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Thread started 07/12/10 10:20am

Stoffie

Prince not playing Holland is a discrase.

Hi there...

I thinks it is a discrase that Prince doesn't play in Holland. Over all the years, Prince-fans in Holland were always loyal to him, visiting his concerts time and time again.

And now, he does not play in Holland.

I can't help it, i am a prince fan for 21 years now, visited over 30 concerts in Holland, Germany, Belgium and England, but i'm starting to think Prince only goes for easy money. Last year he played Monaco and Paris for exhorbitant prices, this year he earns about 2 million Euro for Roskilde, plays in Werchter for probably the same amount and does some big festival in Portugal.

And what i read about the concerts last week, is that he wasn't inspired, he played kind of lame. It's too bad that an artist like Prince does this.

Kind regards

Stoffie (best show was the aftershow in London 2 years ago.... i totaly freaked out that 2,5 hour in the O2 arena....hope i ever see my Prince like that again)

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Reply #1 posted 07/12/10 10:32am

Paisley4u

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I understand your frustration because it's true that Prince always had a strong following in Holland.

Even if he played in Holland,Dutch fans also came 2 the concert in Belgium.

(allthough some Belgian fans didn't always appreciated that because Dutch

fans came in busses very early 2 get in front row;-)

But U're right, I'm really surprised he doesn't play in your country,

maybe he knew a lot would come 2 Werchter...4 an American Belgium is as big as one of their cities;-)

Love4oneanother
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/10 10:33am

Paisley4u

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Paisley4u said:

I understand your frustration because it's true that Prince always had a strong following in Holland.

Even if he played in Holland,Dutch fans also came 2 the concert in Belgium.

(allthough some Belgian fans didn't always appreciated that because Dutch

fans came in busses very early 2 get in front row;-)

But U're right, I'm really surprised he doesn't play in your country,

maybe he knew a lot of U would come 2 Werchter...4 an American Belgium is as big as one of their cities;-)

Love4oneanother
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/10 10:40am

Bohemian67

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I suppose there were no festivals here. Sensation, Dance Valley & others support dance music . I wouldn't want to go and see him at Park/Pink Pop either. There was only the NS Jazz. Hopefully, he'll do that one next year. Or better still arrange smaller, intimate ONA kind of shows in exclusive clubs.

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/10 10:57am

Mirabelle

Sure it would be great to see him perform in my home country again - but if he doesn't come here for whatever reason, I go to whereever he plays.

I've been a fan for 30 years, have seen him play in different countries. With Prince you never know what to expect, if anything at all. Therefore I never have any expections - if, where and what he plays - just let it come over me. I never felt let down and always fully enjoyed the music, dancing and singing.

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Reply #5 posted 07/12/10 11:01am

MikeyB71

Get over it, there are plenty other countries would like him to play. Countries where he has played a lot less than Holland.

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Reply #6 posted 07/12/10 11:04am

vgjelec

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Maybe in Spain wink

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Reply #7 posted 07/12/10 11:14am

Mirabelle

vgjelec said:

Maybe in Spain wink

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Reply #8 posted 07/12/10 11:19am

eireboy34

Prince has no idea how to please/respect his fans...he's just becoming a tired old has-been.

Time to be a-movin on....unfortunately sad

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Reply #9 posted 07/12/10 12:40pm

dayzofwyld

Stoffie said:

Hi there...

I thinks it is a discrase that Prince doesn't play in Holland. Over all the years, Prince-fans in Holland were always loyal to him, visiting his concerts time and time again.

And now, he does not play in Holland.

I can't help it, i am a prince fan for 21 years now, visited over 30 concerts in Holland, Germany, Belgium and England, but i'm starting to think Prince only goes for easy money. Last year he played Monaco and Paris for exhorbitant prices, this year he earns about 2 million Euro for Roskilde, plays in Werchter for probably the same amount and does some big festival in Portugal.

And what i read about the concerts last week, is that he wasn't inspired, he played kind of lame. It's too bad that an artist like Prince does this.

Kind regards

Stoffie (best show was the aftershow in London 2 years ago.... i totaly freaked out that 2,5 hour in the O2 arena....hope i ever see my Prince like that again)

Oh stop being so selfish and move on, we could complain that he isn't playing in the UK this time round however I am more than happy to have memories of 2007.

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Reply #10 posted 07/12/10 1:38pm

CyberActive

Well, he's still in Europe. Who knows. Although I kinda hoped for a "surprise" visit @ Stevie with a party somewhere @ nighttown or something.

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Reply #11 posted 07/12/10 11:09pm

Madonnagirl3

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Well, i could have been easier for me. But i Belgium was also okay, and i mean he's been here a lot of times so !

