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antonb

afterdark jam with judith hill tonight at paisley park

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Reply #1 posted 04/04/15 11:45am

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The 3rdeyegirls just told their followers on Twitter:

"jAM 2nite!!! pAiSLEy PaRK aFTeR dARk ...jUDiTH hILL drESS rehEARsaL n dANCE pArTY! $50 dollar cover"

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Reply #2 posted 04/04/15 12:05pm

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biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 04/04/15 1:45pm

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if someone finds out when doors open, please post here!!!!
"New Power slide...."
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Reply #4 posted 04/04/15 3:15pm

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skywalker said:

if someone finds out when doors open, please post here!!!!

Doors at 9:30pm, the PP dj just tweeted the time razz

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Reply #5 posted 04/04/15 4:21pm

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inspireof said:



skywalker said:


if someone finds out when doors open, please post here!!!!

Doors at 9:30pm, the PP dj just tweeted the time razz




Thanks!
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Reply #6 posted 04/04/15 4:41pm

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Looks like 9pm now lol

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Reply #7 posted 04/04/15 11:04pm

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So this was supposed to start at 9pm and now it's 1am with no reports so far... tumbleweed

And then finally at 2am somebody crawls out of Paisley Park to say...
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1 minute ago

Dance party then performed her album from beginning to end. Crowd still inside waiting for whatever happens next!
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And now a picture of the "crowd" still inside waiting for Prince to show up...which he just did razz
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https://twitter.com/jamie...5450694657

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Reply #8 posted 04/05/15 1:50am

antonb

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like prince has been rehearsing any new material, looking at twitter, never mind I sure it was still fun!
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Reply #9 posted 04/05/15 2:14am

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Judith Hill started her set around 12:00am and played for about 45 minutes. Her set was in the Love4OneAnother room. After her set was over, we were moved into the soundstage. DJ played for about an hour. I believe a new Prince song was played, Shut It Down, not exactly sure of the title. Prince took the stage around 2:00am. There was a white curtain hanging in front of the stage. Prince played Musicology with the curtain still drawn. Then the curtain came up and Cool, Housequake, Hot Thing, and Controversy were played. He played until 3:15am.

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Reply #10 posted 04/05/15 2:17am

antonb

Thanks for the report
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Reply #11 posted 04/05/15 8:39am

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that was FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin got there around 9 pm and there were only about ten cars in the parking lot. security had us wait in our cars until about 9:30 or so then let us all in to the Park.
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our most excellent host and his crew had a menu of snacks and various beverages available out in the lobby. merchandise was available too; i wanted to buy up a copy of ms. hill's new album, but i'll make do with the download for now. cool thanks again for that piece of free delicious!
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the party began in the love4oneanother room which was bathed in blue light, and instead of finding nemo we had a larger-than-life picture of young judith hill onscreen.
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DJ (sorry i don't know your name, you rocked!) played prince songs, both his hits and some of his more obscure tunes, occasionally mixed with other artists' work while the room slowly filled up. the crowd was looking for some serious fun and they found it. people were dancing, talking and laughing. having a great time.
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ms. hill and her crew ultimately took the stage in the love4oneanother room and funked us up for a groovy set, playing songs from the new album. that girl can SANG. eek biggrin she shines in person even more than on her album; truly a gifted soul. at one point i swear i felt like i was in church. now here's where this review is lacking; i didn't write the setlist down. too hard to take notes while dancing.
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once ms. hill's set was over i thought that would be it, party over, show us the door and thanks for coming y'all. but nope. the ginormous soundstage doors swung open and we were permitted to enter the big room, where a fully dressed stage was hidden behind a sheer hanging curtain.
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people danced around in there for a while, some gathered at the edge of the stage (see photo above) waiting and hoping, and then it became apparent something was up behind the screen.
.
prince and his crew were whipping up some magic back there and eventually presto@! the man himself, clad in white from head to toe with a black vest and sparkle shoes, got up behind the curtain and started to play. yes!!
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he was joined by the NPG horns section and 3RDEYEGIRL bandmembers. were they funky?? yes. yes they WERE funky and please can i get an amen! i had thought we were all danced out but once prince and his crew took the stage, folks perked back up and began shaking it all over again. curtain came up and game was on!
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please do not shoot me - again i didn't write down the set list. i know i heard a couple of songs that were new for me, which is always a rush and one of my favorite things about visiting paisley park. all i can really say with any accuracy is the set was a gorgeous blur of funk.
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i think the combination of NPG horns and 3RDEYEGIRL is a real winner, and imo, the tour will be very well received if what we heard is any indication of the soundcandy they have planned for american ears.
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prince was amazing, as always. joking with us and dancing around. is he hot? YES he is and why would you even ask such a thing? you didn't ask? okay my bad, the funk affected my head. he seemed to be having a lot of fun, which was once of those right-back-atcha things, cause i didn't see a single sad or frown face up in there.
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all too soon, it was after 3 am, prince and the band said goodnight and left, lights came up and we left too. truly a great party, and i feel blessed to have been there. the security people were excellent, the event was well-organized and i have a feeling most of us will be buzzed for the next week on that juice. thank you prince and crew! you know we love you

