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Thread started 02/15/16 2:55pm

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Perth, AUS - Piano and Microphone - February 25 - 8:00 pm

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Reply #1 posted 02/24/16 9:37am

antonb

its going to be interesting to see how this will play in an arena. Me, i think he will smash it!

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Reply #2 posted 02/24/16 9:38pm

Matthewgg

I got my PDF ticket emailed to me this morning and all the details like the name and seat position are just blank, like its just a blank template with a barcode.

Did anyone else get this?

EDIT: just realised it only looked like that on my phone, on the computer all the details were there

[Edited 2/24/16 21:44pm]

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Reply #3 posted 02/25/16 12:54am

Adorecream

Lets hope he does not have jetlag from the 8 hour flight from Auckland, where he played 2 killer shows in a row. But guys prepare yourself for a treat! This concert is going to be great!

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Reply #4 posted 02/25/16 9:29am

BillS

Any news on the show?

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Reply #5 posted 02/25/16 10:12am

NorthC

Adorecream said:

Lets hope he does not have jetlag from the 8 hour flight from Auckland, where he played 2 killer shows in a row. But guys prepare yourself for a treat! This concert is going to be great!


How big is the time difference? 4 hours? (Just guessing.)
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Reply #6 posted 02/25/16 11:00am

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FYI, PRINCE sold out the PERTH ARENA which is 15,5000 seater in just minutes.

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Reply #7 posted 02/25/16 11:21am

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Reply #8 posted 02/25/16 11:34am

mynameisnotsus
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Tweet pic in Perth-hope it links ok

https://mobile.twitter.co...0268898304
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Reply #9 posted 02/25/16 11:39am

lwr001

mynameisnotsusan said:

Tweet pic in Perth-hope it links ok https://mobile.twitter.co...0268898304

great pic

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Reply #10 posted 02/25/16 11:43am

lwr001

feeluupp said:

FYI, PRINCE sold out the PERTH ARENA which is 15,5000 seater in just minutes.

dude about to be caked up nicely...very nicely

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Reply #11 posted 02/25/16 11:47am

lwr001

Apparently he played at the afterparty as well

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Reply #12 posted 02/25/16 1:56pm

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lwr001 said:



feeluupp said:


FYI, PRINCE sold out the PERTH ARENA which is 15,5000 seater in just minutes.





dude about to be caked up nicely...very nicely



He would've made a million a night down under at least - so 6 million plus for less than a fortnight pimp
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Reply #13 posted 02/25/16 3:42pm

MissRuby

I can't even begin to express the joy that came from last nights concert. I went to the one at the Opera house has week and a part of me was nervous how this show wouldn play out in an Arena because it felt so intimate, but Prince being the true entertainer still nailed it.

Sorry i can't do a run through setlist cause i was too far caught in the moment but we had aleast

From Memory and in no particular order:

I Would Die 4 U

Raspberry Beret

Kiss (with black sweat)

Cream

Black Muse

Rock n Roll Love Affair

Breakdown

Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Starfish and Coffee

Diamonds and Pearls

How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

Purple rain (which ended with the piono's from Under the Cherry Moon to which i completely lost myself)

Theives in the Temple

Unchain my heart

The Beutiful Ones (this was just, oh wow)

Nothing Compares 2 U

Purple Music

To me it felt like as he had never been to Perth before he wanted to give the fan his hits that night, the songs a lot of people may never have had the joy to hear live before.

My only really criticism was the crowd itself. Perth is notorious for having stuffing crowds at concerts and the Arena fun police don't help. I guarentee I'll hear atleast more than one 'i paid $200 for these seats and people were standing in front of me." I'm sorry but if Prince says stand and get funky, you stand and get funky!!

What also made me sad i was ten rows from the front, by the time the show was over there was four empty seats in front of me of peoplen who left and another 2 next to me.. and this was before the first encore!

However for Prince himself, his voice was on point. His smile electric when the crowd played into his hands. You forgot that it was just him and a piano, because he but on a show that was so fine that he didn't need the bells and whistles of a big production.

I read the reviews from the east saying that the shows were life affirming... and after last night i understand why. It was intense, magical, funky and finished with the power of a gospel church,

I found myself waking up this morning with the words "Free! Free yourself, You got to free yourself" running through my brains and if that is the message i walk with today, darm what a way to walk!

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Reply #14 posted 02/25/16 3:49pm

tdavison

MissRuby said:

I can't even begin to express the joy that came from last nights concert. I went to the one at the Opera house has week and a part of me was nervous how this show wouldn play out in an Arena because it felt so intimate, but Prince being the true entertainer still nailed it.

Sorry i can't do a run through setlist cause i was too far caught in the moment but we had aleast

From Memory and in no particular order:

I Would Die 4 U

Raspberry Beret

Kiss (with black sweat)

Cream

Black Muse

Rock n Roll Love Affair

Breakdown

Ballad of Dorothy Parker

Starfish and Coffee

Diamonds and Pearls

How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

Purple rain (which ended with the piono's from Under the Cherry Moon to which i completely lost myself)

Theives in the Temple

Unchain my heart

The Beutiful Ones (this was just, oh wow)

Nothing Compares 2 U

Purple Music

To me it felt like as he had never been to Perth before he wanted to give the fan his hits that night, the songs a lot of people may never have had the joy to hear live before.

