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Thread started 09/15/16 6:17pm

rogifan

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Minnesota Vikings plan Prince tribute for Sunday night halftime show

If only we could see this on TV but I'm sure NBC won't show it so they can show their stupid talking heads instead. Still holding out hope the local KARE 11 affiliate might be allowed to show it.

http://www.nfl.com/news/s...ium-opener

http://www.vikings.com/ne...0547d6f355

Vikings plan huge Prince tribute in stadium opener

The Minnesota Vikings are going all out for the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium.

The centerpiece of the night will remain the game, of course, a huge Sunday Night Football matchup against the hated Packers to be played in front of Al, Cris and the world. But the Vikings are giving the expected 66,000-plus fans in attendance more bang for their buck to celebrate the occasion.

According to the Star Tribune, the festivities will include DJ Skee (I'm not familiar with his work), an Icelandic soccer captain, Mountain from Game of Thrones (why not?), the Minnesota Orchestra, and an elaborate tribute to Prince.

How big a deal is this to the Vikings? They successfully petitioned the league to get an extra minute added to halftime to facilitate all the moving parts for their show. The Minnesota Orchestra will take the field during the break, a collective of 70 different musicians. A group of 215 volunteers will make sure the field in cleared in time for the scheduled start of the second half.

The Iceland soccer star is Aron Gunnarsson (great name), who we surmise will take part in the new "Vikings Skol Chant", a take-off of the "Vikings War Chant" we saw this summer when the Icelandic soccer team returned home from an inspired run at the Euro Cup. See below:


As for the Prince tribute? True to the subject, it's pretty much a mystery. We do know 15,000 square feet of projection mapping will be laid across the U.S. Bank Stadium turf for the show.

That should be cool. I wish Prince was still around.
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Reply #1 posted 09/15/16 6:35pm

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rogifan said:

I wish Prince was still around.


Was thinking this earlier when they made the announcement for his tribute. Would rather be getting $ together to see him, not a tribute to him sad
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Reply #2 posted 09/15/16 6:41pm

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rogifan said:
I wish Prince was still around.
Was thinking this earlier when they made the announcement for his tribute. Would rather be getting $ together to see him, not a tribute to him sad

So true. Life is not fair. It's nice, though, that the Vikings are going to celebrate his life.

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Reply #3 posted 09/15/16 7:03pm

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Excellent. Did they ever formally adobt "Purple & Gold"? If they didn't, they must!

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Reply #4 posted 09/15/16 7:05pm

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Prince would be so proud that everyone is honoring him this way -- especially in Minneapolis. He never forgot where he came from and he loved Minnesota.

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Reply #5 posted 09/15/16 7:34pm

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cool

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Reply #6 posted 09/15/16 9:07pm

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clapping

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Reply #7 posted 09/15/16 9:48pm

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Way to go Vikings organization! 💜 I so want to see this.
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Reply #8 posted 09/15/16 11:56pm

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AWE-SOME!!!
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Reply #9 posted 09/16/16 4:54am

rogifan

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SquirrelMeat said:

Excellent. Did they ever formally adobt "Purple & Gold"? If they didn't, they must!


eek
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Reply #10 posted 09/16/16 4:54am

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sonshine said:

Way to go Vikings organization! 💜 I so want to see this.

I have a buddy who's going to be t the game. I'm so jealous. NFL broadcasts never show halftime shows other than the super bowl.
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Reply #11 posted 09/16/16 9:20am

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cool
So Nice they are honoring Prince, thanks for sharing.
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Reply #12 posted 09/16/16 9:32am

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i hope it is made avaliable to view.

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Reply #13 posted 09/16/16 9:47am

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That's wonderful. I hope we can see it. cool
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Reply #14 posted 09/18/16 4:57am

rogifan

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Btw NBC will not be showing this. I'm not sure about the local NBC station but my guess is they won't be showing it either. Boo.
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Reply #15 posted 09/18/16 11:02am

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rogifan said:

Btw NBC will not be showing this. I'm not sure about the local NBC station but my guess is they won't be showing it either. Boo.


Whaaat? Really? I was hoping I could watch it on tv. sad
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Reply #16 posted 09/18/16 12:13pm

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luvgirl said:

rogifan said:

Btw NBC will not be showing this. I'm not sure about the local NBC station but my guess is they won't be showing it either. Boo.


Whaaat? Really? I was hoping I could watch it on tv. sad

I figured that would be the case. It would be nice if the local NBC station showed it but I doubt they will. Maybe on the local news after.
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Reply #17 posted 09/18/16 4:45pm

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If NBC won't show the Prince tribute, how will we see it? Really depressed now.

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Reply #18 posted 09/18/16 4:49pm

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I'm sure it will end up on youtube

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Reply #19 posted 09/18/16 4:50pm

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They better show it! That would be really disrespectful if they didn't show it! sad
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Reply #20 posted 09/18/16 6:22pm

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Was Prince a big Vikings fan? I know he loved basketball but I've never heard anything about football. Other than the Amazing half time show he did.
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Reply #21 posted 09/18/16 6:28pm

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Suzee said:

Was Prince a big Vikings fan? I know he loved basketball but I've never heard anything about football. Other than the Amazing half time show he did.

Yes he was a Vikings fan.

Btw, when the Vikings scored tonight they played Let's Go Crazy. https://twitter.com/maris...4460875777 cool
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Reply #22 posted 09/18/16 6:29pm

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I'm sure it will end up on youtube


Until NBC and/or the NFL makes YT take it down.
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Reply #23 posted 09/18/16 7:06pm

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It's supposed to be classical music by the MN Orchestra..........sounds lame to me but I guess better than nothing.

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Reply #24 posted 09/18/16 7:09pm

luvgirl

I'm watching it now. It's half time and they are playing purple rain in the background. The sports caster said they were playing Prince in the background, but I haven't seen them show the tribute yet.
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Reply #25 posted 09/18/16 7:09pm

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3rdeyedude said:

It's supposed to be classical music by the MN Orchestra.....sounds lame to me but I guess better than nothing.


Better than nothing. Thanks Periscope!
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Reply #26 posted 09/18/16 7:09pm

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you could hear purple rain in the background

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Reply #27 posted 09/18/16 7:10pm

Bebop17

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I'm watching it now. It's half time and they are playing purple rain in the background.

You beat me to it. Hope the show does get posted.

Gimme some horns ... uh!
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Reply #28 posted 09/18/16 7:14pm

luvgirl

They could have at least showed some clips of it, geez...
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Reply #29 posted 09/18/16 7:15pm

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now they are playing Led Zeppelin's immigrant song

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