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Reply #90 posted 05/14/12 8:37am

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KingFD said:

I had an absolute blast tonight. Prince is far better than I ever thought he would be live, and now I can see why people see him again and again and again. The amount of energy that guy exudes is just incredible. Dance Electric really got me moving, especially after listening to it for the last couple of weeks, amazing track, and much better live. Loved it.

Bring on tomorrow night. I'll be dancing my ass off with my new T-Shirt and pendant.

By the way did anyone see the price on the tamborines? $200 eek I thought they were $100 or $150 at the Sydney concerts?

you r right, it said limited edition at the shop. we are gonna party even harder tomorrow night i tell ya.

"who need the exercise"..lol

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Reply #91 posted 05/14/12 8:38am

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KingFD said:

I had an absolute blast tonight. Prince is far better than I ever thought he would be live, and now I can see why people see him again and again and again. The amount of energy that guy exudes is just incredible. Dance Electric really got me moving, especially after listening to it for the last couple of weeks, amazing track, and much better live. Loved it.

Bring on tomorrow night. I'll be dancing my ass off with my new T-Shirt and pendant.

By the way did anyone see the price on the tamborines? $200 eek I thought they were $100 or $150 at the Sydney concerts?

He been flogging those tambourines for like the last 15 yrs or more. Total rip off. Its just a regular tambourine with a sticker of the symbol on it. After a while the sticker starts to come un-attached. lol

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Reply #92 posted 05/14/12 8:51am

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A few pics from tonight. Sorry I need to upgrade my camera, it doesn't do well in the dark.

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Reply #93 posted 05/14/12 8:53am

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onecrush said:

KingFD said:

I had an absolute blast tonight. Prince is far better than I ever thought he would be live, and now I can see why people see him again and again and again. The amount of energy that guy exudes is just incredible. Dance Electric really got me moving, especially after listening to it for the last couple of weeks, amazing track, and much better live. Loved it.

Bring on tomorrow night. I'll be dancing my ass off with my new T-Shirt and pendant.

By the way did anyone see the price on the tamborines? $200 eek I thought they were $100 or $150 at the Sydney concerts?

He been flogging those tambourines for like the last 15 yrs or more. Total rip off. Its just a regular tambourine with a sticker of the symbol on it. After a while the sticker starts to come un-attached. lol

And there were plenty of people buying them, even at $200 a pop. eek No thanks I'll just buy another ticket to the next concert instead.

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Reply #94 posted 05/14/12 10:33am

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KingFD said:

onecrush said:

He been flogging those tambourines for like the last 15 yrs or more. Total rip off. Its just a regular tambourine with a sticker of the symbol on it. After a while the sticker starts to come un-attached. lol

And there were plenty of people buying them, even at $200 a pop. eek No thanks I'll just buy another ticket to the next concert instead.

I really can't believe people are buying the tambourines at that price! I could imagine the merch team sitting down just before the tour...."Let's put them on at $100 and see if anyone buys them"......."Blimey, they did! Let's put them up to $150 for a laugh, see if anyone will buy them at THAT price"......."Oh my days!!!! They did as well. Let's go for $200, ha ha ha ha, I mean come on who would be crazy enough to pay for a tambourine with a sticker on it for $200?!?!?!!?"........

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Reply #95 posted 05/14/12 10:36am

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Reply #96 posted 05/14/12 11:48am

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I'd die a happy lady with that set list there! I know I'd weep if I heard Prince play I Could Never Take the Place of ur man. Hope everyone had a superb night!
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[Edited 5/14/12 17:28pm]
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Reply #97 posted 05/14/12 11:54am

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Concert just started, thx 2 @welcome2aus @ Twitter...additions 2 the setlist will follow...


Andy McKee opens with Purple Rain

Gold

JOTY

$ (Money)

Song Of The Heart

Let's Go Crazy (Prince playing the new VOX guitar!)

Delirious

Let's Go Crazy

1999

LRC

Lost & Found

ICNTTPOYM slow jam

Take Me With U

Raspberry Beret

Cream

Don't Stop/COOL

Sometimes It Snows In April

Love Thy Will B Done

Mountains

The Dance Electric

Sampler set with:

When Doves Cry

Nasty Girl

Pop Life

Sign O The Times

TMBGITW

Single Ladies

Dance 4 Me

Hot Thing

I Would Die 4 U

Kiss

Purple Rain

If I Was Your Girlfriend

She's Always In My Hair

Dreamer

Peach "Dedicated 2 the newest member of the NPG: Damara Lewis"

[Edited 5/14/12 7:04am]

killer setlist wow..

