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Thread started 08/28/16 1:46pm

June7

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Fans Get Chance To "Attend" Memorial For Prince

THIS JUST IN!

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In Remembrance of Prince: A Fan Gathering

A very special, intimate fan event to bring people together in honor of the man and his legacy. The event will take place on Monday August 29th at The Roxy in West Hollywood beginning at noon. There will be an exclusive fan memorial to celebrate this truly talented and iconic man. Being on time is recommended. Doors open at 12 noon. Special presentation starts at 12:30, so don't be late. This will be first come, first served and a limited number of spaces are available. It will be a time for reflection and closure. A strict cell phone policy enforced. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs of this event. Cash bar will be available.
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Reply #1 posted 08/28/16 2:01pm

hifidelity67

Roxy uh .. noon you say, Ill try, has to be on a workday in the middle of the day eh.

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Reply #2 posted 08/28/16 2:34pm

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June7 said:

THIS JUST IN! ________ In Remembrance of Prince: A Fan Gathering A very special, intimate fan event to bring people together in honor of the man and his legacy. The event will take place on Monday August 29th at The Roxy in West Hollywood beginning at noon. There will be an exclusive fan memorial to celebrate this truly talented and iconic man. Being on time is recommended. Doors open at 12 noon. Special presentation starts at 12:30, so don't be late. This will be first come, first served and a limited number of spaces are available. It will be a time for reflection and closure. A strict cell phone policy enforced. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs of this event. Cash bar will be available.

eek who put this together? I live in the south so I can't go but kudos to those that get to

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Reply #3 posted 08/28/16 3:42pm

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Sounds wonderful!!!! I am on the opposite coast so won't be there but do hope people who are lucky enough to attend will tell us alllll about it! lol

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Reply #4 posted 08/28/16 3:52pm

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I would so have loved to have gone to this but I left LA last week and am now back in Scotland sad it would have been great to speak to others about our feelings - no-one I know here understands!
I really do need to feel some sort of closure with this. I haven't listened to any other music for 4 months & still get waves of overwhelming sadness when I think of what happened to him.
I hope anyone who does go will tell us all about it! I'm sure it will be lovely.
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Reply #5 posted 08/28/16 3:58pm

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June7 said:

THIS JUST IN!

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In Remembrance of Prince: A Fan Gathering

A very special, intimate fan event to bring people together in honor of the man and his legacy. The event will take place on Monday August 29th at The Roxy in West Hollywood beginning at noon. There will be an exclusive fan memorial to celebrate this truly talented and iconic man. Being on time is recommended. Doors open at 12 noon. Special presentation starts at 12:30, so don't be late. This will be first come, first served and a limited number of spaces are available. It will be a time for reflection and closure. A strict cell phone policy enforced. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs of this event. Cash bar will be available.

Says who? Not exactly catering for everyone
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Reply #6 posted 08/28/16 4:16pm

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What kind of notice is that? I guess it's just for local fans. confused
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Reply #7 posted 08/28/16 4:56pm

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well 4 anyone who get's to go, I hope u get to release, release a bit for me

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Reply #8 posted 08/28/16 5:40pm

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hifidelity67 said:

Roxy uh .. noon you say, Ill try, has to be on a workday in the middle of the day eh.


Hmmmm...One day notice? hmm
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Reply #9 posted 08/28/16 5:44pm

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Source please.
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Reply #10 posted 08/28/16 6:39pm

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oliviacamron said:

What kind of notice is that? I guess it's just for local fans. confused


The announcement did call it an event for local fans.
Not much notice = decent music and venue?
Lots of upset bosses tomorrow at workplaces.
Cost should he a bit higher to ensure it's not a madhouse.
I wish they'd televise these things. Then we could all attend. For $5 they should.
Still, I'm happy they're having it. Any purple togetherness is a plus. A big A+.
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Reply #11 posted 08/28/16 6:45pm

