don't agree with how quick his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues. No funeral for his fans to mourn.A bad decision. Made by the people that loved him the most? I don't think so.I smell a rat.

Maybe the family doesn't think the fans need to know every minute detail about Prince's death, and they believe they are respecting his privacy. The reason "his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues" is because HE LEFT NO WILL (allegedly) and the estate is in probate court. There are porcedures, rules and timelines to be followed and there is a HUGE tax bill due in Jan. It is NOT Prince's family running thw show at this point, it is the lawyers, accountants, and business executives who are administering his estate! Since no Will has produced, his burial plan was left to his family who probably did the best they could manage under the shocking circumstances. For all we know, Prince may have made it known family or his lawyer(s) that he wanted to be cremated. (He reportedly had his infant son cremated right after he passed.) He also may have told Tyka or even his lawyer(s) that he didn't want a big elaborate service. WHO KNOWS? Just because that is what you and some other fans may want, doesn't mean it is what Prince wanted. With that kind of wealth, it's just so beyond ridiculous if he really did not have a Will or at least a Trust prepared.

Its all maybes isnt it. I guess some people have more repect and class than others. Its too soon. Simple as. I keep having to turn his music on and off. Still trying to come to terms with his death.A true fan. That's my feelings on it. Its turned into a money making circus. Which you are falling for. Me I am going to take my time and see how this unfolds first. See if they show prince the respect he deserves which I'm afraid hasn't happened so far. Each to there own. I'm out.

Reply #429 posted 08/28/16 7:15am

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

if P had had a house at a separate location, that would be weird to do tours of it at any time. and i think if P had to pass, PP was the best possible place for that to happen, for his sake. even though it has 'the elevator', its also the place where he's most alive. I guess in my mind he is still alive, and this is a way to keep his energy alive instead of a memorial, which would be a worldwide acknowledgement of his passing. Instead, they are keeping it about Life. Prince's essence lives on thru people, but PP is the physical center of his Vision being carried out on earth. The only way to keep PP open until next year is to do everything they can this year to come up with $150 million dollars before January. Hence the tours, tribute concert, and perhaps recordings released later? It seems smart to have such extended hours -- i guess that will help them determine which hours are most popular for next year. i see this as an experimental prototype of a museum which will continue to evolve and i would like to go maybe once a year to see whats new. i think the interactive aspects take more time to set up.

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #430 posted 08/28/16 9:05am

musicfan77

antonb said:

PurplePaisleyLuvr said:

Maybe the family doesn't think the fans need to know every minute detail about Prince's death, and they believe they are respecting his privacy. The reason "his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues" is because HE LEFT NO WILL (allegedly) and the estate is in probate court. There are porcedures, rules and timelines to be followed and there is a HUGE tax bill due in Jan. It is NOT Prince's family running thw show at this point, it is the lawyers, accountants, and business executives who are administering his estate! Since no Will has produced, his burial plan was left to his family who probably did the best they could manage under the shocking circumstances. For all we know, Prince may have made it known family or his lawyer(s) that he wanted to be cremated. (He reportedly had his infant son cremated right after he passed.) He also may have told Tyka or even his lawyer(s) that he didn't want a big elaborate service. WHO KNOWS? Just because that is what you and some other fans may want, doesn't mean it is what Prince wanted. With that kind of wealth, it's just so beyond ridiculous if he really did not have a Will or at least a Trust prepared.

Its all maybes isnt it. I guess some people have more repect and class than others. Its too soon. Simple as. I keep having to turn his music on and off. Still trying to come to terms with his death.A true fan. That's my feelings on it. Its turned into a money making circus. Which you are falling for. Me I am going to take my time and see how this unfolds first. See if they show prince the respect he deserves which I'm afraid hasn't happened so far. Each to there own. I'm out.

antonb, You seem to be forgetting that turning Paisley Park into a museum, is what PRINCE WANTED. He has been collecting memorabilia for years.

fan for life
Reply #431 posted 08/28/16 9:20am

Purplebflogirl

musicfan77 said:

 



antonb said:


 



PurplePaisleyLuvr said:


 


Maybe the family doesn't think the fans need to know every minute detail about Prince's death, and they believe they are respecting his privacy. The reason "his death has been put aside and straight to the money issues" is because HE LEFT NO WILL (allegedly) and the estate is in probate court. There are porcedures, rules and timelines to be followed and there is a HUGE tax bill due in Jan. It is NOT Prince's family running thw show at this point, it is the lawyers, accountants, and business executives who are administering his estate! Since no Will has produced, his burial plan was left to his family who probably did the best they could manage under the shocking circumstances. For all we know, Prince may have made it known family or his lawyer(s) that he wanted to be cremated. (He reportedly had his infant son cremated right after he passed.) He also may have told Tyka or even his lawyer(s) that he didn't want a big elaborate service. WHO KNOWS? Just because that is what you and some other fans may want, doesn't mean it is what Prince wanted. With that kind of wealth, it's just so beyond ridiculous if he really did not have a Will or at least a Trust prepared.



Its all maybes isnt it. I guess some people have more repect and class than others. Its too soon. Simple as. I keep having to turn his music on and off. Still trying to come to terms with his death.A true fan. That's my feelings on it. Its turned into a money making circus. Which you are falling for. Me I am going to take my time and see how this unfolds first. See if they show prince the respect he deserves which I'm afraid hasn't happened so far. Each to there own. I'm out.



 


 


antonb,  You seem to be forgetting that turning Paisley Park into a museum, is what PRINCE WANTED.   He has been collecting memorabilia for years.   


 


 


Exactly!!
He wanted it to be a museum and apart from his living quarters which are not part of the tour..It is a place that many,many artists came to record.He held many events there..He wanted that to continue.Hopefully in the future concerts/events will be held there again someday.
Until the end of time
Reply #432 posted 08/28/16 10:51am

oliviacamron

ForeverPaisley said:

 



musicfan77 said:


Did anyone get their confirmation in email because the only confirmation I received was on my credit card.

I did get one from PP yes. 


Yes got email. Maybe yours is in your junk mail. You also have to download your ticket . bananadance lockdance
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #433 posted 08/28/16 12:22pm

StopIt

that is so messed up.

confused sad

ForeverPaisley said:

rogifan said:

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

I imgagine she would smile

Reply #434 posted 08/28/16 1:13pm

purplethunder3121

Purplebflogirl said:

musicfan77 said:

antonb, You seem to be forgetting that turning Paisley Park into a museum, is what PRINCE WANTED. He has been collecting memorabilia for years.

Exactly!! He wanted it to be a museum and apart from his living quarters which are not part of the tour..It is a place that many,many artists came to record.He held many events there..He wanted that to continue.Hopefully in the future concerts/events will be held there again someday.

I would like to visit PP one day, watch a filmed Prince concert, and then on the weekend see Mint Condition (among others) play there.

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #435 posted 08/28/16 1:49pm

wonderboy

Got my VIP tickets for the end of October. Hoping to see some other Prince related sites while in the area for two days. Very excited.
Reply #436 posted 08/28/16 2:22pm

Latin

Did anyone else see the recent television interview Sheila E. gave in which she states that she thinks opening up Paisley Park to the public is happening too soon?

What do you think about that?
Reply #437 posted 08/28/16 4:17pm

Mumio

Latin said:

Did anyone else see the recent television interview Sheila E. gave in which she states that she thinks opening up Paisley Park to the public is happening too soon? What do you think about that?

I didn't see this interview but I'm going to assume that you have and you've asked so I will answer. I think that if she would like to donate money to help pay the tax bills in January that it would a lovely gesture for a former Prince protege to make. Given that it appeared she was a friend of the family, I'm surprised she would go public and say something so unsupportive of the family like that, but what do I know? As an aside, do I need to point out that it seems like so many are working hard to strike while the iron is hot to make money off Prince's name? Her too, using his symbol on her shirt. Sooooo.........there you have it.

Sorry if this angers anyone but this is what I think.

Reply #438 posted 08/28/16 5:06pm

rogifan

Mumio said:

 



Latin said:


Did anyone else see the recent television interview Sheila E. gave in which she states that she thinks opening up Paisley Park to the public is happening too soon? What do you think about that?

 


I didn't see this interview but I'm going to assume that you have and you've asked so I will answer. I think that if she would like to donate money to help pay the tax bills in January that it would a lovely gesture for a former Prince protege to make. Given that it appeared she was a friend of the family, I'm surprised she would go public and say something so unsupportive of the family like that, but what do I know? As an aside, do I need to point out that it seems like so many are working hard to strike while the iron is hot to make money off Prince's name? Her too, using his symbol on her shirt. Sooooo.....there you have it.

Sorry if this angers anyone but this is what I think.


I agree w/you!
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #439 posted 08/28/16 6:03pm

Ingela

Mumio said:

 



Latin said:


Did anyone else see the recent television interview Sheila E. gave in which she states that she thinks opening up Paisley Park to the public is happening too soon? What do you think about that?

 


I didn't see this interview but I'm going to assume that you have and you've asked so I will answer. I think that if she would like to donate money to help pay the tax bills in January that it would a lovely gesture for a former Prince protege to make. Given that it appeared she was a friend of the family, I'm surprised she would go public and say something so unsupportive of the family like that, but what do I know? As an aside, do I need to point out that it seems like so many are working hard to strike while the iron is hot to make money off Prince's name? Her too, using his symbol on her shirt. Sooooo.....there you have it.

Sorry if this angers anyone but this is what I think.



Doesn't anger me. I find it depressing.
Reply #440 posted 08/28/16 6:57pm

Latin

Yes, it's out there. It aired on FOX29. One of the anchor people tweeted it out.
Reply #441 posted 08/28/16 10:14pm

Eileen

ForeverPaisley said:

petalthecat said:

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.

Exactly! Maybe just have one or two areas allowed but everthing else not allowed...if people know what its all about, they may decide its not worth going at all. I want PP to be around for years and years!


There are tens of thousands of available fan and pro photos and fan and pro videos of Graceland. Every item, every nook and cranny, is available in close-up, broad view and sideways. Tickets still sell out. Don't be afraid of it. wink


IMO it would be worse if people paid to travel to Paisley, paid for tour tickets, hotel, food, then told everyone they knew that it wasn't worth it. Let the folks who will feel that way check out photos and decide to stay home instead - that's my 2 cents.


But since they are into "what Prince allowed" with the vegetarian food, they'll probably ban photos too just because he did. confused


Reply #442 posted 08/29/16 2:32am

kookooman73

switters said:

As a lifelong Prince fan still shocked and saddened by his passing, I am pleased about this decision. To me, it is an opportunity to pay my respects and step into his spiritual and creative home. What an honor.


 


I bought a VIP ticket today for October 13, and will be flying in from Boston for the occasion. It will be my first time at Paisley Park, or Minneapolis for that matter - and I will consider it carthatic - a way to help me heal and also offer my thanks, even silently. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the same floors as Prince in his home studio. I'll be in town for 3 days, and plan to visit 1st Avenue and other famous Prince places, and hopefully will attend the tribute concert.


 


I can understand why many think it's too soon. Maybe it is. But the people who will attend are Prince fans who loved him. To me, it's like a kind of wake and I want to thank him for the years and hours of joy, escape, comfort and excitement he gave me.



 


I hope to meet some of you there.


 


 


Great post. This is exactly how I feel. Got my tix & am so looking forward to paying my respects with others in the place where so much magic was created. The experience wIll be bittersweet as my dream was always to see him perform there. However despite me being in denial for so long about his passing, I now accept this & need to go to PP to heal. I'm going December 28th. Woo woo. 💜
Reply #443 posted 08/29/16 6:41am

Doozer

My wife and I are making this our first no-children trip together since our first was born 12 years ago. Got VIP tickets for the morning of Nov 4, and GA tickets for the last tour of the day on Nov 4. Figured if we were going to fly from Texas to MN, might as well experience both tours.
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Our kids are going to make something for us to leave behind on the PP fence, too.
Reply #444 posted 08/29/16 7:00am

remko

Latin said:

Did anyone else see the recent television interview Sheila E. gave in which she states that she thinks opening up Paisley Park to the public is happening too soon? What do you think about that?

Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.

Reply #445 posted 08/29/16 7:35am

StopIt

Two tours is very wise, b/c your heads and emotions will be swimming in how surreal it is for much of the first go-around for sure, and you'll want to remember everything. Love that you're going together, kids-free this time, and taking something the kids will make. Made my day!

Doozer said:

My wife and I are making this our first no-children trip together since our first was born 12 years ago. Got VIP tickets for the morning of Nov 4, and GA tickets for the last tour of the day on Nov 4. Figured if we were going to fly from Texas to MN, might as well experience both tours. . Our kids are going to make something for us to leave behind on the PP fence, too.

Reply #446 posted 08/29/16 9:42am

rogifan

Well Tyka 'confirms' the PP tours on her FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/tyka.nelson/posts/10153888870627005?pnref=story
Hey Y'all, as u can imagine I have been Very Busy LOL...but at least I'm sure I'll get a chance to meet some of u between the Tribute Oct 13th and the Paisley Park opening Oct 6th...Plus I'll be down at First Avenue Sept 2nd...my gurl Apolonia and the 6 will be there along with Andre Cymone and The Revolution...Went to da State Fair last night and I thought I would only enJoy my gurl Fantasia…BUT Charlie Wilson, his wife and crew were so Kind and we got to go backstage...I'm thinkin' okay that was nice!
But Honey Let Me Tell U Somethin!...from the moment he hit that stage…This man and band Put Da Hammer Down!! AND didn't quit until the last song...I haven’t danced that much since...Well...a Prince Concert! lol
I don't go to many concerts and Uncle Charlie toe dat stage up and down and when he got done doin that...He Toe It UP Left and Right!!!!
However, why did they shoot off fireworks…I couldn’t help but start cryin thinking that this was all for u Brother…Thank U to Kirk, Sharon and Monique y’all are Awesome!!!! AND...
All of u who came out to support Unite in Purple! I anit never took So Many pitchas! I got ta see QBear, Ron (the suit guy) Bishop James and Bria, Vernon and his lovely wife...And Totally Loved meeting so many fan/friends who shared stories and hugs…Luv U All and if I have anything to do with it…My Brother WILL NEVER BE Forgotton…So Get Ready fo a Wonderful Purple Ride fo Life!
Much Luv, Peace and JOY to u All Always…~ Tyka
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #447 posted 08/29/16 10:26am

rwhiting

kookooman73 said:

switters said:

As a lifelong Prince fan still shocked and saddened by his passing, I am pleased about this decision. To me, it is an opportunity to pay my respects and step into his spiritual and creative home. What an honor.

I bought a VIP ticket today for October 13, and will be flying in from Boston for the occasion. It will be my first time at Paisley Park, or Minneapolis for that matter - and I will consider it carthatic - a way to help me heal and also offer my thanks, even silently. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the same floors as Prince in his home studio. I'll be in town for 3 days, and plan to visit 1st Avenue and other famous Prince places, and hopefully will attend the tribute concert.

I can understand why many think it's too soon. Maybe it is. But the people who will attend are Prince fans who loved him. To me, it's like a kind of wake and I want to thank him for the years and hours of joy, escape, comfort and excitement he gave me.

I hope to meet some of you there.

Great post. This is exactly how I feel. Got my tix & am so looking forward to paying my respects with others in the place where so much magic was created. The experience wIll be bittersweet as my dream was always to see him perform there. However despite me being in denial for so long about his passing, I now accept this & need to go to PP to heal. I'm going December 28th. Woo woo. 💜

Yes, my thought exactly! I will be flying from West Virginia to Minneapolis on 10/10 and plan on spending the whole week trying to do the same as you. I want to be in his "environment", thank him for all of his music and hopefully it will help me to put him to rest.

Reply #448 posted 08/29/16 12:04pm

cloveringold85

Latin said:

Did anyone else see the recent television interview Sheila E. gave in which she states that she thinks opening up Paisley Park to the public is happening too soon? What do you think about that?

........

While I think opening PP for tours will be wonderful, I agree with Sheila and other's -- October is just too soon. But on the other hand, I think the reason they want to get this going is so they can keep Paisley Park (financial reasons). I read that P's estate owes a lot of taxes and they (Bremer Trust) has to sell-off his properties. So with that, saving PP (which is what Prince would want) is a beautiful thing. We are are still mourning his loss, but maybe this will begin to give us (his friends) some closure. Just my thoughts......

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #449 posted 08/29/16 12:12pm

Mumio

rwhiting said:

kookooman73 said:

switters said: Great post. This is exactly how I feel. Got my tix & am so looking forward to paying my respects with others in the place where so much magic was created. The experience wIll be bittersweet as my dream was always to see him perform there. However despite me being in denial for so long about his passing, I now accept this & need to go to PP to heal. I'm going December 28th. Woo woo. 💜

Yes, my thought exactly! I will be flying from West Virginia to Minneapolis on 10/10 and plan on spending the whole week trying to do the same as you. I want to be in his "environment", thank him for all of his music and hopefully it will help me to put him to rest.


Lucky lucky you to be able to spend a week exploring the area biggrin . When I think I can go, I plan to do the same. I want to be able to take my time with all of it smile

[Edited 8/29/16 12:13pm]

Reply #450 posted 08/29/16 12:22pm

4anothertime

Got my tix...

This ain't about this, that, what, where or how...this about the freaks doing everything they wanna do NOW!
Reply #451 posted 08/29/16 1:13pm

Arabia

kookooman73 said:

switters said:

As a lifelong Prince fan still shocked and saddened by his passing, I am pleased about this decision. To me, it is an opportunity to pay my respects and step into his spiritual and creative home. What an honor.

I bought a VIP ticket today for October 13, and will be flying in from Boston for the occasion. It will be my first time at Paisley Park, or Minneapolis for that matter - and I will consider it carthatic - a way to help me heal and also offer my thanks, even silently. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the same floors as Prince in his home studio. I'll be in town for 3 days, and plan to visit 1st Avenue and other famous Prince places, and hopefully will attend the tribute concert.

I can understand why many think it's too soon. Maybe it is. But the people who will attend are Prince fans who loved him. To me, it's like a kind of wake and I want to thank him for the years and hours of joy, escape, comfort and excitement he gave me.

I hope to meet some of you there.

Great post. This is exactly how I feel. Got my tix & am so looking forward to paying my respects with others in the place where so much magic was created. The experience wIll be bittersweet as my dream was always to see him perform there. However despite me being in denial for so long about his passing, I now accept this & need to go to PP to heal. I'm going December 28th. Woo woo. 💜

I'm with you kookooman73!! This is exactly how I'm feeling. My husband bought VIP tix for us to visit PP on the 13th as well, so maybe we'll cross paths. I don't know how I'm going to make it through the tour, but I know it will be a needed healing experience. Just being in MPLS and going to all the places that were his stomping grounds will be bittersweet. I just wished I visited when he was here....

Name: Arabia
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Occupation if any: Sex symbol to many, but I really have a beautiful mind wink
Reply #452 posted 08/29/16 1:22pm

Mumio

Arabia said:

kookooman73 said:

switters said: Great post. This is exactly how I feel. Got my tix & am so looking forward to paying my respects with others in the place where so much magic was created. The experience wIll be bittersweet as my dream was always to see him perform there. However despite me being in denial for so long about his passing, I now accept this & need to go to PP to heal. I'm going December 28th. Woo woo. 💜

I'm with you kookooman73!! This is exactly how I'm feeling. My husband bought VIP tix for us to visit PP on the 13th as well, so maybe we'll cross paths. I don't know how I'm going to make it through the tour, but I know it will be a needed healing experience. Just being in MPLS and going to all the places that were his stomping grounds will be bittersweet. I just wished I visited when he was here....


Remarks in a similar vein from others who have posted in this thread, other org threads, on FB, and other social media outlets is what tells me that the family did the right thing with getting the tours in place now. It's wonderful that they were able to do this in time for those who will be in MN for the tribute concert so that those who live far away get their chance to see PP. They've got a lot on their plates to deal with and it's nice to see that they really are thinking about us too biggrin

Reply #453 posted 08/29/16 1:23pm

cloveringold85

4anothertime said:

Got my tix...

Congrats!! I look forward to the day of going to see PP. While it will be exciting to see, it will also be very sad (bittersweet). neutral

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #454 posted 08/29/16 2:30pm

4anothertime

cloveringold85 said:

4anothertime said:

Got my tix...

