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Thread started 01/08/12 9:01am

21nights

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Prince's Stage

Which stage of his do you like the best. Over the years, most of the time he has had an end stage. Very rarely (Lovesexy, Musicology, 21 Nights in London, Welcome 2 America, Welcome 2 Canada) has Prince had an in-the-round setup. Which do you prefer?

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Reply #1 posted 01/08/12 11:34am

brechten

just a front end stage.. where you can enter the venue en run for your life to get to the first row.

(just like always when he comes here to europe)

..went to 21 nights in london and i really hated the symbol stage.

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Reply #2 posted 01/08/12 12:24pm

lenis

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Reply #3 posted 01/08/12 2:17pm

enzino

same as brechten...

queuing in the morning

run run run and

front end stage!!!!!

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Reply #4 posted 01/08/12 8:03pm

WhatdoUwantme2
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I tend to like the 3D glyph stage-more options to see Prince up close and personal.

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Reply #5 posted 01/09/12 1:07am

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I normally would say a traditional stage so you can get up front. Make sure you have a heart attack in the process of nervously waiting for 10hours in a queue..then that crazy mad run....palpatations, all sweaty, smeared make-up, blood, snotters & tears, just to hold on to the barrier. lol! But, from seeing the symbol stage from the Canada tour, it sure looked a lot more civilzed! No queuing in the freezing cold all day, no getting squashed to bits. It would afford a lady to dress up & be able to wear nice heels without her tootsies being trampled on! Ha ha! As long as you had a decent view, being as close to the stage as possible & were allowed to stand for the whole gig, yeah the symbol stage would be cool to see.
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Reply #6 posted 01/09/12 4:41am

brechten

you can always buy seated spots with a normal stage too..

a concert with a stage in the middle just like W2A(C), 21 nights.. it just loses a lot of the "concert vibe" i think. the light show from the symbol really is amazing but i buy tix to see prince & the band doing what they do best. and believe me, not "every seat is a good seat" with those stages in the middle!

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Reply #7 posted 01/09/12 5:15am

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brechten said:

you can always buy seated spots with a normal stage too..

a concert with a stage in the middle just like W2A(C), 21 nights.. it just loses a lot of the "concert vibe" i think. the light show from the symbol really is amazing but i buy tix to see prince & the band doing what they do best. and believe me, not "every seat is a good seat" with those stages in the middle!

I see your point. Before I saw clips from the Canada shows I was dead against the idea of seats at all cuz there would be no point if u ended up miles away. But some peeps seemed really close & they looked like they had room to dance too. I bet it couldn't beat the feeling of being up front at a front facing stage though. Oh I really don't care, I just cannot wait to see him perform again & hopefully sometime this year. (fingers crossed) smile

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Reply #8 posted 01/09/12 5:45am

ThePurpleYoda

Most concerts i prefer an end stage, but for Prince, i think he should stick with the center stage.. it makes it easier for most of the audience to see him, and he obviously moves around, and sings to the people "behind" the symbol as well.. Compared to if he had an end stage; if you were at the other end of the arena, you could barely see him.. (:

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Reply #9 posted 01/09/12 6:39am

xLiberiangirl

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I liked the stage he used last summer with the catwalk too.

I prefer a stage with a catwalk or just a normal end stage.

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Reply #10 posted 01/15/12 2:08pm

PurpleJedi

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Sorry, but the Lovesexy stage was incomperable.

yes

The colors, the lights, the theme, the basketball court, and that damned Thunderbird that carried him in? faint

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Reply #11 posted 01/16/12 3:59pm

wonder505

The symbol stage to me is one of the best designs I've seen. Its really spectacular to see especially when the concert starts and the lights off and the stage lights up and does special effects. Awww, i'm so ready for another Prince concert! cool

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Reply #12 posted 01/17/12 11:26am

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There is no question in my mind. The center stage set up is the best.

I've seen him over 40 times, about ten of which were in arenas. If I was close to the traditional front/end stage it was a good show. If I wasn't lucky enough to be any closer than the 20th row, the experience was usually very disappointing - or for a better description - disconnected.

When I saw him during the Lovesexy Tour, the Musicology Tour, or W2A - almost everyone had a great seat. And during the Musicology Tour - thanks to the NPGMC - I had floor seats both nights and he seemed to be about 15 feet away from me most of the night. I saw him on 7/7/07 (Mpls) and it was one of the worst shows I had ever seen. We were 30th row/floor seats but he was so far away and it was hard to see the band playing or his expressions. I would've rather seen him on a video than do that again. (It's funny, because I got a bootleg of the 7/7/7 show, and it had better sound than what I heard at the show!)

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Reply #13 posted 01/17/12 7:15pm

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XNY said:

There is no question in my mind. The center stage set up is the best.

I've seen him over 40 times, about ten of which were in arenas. If I was close to the traditional front/end stage it was a good show. If I wasn't lucky enough to be any closer than the 20th row, the experience was usually very disappointing - or for a better description - disconnected.

When I saw him during the Lovesexy Tour, the Musicology Tour, or W2A - almost everyone had a great seat. And during the Musicology Tour - thanks to the NPGMC - I had floor seats both nights and he seemed to be about 15 feet away from me most of the night. I saw him on 7/7/07 (Mpls) and it was one of the worst shows I had ever seen. We were 30th row/floor seats but he was so far away and it was hard to see the band playing or his expressions. I would've rather seen him on a video than do that again. (It's funny, because I got a bootleg of the 7/7/7 show, and it had better sound than what I heard at the show!)

I moved around with the recent tour sitting in floor seats at the point and on the sides, sitting in the bleacher/loge seats at the point and on the sides and in the nosebleads at the point and on the sides and truly none of those seats were bad. P and the NPG utilize the 0(+> stage to the fullest.

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Reply #14 posted 01/17/12 8:40pm

dandeeland

front end stage for me. I hate that sybol stage and round stage

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Reply #15 posted 01/18/12 2:13pm

excited

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any stage will do fine, brighton band stand would be brill! excited he could sing while i'm sunbathing

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Reply #16 posted 01/20/12 12:56am

XNY

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dandeeland said:

front end stage for me. I hate that sybol stage and round stage

I just don't get it. Unless you're on the floor in the first 20 rows, the show - to me - kind of sucks. That goes for any concert but for some reason even moreso at Prince's concerts.

I saw him once in nose-bleed seats and watched the video screen the whole night and it was just awful.

When I'm in nose-bleed seats in the round, it's not that bad. Every seat is a lot closer to the band. And the fun is so much more infectious for some reason. To each their own I guess, but I won't pay over 50 bucks for an arena front/end stage show ever again. It's simply unenjoyable to me.

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