My only really criticism was the crowd itself. Perth is notorious for having stuffing crowds at concerts and the Arena fun police don't help. I guarentee I'll hear atleast more than one 'i paid $200 for these seats and people were standing in front of me." I'm sorry but if Prince says stand and get funky, you stand and get funky!!

What also made me sad i was ten rows from the front, by the time the show was over there was four empty seats in front of me of peoplen who left and another 2 next to me.. and this was before the first encore!

However for Prince himself, his voice was on point. His smile electric when the crowd played into his hands. You forgot that it was just him and a piano, because he but on a show that was so fine that he didn't need the bells and whistles of a big production.

I read the reviews from the east saying that the shows were life affirming... and after last night i understand why. It was intense, magical, funky and finished with the power of a gospel church,

I found myself waking up this morning with the words "Free! Free yourself, You got to free yourself" running through my brains and if that is the message i walk with today, darm what a way to walk!

and at the aftershow he performed for around 40 mins on piano

DrD
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Reply #15 posted 02/25/16 3:58pm

antonb

I think it was a sampler set. Despite the criticism it gets, it works great in small venues. As it did at the manchester academy when i went. Its like prince is djing for you but singing the songs you love at the same time. The sampler set i found though didn't work as much in an arena.

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Reply #16 posted 02/25/16 5:31pm

mynameisnotsus
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A more comprehensive review

https://au.news.yahoo.com...rth-arena/

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Reply #17 posted 02/25/16 5:42pm

tdavison

DrD
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Reply #18 posted 02/25/16 6:33pm

prittypriss

MissRuby said:

Theives in the Temple

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He played Thieves in the Temple!?!?!? I have ALWAYS wanted to hear this live!

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Reply #19 posted 02/26/16 6:08am

antonb

12000 odd but there's not many perth orgers Perhaps he will have converted a few to look further than the radio
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Reply #20 posted 02/26/16 11:49am

chamill

What was Perth's approximate concert running time please?
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Reply #21 posted 02/26/16 12:13pm

Bohemian67

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Gee. Not a word from Perth about the afterparty either ???

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #22 posted 02/26/16 12:14pm

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chamill said:

What was Perth's approximate concert running time please?

Check out the The Vault website, they are normally pretty spot on.

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Reply #23 posted 02/26/16 3:01pm

tdavison

Bohemian67 said:

Gee. Not a word from Perth about the afterparty either ???


My and wife and i have just relocated to Perth from Brisbane and are Prince fams - been to many shows and afterparties around the world. We flew over from Perth for the Sydney gigs and went to one after party. We are loathed to spend hours waiting for Prince to arrive only to find that he does not perform. Yes, we all know the gamble. The other thing is you can feel like a sad freak just waiting around to look at him. So we did not got to the Perth aftershow. Our mistake. He did around 40 mins performing to his mac and keyboard. Others have seen similar at Paisley Park and Manchester. Oh well....All Australia and New Zealand gigs have been unbelievable.
DrD
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Reply #24 posted 02/26/16 9:41pm

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Very positive media reviews. Apparently Prince emerged from the corner of the arena for the silhouette entrance effect. Had reservations as to whether this tour would lend itself to a full scale arena but by all accounts, it translated well. Pics I've seen show the stage in the round, the psycadelic video loop displayed above the stage facing in 4 directions, with another set of 4 screens above that again broadcasting live vision of Princes performace. Now...if we could just have a copy of that broadcast!

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Reply #25 posted 02/26/16 9:52pm

tdavison

batman89 said:

Very positive media reviews. Apparently Prince emerged from the corner of the arena for the silhouette entrance effect. Had reservations as to whether this tour would lend itself to a full scale arena but by all accounts, it translated well. Pics I've seen show the stage in the round, the psycadelic video loop displayed above the stage facing in 4 directions, with another set of 4 screens above that again broadcasting live vision of Princes performace. Now...if we could just have a copy of that broadcast!



The entrance effect was brilliant. Several times. Wished i was in that corner
DrD
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Reply #26 posted 02/27/16 12:10am

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tdavison said:

Bohemian67 said:

Gee. Not a word from Perth about the afterparty either ???

My and wife and i have just relocated to Perth from Brisbane and are Prince fams - been to many shows and afterparties around the world. We flew over from Perth for the Sydney gigs and went to one after party. We are loathed to spend hours waiting for Prince to arrive only to find that he does not perform. Yes, we all know the gamble. The other thing is you can feel like a sad freak just waiting around to look at him. So we did not got to the Perth aftershow. Our mistake. He did around 40 mins performing to his mac and keyboard. Others have seen similar at Paisley Park and Manchester. Oh well....All Australia and New Zealand gigs have been unbelievable.

Thanks for the reply. I've never been to an after party pretty much for the same reasons. You got the show though, good for you. Enjoy Perth. One of my sisters lives there. She's very happy after moving from London.

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #27 posted 03/07/16 7:32pm

perthpiano

It was brilliant, Thieves in the Temple was epic. Prince rode a bicycle from/to the stage for each encore.

Theoretically, if someone had access to a recording of this show, where might that person go to share it? PMs please.
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