[Edited 4/5/15 8:40am]

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Reply #12 posted 04/05/15 9:08am

antonb

Wow,now that's a report/review, brilliant,thankyou
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Reply #13 posted 04/05/15 9:31am

trax

It figures. I was really hoping Detroit would get the rock show which I really want to see and it looks like we will get the big band show which I have seen before and don't EVER want to see again!! It just figures!!

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Reply #14 posted 04/05/15 10:50am

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^there's a good chance i was overusing the word 'funk' up there. anyway i hope you don't become disappointed before you have a chance to really hear what they have lined up for us. excellent bands that play off each other well and with judith hill opening for prince i'd say it was a great variety. quite tasty

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Reply #15 posted 04/05/15 11:03am

Pentacle


Is that Kirk Johnson on the drums??

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #16 posted 04/05/15 12:01pm

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sounds like a good time. maybe i'll get to catch another PP show, someday.

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Reply #17 posted 04/05/15 12:33pm

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trax said:

It figures. I was really hoping Detroit would get the rock show which I really want to see and it looks like we will get the big band show which I have seen before and don't EVER want to see again!! It just figures!!

I think you will be nicely surprised, there wasn't the zillions horns thing (25 of them)like in past shows, there was just 5 (I think) and also Liv Warfield and the 2 girls who sing with her and it was a Perfect combo not too little not too much.. It was Super Funky in the best way P does.. Also the songs had a lot of new arrangements so I think Detroit is in for a surprise and a superfunky treat, I betcha he'll mix rock into it as well wink

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Reply #18 posted 04/05/15 12:35pm

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Pentacle said:


Is that Kirk Johnson on the drums??

Yes he was playing drums for Judith Hill

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Reply #19 posted 04/05/15 12:59pm

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Xxaxaxx, thank u for an ace write up - sounds like u had an amazing time! Well jealous of u!
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #20 posted 04/05/15 7:21pm

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XxAxX said:

that was FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin got there around 9 pm and there were only about ten cars in the parking lot. security had us wait in our cars until about 9:30 or so then let us all in to the Park.
.
our most excellent host and his crew had a menu of snacks and various beverages available out in the lobby. merchandise was available too; i wanted to buy up a copy of ms. hill's new album, but i'll make do with the download for now. cool thanks again for that piece of free delicious!
.
the party began in the love4oneanother room which was bathed in blue light, and instead of finding nemo we had a larger-than-life picture of young judith hill onscreen.
.
DJ (sorry i don't know your name, you rocked!) played prince songs, both his hits and some of his more obscure tunes, occasionally mixed with other artists' work while the room slowly filled up. the crowd was looking for some serious fun and they found it. people were dancing, talking and laughing. having a great time.
.
ms. hill and her crew ultimately took the stage in the love4oneanother room and funked us up for a groovy set, playing songs from the new album. that girl can SANG. eek biggrin she shines in person even more than on her album; truly a gifted soul. at one point i swear i felt like i was in church. now here's where this review is lacking; i didn't write the setlist down. too hard to take notes while dancing.
.
once ms. hill's set was over i thought that would be it, party over, show us the door and thanks for coming y'all. but nope. the ginormous soundstage doors swung open and we were permitted to enter the big room, where a fully dressed stage was hidden behind a sheer hanging curtain.
.
people danced around in there for a while, some gathered at the edge of the stage (see photo above) waiting and hoping, and then it became apparent something was up behind the screen.
.
prince and his crew were whipping up some magic back there and eventually presto@! the man himself, clad in white from head to toe with a black vest and sparkle shoes, got up behind the curtain and started to play. yes!!
.
he was joined by the NPG horns section and 3RDEYEGIRL bandmembers. were they funky?? yes. yes they WERE funky and please can i get an amen! i had thought we were all danced out but once prince and his crew took the stage, folks perked back up and began shaking it all over again. curtain came up and game was on!
.
please do not shoot me - again i didn't write down the set list. i know i heard a couple of songs that were new for me, which is always a rush and one of my favorite things about visiting paisley park. all i can really say with any accuracy is the set was a gorgeous blur of funk.
.
i think the combination of NPG horns and 3RDEYEGIRL is a real winner, and imo, the tour will be very well received if what we heard is any indication of the soundcandy they have planned for american ears.
.
prince was amazing, as always. joking with us and dancing around. is he hot? YES he is and why would you even ask such a thing? you didn't ask? okay my bad, the funk affected my head. he seemed to be having a lot of fun, which was once of those right-back-atcha things, cause i didn't see a single sad or frown face up in there.
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all too soon, it was after 3 am, prince and the band said goodnight and left, lights came up and we left too. truly a great party, and i feel blessed to have been there. the security people were excellent, the event was well-organized and i have a feeling most of us will be buzzed for the next week on that juice. thank you prince and crew! you know we love you

