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Thread started 08/30/16 1:01am

Krystalkisses

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Now that he is gone, do you wish you could have met Prince?

If you actually had the opportunity to meet Prince when he was alive would you have taken it? Imagine if you didn't know he was going to leave us so soon. I know that sounds like an obvious question given how much we all love him but when you really think about it, what would be the benefit of meeting someone you admire? I remember in high school I did have a music teacher who was a musician and he reiterated to us that famous line about "Never meet your idols" and told us about how he declined to meet the lead singer of the Talking Heads because he loved their music so much and didn't want any potential bad interaction to cloud his love of their music.

And for all the crazy fan girls out there like me... razz ...do you think meeting him would live up to the fantasy or no? Is it better to just keep him as your dream man safe in your imagination or would you actually would have wanted to meet him and have that memory even if it potentialy would not go as you always fantasized about?

I know I dreamed of meeting him many times (and ok I had other kinda dreams about him ... wink ) but there was something kinda comforting about just watching him from afar, enjoying his music, being entertained by him and only knowing the fantasy.....sexy

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Reply #1 posted 08/30/16 1:26am

1Sasha

No, meeting him - meeting any star - is not important to me. I do wish, however, that I had seen him in concert back in the 80s. When I did see him in 2013 for the only time, I was glad to finally be there but disappointed in the show. There was not a lot of Prince - he was the bandleader. I cannot even remember any songs he sang, although I know he did. But the 80s ... Even up to the Musicology tour ... That I regret missing.
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Reply #2 posted 08/30/16 1:31am

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Yes. It was my dream to work with him. Actually I always KNEW I would. I can't explain this intuition I had growing up. I never even got to see him live. This is a big deal and a shock to people who know how much I love him. And that whole thing about never meeting your idols....mmmm, I think it's a bit silly. Even though I love him, I never lived under the illusion that he was a perfect person that never made mistakes. So even if he did let me down in person, all the good he did would have outweighed the bad. I think he would have been wonderful to be around. Especially if you were a hard working musician and a good person.
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Reply #3 posted 08/30/16 1:33am

HeavenMustBNea
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1Sasha said:

No, meeting him - meeting any star - is not important to me. I do wish, however, that I had seen him in concert back in the 80s. When I did see him in 2013 for the only time, I was glad to finally be there but disappointed in the show. There was not a lot of Prince - he was the bandleader. I cannot even remember any songs he sang, although I know he did. But the 80s ... Even up to the Musicology tour ... That I regret missing.


Agreed. I would have loved to see the lovesexy tour!!! And the Musicology tour. Wow 1Sasha, I think this is the first time I have read anyone being dissapointed in one of his shows lol. I know what you mean though...
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Reply #4 posted 08/30/16 1:54am

1Sasha

I saw the last of the three nights in 2013 at Mohegan Sun. It was the least favorably-reviewed of the three shows. It was a house party format with Doug E. Fresh as intermission entertainment. I think I was expecting the hits but that was not most of the show. But I did get to be in the room - I simply expected more of the catalogue, not the new material. Even that night, I thought Prince seemed tired. He walked around but it was as if he was elsewhere mentally.
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Reply #5 posted 08/30/16 1:56am

remko

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Never wanted to meet him
Always wanted to see him
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Reply #6 posted 08/30/16 2:01am

FunkiestOne

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Of course part of me wishes I could have told him how much he and his music meant to me, but he heard that all the time. I feel like I told him this along with thousands of other people every time we cheered and clapped when seeing him in concert.

But truthfully, I don't think I'm interesting enough to make it worth Prince's time to have talked to me if we met. I just wouldn't have much to say. I do wish I would have touched his hand in the last ATL shows when he walked across the front of the stage, shaking hands with people. I wanted to, but somehow felt like it shouldn't have been important. But it was and I wish I would have done it now.

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Reply #7 posted 08/30/16 4:30am

joeycocopuffs

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uhhh yes or no? i think i would rather see him live than a little chance of meeting him? that would be great tho if i were to meet him. i'd be shaking like a mf while my blood running through my veins at the thought of meeting somebody famous.

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Reply #8 posted 08/30/16 5:22am

Dibblekins

FunkiestOne said:

Of course part of me wishes I could have told him how much he and his music meant to me, but he heard that all the time. I feel like I told him this along with thousands of other people every time we cheered and clapped when seeing him in concert.

But truthfully, I don't think I'm interesting enough to make it worth Prince's time to have talked to me if we met. I just wouldn't have much to say. I do wish I would have touched his hand in the last ATL shows when he walked across the front of the stage, shaking hands with people. I wanted to, but somehow felt like it shouldn't have been important. But it was and I wish I would have done it now.

That is so sad! I think the fact that you're so humble and introspective would have made you a very interesting person for him to have met!

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Reply #9 posted 08/30/16 5:29am

Guitarhero

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I wish i had the chance just to say hi to him and that he gave me the inspiration to learn the guitar. guitar

Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace. I'm heartbroken bheart
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Reply #10 posted 08/30/16 6:34am

DarkKnight1

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Of course. Just to say thank you.