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Yes, I heard about this last night. I'd go, but noon on a Monday makes it a little difficult.
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Reply #12 posted 08/28/16 7:12pm

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oliviacamron said:
What kind of notice is that? I guess it's just for local fans. confused
The announcement did call it an event for local fans. Not much notice = decent music and venue? Lots of upset bosses tomorrow at workplaces. Cost should he a bit higher to ensure it's not a madhouse. I wish they'd televise these things. Then we could all attend. For $5 they should. Still, I'm happy they're having it. Any purple togetherness is a plus. A big A+.

no music. no musical tribute.

going to be chill event. be there if you can...

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Reply #13 posted 08/28/16 8:26pm

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AudreyA said:

I would so have loved to have gone to this but I left LA last week and am now back in Scotland sad it would have been great to speak to others about our feelings - no-one I know here understands!
I really do need to feel some sort of closure with this. I haven't listened to any other music for 4 months & still get waves of overwhelming sadness when I think of what happened to him.
I hope anyone who does go will tell us all about it! I'm sure it will be lovely.

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Reply #14 posted 08/28/16 10:05pm

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Thank you so much June7 for posting this. I live east of Hollywood/LA area so I could make this trip and would have. But Monday is not good for me and the time, plus the notice stinks : (

I am down for any So Cal events especially in Hollywood/LA/OC area and would be happy to go and report back to The Org on the happenings. So keep me in mind for any future events.

Sux, the Roxy is a good lil club, so much history there!

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Reply #15 posted 08/28/16 10:09pm

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anangellooksdown said:

oliviacamron said:

What kind of notice is that? I guess it's just for local fans. confused


The announcement did call it an event for local fans.
Not much notice = decent music and venue?
Lots of upset bosses tomorrow at workplaces.
Cost should he a bit higher to ensure it's not a madhouse.
I wish they'd televise these things. Then we could all attend. For $5 they should.
Still, I'm happy they're having it. Any purple togetherness is a plus. A big A+.

The mayor should just shut down the whole town so people can attend. lol
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Reply #16 posted 08/28/16 10:34pm

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Micheal Jackson's birthday Hmmm are they being shady?
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Reply #17 posted 08/29/16 5:33am

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AudreyA said:

I would so have loved to have gone to this but I left LA last week and am now back in Scotland sad it would have been great to speak to others about our feelings - no-one I know here understands!
I really do need to feel some sort of closure with this. I haven't listened to any other music for 4 months & still get waves of overwhelming sadness when I think of what happened to him.
I hope anyone who does go will tell us all about it! I'm sure it will be lovely.

yeahthat

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Reply #18 posted 08/29/16 6:52am

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A memorial at noon with a cash bar? For prince? Im hoping that is an error. Best wishes just the same.
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Reply #19 posted 08/29/16 8:46am

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So did the Roxy organize this event, or was it organized by others and the Roxy is merely the venue hosting it? Seems like a strange time of day, and on a weekday, to hold such an event; so many people who'd maybe like to go can't due to work and other obligations. I don't understand this but hope whoever goes has a good experience

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Reply #20 posted 08/29/16 9:17am

hifidelity67

Sorry work calls .. no go.
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Reply #21 posted 08/29/16 9:50am

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I would love to go, as I live in Cali, but I am not in the area. So for those who can and do attend, I hope you have a great time and have fun.

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Reply #22 posted 08/29/16 11:12am

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So close, yet so far.


Hope you all have fun.

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Reply #23 posted 08/29/16 5:17pm

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Dang, folks are keeping it a secret?

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Reply #24 posted 08/30/16 9:47pm

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They choose MJ's birthday to do this??? broken broken broken brokenI'm living in double hell!!
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Reply #25 posted 08/31/16 8:56am

CharlieGriffin

Are there any reports from folk who attened?

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Reply #26 posted 08/31/16 10:14am

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So sad, this sounded like a mid-day happy hour "theme" merely to bring in coins for a business owner. wtf.