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/10 1:59am

ShoShonna

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What an outrage! Everyone knows Holland is the center of the universe!

Sit Yo Ass Down!
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Reply #13 posted 07/13/10 2:49am

polkadotbliss

lame?????????????????????

when???????????

did you even listen to Arras-an AMAZING show

Roskilde's cool too

and on account-Berlin was a blinder-not to forget a great aftershow

lol

now who feels lame

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Reply #14 posted 07/13/10 5:10am

MikeyB71

ShoShonna said:

What an outrage! Everyone knows Holland is the center of the universe!

Suppose it makes a change from almost everyone (from the USA) thinking the USA is.

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Reply #15 posted 07/13/10 6:31am

Mirabelle

ShoShonna said:

What an outrage! Everyone knows Holland is the center of the universe!

Especially after last Sunday's soccer match lol

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Reply #16 posted 07/13/10 9:00am

mazze

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Don't forget that, from an American's point of view, The Netherlands and Belgium are just two blocks apart. It's about 200 miles from Groningen to Werchter - that's almost average commuting distance for them Yanks wink

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Reply #17 posted 07/13/10 10:24am

vgjelec

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I was lucky , I live in Belgium only 80 km from Arras and 120km from Werchter . Life can be so nice cool

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Reply #18 posted 07/13/10 10:26am

dJJ

There's no Dutch venue that wants to pay him the K he wants, because if they would they had to sell tickets at outrageous prices like 85E. And they don't want to risk him not showing up like he did last year. If he really would love his fans, he could have arranged a gig, that is accessible for everybody and not just for the rich fans.

He just ain't interested.

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #19 posted 07/13/10 11:18am

eireboy34

dJJ said:

There's no Dutch venue that wants to pay him the K he wants, because if they would they had to sell tickets at outrageous prices like 85E. And they don't want to risk him not showing up like he did last year. If he really would love his fans, he could have arranged a gig, that is accessible for everybody and not just for the rich fans.

He just ain't interested.

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Reply #20 posted 07/13/10 11:54am

Cobblepot

mazze said:

Don't forget that, from an American's point of view, The Netherlands and Belgium are just two blocks apart. It's about 200 miles from Groningen to Werchter - that's almost average commuting distance for them Yanks wink

That's a 4 hour drive, not even an American would do 8 hours of commuting on a daily basis

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Reply #21 posted 07/13/10 12:31pm

Desertflower

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ShoShonna said:

What an outrage! Everyone knows Holland is the center of the universe!

That.s why I live here and Prince should come to the center of the universe! ! !

Maybe he save it for the last lol

See you in me in the mirrow a 1000 lightyears from here.
See you in the purple rain.
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Reply #22 posted 07/13/10 1:11pm

Intense

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Stoffie said:

Hi there...

I thinks it is a discrase that Prince doesn't play in Holland. Over all the years, Prince-fans in Holland were always loyal to him, visiting his concerts time and time again.

And now, he does not play in Holland.

I can't help it, i am a prince fan for 21 years now, visited over 30 concerts in Holland, Germany, Belgium and England, but i'm starting to think Prince only goes for easy money. Last year he played Monaco and Paris for exhorbitant prices, this year he earns about 2 million Euro for Roskilde, plays in Werchter for probably the same amount and does some big festival in Portugal.

And what i read about the concerts last week, is that he wasn't inspired, he played kind of lame. It's too bad that an artist like Prince does this.

Kind regards

Stoffie (best show was the aftershow in London 2 years ago.... i totaly freaked out that 2,5 hour in the O2 arena....hope i ever see my Prince like that again)

Come on Stoffie, a disgrace? What are you talking about. We as Dutchies should be so lucky to be in the center of all these places he picks. You say yourself you've seen him over 30 times, how many people can say that.

I'm a Dutch Prince fan for 26 years and we've had plenty of chances in the neighbourhood. He has visited the Netherlands so many times, now he picks a few cities here and there. With a train or a car you're there in a short time. Nice is 1,5 hours by plane, he will probably do England, I think he's giving a lot of people the opportunity to go.

I've been to Werchter and he's not uninspired, he's getting a bit older, it all looks a lot more quiet than let's say 15 years ago but it was a great concert, just a bit too short. I was so surprised to see that the whole field was clapping with him, 40.000+ people partying along with him, that isn't bad for a 52 year old from who people don't even know he made cd's the past 10 years. Today's acts are around 25 years old. Be honest, we've had our time 20 years ago when he was in his prime, when he was a working horse to the max, we enjoyed it and now we occassionaly enjoy his shows whenever he feels like performing and that's the way it should be.

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Reply #23 posted 07/14/10 12:49am

Mirabelle

Intense said:

Stoffie said:

Hi there...

