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Thread started 02/03/15 1:04am

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Funkenberry: PRINCE Performs Private Show At KOKO In London For #AUTISMROCKS!

Mods, it seems it might be ok to post now? Not trying to ruffle feathers but since the doc posted it along with official pics.....

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Reply #1 posted 02/03/15 1:06am

jon1967

Pff ...
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Reply #2 posted 02/03/15 1:20am

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lol disbelief

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Reply #3 posted 02/03/15 1:46am

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Better be careful...do you have permission to talk about it yet? After all, if this site doesn't behave itself, Prince might not continue to deliver all the breaking news & hot exclusives like he has over the years. rolleyes

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Reply #4 posted 02/03/15 1:57am

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Ffs, this is supposed to be secret.

RIP sad
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Reply #5 posted 02/03/15 1:59am

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The thing is, this is supposed to raise awareness for autism. How the hell is that supposed to happen if he doesn't want anyone to know about it?

What would be good was if Prince sold the recording of the show online and gave all the proceeds to teh autism charity. That would raise some awareness.

RIP sad
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Reply #6 posted 02/03/15 2:19am

maplenpg

TheEnglishGent said:

The thing is, this is supposed to raise awareness for autism. How the hell is that supposed to happen if he doesn't want anyone to know about it?

What would be good was if Prince sold the recording of the show online and gave all the proceeds to teh autism charity. That would raise some awareness.


My thoughts exactly. I have no problem with Prince doing a charity gig and not wanting thousands of screaming fans around but did the celebs there donate any more than their entry fee? How much did the gig actually raise? Does Prince really dislike his (mere mortal) fans so much that he doesn't want them at his shows? Even worse, he doesn't even want us 'mere mortals' to discuss it!



Using proper PR techniques Prince could convince thousands of fans to support the charity. I salute anyone for raising money (and awareness) for charity but this isn't the way to do it. As it stands right now I'll put my money elsewhere other than Autism Rocks and thats a shame.



Oh and geez...even those on the org who kindly posted the setlist had their posts deleted. What was to be gained by doing that?????????????

I don't like all the bitchin on the org but honestly.....sometimes the man asks for it.

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Reply #7 posted 02/03/15 2:31am

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and what happened to the thread about the Dubai gig? was it also a secret?
Welcome 2 The Dawn
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Reply #8 posted 02/03/15 2:32am

calciumpaul

Can someone please explain why we can't talk about something WHEN ITS ALREADY UNDER WAY OR ALREADY HAPPENED!?

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Reply #9 posted 02/03/15 2:34am

Rebeljuice

How ridiculous. So rather than raise awareness of autism with several thousand people, keep it secret and just raise awareness with a few hundred that attended. Great strategy.

And who amongst the Org police stopped any reporting on it on the org, even though the secret was leaked? What law states something cannot be reported on until it is made official? Leaks are reported on all the time by the media.

Fucking Org. Its just nonsense. Not being able to post links to bootlegs is one thing, but squashing links to YouTube and news leaks is another thing entirely. Have none of the mods got any balls left at all? Prince aint going to shut the site down for not keeping his silly little secret. He has no grounds for that at all.

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Reply #10 posted 02/03/15 2:35am

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MIRvmn said:

and what happened to the thread about the Dubai gig? was it also a secret?

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Also private, also Autism Rocks.

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Reply #11 posted 02/03/15 2:41am

paisleyemp

maplenpg said:



TheEnglishGent said:


The thing is, this is supposed to raise awareness for autism. How the hell is that supposed to happen if he doesn't want anyone to know about it?

What would be good was if Prince sold the recording of the show online and gave all the proceeds to teh autism charity. That would raise some awareness.


Why are you a fan if all you do is whinge about him? The gig isn't meant to raise awareness its aim was to raise money...he did the gig but getting slated for it???? Why????? Am I detecting a jealous fan who didn't get to go because he couldn't afford to go???? Bet you didn't give money to autism rocks?????


My thoughts exactly. I have no problem with Prince doing a charity gig and not wanting thousands of screaming fans around but did the celebs there donate any more than their entry fee? How much did the gig actually raise? Does Prince really dislike his (mere mortal) fans so much that he doesn't want them at his shows? Even worse, he doesn't even want us 'mere mortals' to discuss it!





Using proper PR techniques Prince could convince thousands of fans to support the charity. I salute anyone for raising money (and awareness) for charity but this isn't the way to do it. As it stands right now I'll put my money elsewhere other than Autism Rocks and thats a shame.





Oh and geez...even those on the org who kindly posted the setlist had their posts deleted. What was to be gained by doing that?????



I don't like all the bitchin on the org but honestly.....sometimes the man asks for it.





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Reply #12 posted 02/03/15 2:45am

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It's been talked about on itv this morning and an article in the Daily Mail..
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Reply #13 posted 02/03/15 2:45am

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My understanding is that it was Autism Rocks that requested the secrecy and asked for the posts to be removed, not Prince. The charity were apparently concerned there would be crowd control issues on the street outside the venue (that we experienced last year) and that it might disrupt the gig.

There were a limited number of tickets available to the public a few weeks ago. However, I don't think this was a 'celebrity only' gig or that Prince organised the guest list - the charity did. Obviously, they have their own strategies about how to raise awareness for themselves.

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Reply #14 posted 02/03/15 2:49am

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paisleyemp said:

maplenpg said:


My thoughts exactly. I have no problem with Prince doing a charity gig and not wanting thousands of screaming fans around but did the celebs there donate any more than their entry fee? How much did the gig actually raise? Does Prince really dislike his (mere mortal) fans so much that he doesn't want them at his shows? Even worse, he doesn't even want us 'mere mortals' to discuss it!