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I know the notice was short.
I know the venue choice of having at The Roxy was strange.
I know midday on a Monday was also not the best time for all involved.
But, I am not in control of such things and I think it was done to coincide with those already here in conjunction with the already scheduled Oscar Screening of Purple Rain.

So, I'm going to go into a little bit of detail as to how this played out.

Manuela Testolini, Prince's former wife, had something to do with the Academy's scheduling and presenting of the screening. She and Val (yes our Val) were talking about how great it would be to do something 'for the fans who didn't get to go to any 'official events' held by family and such. Manuela thought it would be nice to screen the actual memorial held in Minneapolis last May and explained to Val that if she could find a venue maybe we can make this happen.

Val, went into SuperVal mode and was able to get The Roxy to host it. But, these things aren't free - so, to secure it for when all would be in town, and still afford the venue - Monday seemed fitting. Manuela, in the meantime, was calling everybody who appeared in the memorial to grant her the release to show their portion of their eulogy. Those who signed off were included, those who didn't or couldn't be reached were edited out.

The reason it was strongly worded and we were adamant at the memorial to put all phones down was to ensure that absolutely no filming of the film be done, so she wouldn't get sued or so that one day, if needed, all the footage can one day be seen. Having now viewed it myself, I must say, the memorial was definitely helpful in releasing some sadness and furthering my ability to cope a little better. By all means, it did not end it, but the act of 'mourning' with other like minds did, in fact, help tremendously.

With Val securing the venue, a $5 donation was asked of those attending to help offset the cost, and it was agreed that the Roxy could offer drinks for sale to assist in their costs as well. Note: they created a special drink called "The Beautiful One" and offered it for purchase that day. I heard it was truly delicious.

The screening went off wonderfully and it was truly a pleasure to hear his friends and family remember - a standout in this regard was Tavis Smalley, whose remembrances were funny, brilliant and full of emotion. We cried, we laughed, we prayed and we applauded all with Prince in our minds and hearts. It was beautiful.

Manuela sat on the stage afterward and explained how hard this was for her, and also offered a little glimpse into her life with Prince and her life now. She was honest and spoke only highly of Prince and mentioned that earlier this year (or late last year - I don't remember the specifics) she and Prince ran into each other at The Roxy (during the divorce proceedings so it had to be much longer - damn my memory!!) and decided to go out and talk - where they proceeded to get into his limo and for over three hours drove around LA all night talking and sharing and making sure each other were okay. It was beautiful - and so was she, both in person and inside her heart. This memorial was not easy for her, as she explained that it is almost harder the second time around.

About 20-30 or so people attended - more than we thought for such short notice and we all signed a banner that Val was going to be taking to Minneapolis on Friday. Pictures of the event have been posted at our Facebook page (which should be easy to find, but if not I'll try to link it to this response too).

Here's the link for the pics

It ended about three hours after it started which included a nice montage of music and thoughts of him by others, including our own Militant in a voiceover representing The Org.

I wish it were done in a more timely fashion, allowing everybody who wanted to go - to go, but, you only get what you get, and you make the best of it and move on. We did just that.

Val took the stage after Manuela, explaining some of this process, and how all this affected her and Ben. I was witness to, and a part of, a beautifully small gathering of people who cared for Prince and who were able to say goodbye in their own little way.

I'm glad I was able to go, and I hope this little review of the day helped explain some of your queries as well as offer a little bit of closure to you as well.

Thank you for your questions and concerns, and know that we love all of you and will always try to include you all in whatever way we can when we get word of anything happening for Prince, and it is a public forum.

Thank you - June7
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Reply #28 posted 09/06/16 12:08am

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That sounded beautiful. Wish I could have attended or at least sent good vibes.
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Reply #29 posted 09/06/16 6:27am

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morningsong said:

That sounded beautiful. Wish I could have attended or at least sent good vibes.

You just did. wink

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