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Thread started 02/24/17 8:52pm

northernrain

Grievin' or groovin'?

So, how you gonna mark the day? Avoid it or embrace it? Somber or celebratory? In solitude or with kindred spirits? No doubt, everybody will find their own way.

I posted my plans for April 21 in the hopes that others too might be inspired to rise out of their grief and do something to help someone else. The Mods saw fit to move it to the Fan Gatherings forum, not exactly what I had in mind... But maybe you'll check it out?
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Reply #1 posted 02/24/17 9:02pm

nisibee

Celebration always. Will be up at the Celebration so with peeps. I'm afraid they'll make it sad though...I'd rather they not...

"There's something on the tip of my tongue got a taste 4 sin..."
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Reply #2 posted 02/24/17 9:36pm

NoOneReally

Groovin.

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Reply #3 posted 02/24/17 9:42pm

mbdtyler

If I remember correctly, my band will be playing a show somewhere that night. I'll definitely be jamming to Prince in the car on the way to/from the show, though, groovin' away the sadness. Last year, I drew his symbol on the back of my hand before a show I played very shortly after he passed away, I'll probably do this same this year.

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Reply #4 posted 02/25/17 12:02am

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It'll just be a day like any other and I'll try to be groovin' like any other day. I'm pretty sure I'll give it a thought because it'll be the first anniversary, but on the other hand I didn't think "oh it's P's birthday" every June 7th, so I'll probably not think about it every April 21st. I'm groovin' on P's music on a regular basis, his music is part of my daily life and will always be.

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Reply #5 posted 02/25/17 12:21am

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I hope to have the day off work. Watch a few concerts I think. Definitely feel it should be to celebrate him. A whole year. He ain't coming back. We and life go on - so much the richer for having had the little guy in it! If we can get over to
Manchester maybe visit the mural and have a moody woodbine outside the academy.
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What're your plans then that are so shocking that mods needed to move them?
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #6 posted 02/25/17 1:19am

SweetKathleen

Groovin for sure...but haven't decided exactly what to do yet. I want one extra-special day a year to celebrate him more than normal. I'm almost positive he would have wanted people to celebrate his passing rather than his birthday.

So...I'm thinking: (1) the day should be all vegetarian; (2) should include music and dancing; and (3) should include giving to others in some way.

I would love to read what other people are thinking of doing.

I miss you my friend --jj, me, and many others
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Reply #7 posted 02/25/17 3:30am

northernrain

mikeyaddict said:

I hope to have the day off work. Watch a few concerts I think. Definitely feel it should be to celebrate him. A whole year. He ain't coming back. We and life go on - so much the richer for having had the little guy in it! If we can get over to
Manchester maybe visit the mural and have a moody woodbine outside the academy.
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What're your plans then that are so shocking that mods needed to move them?


Oh, nothing much. Just a dusk till dawn ping-pong marathon fundraiser. Six sponsored teams playing through the night, rockin' to the music, proceeds donated to Autism Canada.starfish pancakes and coffee in the morning before we go home to bed. I thought he might have liked that.😉
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Reply #8 posted 02/25/17 3:44am

lemoncrush19

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northernrain said:

mikeyaddict said:
I hope to have the day off work. Watch a few concerts I think. Definitely feel it should be to celebrate him. A whole year. He ain't coming back. We and life go on - so much the richer for having had the little guy in it! If we can get over to Manchester maybe visit the mural and have a moody woodbine outside the academy. . What're your plans then that are so shocking that mods needed to move them?
Oh, nothing much. Just a dusk till dawn ping-pong marathon fundraiser. Six sponsored teams playing through the night, rockin' to the music, proceeds donated to Autism Canada.starfish pancakes and coffee in the morning before we go home to bed. I thought he might have liked that.😉


no. he doesn't like it.
he loves it! pretty sure about that yes

the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #9 posted 02/25/17 4:42am

MonsterZeroTwo

Definitely groovin.

I don't mean to be morbid but as a lifelong Prince fan I've ALWAYS said, the day he dies I'm literally just going to stop whatever I'm doing and drive and blast the hell out of his music. And that's exactly what I did last year, albeit I couldn't exactly leave work, but afterwards...
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Reply #10 posted 02/25/17 4:46am

MonsterZeroTwo

You know, I set up a thing last year at Amoeba Records in LA. I met a few people and we took it from there. It actually ended up being a really cool night of barhopping together, so this year I think I'll do the same and try to get a get together going. I think every year from now on April 21 is my own personal holiday. A day to reflect but a day to celebrate his music and his genius.
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Reply #11 posted 02/25/17 8:11am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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I've got Jury duty. So either way I won't be happy. confused

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Reply #12 posted 02/25/17 8:48am

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Embrace it, by groovin

I cannot get to the PP event, so I'm going to have some Prince fan friends over

I have a bunch of images (Prince/band) I'm going to put into the many frames I have and display them, along with all the cd/albums I have, and get a bunch of purple music playlist ready

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #13 posted 02/25/17 8:59am

TrivialPursuit

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"Let the dead bury the dead". I'll be groovin' and celebratin'. I miss him horribly, but I can't bring him back by wallowing in sorrow. There's joy in the morning!