Congrats!! I look forward to the day of going to see PP. While it will be exciting to see, it will also be very sad (bittersweet). neutral

Thank you I am really happy to be going. I will be going the first day so that is pretty fortunate as well. I agree it will be bittersweet. I was fortunate enough to see him play there during the months leading up to the Gold Experience being released. So much energy there. I need to get my emotions in check before I go though lol It's time for me to heal too

This ain't about this, that, what, where or how...this about the freaks doing everything they wanna do NOW!
Reply #455 posted 08/29/16 5:25pm

nonames

Anyone planning to go from Outside the US? I want to go, not just yet, but I'll go. But I'll have to make a whole holiday of it, can't fly to Minnesota and come back in one weekend!
Reply #456 posted 08/29/16 7:00pm

ForeverPaisley

nonames said:

Anyone planning to go from Outside the US? I want to go, not just yet, but I'll go. But I'll have to make a whole holiday of it, can't fly to Minnesota and come back in one weekend!

nod I'm coming in from Vancouver biggrin

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #457 posted 08/29/16 7:50pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-is-a-perfect-tribute-to-prince/391668751/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has written an editorial advocating the Paisley Park tour as a fitting tribute to what Prince wanted.

Reply #458 posted 08/29/16 8:19pm

Ingela

bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-is-a-perfect-tribute-to-prince/391668751/


 


The Minneapolis Star Tribune has written an editorial advocating the Paisley Park tour as a fitting tribute to what Prince wanted.



Anyone can write an "editorial" it means nothing. Sound like ass kissing trying to quiet the load voices on the moral high ground to say rightly that it's way too soon to have the carnival barkers take people through his stuff.

They should have waited to see exactly what the show is before making fools of themselves whomever wrote it. The
Mantra of too soon seems like a recurring them here.
Reply #459 posted 08/29/16 9:10pm

Identity

bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-is-a-perfect-tribute-to-prince/391668751/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has written an editorial advocating the Paisley Park tour as a fitting tribute to what Prince wanted.



Thanks for linking the piece. December is going to be a blast. Somber, yet exciting.

Reply #460 posted 08/29/16 10:18pm

SheLovesMeNot

musicfan77 said:

 



Genesia said:


Ingela said:
Take your meds already.

Stop making shit up already.

 


 


 


Paisley Park's second floor was Prince's dwelling.  There is also a bowling alley I believe in there too.


 


I'm sure in years to come they will open up the second floor, I just think that part is too soon.


 


I believe it is primarily the first floor - studio areas where prince spent most of his time and a few other adjacent rooms.


 


I'm sure we will hear all the comments after Oct 6th from those that attended.


 


Be positive.  Some fans want to feel close to Prince and being inside his dwelling will make them feel better.

Agree!
Reply #461 posted 08/29/16 11:14pm

rogifan

bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-is-a-perfect-tribute-to-prince/391668751/


 


The Minneapolis Star Tribune has written an editorial advocating the Paisley Park tour as a fitting tribute to what Prince wanted.


Well it's not in dispute that he was working on it. So clearly he thought opening it up to the public would be viable. Whether it's too soon is a matter of opinion.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #462 posted 08/30/16 3:56am

Dibblekins

I'd love to go at some point but I'm in the UK and would (probably) be going alone - so I have to both save up and summon all my courage (I've never flown alone and certainly never such a distance)!

Reply #463 posted 08/30/16 4:54am

PURPLEIZED3121

will be interested to see how many actually go. I would have thought that a limited season time span would have been better, like Buckingham Palace has i.e. open just for the Summer months = highly concentrated numbers in a short span of time. Spreading it out for a long period of time seems a bit risky?

Reply #464 posted 08/30/16 10:09am

ForeverPaisley

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

will be interested to see how many actually go. I would have thought that a limited season time span would have been better, like Buckingham Palace has i.e. open just for the Summer months = highly concentrated numbers in a short span of time. Spreading it out for a long period of time seems a bit risky?

I was having the same thoughts. Especially the hours they are purposing...going to paying $$$ for staffing during <some> hours that will be super quiet.

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #465 posted 08/30/16 10:43am

PurpleChi

Gosh, I haven't posted here in quite some time. As is the case for many of you, Prince's death has been a very difficult pill to swallow. I was fortunate enough to see him March 4th in Oakland for his Piano and a Microphone tour. That was the last time I laid eyes on him. I'm just so very grateful for everything he has done in my life through his music. It really has been the soundtrack of my life. That said, I will be traveling to MPLS 10/13 thru 10/17. I got VIP tix to Paisley Park for 10/14. I am so looking forward to all of the Prince celebrations. Hopefully, they will put tix on sale for the 10/13 tribute soon. It will definitely be a weekend of much needed celebration and closure for me. I see that Bunkers has a Prince tribute band scheduled for that Saturday, 10/15, and of course Dr. Mambo's Combo, who Prince jammed with on multiple occasions, will be playing Bunkers that Sunday, 10/16. I am really looking forward to this trip!

Reply #466 posted 08/30/16 10:43am

rogifan

ForeverPaisley said:

 



PURPLEIZED3121 said:


will be interested to see how many actually go. I would have thought that a limited season time span would have been better, like Buckingham Palace has i.e. open just for the Summer months = highly concentrated numbers in a short span of time. Spreading it out for a long period of time seems a bit risky? 



I was having the same thoughts. Especially the hours they are purposing...going to paying $$$ for staffing during <some> hours that will be super quiet.


I believe the business plan said staffing levels may change during times of the year when it won't be as busy (e.g. winter).
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #467 posted 08/30/16 12:00pm

Joi

I have mixed feelings about this, but will probably go visit. I'm also very disappointed in the look of the website. Looks like an old Geocities web page. Doesn't reflect Prince's style at all.

[Edited 8/30/16 12:45pm]

Reply #468 posted 08/30/16 12:21pm

cloveringold85

4anothertime said:

cloveringold85 said:

Congrats!! I look forward to the day of going to see PP. While it will be exciting to see, it will also be very sad (bittersweet). neutral

Thank you I am really happy to be going. I will be going the first day so that is pretty fortunate as well. I agree it will be bittersweet. I was fortunate enough to see him play there during the months leading up to the Gold Experience being released. So much energy there. I need to get my emotions in check before I go though lol It's time for me to heal too

.

That is so awesome! I'm so happy for you! The first day? Wow! That will be incredible. I hope it goes smoothly. How lucky you were to have seen Prince perform at PP! I'm sure a moment you shall never forget. It's gonna be emotional -- nothing can prepare you for something like this--just let your emotions flow. I can't wait for the day I will be able to see it for myself!

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #469 posted 08/30/16 12:25pm

cloveringold85

PurpleChi said:

Gosh, I haven't posted here in quite some time. As is the case for many of you, Prince's death has been a very difficult pill to swallow. I was fortunate enough to see him March 4th in Oakland for his Piano and a Microphone tour. That was the last time I laid eyes on him. I'm just so very grateful for everything he has done in my life through his music. It really has been the soundtrack of my life. That said, I will be traveling to MPLS 10/13 thru 10/17. I got VIP tix to Paisley Park for 10/14. I am so looking forward to all of the Prince celebrations. Hopefully, they will put tix on sale for the 10/13 tribute soon. It will definitely be a weekend of much needed celebration and closure for me. I see that Bunkers has a Prince tribute band scheduled for that Saturday, 10/15, and of course Dr. Mambo's Combo, who Prince jammed with on multiple occasions, will be playing Bunkers that Sunday, 10/16. I am really looking forward to this trip!

.

How exciting! So happy you are going to PP!! What a blessing that you got to see Prince in Oakland. I will always regret not seeing him in recent years. He performed a few years back at Hard Rock Casino and I wasn't able to go. That still bugs me to this day!

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #470 posted 08/30/16 2:17pm

PurpleChi

cloveringold85 said:

PurpleChi said:

Gosh, I haven't posted here in quite some time. As is the case for many of you, Prince's death has been a very difficult pill to swallow. I was fortunate enough to see him March 4th in Oakland for his Piano and a Microphone tour. That was the last time I laid eyes on him. I'm just so very grateful for everything he has done in my life through his music. It really has been the soundtrack of my life. That said, I will be traveling to MPLS 10/13 thru 10/17. I got VIP tix to Paisley Park for 10/14. I am so looking forward to all of the Prince celebrations. Hopefully, they will put tix on sale for the 10/13 tribute soon. It will definitely be a weekend of much needed celebration and closure for me. I see that Bunkers has a Prince tribute band scheduled for that Saturday, 10/15, and of course Dr. Mambo's Combo, who Prince jammed with on multiple occasions, will be playing Bunkers that Sunday, 10/16. I am really looking forward to this trip!

.

How exciting! So happy you are going to PP!! What a blessing that you got to see Prince in Oakland. I will always regret not seeing him in recent years. He performed a few years back at Hard Rock Casino and I wasn't able to go. That still bugs me to this day!

Actually, it was the weirdest thing. He announced the concert the Tueday before (the concert was that Friday), and I just had this pressing need to go. I actually wanted to go to the PP shows in January, but couldn't get anyone to go with me on such short notice (I live in Chicago). I regretted not attending those shows. So when I heard about the Oakland show, I decided that I didn't care who was going. I would go alone if I had to. I ended up going with two friends who are also avid Prince fams. We are so grateful to have had that experience.

Reply #471 posted 08/30/16 3:11pm

babynoz

rogifan said:

ForeverPaisley said:

I was having the same thoughts. Especially the hours they are purposing...going to paying $$$ for staffing during <some> hours that will be super quiet.

I believe the business plan said staffing levels may change during times of the year when it won't be as busy (e.g. winter).



I'm really that they are hiring local residents to work there.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
Reply #472 posted 08/30/16 5:14pm

rkayla

Dibblekins said:

I'd love to go at some point but I'm in the UK and would (probably) be going alone - so I have to both save up and summon all my courage (I've never flown alone and certainly never such a distance)!

Dibblekins, don't be afraid to travel overseas alone. It's one of the most exciting, empowering and liberating experiences you could ever have. The first time I ever traveled outside of the US, I did it alone and I lived there for a year (Taiwan). In this case, you'll find purple fams everywhere to welcome you. I understand having to save up but don't worry about being alone. We're all there for you. That's one decision you won't regret.

Reply #473 posted 08/30/16 5:18pm

roxy831

rkayla said:

Dibblekins said:

I'd love to go at some point but I'm in the UK and would (probably) be going alone - so I have to both save up and summon all my courage (I've never flown alone and certainly never such a distance)!

Dibblekins, don't be afraid to travel overseas alone. It's one of the most exciting, empowering and liberating experiences you could ever have. The first time I ever traveled outside of the US, I did it alone and I lived there for a year (Taiwan). In this case, you'll find purple fams everywhere to welcome you. I understand having to save up but don't worry about being alone. We're all there for you. That's one decision you won't regret.

yeahthat I'd have to stand in agreement with that, especially with the way some of our Orgers are organizing get togethers, movie viewings, and charity work for this special occasion, I could easily see some of us meeting you at the airport to make sure you arrived okay and ready to experience all things P! biggrin

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #474 posted 08/30/16 8:19pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/the-home-of-the-king-has-some-advice-for-the-home-of-prince/391808411/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the people who run Graceland are collaborating with Bremer Trust and others in turning Paisley Park into a museum.

Reply #475 posted 08/31/16 1:55am

rogifan

bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/the-home-of-the-king-has-some-advice-for-the-home-of-prince/391808411/


 


The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the people who run Graceland are collaborating with Bremer Trust and others in turning Paisley Park into a museum. 


So our mayor toured Graceland and spoke to that city's mayor. If this brings jobs and is a net benefit to the local economy that's a good thing and something I think Prince would approve.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #476 posted 08/31/16 6:55am

haipo

I bought my tickets for Oct 6th. about 10 minutes after it went on sale and secured a 10:00am slot.

I just went back on the site and saw that most of the slots for the day are still open.

Does anybody find this strange? I would think most of the day would have sold out, especially if they are expecting over 1,500 people a week in peak times.

Admission is not "first come first serve" right? if I have a 10am slot I just need to show up a few minutes before (heck I cannot park there much earlier then my slot).

The whole things seems strange, I would have thought at least the first 5 or 10 slots would be sold out by now....

Reply #477 posted 08/31/16 9:13am

Dibblekins

rkayla said:

Dibblekins said:

I'd love to go at some point but I'm in the UK and would (probably) be going alone - so I have to both save up and summon all my courage (I've never flown alone and certainly never such a distance)!

Dibblekins, don't be afraid to travel overseas alone. It's one of the most exciting, empowering and liberating experiences you could ever have. The first time I ever traveled outside of the US, I did it alone and I lived there for a year (Taiwan). In this case, you'll find purple fams everywhere to welcome you. I understand having to save up but don't worry about being alone. We're all there for you. That's one decision you won't regret.

Thank you so much for the words of encouragement! I will keep you all posted on when I am about to embark on the trip...It would be lovely to meet up with other P. fans!

Reply #478 posted 08/31/16 9:15am

Dibblekins

roxy831 said:

rkayla said:

Dibblekins, don't be afraid to travel overseas alone. It's one of the most exciting, empowering and liberating experiences you could ever have. The first time I ever traveled outside of the US, I did it alone and I lived there for a year (Taiwan). In this case, you'll find purple fams everywhere to welcome you. I understand having to save up but don't worry about being alone. We're all there for you. That's one decision you won't regret.

yeahthat I'd have to stand in agreement with that, especially with the way some of our Orgers are organizing get togethers, movie viewings, and charity work for this special occasion, I could easily see some of us meeting you at the airport to make sure you arrived okay and ready to experience all things P! biggrin

Bless your heart - thank you! I can't see it (my trip) happening in October - but I am definitely up for this and will be starting saving / getting things organised asap...From what I can gather, I can get a direct flight from London to Minnesota - so it would just be a case of planning the trip to London (I'm miles away, lol) and then at the other end...Daunting but exciting - P would be proud of me!

Reply #479 posted 08/31/16 9:30am

roxy831

Dibblekins said:

roxy831 said:

yeahthat I'd have to stand in agreement with that, especially with the way some of our Orgers are organizing get togethers, movie viewings, and charity work for this special occasion, I could easily see some of us meeting you at the airport to make sure you arrived okay and ready to experience all things P! biggrin

Bless your heart - thank you! I can't see it (my trip) happening in October - but I am definitely up for this and will be starting saving / getting things organised asap...From what I can gather, I can get a direct flight from London to Minnesota - so it would just be a case of planning the trip to London (I'm miles away, lol) and then at the other end...Daunting but exciting - P would be proud of me!

Yeah!!! biggrin

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #480 posted 08/31/16 9:47am

musicfan77

rkayla said:

Dibblekins said:

I'd love to go at some point but I'm in the UK and would (probably) be going alone - so I have to both save up and summon all my courage (I've never flown alone and certainly never such a distance)!

Dibblekins, don't be afraid to travel overseas alone. It's one of the most exciting, empowering and liberating experiences you could ever have. The first time I ever traveled outside of the US, I did it alone and I lived there for a year (Taiwan). In this case, you'll find purple fams everywhere to welcome you. I understand having to save up but don't worry about being alone. We're all there for you. That's one decision you won't regret.

I agree. I'm travelling alone too from the East Coast. No worries.

Does anyone in MS know what the weather is usually like in Minneapolis in October? I'm travelling on Oct 12th for the 13th visit in the morning. I don't see this advertised much so it could be many people are unaware.

fan for life
Reply #481 posted 08/31/16 6:15pm

bigtimefan

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER

30 AUGUST 2016

The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.

Don’t expect to see me in line.

It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.

He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on...aily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”

In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.

He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.

Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.

He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.

It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.

It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.

There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?

Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”

He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?

Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).

For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.

.

http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
Reply #482 posted 08/31/16 7:52pm

ForeverPaisley

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER

30 AUGUST 2016

The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.

Don’t expect to see me in line.

It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.

He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on...aily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”

In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.

He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.

Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.

He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.

It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.

It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.

There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?

Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”

He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?

Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).

For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.

.

http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]

Thank goodness he won't be attending, we don't want nor need his kind there. lol

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Image result for prince shade gifImage result for prince shade gif

This guy, whoever he is, aside from his appalling use of punctuation, is another self-inflated person who needs to spew their grump on the world, because they insist their point of view is correct compared to everyone else's.

He clearly wasn't paying attention though. Prince has said in interview (possibly multiple) when asked what will happen to the music in the vault. He stated that's for someone else to decide, I won't be here - obviously this is paraphrasing but you get the idea. Never have I read or heard that he intended NOTHING to happen. As if everything in it should essentially spontaneously combust rather than see the light of day.

I don't know what crawled into this guys cereal box and died but he needs to chill the eff out:

-The vault was drilled open likely in search of the WILL they were desperately hoping to try to locate.

-He is literally the first person I have heard from that does NOT want to hear the music in the vault. hmm wacky

--> Without releasing the material in the vault or opening Paisley Park, this guy doesn't propose any alternate ways to obtain the funds required to secure Paisley Park; to preserve Prince's legacy: to me that of utmost importance, and yet he doesn't make any suggestions in lieu of what he's calling such a 'terrible plan'.

-This is Prince we are referring to here.

Image result for prince shade gif

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He's music, his creative imprint is in a level on his own. Comparing the possible future releases to previous posthumous releases...is unfathomable, and wrong (and kind of unfair to those others who've passed).

Sounds like a non-fan/non-fam bandwagoner who think they know, to me. That or he just threw a blurb together to get hits on his blog/website...who knows. shrug

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #483 posted 08/31/16 9:11pm

roxy831

ForeverPaisley said:

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

.

Image result for prince shade gifImage result for prince shade gif

This guy, whoever he is, aside from his appalling use of punctuation, is another self-inflated person who needs to spew their grump on the world, because they insist their point of view is correct compared to everyone else's.

He clearly wasn't paying attention though. Prince has said in interview (possibly multiple) when asked what will happen to the music in the vault. He stated that's for someone else to decide, I won't be here - obviously this is paraphrasing but you get the idea. Never have I read or heard that he intended NOTHING to happen. As if everything in it should essentially spontaneously combust rather than see the light of day.

I don't know what crawled into this guys cereal box and died but he needs to chill the eff out:

-The vault was drilled open likely in search of the WILL they were desperately hoping to try to locate.

-He is literally the first person I have heard from that does NOT want to hear the music in the vault. hmm wacky

--> Without releasing the material in the vault or opening Paisley Park, this guy doesn't propose any alternate ways to obtain the funds required to secure Paisley Park; to preserve Prince's legacy: to me that of utmost importance, and yet he doesn't make any suggestions in lieu of what he's calling such a 'terrible plan'.

-This is Prince we are referring to here.

Image result for prince shade gif

.

He's music, his creative imprint is in a level on his own. Comparing the possible future releases to previous posthumous releases...is unfathomable, and wrong (and kind of unfair to those others who've passed).

Sounds like a non-fan/non-fam bandwagoner who think they know, to me. That or he just threw a blurb together to get hits on his blog/website...who knows. shrug

yeahthat

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #484 posted 08/31/16 9:27pm

Ingela

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this.  I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....


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WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK


The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.


 BY KIRK MILLER


30 AUGUST 2016



The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.


Don’t expect to see me in line.


It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.


He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.


According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on October 6th for daily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”


In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.


He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.


Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.


He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.


It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.


It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.


There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?


Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”


He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?


Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).


For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.


.


 



http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]



I feel the same way. I've always wanted to go when he was alive and invited people over for parties. But without him there, it feels tasteless.
Reply #485 posted 08/31/16 10:06pm

roxy831

Ingela said:

I feel the same way. I've always wanted to go when he was alive and invited people over for parties. But without him there, it feels tasteless.

You know...I could feel the EXACT way too, Ingela. P meant a lot to all of us. I didn't even realize the depth of his influence until he was gone. My solace is his purple crew (Sheila E, Revolution, The Time, Fdeluxe, Mazarati, V6 (A6), the newer proteges, etc.). They STILL want our support, and I'm willing to give it to them. Besides that, the Org has been THE ONLY group of people I can grieve with. We can make something of our own that can work with the administrators of PP. The possibilities are endless! There's a reason for all that has transpired thus far this year. I'm willing to see the PURPOSE through, if not for our healing, than maybe for others.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #486 posted 08/31/16 11:00pm

rogifan

"Prince didn't hand out invites to just anybody". Really? I can understand thinking it's too soon to open PP to the public but to suggest only special people got inside when he was alive is absurd.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #487 posted 09/01/16 1:54am

mynameisnotsusan

rogifan said:

"Prince didn't hand out invites to just anybody". Really? I can understand thinking it's too soon to open PP to the public but to suggest only special people got inside when he was alive is absurd.


Yeah he doesn't know what he's talking about.
Reply #488 posted 09/01/16 3:33am

FunkiestOne

Whoever wrote that article is a low IQ individual.

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Prince was not a recluse. He threw parties at Paisley Park often and invited the public. He had hundreds of fans visit PP for the Celebrations. He threw many house parties in LA and invited all kinds of friends, celebs, etc. He went out on the town after man/most of his concerts to clubs (in public) to hang out, etc.

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Yes he was somewhat shy in certain situations, but that is way exaggerated by this moron and many others.

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He would be fine with tours of PP. It sounds like they aren't going into his personal living quarters, which is good but every place else was accessible by employees and artists and it wasn't a big personal space.

