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Thread started 09/15/16 2:08pm

URTHE1

PUBLIC BREAKDOWNS?

Just wondering if anyone has almost had (or did have) a public breakdown regarding Prince? I was at Outback Steakhouse last weekend, and "Baby I'm a Star" starts playing in the restaurant. Props to Outback for putting it on their playlist! LOL Anyway, it took everything within me not to start crying before our meal came! I was singing along to the music but dying on the inside. Thanks for your responses. Missing you always PRINCE! sad prince

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Reply #1 posted 09/15/16 5:07pm

flyscdiva

Yes, at the movies to see Ghostbuster's this summer of ALL THINGS! The opening credits rolled and I started thinking about when the first GB's one came out and how I was a happy pre teen fan girl crazy for Prince. Just starting thinking about he was alive when I saw the original and now he was gone some 30 years later. I just got sad and tears started stinging my eyes.Thank God it was dark nobody noticed.How could I explain THAT to my kids?lol For long terms fans he is so intertwined in our lives and life events.Growing up, so many first and memories with his music. For so many he has just ALWAYS been there, and now...... sad

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Reply #2 posted 09/15/16 5:42pm

gollygirl

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Yes a week after he left us. I was in a restaurant having dinner with my daughter (who cannot understand the grief we feel) and a guy was singing songs on his guitar as entertainment and he sang"The Most Beautiful Girl" and I could not help but cry big Purple Tears. My daugher was NOT amused with me at all, but it was significant as I was unable to listen to any Prince up to then - and it cut deep. neutral

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Thank you Prince for every note you left behind đź’ś
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Reply #3 posted 09/15/16 6:49pm

Superfan1984

On the day P died, I called my sister to tell her (she works in an office) and she dropped the phone and ran down the hall screaming and everyone was like, "Who?"

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Reply #4 posted 09/15/16 8:56pm

Mumio

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No, it hasn't happened but I know it very easily could, especially if I tried to do anything Prince-related in public. I'm not attending anything until I know I can keep that under control, it's not something I want to share with anyone. I can't even imagine what it would be like in a group setting of emotional fans sad , I have a tough time when I see others cry in front of me.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #5 posted 09/15/16 9:11pm

oliviacamron

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So many times , I don't remember. One time I was at Target and flipped over an item to see the price , and it said Target Corp, Minneapolis Minnesota and that set me off. Several times ,I broke down when I saw the magazines with his face on the cover. Now when I go to Paisley Park in two weeks , I don't know if I can hold it together. I still cry a little almost every day, especially when Im at the gym listening to Prince. And Everytime I hear Purple Rain I ball in tears. I never plan to hear it but when im watching his concerts on YouTube,here comes Purple Rain again then here comes the full sobbing. I have not experienced any restaurant or retailers playing his music but if they did, I know I would cry.
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #6 posted 09/15/16 9:49pm

wishuhvn

Unfortunately, yes. I just seem to always be near the edge of tears. A huge piece of my heart is missing. Death is so cruel and there isn't a response that eases the pain of the one thing that always gave me solace...

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Reply #7 posted 09/15/16 9:59pm

Bluu

About 2 weeks ago I was at the Dell in Philadelphia for a concert with Sheila E./War/The Time. Now it was supposed to be some sort of tribute to Prince, but I wasn't really aware of that, so it kind of knocked the wind out of me when in the middle of Sheila's portion of the concert, someone onstage started playing "Purple Rain" on the piano, but I think it was kind of blended with another song or modified when the song started. Anyways, I wasn't expecting to hear a song from any of his albums and it got me good. I covered my face with my hands and started crying silently as I let the sudden wave of grief wash over me. My friends were there and started comforting me. I was able to come through it relatively quickly and get back to dancing and singing with Sheila...tears still on my face.

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As long as I can hear you smiling, you won't hear my tears. heart U P.