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #11 posted 08/30/16 7:01am

jayseajay

Really really wanted to talk to him about God - specifically the difference between Christian and more eastern/pagan religions and where he was with that in his journey right now (I really want to know how the third eye shades went down at the Kingdom Hall). Might have had to ask him to wear a black sack and a bag over his head (and to make sure he didn't smell amazing or use the supersexy voice) so I wasn't tempted to embarrass myself by trying to jump him. smile

Not like I love my guitar....
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Reply #12 posted 08/30/16 8:25am

roxy831

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No, never wanted to meet him.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #13 posted 08/30/16 8:34am

Dibblekins

I'd have liked to have interviewed him / helped him write his memoir.

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Reply #14 posted 08/30/16 8:37am

rainbowchild

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Always wanted to visit Paisley Park someday while he was alive. That's not going to happen now and I will regret it for the rest of my life. 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
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Reply #15 posted 08/30/16 8:45am

Vox

I would have loved to had the time for several long conversations about religion, if he had been up for that. It wasn't meant to be.
A sophisticated mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations that aren't right...
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Reply #16 posted 08/30/16 9:08am

contropurple

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Yes. Just to say " I know whilst playing an instrument one does not lie". Then I would do a runner.
Will be listening to the Purple One till the day I die. Will dance till I no longer can..
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Reply #17 posted 08/30/16 9:15am

1contessa

I've always wanted to meet him, but now I have to accept that it just wasn't meant to be, at least not here on earth.

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Reply #18 posted 08/30/16 9:37am

ac4luv

Vox said:

I would have loved to had the time for several long conversations about religion, if he had been up for that. It wasn't meant to be.





Me too!
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Reply #19 posted 08/30/16 9:40am

Krystalkisses

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Dibblekins said:

I'd have liked to have interviewed him / helped him write his memoir.

Omg that would be way cool! I love to write so he would be an unbelievably facinating subject!

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Reply #20 posted 08/30/16 11:46am

manabean84

I would have loved to have met him, always have and always wish I could have. I at least wish I would have gotten the chance to see him in concert, but I never got the opportunity for that either.

I'm not a human
I am a dove
I'm your conscious
I am love
All I really need is to know that
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Reply #21 posted 08/30/16 12:14pm

LBrent

This is a hard question for me cuz I always thought of going to Paisley Park when he was alive, but time and unforseen occurrence and my own...self sabotage?...kept me from doing it when I had the time and resources and opportunities.

I was afraid that meeting someone who I found that fascinating was unnecessary. I'm average looking. I don't sing. I have no musical talents. I'm a career nurse who writes erotic romance and makes independent movies as a hobbyist. The people I've met in those settings, I know most of them as collaborators or friends of friends and was actually an active part of those scenes. They weren't "celebrities" to me. I could call or text or email or drop by and not feel awkward. I'm a NYer, we don't do the "fangirl" thing much much. Too cool for that. Lol

I was married from 1981-1998. I wasn't interested in having sex with P and I didn't think of him in terms of a potential romantic relationship material. I'm spiritual, but pretty far from religious. I've seen him many times in concert and even though I was sitting pretty close, I don't remember what he looked like from that because the energy was so intense and overwhelming that I can't find a specific picture of him in my mind from those times unless I see pictures someone else took. What could we possibly have in common? What could we talk about? Our shared sweet tooth? Doritos? How he kept his perm so on point? Eyeliner application?

So I never could figure out what would be the point in meeting him. I had nothing to offer and I didn't want to be on the long list of people who wanted something from him.

Also, what if he wasn't who I thought he was and I ended up disappointed?

So, I deliberately stayed at a distance. If I had known that he would leave so soon, I might have made different choices, but this is the story we got so...
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Reply #22 posted 08/30/16 12:14pm

jasopig

I did meet him. I wish I would have bent over backwards more often to see his performances at Paisley Park. I missed more than I saw and that irks me now.

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Reply #23 posted 08/30/16 12:16pm

ufoclub

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Wish I could have been involved in some creative project of his.

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Reply #24 posted 08/30/16 12:17pm

jasopig

LBrent said:

I'm a career nurse who writes erotic romance ...

Hmm, anything I might have read? (I read a lot)

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Reply #25 posted 08/30/16 12:18pm

Krystalkisses

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jasopig said:

I wish I would have bent over backwards more often to see his performances at Paisley Park. I missed more than I saw and that irks me now.

I completley know what you mean! I feel the same way. I really regret that now. Although the times when I was a super fan I was either too young to go or he only did PP shows sportatically. I guess I assumed I would have many more years to enjoy him. sigh

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Reply #26 posted 08/30/16 12:33pm

BillieBalloon

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I'd have liked to have interviewed him / helped him write his memoir.






Nevermind write it. I'd like to be IN it!

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Reply #27 posted 08/30/16 1:06pm

leftcoast

If I had had the chance to meet him, I probably would have been so in awe that I would not have been able to speak and I would have stood there with my mouth open looking like a fool. So, no, I do not wish I had met Prince.
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Reply #28 posted 08/30/16 1:10pm

Militant

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I did meet him cool

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Reply #29 posted 08/30/16 1:16pm

LBrent

jasopig said:



LBrent said:


I'm a career nurse who writes erotic romance ...



Hmm, anything I might have read? (I read a lot)



I dunno. I only write under pen names.

Anything's possible. The world is a very small place. Lol
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