Reply #489 posted 09/01/16 5:03am

rogifan

FunkiestOne said:

Whoever wrote that article is a low IQ individual.


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Prince was not a recluse. He threw parties at Paisley Park often and invited the public.  He had hundreds of fans visit PP for the Celebrations.   He threw many house parties in LA and invited all kinds of friends, celebs, etc.  He went out on the town after man/most of his concerts to clubs (in public) to hang out, etc.


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Yes he was somewhat shy in certain situations, but that is way exaggerated by this moron and many others.


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He would be fine with tours of PP.  It sounds like they aren't going into his personal living quarters, which is good but every place else was accessible by employees and artists and it wasn't a big personal space.


 


Exactly. Prince was private when it came to his personal life but that's about it. I think the better argument is its too soon and wondering if they're actually ready for this. I mean they basically have a month to get PP ready and that includes building out more parking, merchandising and food options. There is a lot to do in a short amount of time.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #490 posted 09/01/16 7:52am

ForeverPaisley

rogifan said:

FunkiestOne said:

Whoever wrote that article is a low IQ individual.

.
Prince was not a recluse. He threw parties at Paisley Park often and invited the public. He had hundreds of fans visit PP for the Celebrations. He threw many house parties in LA and invited all kinds of friends, celebs, etc. He went out on the town after man/most of his concerts to clubs (in public) to hang out, etc.

.

Yes he was somewhat shy in certain situations, but that is way exaggerated by this moron and many others.

.

He would be fine with tours of PP. It sounds like they aren't going into his personal living quarters, which is good but every place else was accessible by employees and artists and it wasn't a big personal space.

Exactly. Prince was private when it came to his personal life but that's about it. I think the better argument is its too soon and wondering if they're actually ready for this. I mean they basically have a month to get PP ready and that includes building out more parking, merchandising and food options. There is a lot to do in a short amount of time.

yeahthat

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #491 posted 09/01/16 9:48am

rogifan

Looks like PP has job applications posted now. Job openings are:


Catalogue Associate

Merchandise Associate

Tour Associate

Security Guards

Ecology Associate

https://www.officialpaisleypark.com/jobs

I wonder how they're going to hire for the tour guides. 🤔
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #492 posted 09/01/16 10:13am

slowlywiltingflower

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

I think he's just a longtime, hardcore fan. I recognized the name as one connected to Prince-related pics and stuff on FB and a couple of VERY hardcore fans (and who even worked for Prince) have reposted stuff this Kirk guy has posted so he's been around awhile and is known. Guess he's just giving his opinion.

Reply #493 posted 09/01/16 10:36am

slowlywiltingflower

rogifan said:

Looks like PP has job applications posted now. Job openings are: Catalogue Associate Merchandise Associate Tour Associate Security Guards Ecology Associate https://www.officialpaisl...k.com/jobs I wonder how they're going to hire for the tour guides. 🤔

I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.

-

I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway

Reply #494 posted 09/01/16 11:26am

Identity

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER




Yeah, whatever. One less killjoy taking up space in the attendance line.

Reply #495 posted 09/01/16 11:26am

Mumio

slowlywiltingflower said:

rogifan said:

Looks like PP has job applications posted now. Job openings are: Catalogue Associate Merchandise Associate Tour Associate Security Guards Ecology Associate https://www.officialpaisl...k.com/jobs I wonder how they're going to hire for the tour guides. 🤔

I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.

-

I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway



Good luck!!!

Reply #496 posted 09/01/16 11:32am

cloveringold85

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER

30 AUGUST 2016

The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.

Don’t expect to see me in line.

It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.

He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on...aily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”

In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.

He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.

Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.

He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.

It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.

It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.

There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?

Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”

He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?

Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).

For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.

.

http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]

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Well, opening Paisley Park is indeed a controversial subject. On one hand, I feel this will be wonderful for the fans to pay their respects to a Legend, and it will help to keep PP in existence with the money generated. It cost a lot of bills to keep a 65K SF facility going! Not to mention taxes and other expenses; so with that, it is a blessing that they were able to save PP.

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But on the other hand, like the writer said; Prince was a very private man, but I know he loved his fans (friends), and he would want nothing more than to see it bring happiness to all of us, although there will be many tears as well. Prince's living quarters will not be a part of the tour, for obvious reasons, and most of Prince's posessions will not be out for public display, so I don't really feel it will be any invasion of his privacy.

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I have to say, I don't agree that Prince was a "recluse". Music was his life. He was an artist, always at work. He produced, created and performed a lot of beautiful music at PP. He was constantly collaborating with other artists and opened his home/studio/PP to others. Also, Prince was not "shy". I get tired of reading this, really!! He was very deep and intellectual and perhaps "reserved" at times, but that doen't make him shy. No one can get on a stage and perform like he did being "shy". He loved music and he loved performing and being on stage. Okay....back to the subject.

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I've been to Graceland -- it's beautiful. You are just allowed to see certain areas of the home, and that is how Paisley Park will be. I think it will be a beautiful thing. My only concern is how they are going to manage the traffic going into PP, so I hope they have a really good plan in place. Not to mention the "media attention" it will bring. I hope to visit PP, one day.

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"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #497 posted 09/01/16 11:40am

slowlywiltingflower

Mumio said:

slowlywiltingflower said:

I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.

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I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway



Good luck!!!

Thank you! hug smile

Reply #498 posted 09/01/16 11:52am

cloveringold85

ForeverPaisley said:

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER

30 AUGUST 2016

The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.

Don’t expect to see me in line.

It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.

He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on...aily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”

In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.

He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.

Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.

He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.

It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.

It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.

There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?

Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”

He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?

Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).

For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.

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http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]

Thank goodness he won't be attending, we don't want nor need his kind there. lol

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Image result for prince shade gifImage result for prince shade gif

This guy, whoever he is, aside from his appalling use of punctuation, is another self-inflated person who needs to spew their grump on the world, because they insist their point of view is correct compared to everyone else's.

He clearly wasn't paying attention though. Prince has said in interview (possibly multiple) when asked what will happen to the music in the vault. He stated that's for someone else to decide, I won't be here - obviously this is paraphrasing but you get the idea. Never have I read or heard that he intended NOTHING to happen. As if everything in it should essentially spontaneously combust rather than see the light of day.

I don't know what crawled into this guys cereal box and died but he needs to chill the eff out:

-The vault was drilled open likely in search of the WILL they were desperately hoping to try to locate.

-He is literally the first person I have heard from that does NOT want to hear the music in the vault. hmm wacky

--> Without releasing the material in the vault or opening Paisley Park, this guy doesn't propose any alternate ways to obtain the funds required to secure Paisley Park; to preserve Prince's legacy: to me that of utmost importance, and yet he doesn't make any suggestions in lieu of what he's calling such a 'terrible plan'.

-This is Prince we are referring to here.

Image result for prince shade gif

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He's music, his creative imprint is in a level on his own. Comparing the possible future releases to previous posthumous releases...is unfathomable, and wrong (and kind of unfair to those others who've passed).

Sounds like a non-fan/non-fam bandwagoner who think they know, to me. That or he just threw a blurb together to get hits on his blog/website...who knows. shrug

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You tell it! I love those clips of Prince....I miss him so!! sad

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #499 posted 09/01/16 2:45pm

ladygirl99

I always think one of PRince's nicest assets was his lips.

Yeah I am glad people are going to tours as I want to hear some stories.

[Edited 9/1/16 14:46pm]

Reply #500 posted 09/01/16 3:05pm

rogifan

slowlywiltingflower said:

 



rogifan said:


Looks like PP has job applications posted now. Job openings are: Catalogue Associate Merchandise Associate Tour Associate Security Guards Ecology Associate https://www.officialpaisleypark.com/jobs I wonder how they're going to hire for the tour guides. 🤔

I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.


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I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway


I'm thinking of maybe applying too. But I have a full time job so I'd only be able to work nights or weekends.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #501 posted 09/01/16 4:04pm

ForeverPaisley

cloveringold85 said:

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER

30 AUGUST 2016

The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.

Don’t expect to see me in line.

It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.

He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on...aily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”

In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.

He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.

Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.

He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.

It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.

It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.

There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?

Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”

He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?

Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).

For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.

.

http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]

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Well, opening Paisley Park is indeed a controversial subject. On one hand, I feel this will be wonderful for the fans to pay their respects to a Legend, and it will help to keep PP in existence with the money generated. It cost a lot of bills to keep a 65K SF facility going! Not to mention taxes and other expenses; so with that, it is a blessing that they were able to save PP.

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But on the other hand, like the writer said; Prince was a very private man, but I know he loved his fans (friends), and he would want nothing more than to see it bring happiness to all of us, although there will be many tears as well. Prince's living quarters will not be a part of the tour, for obvious reasons, and most of Prince's posessions will not be out for public display, so I don't really feel it will be any invasion of his privacy.

.

I have to say, I don't agree that Prince was a "recluse". Music was his life. He was an artist, always at work. He produced, created and performed a lot of beautiful music at PP. He was constantly collaborating with other artists and opened his home/studio/PP to others. Also, Prince was not "shy". I get tired of reading this, really!! He was very deep and intellectual and perhaps "reserved" at times, but that doen't make him shy. No one can get on a stage and perform like he did being "shy". He loved music and he loved performing and being on stage. Okay....back to the subject.

.

I've been to Graceland -- it's beautiful. You are just allowed to see certain areas of the home, and that is how Paisley Park will be. I think it will be a beautiful thing. My only concern is how they are going to manage the traffic going into PP, so I hope they have a really good plan in place. Not to mention the "media attention" it will bring. I hope to visit PP, one day.

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[Edited 9/1/16 11:47am]

[Edited 9/1/16 11:49am]

I completely agree. He was not shy. Being extremely focused and dedicated to his gift, around the clock at times, could make someone seem reclusive by default, but I definitey don't think he's a recluse. Pretty sure he's even negated this when being asked on a number of occassions.

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Reply #502 posted 09/01/16 4:07pm

ForeverPaisley

rogifan said:

slowlywiltingflower said:

I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.

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I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway

I'm thinking of maybe applying too. But I have a full time job so I'd only be able to work nights or weekends.

Oh wow! Wouldn't that be something?! I definitely would apply if I lived in the same state (or maybe the same country for that matter lol) But will be sending good luck vibes to any of the fam who apply!!

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Reply #503 posted 09/01/16 4:27pm

rogifan

ForeverPaisley said:

 



rogifan said:


slowlywiltingflower said:

 


I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.


-


I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway



I'm thinking of maybe applying too. But I have a full time job so I'd only be able to work nights or weekends.

Oh wow! Wouldn't that be something?! I definitely would apply if I lived in the same state (or maybe the same country for that matter lol) But will be sending good luck vibes to any of the fam who apply!!


Well I'm in walking distance. But I'd like to know more about what the jobs entail. Unfortunately the website says nothing other than the job title.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #504 posted 09/01/16 6:12pm

petalthecat

Oooh good luck to anyone applying. I definitely think some of the key positions,tour guides etc should be fans. I'd hate to think of people being shown around by someone with no passion for the guy.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
Reply #505 posted 09/01/16 7:59pm

lotusflower0000

I really wanna go. I live in the south though & no one I know is in love with Prince like me lol I wish a group could be created in my state so we could ride together cry

Reply #506 posted 09/01/16 8:05pm

ForeverPaisley

lotusflower0000 said:

I really wanna go. I live in the south though & no one I know is in love with Prince like me lol I wish a group could be created in my state so we could ride together cry

From what I have observed, there are a LOT of us going solo! And it seems there are tons of events to join in with fellow fams, and/or fellow individuals... smile Hope you don't let something like travelling alone stop you if you are wanting to go. You could always put a call out in the fan gathering thread like others have about fans from certain regions. Don't let 'If Onlys' stand in your way. biggrin

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Reply #507 posted 09/01/16 8:11pm

lotusflower0000

^^^^^

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try that. I've been asking my family about them going and everyone is sick of me talking about anything Prince related. lol

[Edited 9/1/16 20:12pm]

Reply #508 posted 09/01/16 8:25pm

ForeverPaisley

lotusflower0000 said:

^^^^^

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try that. I've been asking my family about them going and everyone is sick of me talking about anything Prince related. lol

[Edited 9/1/16 20:12pm]

Everyone is sick of me talking about him too; my bestie does try to be interested in the convo, though because she knows he means so much. I think if it weren't for the fact that we're planning a trip to Europe in April/May 2017...she would even join me BUT she is saving up for that (as I should also be razz cool ). Plus to be honest, I think unless you DO have another Prince Fam in your life to go with...I wouldn't want to have a non-fam go and maybe...not be interested in some things so inadvertantly deflate the energy a bit, ya know? For me, going by myself ...feels right. And linking up get togethers with other fams while there...is going to really make this trip even more special. nod

mushy

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Reply #509 posted 09/01/16 8:32pm

zenarose

rogifan said:

slowlywiltingflower said:

I wish there was at least a brief description of some of those positions. I can make a fairly good guess as to what the listed positions entail, but especially for 'catalogue associate' and 'merchandise associate' I have some questions...mainly the catalogue associate one.

-

I live in MN already and fairly close to PP. I know tons of people will apply for these positions but I'll probably give it a shot anyway

I'm thinking of maybe applying too. But I have a full time job so I'd only be able to work nights or weekends.

The application goes to Memphis, TN. Evidentally they are going to be conducting the selection process and scheduling interviews from TN.

Reply #510 posted 09/01/16 8:35pm

rkayla

lotusflower0000 said:

^^^^^

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try that. I've been asking my family about them going and everyone is sick of me talking about anything Prince related. lol

[Edited 9/1/16 20:12pm]

I know my friends and family feel the same way but they've been encouraging me to go. My BF never liked P but he thought it would be crazy for me not to go. He said, "You need to be with your people." He's so right and I can't wait to meet everyone. One of the reasons I loved P was his way of bringing so many different types of people together. The audiences at his shows were the most diverse anyone will ever see at a concert of any kind. Even now, he's bringing all of us together.

[Edited 9/1/16 21:19pm]

Reply #511 posted 09/01/16 9:15pm

lotusflower0000

ForeverPaisley said:

lotusflower0000 said:

^^^^^

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try that. I've been asking my family about them going and everyone is sick of me talking about anything Prince related. lol

[Edited 9/1/16 20:12pm]

Everyone is sick of me talking about him too; my bestie does try to be interested in the convo, though because she knows he means so much. I think if it weren't for the fact that we're planning a trip to Europe in April/May 2017...she would even join me BUT she is saving up for that (as I should also be razz cool ). Plus to be honest, I think unless you DO have another Prince Fam in your life to go with...I wouldn't want to have a non-fam go and maybe...not be interested in some things so inadvertantly deflate the energy a bit, ya know? For me, going by myself ...feels right. And linking up get togethers with other fams while there...is going to really make this trip even more special. nod

mushy

Yea, Exactly. I can here my family member now "is it time to go yet? When does this end?" lol I'm just ready to link up with like-minded ppl wink

Reply #512 posted 09/01/16 10:40pm

dearlybloved

rogifan said:

Yes!!!! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prince’s Iconic Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours this Fall St. Paul, Minn., August 24, 2016 – Paisley Park, Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open for daily public tours starting October 6, 2016. The family of Prince Rogers Nelson and Estate special administrator, Bremer Trust, are pleased to share this plan to realize Prince’s long-term vision for the property. Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000- square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” stated Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.” Read more: http://www.ci.chanhassen..../view/3039 ********** Sign up for email updates: Tour tix: http://www.officialpaisleypark.com/ - luv4u

Reply #513 posted 09/01/16 10:43pm

dearlybloved

rogifan said:

[Edited 8/24/16 14:15pm]

I'm looking forward to visiting PP, just not sure how I'll feel once inside. anyone meeting up before hand?

Reply #514 posted 09/02/16 12:14am

ForeverPaisley

dearlybloved said:

rogifan said:

[Edited 8/24/16 14:15pm]

I'm looking forward to visiting PP, just not sure how I'll feel once inside. anyone meeting up before hand?

Definitely! There's some call outs for get togethers in the fan gathering section that range from 'people from certain states getting together' to a First Ave tour, PP and the two double feature movie fundraisers - keep an eye in there because as soon as announcement IS made and peole have secured tickets, I suspect that to be a hotbed of activity with regards to planning and meet-ups smile. Along with the two movie get togethers, I intend to organize at least one 'social/mixer' either before or after a movie event, and also before or after the tribute event at nearby establishments. Would be really great to get together with different fams!

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Reply #515 posted 09/02/16 12:03pm

2freaky4church1

Ghost Hunters should see if Prince is still there.

wildsign Wave your wildsigns high!! wildsign
Reply #516 posted 09/02/16 1:16pm

thequeenofthekings

Did I see someone on here say that PP tour tickets were refundable up until the day before or something? I bought GA ones then decided on VIP so I have 2 extra tickets, but on the Official PP site it says non-refundable and all sales final. And cant be sold. Hmmm. I swear someone mentioned this.

"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
Reply #517 posted 09/02/16 2:47pm

lotusflower0000

rkayla said:

lotusflower0000 said:

^^^^^

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try that. I've been asking my family about them going and everyone is sick of me talking about anything Prince related. lol

[Edited 9/1/16 20:12pm]

I know my friends and family feel the same way but they've been encouraging me to go. My BF never liked P but he thought it would be crazy for me not to go. He said, "You need to be with your people." He's so right and I can't wait to meet everyone. One of the reasons I loved P was his way of bringing so many different types of people together. The audiences at his shows were the most diverse anyone will ever see at a concert of any kind. Even now, he's bringing all of us together.

[Edited 9/1/16 21:19pm]

Yea smile I'm excited about meeting new ppl too! Hope you get a chance to make it!

Reply #518 posted 09/02/16 3:04pm

ForeverPaisley

thequeenofthekings said:

Did I see someone on here say that PP tour tickets were refundable up until the day before or something? I bought GA ones then decided on VIP so I have 2 extra tickets, but on the Official PP site it says non-refundable and all sales final. And cant be sold. Hmmm. I swear someone mentioned this.

The universe terms and conditions which is listed as you make payment stated this, and then the next day, it was linking to the 2 sentence blurb on paisley park stating no. Reach out to them just in case. But they did tell me that you can transfer ticket names on there, so if you sell them to someone else ( maybe via marketplace etc) you can transfer the tix to them.

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Reply #519 posted 09/02/16 7:16pm

thequeenofthekings

ForeverPaisley said:

 



thequeenofthekings said:


Did I see someone on here say that PP tour tickets were refundable up until the day before or something? I bought GA ones then decided on VIP so I have 2 extra tickets, but on the Official PP site it says non-refundable and all sales final. And cant be sold. Hmmm. I swear someone mentioned this.



The universe terms and conditions which is listed as you make payment stated this, and then the next day, it was linking to the 2 sentence blurb on paisley park stating no. Reach out to them just in case. But they did tell me that you can transfer ticket names on there, so if you sell them to someone else ( maybe via marketplace etc) you can transfer the tix to them.



Thanks so much! U are so much help on here! Can't wait to meet u at the utcm/sort show. And hopefully events throughout the weekend! nod
"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
Reply #520 posted 09/02/16 9:46pm

oliviacamron

2freaky4church1 said:

  Ghost Hunters should see if Prince is still there.  


I didn't find that amusing. sad but if I encounter him, ..... I won't encounter him because he is Gods so he is definitely in heaven already.
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #521 posted 09/03/16 7:50am

Ingela

2freaky4church1 said:

  Ghost Hunters should see if Prince is still there.  



Or Pokémons
Reply #522 posted 09/04/16 5:55am

ecnirp98

I'm plannning to make the pilgrimage from the UK to Paisley Park later in the year (Novemeber or December). Just wondering before I book a date/flights/hotels etc, are there any planned events people know about that are worth linking the visit with? due to work commitments I could not make the Revolution gig's, I would have loved to attend them and the Paisley Park tour.

Are there any fan meetup's planned with the Paisley Park tours?

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Reply #523 posted 09/04/16 9:39am

petalthecat

2freaky4church1 said:

  Ghost Hunters should see if Prince is still there.  


I must admit this did cross my mind already as it's my profession. Would be amazing to have some kind of message from P. I know some people would probably think it's in bad taste though.
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Reply #524 posted 09/04/16 12:08pm

rkayla

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.

There's some misunderstanding about the $300 million. That is what the goverment estimates the estate might earn in the future from licensing deals, selling music from the vault, Paisley Park, etc. That money doesn't exist, yet, and may never exist. It's just what the government thinks it could make and since they think it could make that in the future, they want their cut of that now, even though the money hasn't been made, yet. It's actually very unfair but it's the law and with no will in place, there's no getting out of it.

Reply #525 posted 09/04/16 1:09pm

rogifan

rkayla said:

 



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.