[Edited 4/5/15 8:40am]

Thanks for the review--never been to Paisley Park unfortunately, but you took me back to the great show I saw in March of last year... wink

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Reply #21 posted 04/06/15 3:42am

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Looking at the setlist it is downright shameful that even when playing to an audience of a handful of hardcore fans, Prince still can't be adventurous.

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BartVanHemelen said:

Looking at the setlist it is downright shameful that even when playing to an audience of a handful of hardcore fans, Prince still can't be adventurous.

Who knows--if you were there, he would probably play everything that you request... lol

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Reply #23 posted 04/06/15 8:23am

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BartVanHemelen said:

Looking at the setlist it is downright shameful that even when playing to an audience of a handful of hardcore fans, Prince still can't be adventurous.

I have to agree with you on this one. They are always bragging that they have learned over a hundred songs, but yet we always get the same ones. We had to listen to them go on and on how great Plectrum Electrum was leading up to the release, but yet hardly anything off of it gets played live. I was really digging the stripped down sound of just Prince and the girls, but adding Liv and her 2 backup singers, and some horns brings us right back where we were at before. I still had a blast, though.

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #24 posted 04/06/15 9:24am

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I missed the show but sounded great! Thanks for the report XxAxX!!

I'm a fan of the funky horn sound and I know I would've loved his set and Judith Hill's.

Good to see Kirk Johnson around the Park and playing with Ms Hill's band. He was the music director at my Mom's church in south Mpls and always a gentleman.

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" -- Martha Graham
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Reply #25 posted 04/06/15 9:30am

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purplethunder3121 said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Looking at the setlist it is downright shameful that even when playing to an audience of a handful of hardcore fans, Prince still can't be adventurous.

Who knows--if you were there, he would probably play everything that you request... lol

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you don't find it a little weird that when given an audience that would definitely, without a doubt, love to hear something outside of the standard Cool/Sampler/Controversy set, Prince chooses to play the standard Cool/Sampler/Controversy set?

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Reply #26 posted 04/06/15 9:45am

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Saturday night live Part II: Judith Hill, Prince at Paisley Park

Posted by: Jon Bream under Music, Minnesota musicians Updated: April 6, 2015 - 3:10 AM

What a difference a horn section, rehearsal and two weeks make. After unveiling her forthcoming album and new band to invited media two weeks ago at Paisley Park, Judith Hill returned there late Saturday night for a “dress rehearsal” show.

She is expected to open for Prince this week in Detroit and also do some club shows.

Hill and her band – its moniker to be announced later – improved about 200 percent in two weeks even if they took a staged and silly timeout after playing the first line of the first song, “As Trains Go By.”

Having a trombonist, trumpeter and two saxophonists from Prince’s NPG Horns made a world of difference. So did rehearsal and Hill’s increased confidence. She’s no rookie, having opened tours for Josh Groban and John Legend and sung backup to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Elton John. But she sang her funk-oriented songs like she owned them.

Playing in front of 150 or so people in the NPG Music Club room for 45 minutes, Hill and her nine sidemen breezed through a handful of selections from her Prince-produced “Back in Time” album. (Its release date is unknown but it was made available for free download for two days last month and more than 150,000 downloads were recorded, according to Hill.) The set is clearly intended for an opening act but it was a strong sample of her vocal abilities and affinity for funk.

The opening “As Trains Go By” was a commentary on urban violence, with a chorus including an oblique reference (more a play on words) to CeeLo Green, a coach on “The Voice,” where Hill made the finals in 2013. (She was on Adam Levine’s team.) “Turn Up” showed her mastery of hip-hop cadence for sung vocals and love of Sly and the Family Stone jazzy horn-flavored funk. “Angel in the Dark” was balladry with a churchy ending. “My People” featured a nice exchange between bassist and horn players and a delightful detour into “No Diggity,” Blackstreet’s 1996 hit.

