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Thread started 04/04/17 2:18pm

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Does your SO love Prince?

To those of you who are in a relationship, is your spouse a Prince fan? Even an orger? Are they supportive when it comes to your fandom?

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(I'm dating one, btw. Happy me after teary "can't find myself luv, boo-hoo" threads.)

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Reply #1 posted 04/04/17 2:30pm

pinkcashmere60

Hi,

Long time lurking, first time poster smile

I broke up with someone a few months ago after being together for years, and we were together at the time of Prince's death. All he knew of Prince was the song Purple Rain. I tried at various times over the years to introduce him to his music, but he just wasn't having it. Just before we broke up he walks in and I was listening to something from Prince with Third Eye Girl, he says "I didn't know you liked Jimmi Hendrix." I looked at him perplexed, " I do, but not sure where that came from" He was shocked to learn it was Prince. He now is discovering Prince, and texts me for recommendations. He even came over last month to watch the movie Purple Rain.

PS, I have always loved your screen name!!!

[Edited 4/4/17 14:32pm]

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Reply #2 posted 04/04/17 2:31pm

EmmaMcG

My ex is a HUGE Prince fan and is actually the one who introduced me to Prince's music. And he's a (former) orger. I'm not sure if he's still an order cause I haven't spoken to him in about a year but I don't see him on here so if anything, he's probably lurking around.

My current isn't really a Prince fan at all and would struggle to name more than 3 songs. I guess opposites really do attract. smile
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Reply #3 posted 04/04/17 3:27pm

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Nope. Just after we got married I had The Beautiful Ones playing in the kitchen while I went to the bathroom and when I returned it was off.

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Reply #4 posted 04/04/17 4:28pm

LBrent

My ex and I grew up in the same hometown, he's a few years older than me, and we both grew up listening to similar music in the early 70s so we both listened to P, too.

When we got married though, my ex seemed so jealous when a new P record would come out or we'd go to a P concert.

I was a much bigger fan and he seemed to resent my collecting P stuff.

When we divorced many years later, my ex made a point of destroying alot of my P memorabilia and taking lotsa my P music collection.

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Reply #5 posted 04/04/17 7:17pm

1contessa

No, and I think my husband was a little jealous of my love for Prince. lol......In fact, most of the people I grew up with along with my family, couldn't understand why I loved Prince. Many of them thought that he was weird, and didn't get his music, but then again, they thought I was weird also because I loved his music and him. It kind of surprised me when Prince passed, that a lot of them call me, and asked how I was doing, but they did, most saying that they called because they knew how much I loved him. I honestly didn't think they'd paid that much attention to my love of Prince, that they just thought I was weird, but I guess they did. It was kind of touching actually.

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Reply #6 posted 04/04/17 11:39pm

purpledoda

My husband likes Prince's music but he is not a fam. We were at Prince's concerts together smile And he tried to support me afther Prince's death sad

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Reply #7 posted 04/05/17 4:27am

CyndiGR

Nope.. my husband doesn't really like Prince's music. Thinks I'm "obsessed"
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Reply #8 posted 04/05/17 11:11am

indyangel66

Have been married almost 44yrs and my "better"half liked some of Ps music but was a not big fan,but when P passed he was there for me to cry on.
Love for the past and hope for future!!!
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Reply #9 posted 04/05/17 2:23pm

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I met the mother of my two first children in the line for buying tickets for a SOTT Tour in Paris. Iwas 15, she was 17.

She was the only person I knew who had more Prince pictures in her bedroom than me.
It was covered, 3 walls of Huge, medium, microscopic Princes, with no wall visible: she had covered every single inch.

We broke up before Lovesexy, though. Then we fell in love again around Graffiti Bridge, and then 15 years of life together. Baby you're a trip.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #10 posted 04/05/17 2:25pm

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omnithanos said:

Nope. Just after we got married I had The Beautiful Ones playing in the kitchen while I went to the bathroom and when I returned it was off.


That's grounds for divorce right there.

Obviously kidding, I wish you the best.



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The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #11 posted 04/05/17 2:59pm

SweetKathleen

My husband was not a Prince fan. And early on in our relationship (we've been married 27 years) he made a few comments about Prince that made me feel uncomfortable sharing my fandom with him in any way.

To my surprise, though, after Prince passed, he was quite understanding of my meltdown and constant talking about Prince. I'm grateful for that because I think I'd be a basketcase now otherwise.