There's some misunderstanding about the $300 million.  That is what the goverment estimates the estate might earn in the future from licensing deals, selling music from the vault, Paisley Park, etc.  That money doesn't exist, yet, and may never exist. It's just what the government thinks it could make and since they think it could make that in the future, they want their cut of that now, even though the money hasn't been made, yet.  It's actually very unfair but it's the law and with no will in place, there's no getting out of it.


What does a will have to do with it? Estate taxes have to be paid whether there was a will or not. I'm not exactly sure how the estate is being valued. I've heard some say $300M others $500M but I think most people are just pulling numbers out of their rear end.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #526 posted 09/04/16 1:25pm

rkayla

rogifan said:

rkayla said:

There's some misunderstanding about the $300 million. That is what the goverment estimates the estate might earn in the future from licensing deals, selling music from the vault, Paisley Park, etc. That money doesn't exist, yet, and may never exist. It's just what the government thinks it could make and since they think it could make that in the future, they want their cut of that now, even though the money hasn't been made, yet. It's actually very unfair but it's the law and with no will in place, there's no getting out of it.

What does a will have to do with it? Estate taxes have to be paid whether there was a will or not. I'm not exactly sure how the estate is being valued. I've heard some say $300M others $500M but I think most people are just pulling numbers out of their rear end.

A properly executed will protects the estate. He could have set up various trusts and endowments that would have set money aside in ways that estate taxes wouldn't apply to those things and minimize the taxes that would have to be paid. For example, anything he might have left to his siblings would still be subject to estate tax. I'm by no means an estate lawyer or financial planner but I've known a few in my lifetime who've given me the lectures about why a will is so necessary. They're usually pretty passionate about it. Without a will, the government gets to divy everything up and of course they make sure they get the biggest piece of the pie.

I don't disagree about numbers being pulled out of asses. Unfortunately, the government is basically pulling a value out if it's ass as well but unlike the others throwing out numbers, whatever number the IRS throws out is the one that's actually gotta be paid for. AND, why wouldn't they throw the highest number they can out there to justify collecting a riduculous amount of money?

Reply #527 posted 09/05/16 4:49am

laurarichardson

rkayla said:

 



rogifan said:


rkayla said:

 


There's some misunderstanding about the $300 million.  That is what the goverment estimates the estate might earn in the future from licensing deals, selling music from the vault, Paisley Park, etc.  That money doesn't exist, yet, and may never exist. It's just what the government thinks it could make and since they think it could make that in the future, they want their cut of that now, even though the money hasn't been made, yet.  It's actually very unfair but it's the law and with no will in place, there's no getting out of it.



What does a will have to do with it? Estate taxes have to be paid whether there was a will or not. I'm not exactly sure how the estate is being valued. I've heard some say $300M others $500M but I think most people are just pulling numbers out of their rear end.

A properly executed will protects the estate. He could have set up various trusts and endowments that would have set money aside in ways that estate taxes wouldn't apply to those things and minimize the taxes that would have to be paid.  For example, anything he might have left to his siblings would still be subject to estate tax.  I'm by no means an estate lawyer or financial planner but I've known a few in my lifetime who've given me the lectures about why a will is so necessary. They're usually pretty passionate about it.  Without a will, the government gets to divy everything up and of course they make sure they get the biggest piece of the pie.


 


I don't disagree about numbers being pulled out of asses.  Unfortunately, the government is basically pulling a value out if it's ass as well but unlike the others throwing out numbers, whatever number the IRS throws out is the one that's actually gotta be paid for.  AND, why wouldn't they throw the highest number they can out there to justify collecting a riduculous amount of money?


--- The government has not come up with any numbers yet. That 3 million comes from the media. We really have no idea how much his estate is valued and once again wills can be contested and even Robin William's trust was held up.
Reply #528 posted 09/05/16 4:16pm

oliviacamron

petalthecat said:

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.

[i]they said there are photo ops for VIP tickets. So I guess there gonna have a photographer snap your photo and charge you for it. sad
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #529 posted 09/06/16 11:06am

rogifan

It was announced this morning that there will be a job fair at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre on Sept 8 & 9 from 9am to 3pm. Experience in the hospitality industry and knowledge of Prince preferred.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #530 posted 09/06/16 11:07am

rogifan

It was announced this morning that there will be a job fair at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre on Sept 8 & 9 from 9am to 3pm. Experience in the hospitality industry and knowledge of Prince preferred.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #531 posted 09/06/16 1:23pm

TheBluePrince

"A ticket is required for everyone age 5 and up. Children under 5 are not permitted."

Damn, I can't bring my kiddies confused

Blue music
Reply #532 posted 09/06/16 7:57pm

bilbolives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRINCE_PAISLEY_PARK?SITE=WNYC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is also reporting on the job fair Sept. 8 and Sept. 9th for Paisley Park positions.

Reply #533 posted 09/06/16 8:10pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/princely-jobs-available-paisley-park-holds-job-fair-this-week/392460791/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is also reporting on the job fair this week at Paisley Park.

Reply #534 posted 09/07/16 10:23am

musicfan77

http://www.citypages.com/music/you-can-work-at-princes-paisley-park/392490551

Anyone want a job at Paisley Park?

fan for life
Reply #535 posted 09/07/16 10:30am

musicfan77

http://theybf.com/2016/04/25/saying-goodbye-close-family-friends-honor-prince-with-memorial-at-paisley-park-sheila-e

Sheila E said Prince was collecting memoribila for years to open Paisley Park up to the public.

fan for life
Reply #536 posted 09/07/16 10:33am

musicfan77

Sheila also revealed some surprising news to ET,

"We're hoping to make Paisley what [Prince wanted] it to be. [He] was working on it being a museum," she shared. "He's been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle."

fan for life
Reply #537 posted 09/08/16 2:55am

smaragdatsapatori

and ....10/06/2016 is my birhtday can u believe that ? j adore PR IN CE ....is by chance that ?

Reply #538 posted 09/08/16 12:34pm

rogifan

Sounds like lots of people are applying. Also the Graceland folks said they've had families of other celebrities approach them before but Prince's family is the first one they chose to work with.

http://blog.thecurrent.org/2016/09/first-fans-eagerly-apply-for-paisley-park-jobs/
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #539 posted 09/10/16 10:40am

twinnies

I'm from North Carolina and just got back from Minnesota and went to Minneapolis and Chanhassen. It was so special seeing Paisley Park the way that it looked when Prince lived there. There were no additional parking spaces added, his tour bus was still parked out back and the purple flowers, memorabilia and pictures fans left on the fence were still there. I'm glad now that I saw it before it is open to the public because I know they are going to change some things.

Reply #540 posted 09/10/16 1:51pm

Nooriginalusername

twinnies said:

I'm from North Carolina and just got back from Minnesota and went to Minneapolis and Chanhassen. It was so special seeing Paisley Park the way that it looked when Prince lived there. There were no additional parking spaces added, his tour bus was still parked out back and the purple flowers, memorabilia and pictures fans left on the fence were still there. I'm glad now that I saw it before it is open to the public because I know they are going to change some things.

You're lucky, Hope you took some pictures. That's one of the saddest parts of the museum thing for me, the changes that have to be made to get it up to code. It's no longer "his." I do wonder how he avoided a lot of the regulations that come with public use spaces over the years since he did have concerts there. Must have given their favorite resident a pass wink

Reply #541 posted 09/10/16 2:40pm

Mumio

musicfan77 said:

Sheila also revealed some surprising news to ET,

"We're hoping to make Paisley what [Prince wanted] it to be. [He] was working on it being a museum," she shared. "He's been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle."



Anyone else pick up on this? Sounds like she is working with the family, which would be a very good thing and also shines a different light on the October 15th concert smile

[Edited 9/10/16 14:41pm]

Reply #542 posted 09/14/16 6:39am

musicfan77

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio? I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home. I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.

I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.

Anyone else feel those thoughts?

fan for life
Reply #543 posted 09/14/16 8:30am

donnyenglish

Just FYI, officialpaisleypark.com has been down for a couple of days. Let's hope it is just a website glitch or something.

Reply #544 posted 09/14/16 9:10am

motherfunka

donnyenglish said:

Just FYI, officialpaisleypark.com has been down for a couple of days. Let's hope it is just a website glitch or something.

It hasn't been down for me.

Reply #545 posted 09/14/16 10:39am

roxy831

musicfan77 said:

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio? I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home. I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.

I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.

Anyone else feel those thoughts?

Yes, that's exactly how I feel. Pay my respects, hope for closure. May get emotional, I don't want to. I look crazy when I cry...lol.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #546 posted 09/14/16 10:40am

Mumio

motherfunka said:

donnyenglish said:

Just FYI, officialpaisleypark.com has been down for a couple of days. Let's hope it is just a website glitch or something.

It hasn't been down for me.



It's up for me too....although it's several hours later.

Reply #547 posted 09/14/16 11:40am

rogifan

Website works for me too.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #548 posted 09/14/16 11:50pm

oliviacamron

musicfan77 said:

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio?   I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home.  I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.


 


I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.


 


Anyone else feel those thoughts?


 


 


Yes that's exactly how I feel. What day are you going?
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #549 posted 09/15/16 8:12am

musicfan77

oliviacamron said:

musicfan77 said:

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio? I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home. I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.

I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.

Anyone else feel those thoughts?

Yes that's exactly how I feel. What day are you going?

I am flying in on Oct 12th for the Oct 13th 11:00ish VIP tour. biggrin

fan for life
Reply #550 posted 09/15/16 5:58pm

rkayla

musicfan77 said:

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio? I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home. I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.

I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.

Anyone else feel those thoughts?

That's exactly how I feel. I know my emotions are going to be all over the place but I'm pretty sure I won't be alone. I chose the VIP tour but that's got a guide so I think I'm going to go back for the regular tour which is self-guided so I can have some alone time to just take it in and say my good-byes. You think it'll be open during the tribute? I bet it's going to be quiet then and I think I'd rather be there than the tribute concert.

Reply #551 posted 09/15/16 9:33pm

oliviacamron

musicfan77 said:

 



oliviacamron said:


musicfan77 said:

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio?   I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home.  I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.


 


I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.


 


Anyone else feel those thoughts?


 


 



Yes that's exactly how I feel. What day are you going?

 


I am flying in on Oct 12th for the Oct 13th 11:00ish VIP tour.     biggrin


I'm going VIP on the 7 th. Can't find anybody else on here going that day.
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #552 posted 09/17/16 1:13am

motherfunka

I'm going on Oct 6th and I received an email today. It was titled Prince's Paisley Park Exclusives for Opening Day Tour Guests Only. It is a "Merchandise Package" that includes a shirt, tote bag, and poster. All 3 have the same artwork. A picture of Paisley Park with the silhouette of Prince in the moon and it says "Paisley Park, Eternal Celebration Of Life & Music, Gala Opening, 6 October 2016". They are also offering "Prince's Favorite Foods: A Taste Experience", which is a "Sampling plate prepared by Prince's personal chef".

Reply #553 posted 09/17/16 5:16am

rogifan

motherfunka said:

I'm going on Oct 6th and I received an email today.  It was titled Prince's Paisley Park Exclusives for Opening Day Tour Guests Only.  It is a "Merchandise Package" that includes a shirt, tote bag, and poster.  All 3 have the same artwork.  A picture of Paisley Park with the silhouette of Prince in the moon and it says "Paisley Park, Eternal Celebration Of Life & Music, Gala Opening, 6 October 2016".  They are also offering "Prince's Favorite Foods: A Taste Experience", which is a "Sampling plate prepared by Prince's personal chef".


Wow very cool. That sampling plate of his favorite dishes is a great idea. I have a feeling the official PP tours are going to turn out better than this tribute concert is.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #554 posted 09/17/16 7:32am

rogifan

So this merchandise for opening day attendees...is this what the shirts really look like? The photo below looks like a poster was just photoshopped on to a t-shirt. I do like that the women's shirt appears to be more fitted and not the big, boxy crap you normally see.

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Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #555 posted 09/17/16 10:42am

thequeenofthekings

motherfunka said:

I'm going on Oct 6th and I received an email today.  It was titled Prince's Paisley Park Exclusives for Opening Day Tour Guests Only.  It is a "Merchandise Package" that includes a shirt, tote bag, and poster.  All 3 have the same artwork.  A picture of Paisley Park with the silhouette of Prince in the moon and it says "Paisley Park, Eternal Celebration Of Life & Music, Gala Opening, 6 October 2016".  They are also offering "Prince's Favorite Foods: A Taste Experience", which is a "Sampling plate prepared by Prince's personal chef".




I was wondering if this was real. Guess it just went to the Oct 6th people. Wonder if that same plate is available for the other days? Like Oct 14th when I'll be there.
"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
Reply #556 posted 09/17/16 1:18pm

motherfunka

rogifan said:

So this merchandise for opening day attendees...is this what the shirts really look like? The photo below looks like a poster was just photoshopped on to a t-shirt. I do like that the women's shirt appears to be more fitted and not the big, boxy crap you normally see. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

nod I'm not the t-shirt wearing type, but I'll get the package for the poster. I like that they are using the old Paisley Park logo.

Reply #557 posted 09/17/16 1:23pm

motherfunka

thequeenofthekings said:

motherfunka said:

I'm going on Oct 6th and I received an email today. It was titled Prince's Paisley Park Exclusives for Opening Day Tour Guests Only. It is a "Merchandise Package" that includes a shirt, tote bag, and poster. All 3 have the same artwork. A picture of Paisley Park with the silhouette of Prince in the moon and it says "Paisley Park, Eternal Celebration Of Life & Music, Gala Opening, 6 October 2016". They are also offering "Prince's Favorite Foods: A Taste Experience", which is a "Sampling plate prepared by Prince's personal chef".

I was wondering if this was real. Guess it just went to the Oct 6th people. Wonder if that same plate is available for the other days? Like Oct 14th when I'll be there.

https://shop.officialpaisleypark.com/

Reply #558 posted 09/17/16 5:14pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

cool how they flipped the princemoon around to be waxing instead of waning smile looking forward to see what merchandise they will have after opening day cool
flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #559 posted 09/17/16 5:35pm

oliviacamron

motherfunka said:

 



thequeenofthekings said:


motherfunka said:

I'm going on Oct 6th and I received an email today.  It was titled Prince's Paisley Park Exclusives for Opening Day Tour Guests Only.  It is a "Merchandise Package" that includes a shirt, tote bag, and poster.  All 3 have the same artwork.  A picture of Paisley Park with the silhouette of Prince in the moon and it says "Paisley Park, Eternal Celebration Of Life & Music, Gala Opening, 6 October 2016".  They are also offering "Prince's Favorite Foods: A Taste Experience", which is a "Sampling plate prepared by Prince's personal chef".



I was wondering if this was real. Guess it just went to the Oct 6th people. Wonder if that same plate is available for the other days? Like Oct 14th when I'll be there.

 


 


https://shop.officialpaisleypark.com/


 


They should have told people. I bought a VIP ticket for the 7 th but I would have for the 6 th had I known!
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #560 posted 09/19/16 7:51pm

motherfunka

motherfunka said:

thequeenofthekings said:

motherfunka said: I was wondering if this was real. Guess it just went to the Oct 6th people. Wonder if that same plate is available for the other days? Like Oct 14th when I'll be there.

https://shop.officialpaisleypark.com/

Everything is sold out now.

Reply #561 posted 09/20/16 8:58am

disch

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:

"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."

Reply #562 posted 09/20/16 9:27am

XxAxX

http://kstp.com/news/prince-paisley-park-museum-plans-public-hearing-chanhassen/4268538/?cat=12196

Chanhassen Public Hearing Discusses Paisley Park Museum Plans

Photo: KSTP File Photo

September 20, 2016 10:46 AM

A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday to discuss plans to open Prince’s Paisley Park for public tours this fall.

The plans to turn the estate into a museum were announced at the end of August by Prince’s family and Bremer Trust, which is the estate special administrator. The estate will maintain ownership of the property, but it will be run by the same group that operates Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis.

Visitors will have a chance to see the main floor of the complex, which includes the recording and mixing studios where Prince created some of his biggest hits. The tour will also show Prince’s video editing suites, rehearsal rooms, private NPG Music Club, soundstage and concert hall.

Visitors will also get a chance to see thousands of artifacts from Prince’s archives, including his wardrobe, awards, instruments, artwork, concert memorabilia, vehicles, motorcycles and more.

Bremer Trust called it an “unprecedented and extraordinary” opportunity for Prince fans to get a glimpse inside the iconic musician’s life.

“The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” Prince’s siblings said in a statement. “Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.”

The 65,000-square-foot complex served as Prince’s private estate and production complex. The musician collapsed in an elevator on April 21 and died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

Bremer Trust says an application for development review and business plan have been submitted to the city of Chanhassen.

The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, and a special city council meeting will take place Oct. 3 to give final consideration to the application.

"From the documents that I've seen and the conversations that I've had with family members and close friends, I believe that the plans for Paisley Park are in full accordance with Prince's wishes," Chanhassen Mayor Denny Laufenburger wrote in a letter. "Much of his vision and design activity for Paisley Park as a museum is already in place. He knew exactly how to showcase his production studio for his fans in preparation for this eventual outcome."

Reply #563 posted 09/20/16 9:27am

rogifan

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:


"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."


Very interesting thanks for posting. This article does make me feel better about opeining Paisley Park. It's clearly something P was working on and it appears he left more detailed instructions than we maybe previously thought. Still not sure what I think about Susan Rogers maybe overseeing the vault. I'm not sure what gets released should be decided by only one person.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #564 posted 09/20/16 9:29am

XxAxX

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:

"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."


cry dang

Reply #565 posted 09/20/16 9:49am

least87

Just read the following excerpt from a Rolling Stone article published today online with info about the estate.

Fans touring the facility will only have access to the first floor; they won't be able to see the basement vault, the elevator where Prince was found dead or his private apartment on the second floor. Yet there will still be plenty to experience: More than 12 rooms will be decorated thematically, each documenting a particular era of Prince's career, down to period costumes, instruments and unreleased concert footage. The recording studios will remain active, and, eventually, Paisley Park's 12,400-square-foot soundstage and the more intimate nightclub next to it will host live performances by acts yet to be named. The legendary dove cages in the lobby will also remain, as will the original carpet Prince walked on.

Can't wait to go to PP on 10/9 but was so sad to reach this about the redecoration. I was hoping to see PP as it was when Prince was there.

Here's a link to the entire article: http://www.rollingstone.c...le-w440966

Reply #566 posted 09/20/16 11:27am

oliviacamron

least87 said:

Just read the following excerpt from a Rolling Stone article published today online with info about the estate.  


Fans touring the facility will only have access to the first floor; they won't be able to see the basement vault, the elevator where Prince was found dead or his private apartment on the second floor. Yet there will still be plenty to experience: More than 12 rooms will be decorated thematically, each documenting a particular era of Prince's career, down to period costumes, instruments and unreleased concert footage. The recording studios will remain active, and, eventually, Paisley Park's 12,400-square-foot soundstage and the more intimate nightclub next to it will host live performances by acts yet to be named. The legendary dove cages in the lobby will also remain, as will the original carpet Prince walked on.


 


Can't wait to go to PP on 10/9 but was so sad to reach this about the redecoration.  I was hoping to see PP as it was when Prince was there.


 


Here's a link to the entire article:  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-legacy-inside-the-messy-battle-w440966


 


I know!!!! I so wanted to see it the way Prince left it. I'm going on the 7 th. I was hoping to breath his air sad
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #567 posted 09/20/16 11:29am

oliviacamron

oliviacamron said:

musicfan77 said:

 



oliviacamron said:


musicfan77 said:

Does anyone else feel going to Paisley Park is like paying your last respects, knowing his spirit is still hovering around that studio?   I feel like it's a way of receiving closure and saying my own goodbye, opposed to just walking around through his home.  I've seen his awards when he won them on TV.


 


I just feel when I walk through his home and studio I am going to get emotional.


 


Anyone else feel those thoughts?


 


 



Yes that's exactly how I feel. What day are you going?

 


I am flying in on Oct 12th for the Oct 13th 11:00ish VIP tour.     biggrin


I'm going VIP on the 7 th. Can't find anybody else on here going that day.

Music77, where you able to get your ticket to the tribute?
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #568 posted 09/20/16 1:13pm

motherfunka

rogifan said:

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:

"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."

Very interesting thanks for posting. This article does make me feel better about opeining Paisley Park. It's clearly something P was working on and it appears he left more detailed instructions than we maybe previously thought. Still not sure what I think about Susan Rogers maybe overseeing the vault. I'm not sure what gets released should be decided by only one person.

I don't think Prince wanted to have anything to do with Susan. This is an excerpt from the pulled Ebony interview, where he was talking about her.