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #14 posted 02/25/17 9:08am

MattyJam

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I don't believe in anniverary's. If something or someone is special to me, I don't need a 365 day cycle to remind me of that.

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Reply #15 posted 02/25/17 9:27am

TrivialPursuit

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MattyJam said:

I don't believe in anniverary's. If something or someone is special to me, I don't need a 365 day cycle to remind me of that.


Boy, you nailed that one in an unintended way. Every month on the 21st, fans are burning black candles at midnight, lighting some sandalwood incense, and playing "Sometimes It Snows in April".

I'm all...

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #16 posted 02/25/17 9:51am

muleFunk

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24 hour Marathon !

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Reply #17 posted 02/25/17 10:19am

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OldFriends4Sale said:


Embrace it, by groovin



I cannot get to the PP event, so I'm going to have some Prince fan friends over


I have a bunch of images (Prince/band) I'm going to put into the many frames I have and display them, along with all the cd/albums I have, and get a bunch of purple music playlist ready





Very cool, Sal.
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Reply #18 posted 02/25/17 10:24am

anangellooksdo
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I will do both. I think it's important to process our feelings but the main thing is that we are GRATEFUL for the time we had him for. touched pray hug hug heart music woot!
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Reply #19 posted 02/25/17 8:55pm

CalhounSq

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No idea, it's gonna feel sad though, I know that much...
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
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Reply #20 posted 02/25/17 9:23pm

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anangellooksdown said:

I will do both. I think it's important to process our feelings but the main thing is that we are GRATEFUL for the time we had him for. touched pray hug hug heart music woot!

Yes I agree

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #21 posted 02/25/17 10:00pm

FunkiestOne

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April 21st is a day to forget. June 7 is a day to remember and celebrate.

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Reply #22 posted 02/26/17 8:18am

Telecaster5

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FunkiestOne said:

April 21st is a day to forget. June 7 is a day to remember and celebrate.

yeahthat

I´ll keep doing what I have been doing since last april 21st: forget it ever happened.

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Reply #23 posted 02/26/17 8:19am

Genesia

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One of my co-workers is on vacation that week, so I will be working my ass off doing her job and mine.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #24 posted 02/26/17 8:51am

Morningstarlet

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databank said:

It'll just be a day like any other and I'll try to be groovin' like any other day. I'm pretty sure I'll give it a thought because it'll be the first anniversary, but on the other hand I didn't think "oh it's P's birthday" every June 7th, so I'll probably not think about it every April 21st. I'm groovin' on P's music on a regular basis, his music is part of my daily life and will always be.



This ^^^^ Its a shame we lost Prince but it's time to move forward.
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Reply #25 posted 02/26/17 8:58am

luvgirl

Taking the day off to groove, but it will be an emotional day nonetheless, so I can't promise there won't be grieving. I have no idea what the day will bring...
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Reply #26 posted 02/26/17 11:08am

luv2tha99s

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Just like my good buddy Earthworm Jim, Ima be Groovin!
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Reply #27 posted 02/26/17 11:16am

bigd74

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I'm out at a concert that night, so at least my mind mind will be fixed on something else.

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #28 posted 02/26/17 12:05pm

StopIt

This 365, but not publicly dramatic.

And the whole April...

-or 21st...

-or snow...

-or rainbows...

-or proteges....

-or slathering lavendar...

-or staring at collectibles....

-or other OCD fixations publicly aired are So Not him.

Sucks, but it's as bad every day, so carry on in a productive manner he'd approve of instead.




TrivialPursuit said:

MattyJam said:

I don't believe in anniverary's. If something or someone is special to me, I don't need a 365 day cycle to remind me of that.


Boy, you nailed that one in an unintended way. Every month on the 21st, fans are burning black candles at midnight, lighting some sandalwood incense, and playing "Sometimes It Snows in April".

I'm all...

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Reply #29 posted 03/02/17 12:19pm

TonyVanDam

FunkiestOne said:

April 21st is a day to forget. June 7 is a day to remember and celebrate.


June 7 is on a Wednesday, 6/7/2017.

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