He even recently said he actually liked Prince's well-known hits...amazing!

I miss you my friend --jj, me, and many others
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Reply #12 posted 04/05/17 6:21pm

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LBrent said:

My ex and I grew up in the same hometown, he's a few years older than me, and we both grew up listening to similar music in the early 70s so we both listened to P, too.

When we got married though, my ex seemed so jealous when a new P record would come out or we'd go to a P concert.

I was a much bigger fan and he seemed to resent my collecting P stuff.

When we divorced many years later, my ex made a point of destroying alot of my P memorabilia and taking lotsa my P music collection.

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Reply #13 posted 04/06/17 1:11pm

LBrent

gandorb said:

LBrent said:

My ex and I grew up in the same hometown, he's a few years older than me, and we both grew up listening to similar music in the early 70s so we both listened to P, too.

When we got married though, my ex seemed so jealous when a new P record would come out or we'd go to a P concert.

I was a much bigger fan and he seemed to resent my collecting P stuff.

When we divorced many years later, my ex made a point of destroying alot of my P memorabilia and taking lotsa my P music collection.

confused sad for you! Don't tell me their address chainsaw wink

Yeah.

Divorce sometimes brings out the worse in people. Eh, I'm mostly over it after all these years.

It did really hurt at the time.

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Reply #14 posted 04/06/17 2:46pm

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She loves Prince the man, and she loves his music up to a certain point (speaking both in years - probably losing interest around 1986-1987 - but also how much Prince she can listen to without needing a break).

When Prince died, she allowed me pretty much free reign of the TV and radio for about a week, and this included a 3-hour road trip up north and back.

After that, I think it was "life as normal" for her, and I guess I had gotten it out of my system too.

Or - to put it another way - she went with me to several Prince things in 2004 (Jay Leno, Musicology simulcast, Musicology concert) but had no interest in seeing him again here in Detroit in 2015.

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Reply #15 posted 04/07/17 5:34am

JediNationRelo
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She loves him dearly and I'm very thankful for that.

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Reply #16 posted 04/07/17 8:23am

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I think when we met years ago, he thought of him as sort of a punchline. But over time, he's grown to at least respect his skill and versatility. And he called me immediately at work last April to see if I was doing ok, so that's what really matters.

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Reply #17 posted 04/07/17 3:30pm

legna

she still can't believe he's gone

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Reply #18 posted 04/07/17 3:33pm

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I told my boyfriend how I find P sexy in the Motherless Child video and he told me he was jealous. I don't get it sad lol

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Reply #19 posted 04/07/17 4:23pm

EmmaMcG

FullLipsDotNose said:

I told my boyfriend how I find P sexy in the Motherless Child video and he told me he was jealous. I don't get it sad lol



Telling your boyfriend that you think anybody other than him is sexy is bound to be cause for jealousy. But to tell him that you think Prince, who you're also a huge fan of, is sexy is pretty much guaranteed to cause jealousy. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. It just proves that your boyfriend cares about you. It's better he be a little bit jealous than not bothered at all.

Oh, and congrats on finding someone you like. Even though I was going to try set you up with a friend of mine, I'm happy for you.
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Reply #20 posted 04/07/17 7:53pm

TXfan

I had no problem telling and showing my girlfriends and later my wife that I was a huge Prince Fan. They would later find out really how much of a fan I am. My ex wife was the only one who called to check on me last year (4/21), I'm sure the others stopped to think of all the music we listened to while we were together.
Some probably even blushed a little. cool cool cool
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Reply #21 posted 04/08/17 6:42am

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wouldnt say my husband is a huge fan but he appreciates his music and is supportive of my fandom.
My biggest regret is that we never got to see him live together- he sent our son with me when i went back to melbourne for the last W2Aus show (our son and my sister came to the first show and i went alone to the second the following night) in 2012 and i went alone last yr as it was such a scramble to organise: he was proud of me, flying alone (i hate planes) as i have huge anxiety issues: ive been out of the state 3 times in the last twenty yrs, every time to see P.

his fav song is cream as it was out when we were dating lurking we had the song diamonds and pearls in our wedding.

the other day he made a comment about the weather that was a paraphrase of Sometimes it snows in April, he looked at me with a smile- yes, he gets it mushy


seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #22 posted 04/08/17 5:02pm

soladeo1

I married a good woman who was a casual, breezy Prince fan. Just the hits.
Some after we got married Prince came to town and I insisted that we both go and fork over some serious scratch to get great seats. We were a bit strapped at the time and was a little resentful. Oh, and she was like eight months pregnant and constantly tired and in pain. Giddy, I drag her to the Toyota Center and we take our seats....