I thinks it is a discrase that Prince doesn't play in Holland. Over all the years, Prince-fans in Holland were always loyal to him, visiting his concerts time and time again.

And now, he does not play in Holland.

I can't help it, i am a prince fan for 21 years now, visited over 30 concerts in Holland, Germany, Belgium and England, but i'm starting to think Prince only goes for easy money. Last year he played Monaco and Paris for exhorbitant prices, this year he earns about 2 million Euro for Roskilde, plays in Werchter for probably the same amount and does some big festival in Portugal.

And what i read about the concerts last week, is that he wasn't inspired, he played kind of lame. It's too bad that an artist like Prince does this.

Kind regards

Stoffie (best show was the aftershow in London 2 years ago.... i totaly freaked out that 2,5 hour in the O2 arena....hope i ever see my Prince like that again)

Come on Stoffie, a disgrace? What are you talking about. We as Dutchies should be so lucky to be in the center of all these places he picks. You say yourself you've seen him over 30 times, how many people can say that.

I'm a Dutch Prince fan for 26 years and we've had plenty of chances in the neighbourhood. He has visited the Netherlands so many times, now he picks a few cities here and there. With a train or a car you're there in a short time. Nice is 1,5 hours by plane, he will probably do England, I think he's giving a lot of people the opportunity to go.

I've been to Werchter and he's not uninspired, he's getting a bit older, it all looks a lot more quiet than let's say 15 years ago but it was a great concert, just a bit too short. I was so surprised to see that the whole field was clapping with him, 40.000+ people partying along with him, that isn't bad for a 52 year old from who people don't even know he made cd's the past 10 years. Today's acts are around 25 years old. Be honest, we've had our time 20 years ago when he was in his prime, when he was a working horse to the max, we enjoyed it and now we occassionaly enjoy his shows whenever he feels like performing and that's the way it should be.

Amen to that!
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Reply #24 posted 07/14/10 5:55pm

Magenta

Prince has never played Wales either. Doubt he ever will either. Sods law, innit:-(

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Reply #25 posted 07/14/10 10:06pm

udo

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Your spelling is a disgrace. Why not verify first before submitting?

Whether P plays in <insert country> is only a disgrace in your mind. There's so many places where he hasn't been. You project a slightly possessive aura...

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #26 posted 07/15/10 4:15am

powersoul99

udo said:

Your spelling is a disgrace. Why not verify first before submitting?

Whether P plays in <insert country> is only a disgrace in your mind. There's so many places where he hasn't been. You project a slightly possessive aura...

Prince didnt play in england , so i travelled to France and Belgium, also going to Nice.

Maybe you are just too lazy and expect everything to come to you.

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Reply #27 posted 07/15/10 5:18am

dayzofwyld

powersoul99 said:

udo said:

Your spelling is a disgrace. Why not verify first before submitting?

Whether P plays in <insert country> is only a disgrace in your mind. There's so many places where he hasn't been. You project a slightly possessive aura...

Prince didnt play in england , so i travelled to France and Belgium, also going to Nice.

Maybe you are just too lazy and expect everything to come to you.

Typical selfish Prince FAM always believed they are owed something

WAKE UP lol

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Reply #28 posted 07/15/10 5:34am

emile58

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cool it was in belgium.

keeps the bad people away.

lol

Most people talk to much during concerts in Holland.

The belgium ladies were charming.

The Dutch I met at Werchter were anoying..LOL

Also got to enjoy the great worldclass belgium food.

stoned That's some good shit!
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Reply #29 posted 07/15/10 6:32am

Vads

Stoffie said:

Hi there...

I thinks it is a discrase that Prince doesn't play in Holland. Over all the years, Prince-fans in Holland were always loyal to him, visiting his concerts time and time again.

And now, he does not play in Holland.

I can't help it, i am a prince fan for 21 years now, visited over 30 concerts in Holland, Germany, Belgium and England, but i'm starting to think Prince only goes for easy money. Last year he played Monaco and Paris for exhorbitant prices, this year he earns about 2 million Euro for Roskilde, plays in Werchter for probably the same amount and does some big festival in Portugal.

And what i read about the concerts last week, is that he wasn't inspired, he played kind of lame. It's too bad that an artist like Prince does this.

Kind regards

Stoffie (best show was the aftershow in London 2 years ago.... i totaly freaked out that 2,5 hour in the O2 arena....hope i ever see my Prince like that again)

I don't fully agree with you that it's all about the money. In Portugal the ticket for a day costs 40 euros and you get to see a lot of other bands.

This amount doesn't apply to (bt example) Werchter where you paid at least 80 euros...

So it is not always about the money.

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