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Reply #8 posted 09/15/16 10:27pm

Mumio

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wishuhvn said:

Unfortunately, yes. I just seem to always be near the edge of tears. A huge piece of my heart is missing. Death is so cruel and there isn't a response that eases the pain of the one thing that always gave me solace...

hug comfort I understand, it's just been an awful time and I feel like you do too.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #9 posted 09/15/16 10:30pm

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Actually, I want to send hug heart and comfort to everyone here whose grief is still so close to the surface. It's been rough.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #10 posted 09/15/16 11:18pm

Krystalkisses

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No I only tear up in private. I do remember crying while driving and Sometimes it snows in April came on the radio on the day he died...but other than that I haven't cried that much even though I had been through a whirlwind of emotions since April 21st...mostly that music and memories put a smile on my face. He is in a better place now.
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Reply #11 posted 09/16/16 12:24am

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I've posted on facebook, nothing over the top, but just YouTube or article links. I did express how much I was feeling the loss, and I found other friends that I didn't know really loved him as much as I do. I've burned CD sets for friends, just shared his music and genius. Most everyone that knows me knows that I truly admired him, but my grieving has largely been private. My tears have been in moments alone, usually driving around and around listening to the music and not wanting to accept but knowing there is no choice in the matter. There's been quite a bit of death and dying closer to home, I was actually returning from a funeral when I heard Prince died. It doesn't seem real, but that's the way life goes. I wonder when I will die, and if I'll accomplish the things I hope to before that day comes. All I can do is do my best to live a life I can be proud of, and reach out to others while I can. Peace and love, good night.
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #12 posted 09/16/16 4:52am

oliviacamron

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kenkamken said:

I've posted on facebook, nothing over the top, but just YouTube or article links. I did express how much I was feeling the loss, and I found other friends that I didn't know really loved him as much as I do. I've burned CD sets for friends, just shared his music and genius. Most everyone that knows me knows that I truly admired him, but my grieving has largely been private. My tears have been in moments alone, usually driving around and around listening to the music and not wanting to accept but knowing there is no choice in the matter. There's been quite a bit of death and dying closer to home, I was actually returning from a funeral when I heard Prince died. It doesn't seem real, but that's the way life goes. I wonder when I will die, and if I'll accomplish the things I hope to before that day comes. All I can do is do my best to live a life I can be proud of, and reach out to others while I can. Peace and love, good night.

comfort grouphug
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #13 posted 09/16/16 12:29pm

onelap

Went to Zumba about a mouth after he left us and broke down when they played one of his songs. The teacher stopped the class as she thought I was hurt. Have not been back since.

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Reply #14 posted 09/16/16 12:41pm

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Its still tough. I mean, I dont even get it. How could the loss of a man that I never met continue to really shake me from time to time? Its just crazy. Ive lost extended family members and it hasnt stuck with me for this long.

Man, there will be alot of tears when folks start walking through Paisley Park.

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Reply #15 posted 09/16/16 12:53pm

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DarkKnight1 said:

Its still tough. I mean, I dont even get it. How could the loss of a man that I never met continue to really shake me from time to time? Its just crazy. Ive lost extended family members and it hasnt stuck with me for this long.

Man, there will be alot of tears when folks start walking through Paisley Park.

Every single last bit of this. There are many of us feeling this way so don't feel alone hug

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #16 posted 09/16/16 1:44pm

AudreyA

I listen to Prince every day - mostly in the gym, in the car & out shopping. The line in "Sometimes it Snows..." where he goes into falsetto & sings "I used to cry for Tracy cos I wanted to see him again" - It's so simple and beautiful that I break down every time, no matter where I am. Every time. Honestly, I can't believe how much his death has affected me. I don't have any less of him than I had before, except knowing he was on the planet. I've tried to rationalise it, but I can't. I know you all feel the same, so that does help!
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Reply #17 posted 09/16/16 3:27pm

eightiesbrat

No, I've somehow managed not to have any in public. I don't hear Prince in stores or restaurants much at all and definitely have not since April which is kind of strange since he was definitely being played more at that time as a reaction, from what I understand. I have had a few breakdowns in front of family members and that was awkward in its own right. My emotions were so raw right through to the end of May, I mean I could just cry at the drop of a hat during that time.

With the right trigger though , I could see this happening yet.

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #18 posted 09/16/16 10:46pm

DollyDagger

Just watched PURPLE RAIN on a 14 hour flight and got teary watching and reading the credits. Everyone around me was asleep.