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Reply #98 posted 05/14/12 2:01pm

Billmenever

eek Dance 4 me cool Ok P, you know we'll be wanting to hear that here in the States. Ok. Ok cool

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Reply #99 posted 05/14/12 3:19pm

PurpleVIP

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eek Dance 4 me cool Ok P, you know we'll be wanting to hear that here in the States. Ok. Ok cool



Nothing special, just some random club beat.
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Reply #100 posted 05/14/12 4:52pm

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IIWYGF & she's always in my hair. You lucky buggers
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Reply #101 posted 05/14/12 5:28pm

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if i was ur girlfriend and she's always in my hair were killer, the guitaring in the latter was absolutely awesome,

already can't wait til tonight

I get hard if the wind blows your cologne near me
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Reply #102 posted 05/14/12 7:18pm

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flyorra said:

KingFD said:

I had an absolute blast tonight. Prince is far better than I ever thought he would be live, and now I can see why people see him again and again and again. The amount of energy that guy exudes is just incredible. Dance Electric really got me moving, especially after listening to it for the last couple of weeks, amazing track, and much better live. Loved it.

Bring on tomorrow night. I'll be dancing my ass off with my new T-Shirt and pendant.

By the way did anyone see the price on the tamborines? $200 eek I thought they were $100 or $150 at the Sydney concerts?

you r right, it said limited edition at the shop. we are gonna party even harder tomorrow night i tell ya.

also they didn't sell posters???? is that true???

"who need the exercise"..lol

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Reply #103 posted 05/14/12 7:27pm

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^Not sure, I thought I saw some posters rolled up in one of the merchandise areas but I don't recall see any up on display. I can't be 100% certain.

Just coming back to the crowd - I turned around at one point when the house lights were on and EVERYONE was up out of their seats clapping above their heads, from the floor all the way to the top right around the areana. It was quite an amazing sight. I've never seen that at the Rod Laver Arena before. Then I thought "Prince is the man!"
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Reply #104 posted 05/14/12 7:48pm

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purpleshadow said:

killer setlist wow..

I guess you did not see 20ten or the 2011-variant.

I did not see this show but from this distance they look so similar while looking at the setlist.

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 #105 posted 05/14/12 8:06pm

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PurpleVIP said:

Billmenever said:

eek Dance 4 me cool Ok P, you know we'll be wanting to hear that here in the States. Ok. Ok cool



Nothing special, just some random club beat.


Shut up. Club beats are awesome.
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Reply #106 posted 05/14/12 8:11pm

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Extraloveable (2011) was in the sampler set too. I saw the video clip.
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Reply #107 posted 05/14/12 8:42pm

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Last night's so was SO freakin good, it actually made me appreciate PEACH for the 1st time ever!!

PEACH I tell's ya!!! eek

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Reply #108 posted 05/14/12 8:50pm

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Amazing setlist!!! Such a great show!!! We celebrated my wife's birthday & our 8yr anniversary too!

Her first time seeing Prince and is still buzzing!
That encore was incredible!!! Guitar was cranked up & they tore the roof off the sucker!!! \m/

Ishan Cooper - #BATFUNKCRAZY LP out now.. in 3D!!! https://ishancooper.bandcamp.com PURE UNCUT FUNK FROM DOWNUNDER \m/
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Reply #109 posted 05/14/12 9:15pm

strixx

what time did prince go on stage??

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Reply #110 posted 05/14/12 9:17pm

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strixx said:

what time did prince go on stage??

Some were saying 8:15 on facebook this morning, but I thought it was closer to 8:30.

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Reply #111 posted 05/14/12 9:24pm

strixx

ok thanks..
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Reply #112 posted 05/14/12 9:31pm

udo

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To put my previous post into perspective: Australia has been without Prince for a while.
Europe has had Prince a lot more often in the past few years.
So yes, I can understand that you were blown away.
OTOH, please do understand that there is relatively little variation. It's all old material and 'new' songs are sparse.
Actually: what were the surprises in the setlist?
Delivery can be superb, but still...
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 #113 posted 05/14/12 9:32pm

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purpleshadow said:

serpan99 said:

Concert just started, thx 2 @welcome2aus @ Twitter...additions 2 the setlist will follow...


