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Reply #390 posted 05/13/15 11:17am

babynoz

herb4 said:

I'm glad people enjoyed the concert but that set list was uninspiring. Same old same old. I wish he'd done some numbers that reflected the occasion.

Also, what's with this "I'll wear a picture of myself/album cover as my outfit" thing? That's weird. I hated it with 2010 and hate it with TEG/AOA.

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I'm also suprised that Rush/FoxNews, etc. haven't made Prince their new boogey man after the "take all the guns away" stuff. If you search FOX NEws website for "Prince Baltimore" you don't even find a match, at least as of 2 or 3 days ago. I expected more right wing outrage and more of a backlash since Prince is A. Black, B. Famous, C. Non-conformist and D. An entertainer.

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Seemed like this would be right in the wheelhouse of the right wing faux outrage machine.

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Those songs were played for almost an hour over the pa before the show started, including We March, When Will We Be Paid, Family Name, Colonized Mind, Dear Mr. Man, Sign O the Times, etc.

He would have been hard pressed to teach the band all of those songs on such short notice, don't ya think?

Billo ranted about Prince on his show Monday.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #391 posted 05/13/15 2:03pm

herb4

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babynoz said:

herb4 said:

I'm glad people enjoyed the concert but that set list was uninspiring. Same old same old. I wish he'd done some numbers that reflected the occasion.

Also, what's with this "I'll wear a picture of myself/album cover as my outfit" thing? That's weird. I hated it with 2010 and hate it with TEG/AOA.

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I'm also suprised that Rush/FoxNews, etc. haven't made Prince their new boogey man after the "take all the guns away" stuff. If you search FOX NEws website for "Prince Baltimore" you don't even find a match, at least as of 2 or 3 days ago. I expected more right wing outrage and more of a backlash since Prince is A. Black, B. Famous, C. Non-conformist and D. An entertainer.

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Seemed like this would be right in the wheelhouse of the right wing faux outrage machine.

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Those songs were played for almost an hour over the pa before the show started, including We March, When Will We Be Paid, Family Name, Colonized Mind, Dear Mr. Man, Sign O the Times, etc.

He would have been hard pressed to teach the band all of those songs on such short notice, don't ya think?

Billo ranted about Prince on his show Monday.

I know they were. Would've been nice to see them in the set. If the band didn't know them, it'd been cool to see a one man acoustic set like he did with Musicology, then let the band do the hit set.

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Reply #392 posted 05/13/15 2:15pm

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herb4 said:

I'm glad people enjoyed the concert but that set list was uninspiring. Same old same old. I wish he'd done some numbers that reflected the occasion.



I think all of us dedicated fans, at some point get tired of hits-only shows. I would have LOVED if the songs played before the concert were the ones that he actually performed on stage (and if he had performed Lovesign, I may have died in the arena)... However, for these bigger shows that have a lot of casual fans in attendance, I feel like he almost has to play a hits heavy set to keep the party atmosphere going. Especially since this was his first time in the DMV area in like 10 years

I was hoping he'd throw more unexpected songs into the mix, but the good energy of the show made up for the typical setlist.

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Reply #393 posted 05/13/15 3:42pm

babynoz

thekidsgirl said:

herb4 said:

I'm glad people enjoyed the concert but that set list was uninspiring. Same old same old. I wish he'd done some numbers that reflected the occasion.



I think all of us dedicated fans, at some point get tired of hits-only shows. I would have LOVED if the songs played before the concert were the ones that he actually performed on stage (and if he had performed Lovesign, I may have died in the arena)... However, for these bigger shows that have a lot of casual fans in attendance, I feel like he almost has to play a hits heavy set to keep the party atmosphere going. Especially since this was his first time in the DMV area in like 10 years

I was hoping he'd throw more unexpected songs into the mix, but the good energy of the show made up for the typical setlist.

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Exactly. We can't look at this from a die hard fam perspective. If that were the case I would have lobbied for him to open with The War. lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #394 posted 05/13/15 6:25pm

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thekidsgirl said:

herb4 said:

I'm glad people enjoyed the concert but that set list was uninspiring. Same old same old. I wish he'd done some numbers that reflected the occasion.


However, for these bigger shows that have a lot of casual fans in attendance, I feel like he almost has to play a hits heavy set to keep the party atmosphere going.

Yeah, maybe. But to me it didn't strike me as a "party atomsphere" sort of occasion. Doesn't matter what I think. Like thekidsgirl said, maybe I'm just coming at it from a die hard fan viewpoint and wanted something more intimate and special becuase I know what Prince is capable of and how few people have really seen it.

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I think candlelight and acoustics would have blown them away. I'm not sure where "Raspberry Beret" and "Little Red Corvette" fit into the occasion. It's just a personal beef and a hang up I have because I know, at times, Prince can be as poignant and deep as Dylan or U2. Seemed like a weird time to do a hits set list is all.

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Reply #395 posted 05/16/15 6:50pm

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thekidsgirl said:



herb4 said:


I'm glad people enjoyed the concert but that set list was uninspiring. Same old same old. I wish he'd done some numbers that reflected the occasion.