...the lights go down and the speakers crackle to life...

Prince comes out to Musicology. The place goes WILD.

My wife jumps to her feet, her face glowing and expectant...

She grabs my arm and purrs "He's soooo sexy..."

LOL
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Reply #23 posted 04/10/17 5:26am

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soladeo1 said:

I married a good woman who was a casual, breezy Prince fan. Just the hits. Some after we got married Prince came to town and I insisted that we both go and fork over some serious scratch to get great seats. We were a bit strapped at the time and was a little resentful. Oh, and she was like eight months pregnant and constantly tired and in pain. Giddy, I drag her to the Toyota Center and we take our seats.... ...the lights go down and the speakers crackle to life... Prince comes out to Musicology. The place goes WILD. My wife jumps to her feet, her face glowing and expectant... She grabs my arm and purrs "He's soooo sexy..." LOL

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seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #24 posted 04/10/17 2:08pm

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bonatoc said:

omnithanos said:

Nope. Just after we got married I had The Beautiful Ones playing in the kitchen while I went to the bathroom and when I returned it was off.


That's grounds for divorce right there.

Obviously kidding, I wish you the best.



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I actually thought the same when I read the comment smile ...not *divorce*, more like, not get MARRIED in the first place... omnithanos: should have given him/her a Prince questionnaire before the big day - no pass - bye bye... smile
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Reply #25 posted 04/10/17 3:09pm

TheFman

My SO's ears bleed when she hears P, or anything 80's in general biggrin

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Reply #26 posted 04/11/17 7:35am

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On our second date I had put on Sign O Times movie and he was in awe. He understood why i nursed a huge crush on Cat. So now months later he doesn't wuestion my music taste. Later on this week I'm introducing him to UTCM and PR.

Wish me luck on the conversion
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Reply #27 posted 04/11/17 8:52am

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None of my ex´s liked Prince. To be honest, I think they hated him... It sucks not being able to listen to his music together and exchange toughts and opinions about it.

Guess it will be a checklist for a next relationship smile

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Reply #28 posted 04/11/17 10:07am

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Telecaster5 said:

None of my ex´s liked Prince. To be honest, I think they hated him... It sucks not being able to listen to his music together and exchange toughts and opinions about it.

Guess it will be a checklist for a next relationship smile

IKR biggrin I was dating a person with whom I only shared one favourite artist (and no, it wasn't Prince). She was more into punk, maybe even rock and metal, I only loved black music, folk music, Middle Eastern pop, and Latin American pop. I think she liked a Prince pic on my FB wall once, but that was all about it. We're still great friends though smile

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Reply #29 posted 04/11/17 1:11pm

Kacey725

Two days before the anniversary of Prince's death will be my 20th wedding anniversary. I think one of the reasons our marriage has lasted is because my wife has given me the space I've needed in certain areas, and chief among them has been when it comes to Prince. Aside from the most obvious hits played on an 80s radio station, she just had absolutely no interest in him whatsover.

The only time we really got into it was when I went through a period early in our marriage when I'd spend a lot of money on ebay collecting things like a copy of "The Dream Factory" or various other items. She was worried about the expense of my "Prince habit," especially the cost of concert tickets. She couldn't comprehend why one show wasn't enough when he'd come to Chicago - I had to explain to her how each show was different.

I was able to bring my wife with me to two Prince concerts. After the first one, she looked at me and said: "Okay, I get it," though it's not like she ever took one of his CDs off my shelf to put in when I wasn't looking. But she definitely felt like seeing him live helped her to appreciate what I saw in him. The second time, she told me she wanted to go because she enjoyed seeing me so happy. There are worse reasons, I'm sure.

Though I sometimes wish I was married to a woman who feels the same way about Prince as I do, it's also been kind of nice to have my own hobby, so long as she's been willing to expect it. And when she found out that Prince died, she flew into action and contacted me at work, knowing that the news was on the same level for me as losing a parent. She never mocked me or told me that I had no reason to be so upset. And she hasn't nagged me about the fact that I've kept a picture of Prince as my Facebook profile picture for an entire year, either. She's just been very patient and understanding, and in return, I've had to be understanding of her that she's just not a fan.

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