“Wild Tonight” had Prince’s funk-rock fingerprints all over it. With Prince giving orders to the sound engineer at the mixing board, Hill next moved into “Cry Cry Cry,” a killer blues in the spirit of Etta James that demonstrated Hill’s wondrous vocal abilities. The group closed with “Jamming in the Basement,” a workout that lives up to its title.

With the advertised Hill rehearsal over, the audience instantly migrated to Paisley’s adjacent soundstage, hoping for a Prince performance. After an hour of a DJ playing songs by Prince,Luther Vandross and others, Prince came running out of a back door headed to the stage. He instructed the DJ to play tunes from Hill’s album. Then, after the DJ essentially played the recorded versions of the tunes Hill had played live, Prince and his band started playing behind a scrim on the stage at 2:25 a.m.

“Musicology” came first and then Prince, wearing a stocking cap and a long-sleeve T-shirt, called out for “Cool,” the hit he wrote for the Time. In mid-song, the band shifted into Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” and then the bandleader called out “Stevie Wonder,” which was a cue for the four NPG Horns guys to play the horn riff from Wonder’s “Sir Duke.” Prince mentioned that Wonder was recently in town.

“Housequake” was the perfect choice to funk up the party for a crowd that had dwindled to maybe 100 or so. Prince called on various band members to take solos and eventually called the next song, “Hot Thang.” He asked backup singerLiv Warfield to take some lead vocals.

“Can we do something from the ‘80s?” Prince then asked. “Are there any millennials in the house?” When no one responded (even though there were some in attendance), Prince, without missing a beat, said, “Just old people like me.” He then shifted into 1981’s “Controversy,” telling his staff to turn off the lights and the faithful to close their eyes and imagine they were in 1982. “What did you smell like back then?”

“People call me rude," he sang. "I wish there were no rules.” But at Paisley Park, Prince makes the rules. After playing the melody line from “Party Up” at the end of “Controversy,” he said the party was over.

At 3:10 a.m., before any fans could head to the exit, Prince ran out of the soundstage like a gleeful little kid with lights blinking in the heels of his shoes.

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fusk said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Who knows--if you were there, he would probably play everything that you request... lol

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you don't find it a little weird that when given an audience that would definitely, without a doubt, love to hear something outside of the standard Cool/Sampler/Controversy set, Prince chooses to play the standard Cool/Sampler/Controversy set?

It was not a "sampler" set he played all songs in full with a lot of new arrangements and it was more of a jam vibe... I loved it and found it a different vibe than the usual recent shows... I love how prince can play one songover and over and each time make it sound different!

I had a great time at PP and sometimes I get tired of seing people who were not there constantly criticizing everything...

Sorry about the rant but I'm happy he opens pp to the public and welcome anything he wants to throw my way when I'm there, I mean it's his house and he can do whatever he wants it's cool by me! ;p

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Reply #28 posted 04/06/15 5:18pm

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i don't know if it was a sampler set or not, i'm just going by the setlist on princevault. If you say it was cooler than a sampler set, I believe you.

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It's also a rehearsal, so maybe Prince was trying out new arrangements and/or band members in a live setting before they take that cool/housequake/hot thing/controversy setlist to a larger audience.

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And, it's true that a lot of fans will appreciate anything Prince plays, because like you, they'll pick up on subtleties that make the same song sound different each time.

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That said, if there was ever a time for Prince play something special, it's at a Paisley Park jam for the hardcores.

[Edited 4/6/15 17:18pm]

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Reply #29 posted 04/06/15 5:27pm

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I agree with Inspireof. We were treated to full songs with a lot of energy, fun and funk. I had a great time at PP. We were promised a dance party and a concert by Judith Hill -- we got those (which were wonderful) and more! It's Prince's place and his choice, and I'm thankful that he shares it and himself with us. He looked to be having fun Saturday night, and so were we!

inspireof said:

fusk said:

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you don't find it a little weird that when given an audience that would definitely, without a doubt, love to hear something outside of the standard Cool/Sampler/Controversy set, Prince chooses to play the standard Cool/Sampler/Controversy set?

It was not a "sampler" set he played all songs in full with a lot of new arrangements and it was more of a jam vibe... I loved it and found it a different vibe than the usual recent shows... I love how prince can play one songover and over and each time make it sound different!

I had a great time at PP and sometimes I get tired of seing people who were not there constantly criticizing everything...

Sorry about the rant but I'm happy he opens pp to the public and welcome anything he wants to throw my way when I'm there, I mean it's his house and he can do whatever he wants it's cool by me! ;p

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