Prince: There’s too much! They get down to, “See, what he was thinking at that specific time was… His mindset at the time…” They psychoanalyze you.
There was one engineer who said that their sole purpose in life was to get the stuff out of the vault, and get it copied so it wasn’t lost to the world. I’m trying to figure out if that’s illegal. Should I fear for my safety that you might need some medical attention? You want to come up in my vault and you feel like that belongs to you and that’s your purpose? You better find something to do. That’s scary.

Reply #569 posted 09/20/16 1:34pm

i24u

So they are only going to open up the first floor. I wonder how they will make the VIP tour that much different. I did the tour back in 2001 and we got to go downstairs and see the parking garage. I'm going in Oct to the concert and want to tour PP again just not sure I want to do VIP. Thoughts?

Reply #570 posted 09/20/16 1:49pm

Mumio

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:

"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."



confused

Reply #571 posted 09/20/16 2:08pm

rogifan

i24u said:

So they are only going to open up the first floor.  I wonder how they will make the VIP tour that much different.  I did the tour back in 2001 and we got to go downstairs and see the parking garage. I'm going in Oct to the concert and want to tour PP again just not sure I want to do VIP.  Thoughts? 


I thought I read somewhere that the tour would include the parking garage. If I find it I'll share the link.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #572 posted 09/20/16 2:09pm

roxy831

Mumio said:

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:

"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."



confused

Yeah, double that confused confused

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
Reply #573 posted 09/20/16 2:40pm

i24u

rogifan said:

i24u said:

So they are only going to open up the first floor. I wonder how they will make the VIP tour that much different. I did the tour back in 2001 and we got to go downstairs and see the parking garage. I'm going in Oct to the concert and want to tour PP again just not sure I want to do VIP. Thoughts?

I thought I read somewhere that the tour would include the parking garage. If I find it I'll share the link.

I think I saw that also but for $60 more is the VIP tour really going to be worth the extra 30 minutes and a tour guide? Maybe for some but for others that already been in there and did a tour not sure. Plus the elevator is on that first floor also. They take it out or is there a different elevator?

Reply #574 posted 09/20/16 2:54pm

Mumio

roxy831 said:

Mumio said:

confused

Yeah, double that confused confused



hug

Reply #575 posted 09/20/16 7:18pm

musicfan77

oliviacamron said:

oliviacamron said:


I'm going VIP on the 7 th. Can't find anybody else on here going that day.

Music77, where you able to get your ticket to the tribute?


Yes. Section 102. I am a petite blond.
fan for life
Reply #576 posted 09/20/16 8:34pm

incognito

We will tour Paisley on Friday, October 14 at 11:30 AM. The General Public Tour. I don't need a VIP Tour because I had my VIP Tour in 1994. The only place I didn't see (back then) was Prince's office/quarters on the second floor (up the stairs double doors opening to the right). So, whomever is in the General Public tour at that time, I will point out all the rooms, we won't see (probably the vault, garage, guitar room in the basement; art/designer clothing room upstairs, and rooms people don't know are in the building above the sound stage). Hopefully, I can get words out without crying. I don't know how I am going to react being in Paisley not seeing Prince performing or just leaning against the wall watching us dance to his music.

Reply #577 posted 09/20/16 10:30pm

oliviacamron

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:


"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."


I must be in some kind of denial because this article hit me like a ton of bricks
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #578 posted 09/20/16 11:08pm

Vee0319

oliviacamron said:

disch said:

New article on RollingStone.com has some really interesting info about Paisley Park, among other things:


"Workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage....Even more surprising are the detailed guidelines Prince left behind for turning Paisley Park into a museum after his death – including a wall-mounted timeline of his life through the mid-1990s and messages and texts sent to friends that specify how he wanted fans to walk through Paisley Park. "We're seeing e-mails he sent four months before his death that say how he wanted it," says the source. "He wasn't foreshadowing anything. [But] he always wanted his fans to come here. He left us a big road map."


I must be in some kind of denial because this article hit me like a ton of bricks

I feel the bricks too.
Reply #579 posted 09/20/16 11:49pm

Highonpurple

roxy831 said:

Mumio said:



confused

Yeah, double that confused confused

its you not we who's the fool

don't matter prince will reward YOU all !!!

Reply #580 posted 09/21/16 6:26pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

looking forward to feedback after opening day about the tours -- comparing vip and general, the food, and the ease of parking, thanks smile
flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #581 posted 09/21/16 8:28pm

Maia7

rogifan said:

So this merchandise for opening day attendees...is this what the shirts really look like? The photo below looks like a poster was just photoshopped on to a t-shirt. I do like that the women's shirt appears to be more fitted and not the big, boxy crap you normally see.

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Nice luv the design~
wonder if the t-shirt and other merchandise will be available for purchase from the Paisley Park website in the near future? Hope so heart
dove dove dove dove dove dove dove
sun
butterfly heart angel
Reply #582 posted 09/22/16 7:27am

ksl1974

Does anyone have a clue or guess where parking will be for this tour? We have the VIP tour for the 14th. And it says it comes with "VIP parking". Yet I just saw on another post, they might be using shuttles from other locations? Just wondering if anyone has heard or read where we will be parking!? I'd rather find out ahead of time, instead of getting there and being completely lost! (It's a 7 hour drive for us!)

Reply #583 posted 09/22/16 10:33am

oliviacamron

ksl1974 said:

Does anyone have a clue or guess where parking will be for this tour?  We have the VIP tour for the 14th.  And it says it comes with "VIP parking".   Yet I just saw on another post, they might be using shuttles from other locations?  Just wondering if anyone has heard or read where we will be parking!? I'd rather find out ahead of time, instead of getting there and being completely lost!  (It's a 7 hour drive for us!)  


I assume the parking lot. You can email them. I emailed them and let them know how I felt about some things and they responded
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #584 posted 09/22/16 1:38pm

ForeverPaisley

I have been trying to locate any information about the previously mentioned shuttle to paisley park - I can't find anything. Does anyone have info from either Mall of America or downtown MN?!

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Reply #585 posted 09/22/16 2:59pm

ksl1974

There's a BUNCH of parking just across the street from there. So I've been wondering if they'll use that as parking, then have shuttles running back and forth from there. That's how Graceland is...you can ride the shuttle over from just across the street!

Reply #586 posted 09/22/16 4:03pm

ForeverPaisley

ksl1974 said:

There's a BUNCH of parking just across the street from there. So I've been wondering if they'll use that as parking, then have shuttles running back and forth from there. That's how Graceland is...you can ride the shuttle over from just across the street!

They states in their 'proposal' that they will run shuttles form like Mall of America or MN...i just don't see any info about it. I will consult with them.

Extending our fundraiser for Safe Haven For Youth in Chanhassen to ALL fams! Commemorative Guitar Picks & Buttons (Org!) check Marketplace 4 info wave thumbs up!
It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #587 posted 09/22/16 6:29pm

LovePaisley

musicfan77 said:

oliviacamron said:


Music77, where you able to get your ticket to the tribute?


Yes. Section 102. I am a petite blond.


Section 101, row 23, tall brunette, lotsa hair lol I'll look for you. I'll be the one singing and dancing my ass off. headbang
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #588 posted 09/22/16 6:36pm

LovePaisley

ForeverPaisley said:

 



ksl1974 said:


There's a BUNCH of parking just across the street from there. So I've been wondering if they'll use that as parking, then have shuttles running back and forth from there.  That's how Graceland is...you can ride the shuttle over from just across the street!



They states in their 'proposal' that they will run shuttles form like Mall of America or MN...i just don't see any info about it. I will consult with them.


I really hope they do. If I read it correctly, public transit takes 1hr, 45 minutes to go 21 miles and get you into chanhassen .8 mike walk to pp. Or uber is 35 bucks each way. I could be a bit off, but... Yow! FP, thanks for whatever you can find.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #589 posted 09/23/16 6:24pm

TXfan

I'm going on the 6th and it's my understanding that VIP comes with a parking pass. I'm not sure what traffics going to be like so I'm heading out early. I'm clueless on all of this, hope they send more info before opening.
Reply #590 posted 09/24/16 10:49am

ksl1974

I emailed Paisley Park a couple days ago, asking them about parking with a VIP pass. Haven't heard anything back. I'm anxious to see what the first people to go have to say. I think they will be able to tell us more and what to expect!

Reply #591 posted 09/24/16 1:18pm

Latin

Just wanted to let u know that the Paisley Park Tours website has been updated and it now states that it's best to pre-order The Taste Experience ahead of time via their online store because it will be available in a limited way on a daily basis during the tours.

Hope this helps and enjoy!
Reply #592 posted 09/26/16 5:17pm

Nooriginalusername

If any of you are going the first week its open, I would love to hear your experience. I am deciding between general and VIP tickets, knowing that I will go again later when they have things more organized. Any of your thoughts will be appreciated!

Reply #593 posted 09/26/16 7:40pm

ForeverPaisley

News about shuttle, might be mandatory in order for them to get approval in time for their Oct 6th opening date. Hoe they figure it out soon - It's 10 days until opening! The shuttle would be so helpful beg

.

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chanhassen_villager/news/local/traffic-changes-recommended-for-paisley-park/article_72c496bd-9d00-595f-b1fa-aae0042c5163.html

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #594 posted 09/26/16 8:15pm

motherfunka

Nooriginalusername said:

If any of you are going the first week its open, I would love to hear your experience. I am deciding between general and VIP tickets, knowing that I will go again later when they have things more organized. Any of your thoughts will be appreciated!

VIP tours have a maximum of 15 people and general admission 50 people. I would imagine VIP will be more intimate. My thoughts are if you are going to see it you might as well see it all. I'm going Oct 6th, so I'll be sure to report my thoughts.

Reply #595 posted 09/26/16 8:18pm

motherfunka

ForeverPaisley said:

News about shuttle, might be mandatory in order for them to get approval in time for their Oct 6th opening date. Hoe they figure it out soon - It's 10 days until opening! The shuttle would be so helpful beg

.

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chanhassen_villager/news/local/traffic-changes-recommended-for-paisley-park/article_72c496bd-9d00-595f-b1fa-aae0042c5163.html

I think the shuttle they are talking about in this article is having a shuttle nearby, not the airport shuttle. When there were parties in the past, every now and then they would shuttle people from Lifetime Fitness, which is just down the road.

Reply #596 posted 09/26/16 9:49pm

Mumio

http://minnesota.cbslocal...-concerns/


*also posted in the thread about the wall being built.

Reply #597 posted 09/26/16 10:05pm

ForeverPaisley

motherfunka said:

ForeverPaisley said:

News about shuttle, might be mandatory in order for them to get approval in time for their Oct 6th opening date. Hoe they figure it out soon - It's 10 days until opening! The shuttle would be so helpful beg

.

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chanhassen_villager/news/local/traffic-changes-recommended-for-paisley-park/article_72c496bd-9d00-595f-b1fa-aae0042c5163.html

I think the shuttle they are talking about in this article is having a shuttle nearby, not the airport shuttle. When there were parties in the past, every now and then they would shuttle people from Lifetime Fitness, which is just down the road.

They were proposing shuttles from MOA or DT initially - am hoping it does pull through to fruition.

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #598 posted 09/26/16 11:34pm

fbueller

Reminder for Minneapolis area .orgers who want to see what's what --- the Chanhassen City Council meets next week regarding Paisley Park changes, incl. building a wall.

Reply #599 posted 09/27/16 10:53am

fbueller

*Chanhassen City Council special meeting (regarding Paisley Park) is this MONDAY Oct. 3rd at 7 PM.


(The public is welcome to voice their concerns to the mayor and council at the meeting)

Chanhassen mayor and city council email addresses are listed at the following link:

http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/Directory.aspx?did=32

Reply #600 posted 09/27/16 11:10am

Freeyourself

Nooriginalusername said:

If any of you are going the first week its open, I would love to hear your experience. I am deciding between general and VIP tickets, knowing that I will go again later when they have things more organized. Any of your thoughts will be appreciated!

I have an extra VIP ticket for Oct 14th at 8pm. I've e-mailed PP to see if I can get my money back, but so far, no response. If I can't, I think I'll give it away. If your interested for this day/time, I'll keep you in mind.

Reply #601 posted 09/27/16 7:06pm

bilbolives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PAISLEY_PARK_MEMORIALS?SITE=WNYC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is reporting that the fan memorials left outside Paisley Park have been taken down, and fans are being asked not to put any more up because of the traffic snarls and pedestrian hazards.

Reply #602 posted 09/27/16 8:20pm

ForeverPaisley

Freeyourself said:

Nooriginalusername said:

If any of you are going the first week its open, I would love to hear your experience. I am deciding between general and VIP tickets, knowing that I will go again later when they have things more organized. Any of your thoughts will be appreciated!

I have an extra VIP ticket for Oct 14th at 8pm. I've e-mailed PP to see if I can get my money back, but so far, no response. If I can't, I think I'll give it away. If your interested for this day/time, I'll keep you in mind.

I was in the same predicament, stuck with a ticket because the person who said yes snag her a ticket, literally MINUTES after I confirmed I had them said, I changed my mind woot! disbelief and was thinking the same thing to do with it. Then I found out that even though they gave me a NO when I first asked, that they honoured refunds to at least two other people. They made me BUY a third ticket FIRST, and then cancelled the original transaction, stating there was no way for them to refund one ticket shrug I desperately needed the $$$ as this is a unexpected trip so *trying* to keep costs down where possible. Give them a shot if you don't find any takers.

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
canada
Reply #603 posted 09/27/16 8:51pm

Freeyourself

ForeverPaisley said:

Freeyourself said:

I have an extra VIP ticket for Oct 14th at 8pm. I've e-mailed PP to see if I can get my money back, but so far, no response. If I can't, I think I'll give it away. If your interested for this day/time, I'll keep you in mind.

I was in the same predicament, stuck with a ticket because the person whoso said yes snag her a ticket, literally MINUTES after I confirmed I had them said, I changed my mind woot! disbelief and was thinking the same thing to do with it. Then I found out that even thoug h they gave me a NO when I first asked, that they honoured refunds to at least two other people. They made me BUY a third ticket FIRST, and then cancelled the original transaction, stating there was no way for them to refund one ticket shrug I desperately needed the $$$ as this is a unexpected trip so *trying* to keep costs down where possible. Give them a shot if you don't find any takers.

Thanks for the info FP!!! You have put so much time and effort into this week organizing get togethers for a great week of celebration. Not sure what I want to do with the ticket yet...may just give it away to "Spread The Love". Think P would like that!! biggrin

Reply #604 posted 09/27/16 10:35pm

ForeverPaisley

Freeyourself said:

ForeverPaisley said:

I was in the same predicament, stuck with a ticket because the person whoso said yes snag her a ticket, literally MINUTES after I confirmed I had them said, I changed my mind woot! disbelief and was thinking the same thing to do with it. Then I found out that even thoug h they gave me a NO when I first asked, that they honoured refunds to at least two other people. They made me BUY a third ticket FIRST, and then cancelled the original transaction, stating there was no way for them to refund one ticket shrug I desperately needed the $$$ as this is a unexpected trip so *trying* to keep costs down where possible. Give them a shot if you don't find any takers.

Thanks for the info FP!!! You have put so much time and effort into this week organizing get togethers for a great week of celebration. Not sure what I want to do with the ticket yet...may just give it away to "Spread The Love". Think P would like that!! biggrin

Anytime! Just hope everyone has a memorable, special visit to MPLS as we all celebrate Prince mushy OMG that is PRECISELY the words I used when telling a friend I would have to do that as didn't see any other options. To 'Spread the purple Love!' Except I budgeted out and really needed that for food budget portion of my trip so couldn't make it happen. I absolutely LOVE the idea. Your karma will definitely be purple nod hug

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But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #605 posted 09/28/16 9:34am

musicfan77

LovePaisley said:

musicfan77 said:
Yes. Section 102. I am a petite blond.
Section 101, row 23, tall brunette, lotsa hair lol I'll look for you. I'll be the one singing and dancing my ass off. headbang

so funny.....I'm in I think row 25. I'm flying back the next morning.

fan for life
Reply #606 posted 09/28/16 2:21pm

rogifan

Update on the fence from Londell.

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Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #607 posted 09/28/16 4:54pm

Mumio

rogifan said:

Update on the fence from Londell. sz21.png



Well....that's pretty vague, but that's par for the course lol Thanks for the update though.

Reply #608 posted 09/28/16 5:02pm

LovePaisley

musicfan77 said:

 



LovePaisley said:


musicfan77 said:
Yes. Section 102. I am a petite blond.

Section 101, row 23, tall brunette, lotsa hair lol I'll look for you. I'll be the one singing and dancing my ass off. headbang

 


so funny.....I'm in I think row 25.    I'm flying back the next morning.  


 


 


Well, short of standing on our seats and yelling "Prince.org!!" as loud as we can, it would be great to figure out how to spot each other in the crowd. Friendly face and all that. I'm going to MPLS alone and I'm not going to let that stop me one bit, but it sure would be nice to know someone.

Are you going to the movies Wednesday? That'll be a meetup opportunity for sure.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #609 posted 09/28/16 10:57pm

wisdom7

LovePaisley said:

musicfan77 said:

so funny.....I'm in I think row 25. I'm flying back the next morning.

Well, short of standing on our seats and yelling "Prince.org!!" as loud as we can, it would be great to figure out how to spot each other in the crowd. Friendly face and all that. I'm going to MPLS alone and I'm not going to let that stop me one bit, but it sure would be nice to know someone. Are you going to the movies Wednesday? That'll be a meetup opportunity for sure.

I'm not going, but reading your post this came to mind if you'd like to be able to identify others from p.org...maybe all of you going could wear a name tag (or something like one of those "Hello My Name Is" name badges and write in Prince.org on it...or something to that affect). Or a white rose or something...Anyway, just thought I'd throw that in smile.

Reply #610 posted 09/29/16 7:41am

musicfan77

LovePaisley said:

musicfan77 said:

so funny.....I'm in I think row 25. I'm flying back the next morning.

Well, short of standing on our seats and yelling "Prince.org!!" as loud as we can, it would be great to figure out how to spot each other in the crowd. Friendly face and all that. I'm going to MPLS alone and I'm not going to let that stop me one bit, but it sure would be nice to know someone. Are you going to the movies Wednesday? That'll be a meetup opportunity for sure.

LovePaisley, do you live in MN or are you flying in?

Booked my hotel... Recommend the Hotel340 because it has a walk through directly to the Xcel center and the bus 1 block away, Bus 54, back to the airport the next morning.

[Edited 9/29/16 13:21pm]

fan for life
Reply #611 posted 09/29/16 11:35am

Freeyourself

I have an extra VIP PP tour ticket for Friday the 14th at 8pm. I've decided to give it away instead of trying to sell it. If your interested, let me know. biggrin

Reply #612 posted 09/29/16 3:06pm

LovePaisley

musicfan77 said:

 



LovePaisley said:


musicfan77 said:

 


 


so funny.....I'm in I think row 25.    I'm flying back the next morning.  


 


 



Well, short of standing on our seats and yelling "Prince.org!!" as loud as we can, it would be great to figure out how to spot each other in the crowd. Friendly face and all that. I'm going to MPLS alone and I'm not going to let that stop me one bit, but it sure would be nice to know someone. Are you going to the movies Wednesday? That'll be a meetup opportunity for sure.

 


LovePaisley, do you live in MN or are you flying in?  


 


Booked my hotel... Recommend the Hotel340 because it has a walk through directly to the Xcel center and the bus 1 block away, Bus 54, back to the airport the next morning. 

[Edited 9/29/16 13:21pm]


I'm flying in from CT on Wednesday, leaving very early Sunday. If I'm traveling 1,300 miles, might as well see the place. Friends tell me MPLS is a great city. My hotel is downtown and I decided to keep it there, across from Nicolette Mall. I think... its kind of a transit hub?

For ID I was thinking purple bandanas, tied somewhere. Only because they were passed out at Spike Lee's tribute in Brooklyn and I'm bringing a piece of that day with me. Dunno, it feels right.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #613 posted 09/30/16 2:21pm

Latin

Al Roker to interview Tyka Nelson 10/5 on Today Show
http://www.today.com/news/today-takes-first-ever-tour-inside-prince-s-paisley-park-t103440
Reply #614 posted 09/30/16 3:31pm

LovePaisley

Anyone get the email from PP tours? "No pictures or video." Say what?!? I'll honor it, but I ain't happy about it. I don't view the world through a cellphone like my kids do, but even I want a couple pictures for a keepsake!

hrmph
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #615 posted 09/30/16 4:05pm

lunabelle

here's the 3 emails I received this afternoon from PP,

for VIP tours-

no photos or be banned from PP; bring your own flash drive for a VIP photo opp..

htey allow parking on site.

http://eepurl.com/chVSfb

And for general admission-

no photos; park in chanhassen and get a shuttle to PP, no parking allowed on site.

http://eepurl.com/chVDIb

and then there's the tasting menu invitation- for pre purchase

http://eepurl.com/ch9lHP

Reply #616 posted 09/30/16 4:51pm

i24u

lunabelle said:

here's the 3 emails I received this afternoon from PP,

for VIP tours-

no photos or be banned from PP; bring your own flash drive for a VIP photo opp..

htey allow parking on site.

http://eepurl.com/chVSfb

And for general admission-

no photos; park in chanhassen and get a shuttle to PP, no parking allowed on site.

http://eepurl.com/chVDIb

and then there's the tasting menu invitation- for pre purchase

http://eepurl.com/ch9lHP

Bring you onw Flash Drive. What are they going to take a picture and then put it on a flash drive? I was liking of VIP tour but seems like it's not going to be worth the extra cost. No pictures really and only first floor.