I think all of us dedicated fans, at some point get tired of hits-only shows. I would have LOVED if the songs played before the concert were the ones that he actually performed on stage (and if he had performed Lovesign, I may have died in the arena)... However, for these bigger shows that have a lot of casual fans in attendance, I feel like he almost has to play a hits heavy set to keep the party atmosphere going. Especially since this was his first time in the DMV area in like 10 years

I was hoping he'd throw more unexpected songs into the mix, but the good energy of the show made up for the typical setlist.

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[Edited 5/13/15 14:17pm]


What did U feel from Dance Electric? It was out of the norm and really telling. And, it was fresh...brought me from the current (time) back to Ninenvah...
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Reply #396 posted 05/17/15 2:31pm

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Can anyone who went to the Baltimore show confirm that Shelby and Elisa were not performing with Prince?

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Reply #397 posted 05/17/15 3:06pm

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motherfunka said:

Can anyone who went to the Baltimore show confirm that Shelby and Elisa were not performing with Prince?

I saw some backup singers that I had never seen before. One was an obese black female. And I think there was a black guy. Also, Liv was there but only sang a few songs including backup on Mountains. She was sporting a long weave too. Did not see Shelby. Then again, he had a lot of people on the stage. Some of the horn players I had not seen either. Maybe he just rotates and sends out the invite and whoever can make it ends up playing that night.

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Reply #398 posted 05/17/15 3:08pm

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herb4 said:

thekidsgirl said:


However, for these bigger shows that have a lot of casual fans in attendance, I feel like he almost has to play a hits heavy set to keep the party atmosphere going.

Yeah, maybe. But to me it didn't strike me as a "party atomsphere" sort of occasion. Doesn't matter what I think. Like thekidsgirl said, maybe I'm just coming at it from a die hard fan viewpoint and wanted something more intimate and special becuase I know what Prince is capable of and how few people have really seen it.

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I think candlelight and acoustics would have blown them away. I'm not sure where "Raspberry Beret" and "Little Red Corvette" fit into the occasion. It's just a personal beef and a hang up I have because I know, at times, Prince can be as poignant and deep as Dylan or U2. Seemed like a weird time to do a hits set list is all.

I thought it was odd too but since the crowd was mostly a MD/DC/VA crowd and not really a Baltimore crowd, I think the setlist worked. Most people were there to have fun. But yeah, I agree with you.

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Reply #399 posted 05/29/15 8:00am

starkitty

was anyone here at the pratt st ale house?

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Reply #400 posted 06/01/15 5:54pm

murph

For some Orgers wondering where the money went. Hope this helps....

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BALTIMORE RALLY 4 PEACE:

FUNDING RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Monday, June 1, 2015 –

Proceeds from Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s May 10 RALLY 4 PEACE concert at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, will be donated to the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) to help Baltimore youth. Additionally, funds will go to the City of Baltimore’s YouthWorks Program, through the Baltimore City Foundation. Proceeds will also go to support OneBaltimore.


The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) NAACP-ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program. It is designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO provides a forum through which youth of African descent demonstrate academic, artistic, leadership and scientific prowess and expertise. They thereby gain the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.


“We are tremendously grateful for Prince’s thoughtful and benevolent gift,” said Larry Brown, Jr., National Director, NAACP ACT-SO. “We continue to applaud and uplift his desire for change, justice and peace in our communities. The momentous RALLY 4 PEACE in Baltimore marked the resurgence of a movement that unites arts and activism. ACT-SO is the greatest opportunity for youth to engage and pursue their scholastic and cultural dreams, and ultimately change the world.”

In the wake of the recent painful events that occurred in Baltimore City, OneBaltimore #OneBaltimore was established to assist residents in need. Through collaborative efforts, leaders and community organizations are teaming up together to strengthen neighborhoods and restore damaged businesses and homes. The work of OneBaltimore begins with expanding opportunity – not in some vague sense, but through aggressive partnerships between the public and private sectors to create jobs that will allow more citizens, students and disconnected youth to find temporary or permanent employment.


“On behalf of the Baltimore community, we are obviously very grateful to Prince for the extraordinary concert and his philanthropy, but we are especially grateful for his humanity and demonstration of care for all people,” said Michael Cryor, Chair, OneBaltimore. “While we all would have preferred not to experience the period of unrest, we also know that pain and despair do not conform to etiquette. It is the truth of our moment. We pray for the wisdom and the courage not to run from the tension. OneBaltimore commits to making footprints that lead to sustainable change for the people of our City. Prince has helped us to move one step closer.”


YouthWorks is the Baltimore City’s summer jobs program, which places young people age 14-21 in summer work experiences throughout Baltimore. The Baltimore City Foundation enables the Baltimore City government to raise philanthropic resources that promote many of its health and human services priorities. Additionally, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that support youth and underprivileged Baltimore City residents. The Foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore City.


The RALLY 4 PEACE concert was held in the spirit of healing. It was a massive hug for the city of Baltimore and it’s people from the entertainer who was deeply moved by the recent tragedy and the outcry that followed. The event was a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US.

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