I felt gutted. Like the rest of you, I've loved him for so long and feel his loss all the time. In that moment, I felt so alone with the pain and longing.
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Reply #19 posted 09/16/16 11:29pm

LBrent

Mumio said:



DarkKnight1 said:


Its still tough. I mean, I dont even get it. How could the loss of a man that I never met continue to really shake me from time to time? Its just crazy. Ive lost extended family members and it hasnt stuck with me for this long.



Man, there will be alot of tears when folks start walking through Paisley Park.




Every single last bit of this. There are many of us feeling this way so don't feel alone hug



Yup

Me too.
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Reply #20 posted 09/16/16 11:39pm

nlinn

Every day I mourn the loss. This site has been a Godsend for me. I am still stunned at the enormity of grief I feel. I'm grateful to have others who feel the same....
You should never underestimate the power of
A kiss on the neck
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Reply #21 posted 09/16/16 11:59pm

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nlinn said:

Every day I mourn the loss. This site has been a Godsend for me. I am still stunned at the enormity of grief I feel. I'm grateful to have others who feel the same....

hug grouphug comfort
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #22 posted 09/17/16 4:37am

PurpleMaze77

Prince's Kiss came up in a famous london nightclub this week. Was very happy to still hear him being played even though Kiss is def not my favourite song.It was kinda bittersweet the feeling...
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Reply #23 posted 09/17/16 5:03am

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Yes i heard the new when i was out and started to cry very hard. My bf had to confort me. We wanted to go to the cinema, but cancelled. Ive never cried in public it think before.
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Reply #24 posted 09/17/16 5:17am

luvgirl

The only time I let anyone publicly see me cry was at the screening of Purple Rain the weekend after his death. From the moment I saw him on that stage, I couldn't stop crying...

I've broke down in my car a few times listening to some of his music that touched me, I've teared up at my desk at work, but I made sure no one saw me. My family and friends are so over me and Prince, I wouldn't begin to let them see me cry again. sad
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Reply #25 posted 09/17/16 5:25am

MysticalChick

Right after he died, I posted a buttload on FB about it. Then I got spazzy that I was bothering people with my grief and wanted to delete it all. But that was my smallness talking. I chose to be willing to take up space with my pain. Not delete it, not hide it but to allow it to BE.



That was a huge growth moment for me because I mostly tried to hide those things and not make others uncomfortable. What I've noticed in the time he's been gone is his gentle insistence (in the background for me) to expand into more of who I BE. Allow people to see those parts I judge as wrong or sad or whatever. Be willing to take up space with my grief. It was so healing for me on so many levels.

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"So this is where U end, and U and I begin ..."

Thanks for being my mystical unicorn.
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Reply #26 posted 09/17/16 9:27am

tish9311

I cried when I went to see Purple Rain right after Prince died.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #27 posted 09/17/16 10:27pm

rkayla

Yup...it happens and I sometimes get frustrated because the logical side of me says I should control myself. I'm working my way through it but there are still certain songs that I just can't listen to, yet. I think they're probably the same songs that get most people...Nothing Compares 2 U, Sometimes It Snows in April and Purple Rain. I'm really hoping my trip to Minni in October will give me the closure and healing that I need.

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Reply #28 posted 09/17/16 11:15pm

Bluu

luvgirl said:

The only time I let anyone publicly see me cry was at the screening of Purple Rain the weekend after his death. From the moment I saw him on that stage, I couldn't stop crying... I've broke down in my car a few times listening to some of his music that touched me, I've teared up at my desk at work, but I made sure no one saw me. My family and friends are so over me and Prince, I wouldn't begin to let them see me cry again. sad [Edited 9/17/16 5:19am]

This happens to me too. A few times a month. Got me last week.

Fortunately I work in the corner of a sparsely populated office so it's easy for me to hide when the feelings come on.

I'm sorry you're going through this and your friends and family don't fully understand that you still use some emotional support. We're here for you.

pat

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Reply #29 posted 09/17/16 11:24pm

Bluu

Mumio said:

Actually, I want to send hug heart and comfort to everyone here whose grief is still so close to the surface. It's been rough.

Thank U Mumio heart. I second that and send love & hugz out to you and ALL the beautiful 1s who are still in mourning. grouphug

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