Reply #617 posted 09/30/16 5:39pm

Nooriginalusername

Is anyone going on the 6th or close? I am trying to decide if I should upgrade to the VIP since it doesn't look much different than Gen. Admission. I want to know specifically about the "photo opportunity" and the additional artifacts. I would have to upgrade 2 tickets so it would be a significant expense. I would really appreciate your thoughts on the tour.

Reply #618 posted 09/30/16 6:15pm

rogifan

LovePaisley said:

Anyone get the email from PP tours? "No pictures or video." Say what?!? I'll honor it, but I ain't happy about it. I don't view the world through a cellphone like my kids do, but even I want a couple pictures for a keepsake!

hrmph


Well that's one Prince request they're honoring. wink
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #619 posted 09/30/16 6:57pm

oliviacamron

rogifan said:

LovePaisley said:

Anyone get the email from PP tours? "No pictures or video." Say what?!? I'll honor it, but I ain't happy about it. I don't view the world through a cellphone like my kids do, but even I want a couple pictures for a keepsake!

hrmph


Well that's one Prince request they're honoring. wink

I knew that was coming. I was planning on wearing a smart watch that will record my tour but now I'm scared too because the email said anyone caught filming or taking photos will be banned for life.
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #620 posted 09/30/16 9:27pm

ksl1974

Just so I'm clear on this...we can't even take pictures outside of just the building itself?? And will they literally make us hand over our phones when we get there???? That seems a little extreme
Reply #621 posted 10/01/16 11:32am

musicfan77

rogifan said:

LovePaisley said:
Anyone get the email from PP tours? "No pictures or video." Say what?!? I'll honor it, but I ain't happy about it. I don't view the world through a cellphone like my kids do, but even I want a couple pictures for a keepsake! hrmph
Well that's one Prince request they're honoring. wink

so true... they probably don't want to ruin it for the next person. What is the VIP Photo opportunity that they are telling people to bring a flash drive?

fan for life
Reply #622 posted 10/01/16 1:24pm

luv4u

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Reply #623 posted 10/01/16 5:42pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/fear-not-prince-fans-paisley-park-wall-rumors-put-to-rest/395471351/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that a wall will not go up around PP as long as fans do not put up items on the fence. There is a virtual wall being created for fans instead, according to the article.

Reply #624 posted 10/02/16 11:02am

musicfan77

Just signed up for the taste testing samples that Prince use to eat. Should be interesting.

Also, rec'd response back that there will be a place in PP to store small items like backpacks, etc until the tour ends.

fan for life
Reply #625 posted 10/02/16 1:02pm

Mumio

musicfan77 said:

Just signed up for the taste testing samples that Prince use to eat. Should be interesting.

Also, rec'd response back that there will be a place in PP to store small items like backpacks, etc until the tour ends.


Let us know your thoughts musicfan77!

Reply #626 posted 10/02/16 8:53pm

0uterageous

receiving the latest email has made me realize this is really happening (2 months ago it felt surreal). In 2 weeks I will be both arriving to MPLS and stepping inside Paisley Park for the very first time. I could only imagine through other people's eyes and in my dreams what being inside Paisley Park was like prior to 4/21. I am trying to not have high expectations for the upcoming tours but I just hope this whimsical/mystic/magicial/timeless atmosphere is preserved instead of a sterile/generic/monotone atmosphere.

[Edited 10/2/16 20:54pm]

Reply #627 posted 10/02/16 9:11pm

Freeyourself

0uterageous said:

receiving the latest email has made me realize this is really happening (2 months ago it felt surreal).  In 2 weeks I will be both arriving to MPLS and stepping inside Paisley Park for the very first time.  I could only imagine through other people's eyes and in my dreams what being inside Paisley Park was like prior to 4/21.  I am trying to not have high expectations for the upcoming tours but I just hope this whimsical/mystic/magicial/timeless atmosphere is preserved instead of a sterile/generic/monotone atmosphere. 

[Edited 10/2/16 20:54pm]


This, like everything else in life, is what you make of it. Enjoy the time and cherish the memories!
Reply #628 posted 10/03/16 7:19am

LittlePurpleYoda

Al Roker will be offering an inside look on The Today Show on Wednesday.

Reply #629 posted 10/03/16 10:40am

rogifan

Drove by PP over lunch. Definitely the most vehicles I've seen in the parking lot in a while. I saw some guys laying an asphalt walkway between the front and back driveway. And a lady was out weeding and planting some new flowers. With all the vehicles there you can tell they're sprinting to get this finished for Thursday. City council meeting tonight should be interesting. I'm glad it's being streamed online so I can watch it and the Vikings at the same time. lol
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #630 posted 10/03/16 11:00am

LovePaisley

musicfan77 said:

Just signed up for the taste testing samples that Prince use to eat.  Should be interesting.


 


Also, rec'd response back that there will be a place in PP to store small items like backpacks, etc until the tour ends.


I also contacted PP today to find out if the tasting is before or after the tour (tight timing for me, between the tour and one of the movie events). They answered very quickly and said the tasting will be done after the tour ends. Just in case anyone else needs to know.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #631 posted 10/03/16 11:31am

motherfunka

rogifan said:

Drove by PP over lunch. Definitely the most vehicles I've seen in the parking lot in a while. I saw some guys laying an asphalt walkway between the front and back driveway. And a lady was out weeding and planting some new flowers. With all the vehicles there you can tell they're sprinting to get this finished for Thursday. City council meeting tonight should be interesting. I'm glad it's being streamed online so I can watch it and the Vikings at the same time. lol

A friend of mine got hired as a tour guide. He said that their job orientation is today. Anxiously awaiting the details...

Reply #632 posted 10/03/16 12:06pm

rogifan

motherfunka said:

 



rogifan said:


Drove by PP over lunch. Definitely the most vehicles I've seen in the parking lot in a while. I saw some guys laying an asphalt walkway between the front and back driveway. And a lady was out weeding and planting some new flowers. With all the vehicles there you can tell they're sprinting to get this finished for Thursday. City council meeting tonight should be interesting. I'm glad it's being streamed online so I can watch it and the Vikings at the same time. lol

 


 


A friend of mine got hired as a tour guide.  He said that their job orientation is today.  Anxiously awaiting the details...


Ooh...please share (if there's anything your allowed to).
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #633 posted 10/03/16 8:50pm

rogifan

Wow looks like the museum won't be opening on Thursday. eek City Council didn't approve the re-zoning to a museum and without that I don't think they can open for public tours. They'll have to provide more detailed plans around traffic, pedestrian safety and the fence to the council. So I don't know if that means they refund people's tickets or what happens. And I'm not sure what happens with hired staff either. Apparently they went through orientation today. Wow oh wow.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #634 posted 10/03/16 8:54pm

motherfunka

rogifan said:

Wow looks like the museum won't be opening on Thursday. eek City Council didn't approve the re-zoning to a museum and without that I don't think they can open for public tours. They'll have to provide more detailed plans around traffic, pedestrian safety and the fence to the council. So I don't know if that means they refund people's tickets or what happens. And I'm not sure what happens with hired staff either. Apparently they went through orientation today. Wow oh wow.

So disappointing. My friend said things were definitely not ready for the public as of today.

Reply #635 posted 10/03/16 9:03pm

rogifan

motherfunka said:

 



rogifan said:


Wow looks like the museum won't be opening on Thursday. eek City Council didn't approve the re-zoning to a museum and without that I don't think they can open for public tours. They'll have to provide more detailed plans around traffic, pedestrian safety and the fence to the council. So I don't know if that means they refund people's tickets or what happens. And I'm not sure what happens with hired staff either. Apparently they went through orientation today. Wow oh wow.

 


 


So disappointing.  My friend said things were definitely not ready for the public as of today.


It was definitely rushed but I blame the mayor and city staff for ever letting it get to the point where a date was announced and they were offering tickets to begin with. Did the mayor have no clue that the city council would react this way? And how did none of these questions come up until tonight? Why weren't city council members requesting this information back in August and September?

It's probably a good thing it's being delayed but it is an embarrassment. Is the Today Show going to cancel their segment with Tyka now? What a mess.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #636 posted 10/03/16 9:32pm

mjrose

rogifan said:

motherfunka said:

So disappointing. My friend said things were definitely not ready for the public as of today.

It was definitely rushed but I blame the mayor and city staff for ever letting it get to the point where a date was announced and they were offering tickets to begin with. Did the mayor have no clue that the city council would react this way? And how did none of these questions come up until tonight? Why weren't city council members requesting this information back in August and September? It's probably a good thing it's being delayed but it is an embarrassment. Is the Today Show going to cancel their segment with Tyka now? What a mess.

Not sure it's the mayor's fault. Sounds like Graceland was over optimistic... I feel bad for people that booked flights and rooms. Yikes!

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Reply #637 posted 10/03/16 9:41pm

rogifan

mjrose said:

 



rogifan said:


motherfunka said:

 


 


 


So disappointing.  My friend said things were definitely not ready for the public as of today.



It was definitely rushed but I blame the mayor and city staff for ever letting it get to the point where a date was announced and they were offering tickets to begin with. Did the mayor have no clue that the city council would react this way? And how did none of these questions come up until tonight? Why weren't city council members requesting this information back in August and September? It's probably a good thing it's being delayed but it is an embarrassment. Is the Today Show going to cancel their segment with Tyka now? What a mess.

 


Not sure it's the mayor's fault. Sounds like Graceland was over optimistic... I feel bad for people that booked flights and rooms. Yikes!


 


But the mayor didn't agree with the other city council members. Some how Bremer and Graceland got the impression this would be approved otherwise they never would have started selling tickets and hiring staff. Even if they were overly optimistic it's up to the city to put the brakes on this since they're the final approval. Why didn't the city call a special city council meeting when the date was first announced? Did they draw up a list of demands or questions that would need to be answered before they would give their approval?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #638 posted 10/03/16 10:50pm

actionthisday

Flying 9,500km to see this. It won't make up for the missed oppertunity in 2002, but hopefully a small feeling of peace.

'A pillow covered in all our tears'
Reply #639 posted 10/04/16 12:11am

oliviacamron

mjrose said:

 



rogifan said:


motherfunka said:

 


 


 


So disappointing.  My friend said things were definitely not ready for the public as of today.



It was definitely rushed but I blame the mayor and city staff for ever letting it get to the point where a date was announced and they were offering tickets to begin with. Did the mayor have no clue that the city council would react this way? And how did none of these questions come up until tonight? Why weren't city council members requesting this information back in August and September? It's probably a good thing it's being delayed but it is an embarrassment. Is the Today Show going to cancel their segment with Tyka now? What a mess.

 


Not sure it's the mayor's fault. Sounds like Graceland was over optimistic... I feel bad for people that booked flights and rooms. Yikes!


 


WTF ! My flight is booked for Thursday morning ! My hotel is booked! My rental car is paid for with no refunds ! I can't cancel my flight now ! I could barely pay for this ! What !!!!
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #640 posted 10/04/16 12:41am

BartVanHemelen

actionthisday said:

Flying 9,500km to see this. It won't make up for the missed oppertunity in 2002, but hopefully a small feeling of peace.

.

Prepare to be disappointed: http://www.swnewsmedia.co...8e126.html

.

Paisley Park museum plans were put on hold Oct. 3 when the Chanhassen City Council voted to table a plan to rezone Prince's property on Audubon Road.

.

After debating the topic for more than 3-½ hours the council voted 3-2 to table the plan.

.

The vote derails plans for opening Paisley Park to public tours later this week.

.

Utter amateur hour.

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Reply #641 posted 10/04/16 1:01am

oliviacamron

Council members Bethany Tjornhon , Dan Campion, and Elise Ryan are the ones preventing Paisley Park from opening. mad
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #642 posted 10/04/16 3:52am

Highonpurple

BartVanHemelen said:

actionthisday said:

Flying 9,500km to see this. It won't make up for the missed oppertunity in 2002, but hopefully a small feeling of peace.

.

Prepare to be disappointed: http://www.swnewsmedia.co...8e126.html

.

After debating the topic for more than 3-½ hours the council voted 3-2 to table the plan.

.

The vote derails plans for opening Paisley Park to public tours later this week.

.

Utter amateur hour.

maak je geen zorgen, je komt wel binnen prince held altijd evenementen voor een habbe krats

positief blijven de pijn is groot maar met oranje boven, geloven dat het nog specialer wordt.

de weeg naar boven is in gods handen komt goed gerust geloven vrede

Reply #643 posted 10/04/16 4:04am

Highonpurple

Highonpurple said:

BartVanHemelen said:

.

Utter amateur hour.

maak je geen zorgen, je komt wel binnen prince held altijd evenementen voor een habbe krats

positief blijven de pijn is groot maar met oranje boven, geloven dat het nog specialer wordt.

de weeg naar boven is in gods handen komt goed gerust geloven vrede

MANAGEMENT SHOULD CALL IT A CONCERT TOUR WHICH WAS PERMITTED WHEN PRINCE WAS ALIVE, WITH THE BEST HITS FROM PRINCE AT LEAST FOR THE FIRST 2 WEEKS 2 ALLOW OTHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CANCEL COMING FROM AFAR MY 2 CENTS.

PEACE

Reply #644 posted 10/04/16 5:09am

rogifan

oliviacamron said:

Council members Bethany Tjornhon , Dan Campion, and Elise Ryan are the ones preventing Paisley Park from opening. mad

All council members were against it. The only reason the one council member didn't vote with the others is he didn't think 120 days was enough time.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #645 posted 10/04/16 5:44am

MMJas

It was rushed. They should have waited for 2017, for various reasons.

A shame for those planning on going, not to mention money already spent. I read on FB that many flights, hotel bookings, etc were not refundable. That is not good.

Reply #646 posted 10/04/16 6:58am

ALLMACK

MMJas said:

It was rushed. They should have waited for 2017, for various reasons.

A shame for those planning on going, not to mention money already spent. I read on FB that many flights, hotel bookings, etc were not refundable. That is not good.

Have flights, hotel, rental car, VIP and the goddam "cuisine experience" all set. Idiots.

Reply #647 posted 10/04/16 8:04am

starkitty

this is INSANE. it's disrespectful at the very least. all these clueless mamajammas soiling hallowed ground.

Reply #648 posted 10/04/16 8:13am

2elijah

Mods need to change the title to either state the opening date is'Tentative' or 'Delayed' until further notice. At least for now until they get updated info.
[Edited 10/4/16 8:17am]
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Reply #649 posted 10/04/16 8:21am

MMJas

The question that's bothering me is this: how come the Estate/Bremer/Graceland went ahead with plans for opening, with Tyka schedulled to be on national tv tomorrow (or was it today?) and live coverage, if there were still issues being discussed and, more importantly, not settled in the council?

Reply #650 posted 10/04/16 8:36am

rwhiting

MMJas said:

The question that's bothering me is this: how come the Estate/Bremer/Graceland went ahead with plans for opening, with Tyka schedulled to be on national tv tomorrow (or was it today?) and live coverage, if there were still issues being discussed and, more importantly, not settled in the council?

My thoughts exactly. You would think that would have been one of the first steps completed was to get the approval from "up above" before spreading the word and requesting reservations. With Jason Noonan's suggestion, I sent a direct e-mail to the mayor and the council. Any of you with objections, might want to do the same. The more received, the better odds we might have. Just a thought...

Reply #651 posted 10/04/16 8:37am

rogifan

MMJas said:

The question that's bothering me is this: how come the Estate/Bremer/Graceland went ahead with plans for opening, with Tyka schedulled to be on national tv tomorrow (or was it today?) and live coverage, if there were still issues being discussed and, more importantly, not settled in the council?

 


What if they were blindsided by the city council last night? What if they were lead to believe this was a done deal? Why would they do something that makes them look bad/incompetent?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #652 posted 10/04/16 9:31am

musicfan77

oliviacamron said:

mjrose said:

Not sure it's the mayor's fault. Sounds like Graceland was over optimistic... I feel bad for people that booked flights and rooms. Yikes!

WTF ! My flight is booked for Thursday morning ! My hotel is booked! My rental car is paid for with no refunds ! I can't cancel my flight now ! I could barely pay for this ! What !!!!

I hear ya.

I am booked to fly in on Oct 12th...and I just booked everything too. I booked it to coincide with the benefit concert. Luckily the only thing I will be peanalized on is my flight. Everything else is refundable.

This is really crazy. I'm sure PP will honor our tickets for when it does open...but I will have to make 2 trips. One for the concert and one for PP. sheesh.

fan for life
Reply #653 posted 10/04/16 11:48am

morningsong

2elijah said:

Mods need to change the title to either state the opening date is'Tentative' or 'Delayed' until further notice. At least for now until they get updated info. [Edited 10/4/16 8:17am]



nod It might warn a couple of people not looking at this so closely.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
Reply #654 posted 10/04/16 12:00pm

PennyPurple

I think they'll probably get it worked out. At this point the mayor and council are starting to panic with all the emails and phone calls.

[Edited 10/4/16 12:01pm]

Reply #655 posted 10/04/16 1:18pm

elandcohen

Per usual, the org is filled with tons of misinformation by people who don't really have a clue as to what is going on.

Reply #656 posted 10/04/16 1:20pm

AnnaSantana

GOOD NEWS MAYBE???

https://twitter.com/PainterPancakes/status/783388672154411008

Just fun....nothing ethereal.
Reply #657 posted 10/04/16 1:22pm

BartVanHemelen

rogifan said:

MMJas said:

The question that's bothering me is this: how come the Estate/Bremer/Graceland went ahead with plans for opening, with Tyka schedulled to be on national tv tomorrow (or was it today?) and live coverage, if there were still issues being discussed and, more importantly, not settled in the council?

What if they were blindsided by the city council last night? What if they were lead to believe this was a done deal? Why would they do something that makes them look bad/incompetent?

.

That's BS. Things ain't a "done deal" unless papers are signed, simple as that. Full blame falls on the estate.

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Reply #658 posted 10/04/16 1:36pm

morningsong

Well this thread got kicked to the curb.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
Reply #659 posted 10/04/16 2:05pm

KevinB

Paisley Park tours temporarily approved despite rebuke from city council

This week & next:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-delays-draw-sour-notes-from-prince-fans/395863241/

Reply #660 posted 10/04/16 2:25pm

Morningstarlet

I'm glad Im going next July, they sound like they have their heads up their a$$. Hopefully it'll be ironed out soon.
Reply #661 posted 10/04/16 2:30pm

fbueller

Morningstarlet said:

I'm glad Im going next July, they sound like they have their heads up their a$$. Hopefully it'll be ironed out soon.


yeahthat

Reply #662 posted 10/04/16 2:34pm

purplethunder3121

There's a lot of discussion and updated information on this thread about PP tours banished to the Fan Gatherings forum: razz lol

http://prince.org/msg/2/433193

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #663 posted 10/04/16 2:38pm

XxAxX

purplethunder3121 said:

There's a lot of discussion and updated information on this thread about PP tours banished to the Fan Gatherings forum: razz lol

http://prince.org/msg/2/433193

lol lol lol lol watchout! this thread will be next..... shhh lol

Reply #664 posted 10/04/16 2:53pm

26ten

This is some GREAT news! Good work you all - helped make this happen. What a great fan community. It all went down today and damn that makes me happy. I'm def. gonna check it next time I'm back in the MPLS area (probably next month or so)

Reply #665 posted 10/04/16 3:07pm

motherfunka

So sounds like I will be going this Thursday after all.

Reply #666 posted 10/04/16 3:09pm

ForeverPaisley

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It's only been an hour since U left me.
But it feels like a Million Days.
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Reply #667 posted 10/04/16 3:25pm

Starrdust505

XxAxX said:

purplethunder3121 said:

There's a lot of discussion and updated information on this thread about PP tours banished to the Fan Gatherings forum: razz lol

http://prince.org/msg/2/433193

lol lol lol lol watchout! this thread will be next..... shhh lol

What's really going on here hmmm , there's threads about this issue all over the place. This thread was originally a sticky and the other thread which is literally about the same topic has been moved to fan gatherings. Makes no sense at all!