Using proper PR techniques Prince could convince thousands of fans to support the charity. I salute anyone for raising money (and awareness) for charity but this isn't the way to do it. As it stands right now I'll put my money elsewhere other than Autism Rocks and thats a shame.



Oh and geez...even those on the org who kindly posted the setlist had their posts deleted. What was to be gained by doing that?????????????

I don't like all the bitchin on the org but honestly.....sometimes the man asks for it.

It is the charity that would have arranged the PR techniques, not Prince. Ditto for the guest list and circulation of tickets. Prince just plays the free gigs. Apparently, it seems, Prince is even criticised when he's working for charity. He can't fucking win.

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Reply #15 posted 02/03/15 2:52am

calciumpaul

The problem isn't Prince or Autism Rocks for not wanting a roadblock. Its the Org for not having the balls to say "Its leaked so we will report it". Can we have an official response please?

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Reply #16 posted 02/03/15 2:55am

thisisreece

Even the band are retweeting what people are saying about it on twitter. If it's private, I get not posting about it beforhand, but not afterwards.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #17 posted 02/03/15 2:55am

antonb

I am not attacking prince, i am questioning the charity. If they would like to post on here a response to some of the points made, that would be good. But dont hide behind the charity name, in order to have a free run to do or demand what they want.

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Reply #18 posted 02/03/15 2:59am

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Hey, there's a press release. Maybe we should ignore that too?

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Reply #19 posted 02/03/15 2:59am

Angelsoncrack

TheEnglishGent said:

The thing is, this is supposed to raise awareness for autism. How the hell is that supposed to happen if he doesn't want anyone to know about it?

What would be good was if Prince sold the recording of the show online and gave all the proceeds to teh autism charity. That would raise some awareness.


yeahthat see this pisses me off, often I find charity gigs like this just an excuse for a celebrity get together rather than actually supporting it's cause. Also why did the thread from 'concerts' get deleted when the gig has already happened???
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Reply #20 posted 02/03/15 3:40am

maplenpg

OperatingThetan said:

paisleyemp said:

maplenpg said:

It is the charity that would have arranged the PR techniques, not Prince. Ditto for the guest list and circulation of tickets. Prince just plays the free gigs. Apparently, it seems, Prince is even criticised when he's working for charity. He can't fucking win.


Okay....my mistake. I should have said 'using proper PR techniques Austism Rocks could convince thousands of fans to support the charity'. As it is, they haven't interested me in the slightest. I applaud Prince for doing the gig but I know that so much more could have been acheived (not necessarily Prince's fault). Oh...and do we know for definate that he played for free?

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Reply #21 posted 02/03/15 4:23am

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This whole thing is bloody ridiculous. I work with various charities and raising awareness by keeping things secret is just daft.

A friend of mine got a ticket. It wasn't just celebs and it wasn't just for people with deep pockets. It was for people who knew people, simple as that. After all, tickets for Lenny last year were going for pocket change.

The thing about people queuing on the streets is also an excuse imo.

Why not tell the world about it, so that Autism Rocks gets some full on publicity?

It's not that difficult ffs.

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Reply #22 posted 02/03/15 4:41am

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jasontate said:

This whole thing is bloody ridiculous. I work with various charities and raising awareness by keeping things secret is just daft.

A friend of mine got a ticket. It wasn't just celebs and it wasn't just for people with deep pockets. It was for people who knew people, simple as that. After all, tickets for Lenny last year were going for pocket change.

The thing about people queuing on the streets is also an excuse imo.

Why not tell the world about it, so that Autism Rocks gets some full on publicity?

It's not that difficult ffs.


Yes that's true. Queueing was only a problem last year because of the stupid pay on the door policy. This was ticketed so people wouldn't be turning up to queue without a ticket.

RIP sad
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Reply #23 posted 02/03/15 6:20am

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I was wondering why nobody was talking about it here. Is this a first for the Org? No discussing a gig?! Preposterous.

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Reply #24 posted 02/03/15 6:54am

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Reply #25 posted 02/03/15 7:08am

jayspud

http://www.theguardian.co...tism-rocks



A great review in The Guardian. (how do I make this clickable, I feel about five!)

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Reply #26 posted 02/03/15 7:11am

jayspud

Also have to mention the quote in the Guardian "He has that rare confidence of someone who knows in his bones that he’s the best at what he does, a confidence that passes through arrogance and arrives at a state of sheer joy". Just perfect.

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Reply #27 posted 02/03/15 7:49am

ludwig

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I was wondering why nobody was talking about it here. Is this a first for the Org? No discussing a gig?! Preposterous.

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Several threads were deleted. The same happened to the threads about the dubai gig. Ridiculous.

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Reply #28 posted 02/03/15 7:56am

warning2all

That set list is definitely delivering the hits, giving them what the crowd wants- makes sense- no "Art Official Cage" to be heard---

But the material is certainly leaning toward "Revolution" songs, eh? Must be on his mind-
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Reply #29 posted 02/03/15 8:01am

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warning2all said:

That set list is definitely delivering the hits, giving them what the crowd wants- makes sense- no "Art Official Cage" to be heard--- But the material is certainly leaning toward "Revolution" songs, eh? Must be on his mind-

Well, except for Funknroll, U Know, The Gold Standard and The Breakdown. So apart from nearly half the album being acknowledged there was nothing from AOA.

RIP sad
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