Andy McKee opens with Purple Rain

Gold

JOTY

$ (Money)

Song Of The Heart

Let's Go Crazy (Prince playing the new VOX guitar!)

Delirious

Let's Go Crazy

1999

LRC

Lost & Found

ICNTTPOYM slow jam

Take Me With U

Raspberry Beret

Cream

Don't Stop/COOL

Sometimes It Snows In April

Love Thy Will B Done

Mountains

The Dance Electric

Sampler set with:

When Doves Cry

Nasty Girl

Pop Life

Sign O The Times

TMBGITW

Single Ladies

Dance 4 Me

Hot Thing

I Would Die 4 U

Kiss

Purple Rain

If I Was Your Girlfriend

She's Always In My Hair

Dreamer

Peach "Dedicated 2 the newest member of the NPG: Damara Lewis"


[Edited 5/14/12 7:04am]

killer setlist wow..

yeahthat

I left in bold the tracks that I haven't seen in typical setlists in the past couple of years (I haven't been paying super close attention, so some of these might be common and I just don't know it).

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #114 posted 05/14/12 9:37pm

ghoststory

Last night was a pretty special night for my girl who was the lucky woman in the purple jump suit invited to dance on stage...... On the off chance if anyone may have stumbled on a pic or might have an idea how to track one down please let me know.......

Fair to say she is on quite a high today.

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Reply #115 posted 05/14/12 10:01pm

cajn

Your girl had some great moves. Was she the only person brought up on stage last night? At first I thought she came from the crowd & then when it was just her I thought she was one of princes dancers.

If I find a photo I'll send it through.

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Reply #116 posted 05/14/12 10:25pm

MissRuby

That was quite possibly one of the most amazing nights of my life. I have no voice from the screaming and I still can't feel my feet for the dancing. I can now understand those hysterical girls you see in the clips for Elvis, cause that was me last night. Felt like a complete prat but my sheer joy of being could not be contained.

I know some really hardcore fans may have felt cheated by a greatest hits set but you know what, if I am never fortunate enough to see Prince live again I can say that I heard some of his most famous (and in some cases my most favourite, ICNTTPOYM!)songs. Walking out I said to my hubby I can die happy having witnessed Purple Rain live.

I just wish I could have stuck around for tonight to do it all again but alas I have a job I need to tend to back in Perth.

Btw, did anyone get the full monologue he did towards the end? It really touched me and i'd love to print it and stick it up on my desk at work.
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Reply #117 posted 05/14/12 10:57pm

ghoststory

Thanks Cajn,

Yeah she got lucky.... was the only one picked out last night...

She is going by the title ' former NPG ' dancer today...

Thanks for looking...

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Reply #118 posted 05/14/12 11:10pm

Edutainment

I just flew home to Adelaide after having no sleep since 3pm Sunday afternoon and witnessing a fantastic show

This was easiest the best concert Id been to. The crowd in Melbourne should be congratulated for their efforts.

Ok couple of people had some questions i noticed.

According to my Mobile phone it was 8:27 when the lights wen't out, But alas it was a cheeky game for those that were in attendance will know exactly what that means.

Also someone asked regarding posters. There was a caravan outside the arena on the Lawn selling Merchandise. I got talking to the lady and she said they had been opened since 4:30pm. The had posters for sale on the right hand side rolled up and some were on display on the right side wall.

There is a Female Purple tshirt available that seemed to sell well as well as the program. I saw a lot of people with that.

Purple Hoodies were sold out entirely ,both here and at the 2 stalls i tried for inside too - much to my fiances dissapointment. I got there around 7:30pm from memory.

Any other questions I can answer id be only too happy, do my best to answer.

Sad Im not in Melbourne for the 2nd show however Im flying up to Brisbane next Week from Adelaide for their 2nd show . A tough act to follow but you never know. Hoping to get Controversy at that show as its the only other track i was hoping for apart from Planet Earth which is HIGHLY unlikely.

Brilliant Prince , such a happy happy environment a real pleasure to have been.

[Edited 5/14/12 23:13pm]

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Reply #119 posted 05/14/12 11:20pm

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Ishan said:

Amazing setlist!!! Such a great show!!! We celebrated my wife's birthday & our 8yr anniversary too!

Her first time seeing Prince and is still buzzing!
That encore was incredible!!! Guitar was cranked up & they tore the roof off the sucker!!! \m/

^^What a great way to celebrate!

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