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
Reply #668 posted 10/04/16 6:23pm

oliviacamron

KevinB said:

Paisley Park tours temporarily approved despite rebuke from city council


This week & next:


http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-delays-draw-sour-notes-from-prince-fans/395863241/


Not going any more. They waited to long to release that info that would could tour so I cancelled my trip and now it's too late to rebook. My ticket to Paisley Park is for Friday Oct 7th and they are not open that day! I am so going to just move on from this. Costly crap. One council member told me out his own mouth early this morning there would be no tours. Then they say check back for updates. Waited too long for me to know if I'm getting on a plane in 2 days or not and I have a hurricane to deal with. I will probably not ever go to PP. Need to get on with my life
[Edited 10/4/16 18:25pm]
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #669 posted 10/05/16 8:09am

XxAxX

oliviacamron said:

KevinB said:

Paisley Park tours temporarily approved despite rebuke from city council

This week & next:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-delays-draw-sour-notes-from-prince-fans/395863241/

Not going any more. They waited to long to release that info that would could tour so I cancelled my trip and now it's too late to rebook. My ticket to Paisley Park is for Friday Oct 7th and they are not open that day! I am so going to just move on from this. Costly crap. One council member told me out his own mouth early this morning there would be no tours. Then they say check back for updates. Waited too long for me to know if I'm getting on a plane in 2 days or not and I have a hurricane to deal with. I will probably not ever go to PP. Need to get on with my life [Edited 10/4/16 18:25pm]



sad that's sad. maybe in a year's time the museum will be up and running and you might feel comfortable enough to return? i think it would be worth making the trip once things are in place for the tours. sorry this didn't work out for you

Reply #670 posted 10/05/16 10:22am

cb70

oliviacamron said:

KevinB said:

Paisley Park tours temporarily approved despite rebuke from city council

This week & next:

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-delays-draw-sour-notes-from-prince-fans/395863241/

Not going any more. They waited to long to release that info that would could tour so I cancelled my trip and now it's too late to rebook. My ticket to Paisley Park is for Friday Oct 7th and they are not open that day! I am so going to just move on from this. Costly crap. One council member told me out his own mouth early this morning there would be no tours. Then they say check back for updates. Waited too long for me to know if I'm getting on a plane in 2 days or not and I have a hurricane to deal with. I will probably not ever go to PP. Need to get on with my life [Edited 10/4/16 18:25pm]

Please do but spare us the details once you do.

Reply #671 posted 10/05/16 11:08am

ksl1974

I just watched the ET clip from Paisley Park. They were getting a quick tour, and they get to a wall, with all his records, concert tickets and other framed items. Its stated that behind the wall is the elevator where prince died. sad So they evidently built a whole new wall to shield it completely. Seems like it was very close to the doors leading outside. Surprises me a little....I always assumed it was back in the back somewhere

Reply #672 posted 10/05/16 12:36pm

oliviacamron

cb70 said:

 



oliviacamron said:


KevinB said:

Paisley Park tours temporarily approved despite rebuke from city council


This week & next:


http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-museum-delays-draw-sour-notes-from-prince-fans/395863241/



Not going any more. They waited to long to release that info that would could tour so I cancelled my trip and now it's too late to rebook. My ticket to Paisley Park is for Friday Oct 7th and they are not open that day! I am so going to just move on from this. Costly crap. One council member told me out his own mouth early this morning there would be no tours. Then they say check back for updates. Waited too long for me to know if I'm getting on a plane in 2 days or not and I have a hurricane to deal with. I will probably not ever go to PP. Need to get on with my life [Edited 10/4/16 18:25pm]

 


Please do but spare us the details once you do.


I will definitely spare you the details because this is the only website i have ever been on saying anything about myself. So basically when I do get over my grief, I will close my account and especially because of people like you.
"If you know the truth pass it on. 'lluminati y'all". -PRINCE
Reply #673 posted 10/05/16 2:59pm

i24u

ksl1974 said:

I just watched the ET clip from Paisley Park. They were getting a quick tour, and they get to a wall, with all his records, concert tickets and other framed items. Its stated that behind the wall is the elevator where prince died. sad So they evidently built a whole new wall to shield it completely. Seems like it was very close to the doors leading outside. Surprises me a little....I always assumed it was back in the back somewhere

I was watching Al Roker this morning on his facebook live stream and the elevator was still there if it's where I think it was. Had a black curtain in front of it and the elevator part on the side was painted over. So no wall in front of it that wall is on the side of where it is.

Reply #674 posted 10/05/16 3:44pm

CDinwiddie

So, I was originally scheduled to VIP tour on 10/13. I got the email from PP today and re-booked VIP for 10/14. This little change was incredibly stressful. Whew! I'm glad I was able to re-book.

After telling my wife (she's attending with me) via text, she replied. "That's great, baby. I was starting to get worried becuase I didn't want you to be disappointed becuase I know that Paisley was the only reason that we're going to MPLS."

Then, I watched the clips from the today show. Paisley looks good and, yes, I want to see it for myself.

After thinking about this, I started to feel sad. Perhaps my response to my wife will resonate with some of you here...

"Yes, you are right. Paisley was the whole point of this trip for me and I'm glad that we still get to do it. Don't get me wrong, the Tribute Concert will be good. But that isn't Prince. This silly tour through a building is the closest thing I can get. Sigh. Very sad now. So, what I'm left with is this Paisley tour + this Tribute Concert + 1,000s of files on my computer + vinyl + really great memories. It was all just a moment, I guess... A really fucking great moment."

Paisley tour or not, that moment is over. From that point forward, I will just be looking back and not looking forward (to the next show, release, etc). I will figure it out, but I'm guessing many here feel the same way. I'm afraid that, no matter how fantastic the tour is, or how fantastic the tribute concert is, or how fantastic MPLS is, I will be disappointed. Disappointed that the moment has passed and my hero is gone.

Between now and 10/13, I will be working hard to figure out how to make this trip positive and fun, as opposed to sad and disappointing.

Fuck you, Grief. Fuck you.

Reply #675 posted 10/05/16 5:23pm

musicfan77

CDinwiddie said:

So, I was originally scheduled to VIP tour on 10/13.  I got the email from PP today and re-booked VIP for 10/14.  This little change was incredibly stressful.  Whew!  I'm glad I was able to re-book.


 


After telling my wife (she's attending with me) via text, she replied.  "That's great, baby.  I was starting to get worried becuase I didn't want you to be disappointed becuase I know that Paisley was the only reason that we're going to MPLS."  


 


Then, I watched the clips from the today show.  Paisley looks good and, yes, I want to see it for myself.


 


After thinking about this, I started to feel sad.  Perhaps my response to my wife will resonate with some of you here...


 


"Yes, you are right.  Paisley was the whole point of this trip for me and I'm glad that we still get to do it.  Don't get me wrong, the Tribute Concert will be good.  But that isn't Prince.  This silly tour through a building is the closest thing I can get.  Sigh.  Very sad now.  So, what I'm left with is this Paisley tour + this Tribute Concert + 1,000s of files on my computer + vinyl + really great memories.  It was all just a moment, I guess...  A really fucking great moment."


 


Paisley tour or not, that moment is over.  From that point forward, I will just be looking back and not looking forward (to the next show, release, etc).  I will figure it out, but I'm guessing many here feel the same way.  I'm afraid that, no matter how fantastic the tour is, or how fantastic the tribute concert is, or how fantastic MPLS is, I will be disappointed.  Disappointed that the moment has passed and my hero is gone.


 


Between now and 10/13, I will be working hard to figure out how to make this trip positive and fun, as opposed to sad and disappointing.


 


Fuck you, Grief.  Fuck you.



Agree, feel the same. I want to be in the home where Princes spirit and energy thrives. I did have VIP, but am now stuck with Gen Admission. I hope it includes the purple room. Did anyone watch ET tonight? Very errie that Tyka said she knew for 2 years his time was coming to an end. Prince told her he did all he could that there wasn't much more for him to do. I hope Prince wasn't depressed in the end.
[Edited 10/7/16 4:08am]
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Reply #676 posted 10/05/16 7:37pm

kingricefan

I'm very sorry to see that some of the fans aren't going to be able to see Paisley Park right now as there is an issue with the zoning laws. This should have been ironed out before tix were sold. I just saw the Entertainment Tonight segment and think that the Park is gorgeous. I hope someday to make it there and be in the same spaces that Our beloved Prince walked/talked/sang/laughed. I, too, will try to make it a positive experince but it's going to be hard. I was at first taken aback by what Tyka said about Prince's death, that she must have had a premonition. It was a strange statement to make so soon after his passing.

For those of you that are going to get to see PP, I wish you all the best time ever. Don't shed tears, friends, it's not what P would want. He would want you to have the grandest party ever! Make that house SHAKE!

Reply #677 posted 10/05/16 7:42pm

CDinwiddie

kingricefan said:

I'm very sorry to see that some of the fans aren't going to be able to see Paisley Park right now as there is an issue with the zoning laws. This should have been ironed out before tix were sold. I just saw the Entertainment Tonight segment and think that the Park is gorgeous. I hope someday to make it there and be in the same spaces that Our beloved Prince walked/talked/sang/laughed. I, too, will try to make it a positive experince but it's going to be hard. I was at first taken aback by what Tyka said about Prince's death, that she must have had a premonition. It was a strange statement to make so soon after his passing.

For those of you that are going to get to see PP, I wish you all the best time ever. Don't shed tears, friends, it's not what P would want. He would want you to have the grandest party ever! Make that house SHAKE!

^ Now THAT is the best thing I've heard in a long time. Thank you for that. Make that house SHAKE, indeed. ^

Reply #678 posted 10/05/16 7:59pm

bilbolives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRINCE_MUSEUM?SITE=WNYC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is reporting on the opening of Paisley Park to tours, the screw up with the zoning board, and the link to the Al Roker preview tour and his interviews with family members.

Reply #679 posted 10/06/16 11:04am

musicfan77

Has anyone come back to report yet on Paisley Park?

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Reply #680 posted 10/06/16 11:07am

purplethunder3121

musicfan77 said:

Has anyone come back to report yet on Paisley Park?

I was just going to ask that, too. Still waiting for firsthand reports from the first tour of PP...

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #681 posted 10/06/16 11:09am

musicfan77

purplethunder3121 said:

musicfan77 said:

Has anyone come back to report yet on Paisley Park?

I was just going to ask that, too. Still waiting for firsthand reports from the first tour of PP...

I had VIP tickets until this screw up, now all I could do is repurchase GM tickets. I want to know what the difference is in what it includes.

Have you seen the new Paisley Park Instagram? They have some pics up.

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Reply #682 posted 10/06/16 11:12am

purplethunder3121

musicfan77 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I was just going to ask that, too. Still waiting for firsthand reports from the first tour of PP...

I had VIP tickets until this screw up, now all I could do is repurchase GM tickets. I want to know what the difference is in what it includes.

Have you seen the new Paisley Park Instagram? They have some pics up.

Ah, there is a sticky for this! Buried in the Fan Gatherings forum! razz lol

http://prince.org/msg/2/433296

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #683 posted 10/06/16 12:08pm

amatthews

Dr Funkenberry has confirmed that his urn is in the front atrium! This is all way to soon 5 months!! I wont be going heartbreaking!😢💜
Reply #684 posted 10/06/16 12:31pm

musicfan77

amatthews said:

Dr Funkenberry has confirmed that his urn is in the front atrium! This is all way to soon 5 months!! I wont be going heartbreaking!😢💜

zenaburnsPaying my respects at Paisley Park today. Didn't expect Prince's ashes to be in a Paisley Park urn in the atrium. Hit me like a ton of bricks. #PaisleyPark#PrincesPiano #StudioB #overwhelming

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Reply #685 posted 10/06/16 12:43pm

nonames

purplethunder3121 said:

musicfan77 said:

I had VIP tickets until this screw up, now all I could do is repurchase GM tickets. I want to know what the difference is in what it includes.

Have you seen the new Paisley Park Instagram? They have some pics up.

Ah, there is a sticky for this! Buried in the Fan Gatherings forum! razz lol

http://prince.org/msg/2/433296

Other threads that should be moved to the fan gathering forums:

- the one about prince's photographs. Because in some of the pics your might see more than one fan, thus a fan gathering.

- the whole concerts forum. For the same reason.

- the one about his sexuality. Because statistically some of the fans he shagged must have met at some point, thus becoming a fan gathering.

- the one about your favourite song in Come. Because I bought the CD at the same time as my friend Bob, thus making us a fan gathering.

- for the same readon, all the threads about any release ever, just in case there were two fans buying it in the same shop at the same time. A fan gathering.

- the one about the debates in the Politics and Religion forum. Because on voting day there will be fans queueing together to vote, thus making it -yes, you guessed it- a fan gathering.

- every other thread in any other forum that has more than one person contibuting to it. Fans gathering in threads which are not in the Fans gathering forum? I ain't having f it!

Reply #686 posted 10/06/16 6:16pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/prince-fans-arrive-and-rejoice-for-the-first-tours-of-paisley-park/396183931/#1

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting on the tours of PP today, including the urn made as a miniature model of PP. The screw up with the zoning is mentioned, as well as the other 2 dates in the next week that PP will be open, along with the busing in from a parking lot.

Reply #687 posted 10/06/16 6:22pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/fans-tour-paisley-park/396168661/#1

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a separate piece containing photos outside PP today since the tour was closed to the media.

Reply #688 posted 10/06/16 6:43pm

EnDoRpHn

BartVanHemelen said:

rogifan said:

MMJas said: What if they were blindsided by the city council last night? What if they were lead to believe this was a done deal? Why would they do something that makes them look bad/incompetent?

.

That's BS. Things ain't a "done deal" unless papers are signed, simple as that. Full blame falls on the estate.

Wow, a new one for Bobo -- I'm surprised you didn't blame it on Prince.

Reply #689 posted 10/06/16 10:00pm

SheLovesMeNot

There is no more Paisly Park, there is no more Prince. That place now is only a celebrity museum. I will never go there again. My business there is over.
Reply #690 posted 10/06/16 11:28pm

motherfunka

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening. It was very surreal. I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years. It was eerily quiet. We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed. Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince. You can see the doves on the second level. They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one. Prince's office is also in the atrium area. His desk had sunglasses and some CDS. A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor. Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage. The "secret" room was in this suite. It was a video vault. Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room. After that was the Purple Rain room. They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle. The paintings on the wall were gone. sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room. The walls are covered with pictures from both eras. I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows. They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary. There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle. They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie. Next was Studio B. They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar. We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench. They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince. No access to the control room in this studio either. After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches. The soundstage was next. They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone. They were themed. Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano. 3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit. The Gold Experience with the gold prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit. 1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit. The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed. They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January. I would DIE for those 2 shows. Last was the Love 4 One Another room. The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party. Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance. The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling. They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting. The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.

Reply #691 posted 10/07/16 3:55am

mynameisnotsusan

Thanks for the overview mf
Reply #692 posted 10/07/16 4:00am

musicfan77

http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/10/06/news/report-ghost-of-prince-rogers-nelson-haunts-paisley-park-mansion/2072.html the ghost of prince. Staff hearing noises.
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Reply #693 posted 10/07/16 4:03am

purplethunder3121

musicfan77 said:

http://www.smobserved.com.../2072.html the ghost of prince. Staff hearing noises.

If I were him, I'd haunt it, too. confused

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
Reply #694 posted 10/07/16 4:07am

musicfan77

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening.  It was very surreal.  I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years.  It was eerily quiet.  We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed.  Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince.  You can see the doves on the second level.  They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one.  Prince's office is also in the atrium area.  His desk had sunglasses and some CDS.  A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor.  Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage.  The "secret" room was in this suite.  It was a video vault.  Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room.  After that was the Purple Rain room.  They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle.  The paintings on the wall were gone.  sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room.  The walls are covered with pictures from both eras.  I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows.  They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary.  There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle.  They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie.  Next was Studio B.  They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar.  We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench.  They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince.  No access to the control room in this studio either.  After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches.  The soundstage was next.  They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone.  They were themed.  Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano.  3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit.  The Gold Experience with the gold  prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit.  1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit.  The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed.  They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January.  I would DIE for those 2 shows.  Last was the Love 4 One Another room.  The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party.  Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance.  The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling.  They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting.  The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.




Was this the general admission or VIP visit?
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Reply #695 posted 10/07/16 6:32am

XxAxX

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening. It was very surreal. I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years. It was eerily quiet. We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed. Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince. You can see the doves on the second level. They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one. Prince's office is also in the atrium area. His desk had sunglasses and some CDS. A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor. Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage. The "secret" room was in this suite. It was a video vault. Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room. After that was the Purple Rain room. They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle. The paintings on the wall were gone. sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room. The walls are covered with pictures from both eras. I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows. They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary. There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle. They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie. Next was Studio B. They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar. We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench. They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince. No access to the control room in this studio either. After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches. The soundstage was next. They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone. They were themed. Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano. 3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit. The Gold Experience with the gold prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit. 1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit. The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed. They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January. I would DIE for those 2 shows. Last was the Love 4 One Another room. The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party. Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance. The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling. They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting. The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.



don't blame the poor guides, from what people have been saying they were likely given their training five minutes before the doors opened... and remember, because of the little zoning error snafu many of them can't count on having jobs anymore... sad

so from what you describe it sounds impossible to use Paisley Park for dance parties, rehearsals and live shows? does it look like dance parties and performances will ever be possible there again? have they changed the construction in such a way as to rule out those possibilities??

[Edited 10/7/16 6:36am]

Reply #696 posted 10/07/16 7:55am

Nooriginalusername

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening. It was very surreal. I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years. It was eerily quiet. We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed. Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince. You can see the doves on the second level. They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one. Prince's office is also in the atrium area. His desk had sunglasses and some CDS. A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor. Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage. The "secret" room was in this suite. It was a video vault. Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room. After that was the Purple Rain room. They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle. The paintings on the wall were gone. sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room. The walls are covered with pictures from both eras. I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows. They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary. There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle. They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie. Next was Studio B. They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar. We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench. They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince. No access to the control room in this studio either. After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches. The soundstage was next. They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone. They were themed. Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano. 3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit. The Gold Experience with the gold prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit. 1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit. The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed. They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January. I would DIE for those 2 shows. Last was the Love 4 One Another room. The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party. Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance. The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling. They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting. The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.

I'm assuming you took the VIP tour. Did you notice much difference between the 2 tours? Is the special photo op in the VIP package the one where you stand in front of the purple piano, since I see several people have posted this pic. Sorry for all the questions. I had to go GA because of budget constraints and I just want to be prepared for the experience.

Reply #697 posted 10/07/16 9:09am

Allanya

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening. It was very surreal. I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years. It was eerily quiet. We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed. Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince. You can see the doves on the second level. They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one. Prince's office is also in the atrium area. His desk had sunglasses and some CDS. A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor. Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage. The "secret" room was in this suite. It was a video vault. Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room. After that was the Purple Rain room. They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle. The paintings on the wall were gone. sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room. The walls are covered with pictures from both eras. I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows. They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary. There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle. They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie. Next was Studio B. They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar. We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench. They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince. No access to the control room in this studio either. After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches. The soundstage was next. They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone. They were themed. Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano. 3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit. The Gold Experience with the gold prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit. 1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit. The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed. They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January. I would DIE for those 2 shows. Last was the Love 4 One Another room. The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party. Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance. The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling. They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting. The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.

Thank you for sharing this. grouphug heart eye

Reply #698 posted 10/07/16 9:16am

TheDigitalGardener

From what I've read about these tours, I think I'd be bored out my tits after half an hour. "When's the next bus into town due?"

Reply #699 posted 10/07/16 9:53am

motherfunka

musicfan77 said:

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***

Was this the general admission or VIP visit?

VIP. The extra on the VIP tour is the video editing suite, Studio B, the Galaxy room, and the photo ops with the piano and guitar.

Reply #700 posted 10/07/16 10:00am

motherfunka

XxAxX said:

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***



don't blame the poor guides, from what people have been saying they were likely given their training five minutes before the doors opened... and remember, because of the little zoning error snafu many of them can't count on having jobs anymore... sad

so from what you describe it sounds impossible to use Paisley Park for dance parties, rehearsals and live shows? does it look like dance parties and performances will ever be possible there again? have they changed the construction in such a way as to rule out those possibilities??

[Edited 10/7/16 6:36am]

I'm not blaming the tour guides. One of my good friends is a tour guide who has been going to Paisley Park since 1994. They only had short training and given a script on Monday. Then they had test runs on Wednesday. I was just hoping the hiring staff would have hired more people with a vast knowledge of Prince.

The only construction that I noticed was a drive lane between the 2 parking lots, they filled in the open space to the elevator, and they removed the counter where we would go to pay for the parties. Nothing has changed in the L4OA/NPGMC room. The stages in the soundstage area are where all of the couches were set up before. Dance parties and live shows are still possible, just nowhere to sit in the soundstage area.

Reply #701 posted 10/07/16 10:18am

motherfunka

There are several people working there who worked security and regulars to the parties/concerts. I did see Kirk. If there is a controversy over the urn, I don't see the big deal. It actually gave me some more closure. Paisley Park has always been somewhat of a museum, with memorabilia everywhere. I was thrilled to see all of the outfits, awards, and instruments. I wouldn't imagine any true Prince fan would not be.

Reply #702 posted 10/07/16 10:27am

Astasheiks

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening. It was very surreal. I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years. It was eerily quiet. We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed. Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince. You can see the doves on the second level. They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one. Prince's office is also in the atrium area. His desk had sunglasses and some CDS. A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor. Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage. The "secret" room was in this suite. It was a video vault. Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room. After that was the Purple Rain room. They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle. The paintings on the wall were gone. sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room. The walls are covered with pictures from both eras. I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows. They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary. There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle. They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie. Next was Studio B. They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar. We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench. They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince. No access to the control room in this studio either. After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches. The soundstage was next. They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone. They were themed. Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano. 3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit. The Gold Experience with the gold prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit. 1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit. The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed. They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January. I would DIE for those 2 shows. Last was the Love 4 One Another room. The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party. Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance. The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling. They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting. The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.

They should send u a check for this write up! biggrin I wonder what happen to the couches and paintings that were removed... Tyka or his half siblings have them? razz eye

Reply #703 posted 10/07/16 12:32pm

musicfan77

does anyone know if they are honoring original ticket holders? Or are they only honoring the second purchase of tickets?

My 1st ticket was VIP and now my second one is Gen Admin. Do you think they would let me take the VIP since I have my original ticket (for Oct 13th of course)

fan for life
Reply #704 posted 10/07/16 1:31pm

musicfan77

Ingela said:

bigtimefan said:

Just saw this. I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....

.

WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK

The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.

BY KIRK MILLER

30 AUGUST 2016

The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.

Don’t expect to see me in line.

It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.

He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on...aily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”

In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.

He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.

Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.

He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.

It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.

It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.

There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?

Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”

He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?

Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).

For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.

.

http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park

[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]

I feel the same way. I've always wanted to go when he was alive and invited people over for parties. But without him there, it feels tasteless.

hmmm, so what do you think should be done with PP? Let it deteriorate? Seriously?

He said in interviews that he knew the fans would like to see his awards and stuff. Go ask Sheila E. She also said that opening PP was what he wanted to do. You obviously do not know Prince.

fan for life
Reply #705 posted 10/07/16 4:25pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-has-the-look/396234541/

A reporter from the Minneapolis Star Tribune has offered a critique of the PP VIP tour.

Reply #706 posted 10/07/16 4:45pm

Latin

motherfunka said:

SPOILERS***I went on the tour this evening.  It was very surreal.  I've been used to walking up to the doors and the building shaking from loud music for 20+ years.  It was eerily quiet.  We waited in the lobby for awhile and all of the furniture has been removed.  Once in the atrium you see the Paisley Park shaped urn at the point of the prince.  You can see the doves on the second level.  They have themed rooms for Diamonds and Pearls (outfits) and Sign O' The Times (peach drum kit, peach guitar, and some outfits) and a couple of guitars from earlier periods, the Hohner was one.  Prince's office is also in the atrium area.  His desk had sunglasses and some CDS.  A travel bag with airline tags was on the floor.  Then we went into the video editing suite and they showed some unrleased concert footage.  The "secret" room was in this suite.  It was a video vault.  Next was Studio A, unfortunately we didn't get to go into the control room.  After that was the Purple Rain room.  They were playing the film and there was Prince movie script, the piano from the Purple Rain tour, the white cloud guitar, and a motorcycle.  The paintings on the wall were gone.  sad Next was the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge room.  The walls are covered with pictures from both eras.  I think it was around 2010, Prince was photographed in the room in front of pics of Wendy and Bobby Z for a poster for the W2A shows.  They had a UTCM outfit, the one where he is standing on boat dancing with Mary.  There was the leather jacket with the symbol from Graffiti Bridge and the black motorcyle.  They were showing the Graffiti Bridge movie.  Next was Studio B.  They had the purple piano he was using for the Piano And A Microphone shows and a blue cloud guitar.  We could have our photo taken sitting at the piano bench.  They also had a black piano and there was a white fur hat on it, that they said was left there by Prince.  No access to the control room in this studio either.  After that it was the "piano room" where the black piano used in the Rave 2 concert was with some couches.  The soundstage was next.  They could do so much more with this area, but there were 5 mini stages set up and all of the couches are gone.  They were themed.  Jam of the Year tour with a red outfit and the purple Emancipation piano.  3RDEYEGIRL with some outfits, guitars, and Hannah's drum kit.  The Gold Experience with the gold  prince guitar, the gold axxe, Sonny's bass, and Michael's drum kit, and an outfit.  1999/Purple Rain tour with a couple outfits and the 1999 drum kit.  The purple Yamaha piano was right where it was at when he passed.  They were showing unreleased video footage and the one that stood out to me was the Piano And A Microphone show from Paisley Park in January.  I would DIE for those 2 shows.  Last was the Love 4 One Another room.  The stage was still set up and there were couches on it, like there were at the last party.  Walking out to the merchandise tent they are showing the Super Bowl performance.  The guides need a WHOLE lot more schooling.  They need to work out the timing of the tours, as there was a lot of standing around waiting.  The tour was supposed to be an hour and 40 minutes, but we were there for 3 hours.



Thanks for sharing!
Reply #707 posted 10/07/16 4:45pm

rogifan

musicfan77 said:

 



Ingela said:


bigtimefan said:

Just saw this.  I have no idea who Kirk Miller is, but he sure won't be there....


.


 


WHY I WILL NEVER VISIT PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK


The enigmatic singer craved privacy. Let’s respect that.


 BY KIRK MILLER


30 AUGUST 2016



The private home and studio used by Prince is going public.


Don’t expect to see me in line.


It's not for lack of curiosity: opened in 1985, the 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, served as the creative nexus for the “Purple Rain” singer. He recorded there, rehearsed there, hosted private parties there ... He had the entire place wired for sound, so he could jam out any moment.


He lived there. Seriously, he lived in his studio. And, tragically, died there, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.


According to a press release, Paisley Park will open on October 6th for daily tours, with a chance to see Prince’s personal archive, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.”


In honor of the Purple One’s 1993 underappreciated “Seven,” let’s count the seven ways this is a terrible idea.


He was a private man
You know why there’s an air of mystery around Paisley Park? Because Prince didn’t hand out invites to just anybody. This was a man who sued former employees to protect his privacy. He hid hundreds of songs from his record label (which he also sued). He went after YouTube and other sites for posting his music and TV appearances.


Even Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, who announced the new tours, acknowledged “only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate in his lifetime.” Kevin Smith once told a great, bizarre storyabout touring the estate in 1999 for a planned documentary of the singer that paints Prince as kind of a Howard Hughes recluse figure. Oh, and that release? Shelved.


He had no will
Nelson can claim that opening Paisley Park was something “that Prince always wanted to do,” but there’s literally no proof of this. Also, given the estimated $300 million up for grabs in the estate ... let’s not trust anyone’s motives right now.


It’s going to be managed by the company that oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland
So, you know, classy.


It’s a ripoff
Tickets are $38.50 and go up to over $100 for a “VIP experience.” For a 70-minute tour.


There’s an ongoing criminal investigation
The man died at Paisley Park — which, again, was his home. Can we wait until the investigation is finished?


Prince works better as a mystery
The man was inscrutable. Occasionally offputting, it was also part of his charm. Here’s an obit that sums up Prince’s mysterious appeal nicely: “Prince was many things at once yet ultimately remained unknowable and inscrutable — a blank space upon which fans projected their own sense of who they wished him to be. Prince was, in many ways, ill-suited to global celebrity. If the face he presented to the world was debauched with a vengeance, in private the singer was soft-spoken and intensely shy. Indeed, for much of his career he lived a hermit existence, hidden his Paisley Park recording facility in his home town of Minneapolis ...”


He really, really didn't want people getting into his vault
Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs was “drilled open” a mere week after his death. Does owning a literal vault sound like a man who liked to share his life?


Side note: There are now plans to release numerous albums from this vaulted archive, which begs the question: name one good posthumous album you still enjoy (seriously doubting you still have Michael Jackson’s Xscape in your playlist).


For once, let's let sleeping gods lie.


.


 



http://www.insidehook.com/nation/why-i-will-never-visit-princes-paisley-park


[Edited 8/31/16 18:25pm]



I feel the same way. I've always wanted to go when he was alive and invited people over for parties. But without him there, it feels tasteless.

 


hmmm, so what do you think should be done with PP? Let it deteriorate?  Seriously?


 


He said in interviews that he knew the fans would like to see his awards and stuff. Go ask Sheila E. She also said that opening PP was what he wanted to do.  You obviously do not know Prince.


 


 


 


Do all these people screaming 'Prince was a private person' not know that he regularly had fans inside PP? And when he toured Europe in 2014 he was asking fans to come see him at Paisley Park. The quote below was from Amsterdam. That show is on YT for anyone who wants to see it (these comments are at the end when he's singing Purple Rain).

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Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #708 posted 10/08/16 9:10pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

thank u every1 4 the very detailed reviews! cool the tours sound really interesting and the merchandise sounds cool too! so glad they were able to get permits for a few days this year. I pray that everyone who got jobs there was aware of the circumstances and may everyone involved be healed of the effects of this wild wild year. Thankful for all the family and museum staff and fans, every1 who has poured soooo much love into ensuring that Prince will be honored in a big purple way in MSP in 2016. It's gonna be a beautiful week! I'm already excited about my next visit to PP in 2017 to see the lovesexy room, etc. wink hopefully the museum got a good idea of which hours will be most popular for tours in 2017.
flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #709 posted 10/08/16 10:52pm

motherfunka

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

thank u every1 4 the very detailed reviews! cool the tours sound really interesting and the merchandise sounds cool too! so glad they were able to get permits for a few days this year. I pray that everyone who got jobs there was aware of the circumstances and may everyone involved be healed of the effects of this wild wild year. Thankful for all the family and museum staff and fans, every1 who has poured soooo much love into ensuring that Prince will be honored in a big purple way in MSP in 2016. It's gonna be a beautiful week! I'm already excited about my next visit to PP in 2017 to see the lovesexy room, etc. wink hopefully the museum got a good idea of which hours will be most popular for tours in 2017.

I did see a door in the atrium, with a Prince photo from the Lovesexy era, that had a sign that said coming spring 2017. That is one of my favorite periods and I would have loved to see it represented, but it wasn't. Back in the days of the NPG store in Uptown, they had a showing of the Lovesexy outfits. I wanted to grab the Bob George long coat and jump out the window with it... lol

Reply #710 posted 10/08/16 10:56pm

motherfunka

When the tours were first advertised by Paisley Park they said there would be cars on display. They now are saying they are preparing an area for the cars to be displayed in the future.

Reply #711 posted 10/09/16 7:08am

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

motherfunka said:

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

thank u every1 4 the very detailed reviews! cool the tours sound really interesting and the merchandise sounds cool too! so glad they were able to get permits for a few days this year. I pray that everyone who got jobs there was aware of the circumstances and may everyone involved be healed of the effects of this wild wild year. Thankful for all the family and museum staff and fans, every1 who has poured soooo much love into ensuring that Prince will be honored in a big purple way in MSP in 2016. It's gonna be a beautiful week! I'm already excited about my next visit to PP in 2017 to see the lovesexy room, etc. wink hopefully the museum got a good idea of which hours will be most popular for tours in 2017.

I did see a door in the atrium, with a Prince photo from the Lovesexy era, that had a sign that said coming spring 2017. That is one of my favorite periods and I would have loved to see it represented, but it wasn't. Back in the days of the NPG store in Uptown, they had a showing of the Lovesexy outfits. I wanted to grab the Bob George long coat and jump out the window with it... lol

lol, I would want 2 do the same smile maybe prince outlined some wild interactive plans for the lovesexy era that needed more time to materialize? smile
flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #712 posted 10/09/16 8:44pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

so, just a few questions for those scheduled for a GA tour on Oct. 14 -- 1. are we still waiting for updated shuttle info for that day, or have you already received an email about those details? and 2. are small backpacks allowed there or can they be stored when you enter the place? just wanting to make sure I know of any updates and asking here first since the museum staff is probably megabusy, thanks!!! smile
flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #713 posted 10/10/16 6:05pm

LovePaisley

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

so, just a few questions for those scheduled for a GA tour on Oct. 14 --

1. are we still waiting for updated shuttle info for that day, or have you already received an email about those details?

and

2. are small backpacks allowed there or can they be stored when you enter the place?

just wanting to make sure I know of any updates and asking here first since the museum staff is probably megabusy, thanks!!! smile


I haven't recieved anything recently. I assume it's all a go, since my GA ticket has always been for the 14th. I'm guessing they have a bag check since pix and videos aren't allowed.

What time are you going on Friday? I'm looking to ride share with someone.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
Reply #714 posted 10/10/16 6:50pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

LovePaisley said:

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:
so, just a few questions for those scheduled for a GA tour on Oct. 14 -- 1. are we still waiting for updated shuttle info for that day, or have you already received an email about those details? and 2. are small backpacks allowed there or can they be stored when you enter the place? just wanting to make sure I know of any updates and asking here first since the museum staff is probably megabusy, thanks!!! smile
I haven't recieved anything recently. I assume it's all a go, since my GA ticket has always been for the 14th. I'm guessing they have a bag check since pix and videos aren't allowed. What time are you going on Friday? I'm looking to ride share with someone.

thanks 4 your reply! smile so i guess GA tour people meet at the chanhassen transit station for a shuttle? my ticket is for the 9:30 am tour

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #715 posted 10/10/16 7:01pm

i24u

They are opening for 15 more days. For those of you that have done the tour do you feel the VIP tour was worth the extra money or just go with GA

Reply #716 posted 10/10/16 7:55pm

PURplEMaPLeSyrup

wow! this whole thing rivals prince suspense, lol. smile that was very considerate of the city council cool

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
Reply #717 posted 10/10/16 8:14pm

motherfunka

i24u said:

They are opening for 15 more days. For those of you that have done the tour do you feel the VIP tour was worth the extra money or just go with GA

The difference is that you get to see the video editing suite, the Galaxy Room (lounge area for Studio B), and Studio B and can take a photo with the P&AM piano and blue cloud guitar (in Studio B). Also there are up to 50 people for GA and only 15 for VIP. You decide! biggrin I would say the extra $ is worth it, escpecially if you are traveling here and won't be back often.

Reply #718 posted 10/10/16 8:21pm

i24u

motherfunka said:

i24u said:

They are opening for 15 more days. For those of you that have done the tour do you feel the VIP tour was worth the extra money or just go with GA

The difference is that you get to see the video editing suite, the Galaxy Room (lounge area for Studio B), and Studio B and can take a photo with the P&AM piano and blue cloud guitar (in Studio B). Also there are up to 50 people for GA and only 15 for VIP. You decide! biggrin I would say the extra $ is worth it, escpecially if you are traveling here and won't be back often.

THANK YOU

Reply #719 posted 10/10/16 8:34pm

motherfunka

i24u said:

motherfunka said:

The difference is that you get to see the video editing suite, the Galaxy Room (lounge area for Studio B), and Studio B and can take a photo with the P&AM piano and blue cloud guitar (in Studio B). Also there are up to 50 people for GA and only 15 for VIP. You decide! biggrin I would say the extra $ is worth it, escpecially if you are traveling here and won't be back often.

THANK YOU

You're welcome! Enjoy!

Reply #720 posted 10/10/16 8:37pm

motherfunka

So what happened with people that had tickets for the days that were not Oct 6, 8, or 14? Did you get refunds? Hold for exchange to another date?

Reply #721 posted 10/11/16 7:58pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/chanhassen-extends-temporary-permit-for-paisley-park-museum/396598071/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Chanhassen City Council has allowed PP to be open for tours for 12 additional days, but PP museum officials must decide which 12 days PP will be operating.

Reply #722 posted 10/12/16 8:05pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-announces-more-tour-dates-after-another-temporary-reprieve/396811011/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that PP tour dates have been announced. According to the article, PP tours will be held tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, then again next weekend. Apparently, Chanhassen City Council heard from fans who had already booked to come in for the tribute concert tomorrow, and you guys made a difference for P. Thank you.

Reply #723 posted 10/17/16 4:45pm

paisleymoon

They said the will be refunding the tickets. I got an email saying they had been cancelled last week, but still the refund hasn't come. They offered if you wanted to or could go on a date that was being offered instead (October 6, 8, or 14) you had to repurchase tickets for the new date.

motherfunka said:

So what happened with people that had tickets for the days that were not Oct 6, 8, or 14? Did you get refunds? Hold for exchange to another date?

Reply #724 posted 10/17/16 8:52pm

twinnies

So, will Paisley Park be officially open for public tours in 2017 after the Chanhassen City Coucil resolves all their issues? I hope so. Prince would have wanted it to be open.

Reply #725 posted 10/20/16 5:37pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/want-to-see-prince-s-cloud-suit-free-exhibit-opens-at-mall-of-america/397801351/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that a temporary free Prince exhibit is on display at the Mall of America until November 14. They are also reporting that PP is open for tours this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and that Chanhassen City Council is taking up the matter of PP tours this Monday, October 24th.

Reply #726 posted 10/20/16 5:44pm

morningsong

bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/want-to-see-prince-s-cloud-suit-free-exhibit-opens-at-mall-of-america/397801351/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that a temporary free Prince exhibit is on display at the Mall of America until November 14. They are also reporting that PP is open for tours this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and that Chanhassen City Council is taking up the matter of PP tours this Monday, October 24th.




Yeah, yeah, yeah, Minni gets everything. Yuh huh. wink


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― T.S. Eliot

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Reply #727 posted 10/20/16 8:29pm

rogifan

morningsong said:

 



bilbolives said:


http://www.startribune.com/want-to-see-prince-s-cloud-suit-free-exhibit-opens-at-mall-of-america/397801351/


 


The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that a temporary free Prince exhibit is on display at the Mall of America until November 14.  They are also reporting that PP is open for tours this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and that Chanhassen City Council is taking up the matter of PP tours this Monday, October 24th.






Yeah, yeah, yeah, Minni gets everything.  Yuh huh.   wink


 


Hey this is pretty much all we got as far as celebrities go (sorry Dylan doesn't count). lol
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #728 posted 10/20/16 8:34pm

teach49

rogifan said:

morningsong said:




Yeah, yeah, yeah, Minni gets everything. Yuh huh. wink


Hey this is pretty much all we got as far as celebrities go (sorry Dylan doesn't count). lol

I don't want to hijack the thread or anything, but out of curiosity, why doesn't Dylan count?

Reply #729 posted 10/21/16 4:20am

rogifan

teach49 said:

 



rogifan said:


morningsong said:

 





Yeah, yeah, yeah, Minni gets everything.  Yuh huh.   wink


 



Hey this is pretty much all we got as far as celebrities go (sorry Dylan doesn't count). lol

I don't want to hijack the thread or anything, but out of curiosity, why doesn't Dylan count?


He doesn't count for me because he left Minnesota and pretty much never looked back. Even though Prince had homes in LA and other places he never really left Minnesota. He didn't build Paisley Park in LA he built it in a Minneapolis suburb. And for the last 6 or so years of his life he called Minnesota home. That matters to me.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #730 posted 10/21/16 5:50am

teach49

rogifan said:

teach49 said:

I don't want to hijack the thread or anything, but out of curiosity, why doesn't Dylan count?

He doesn't count for me because he left Minnesota and pretty much never looked back. Even though Prince had homes in LA and other places he never really left Minnesota. He didn't build Paisley Park in LA he built it in a Minneapolis suburb. And for the last 6 or so years of his life he called Minnesota home. That matters to me.

Makes perfect sense. I'm not from MN, and I admit that I don't think of MN immediately when I think of Dylan; it's more his words swirling around in my head when he's mentioned. I do think of him as a Midwestern poet, though, especially in his perceptions of himself and his writing. But, yeah, when you think of Prince, you think of MN, too. It meant more to him I think. Both of them are playing with personas a bit on stage and in their writing, but I guess all performers do that.

You also have the writer Louise Erdrich, who is not as famous as P and Dylan, but who has maintained her connection to MN with her bookstore in downtown Minneapolis. She's won many, many writing awards over the years, and is a pretty major figure in the literary world, but yeah, your average person probably hasn't heard of her. But when I think of MN artists, I always think of her, after P of course.

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URL: http://prince.org/msg/7/431248/BREAKING-Paisley-Park-opening-for-public-tours-starting-Oct-6

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