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Reply #30 posted 09/02/16 10:43pm

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NinaB said:

purplethunder3121 said:

eek Thats...eerie as hell... Did you know that Mark Chapman had a list of people to kill and at the top of the list were David Bowie and John Lennon? Chapman staked out Bowie but couldn't get near him...and sought out Lennon instead. Prince stated that John Lennon's death was partially responsible as the inspiration for Annie Christian:

"She killed John Lennon, shot him down cold"

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"Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs..."

I did not know that! Shiiit! fucked up! Bowie & Lennon! Beautiful men. That Dakota has some creepy stuff about it too. P played the roxy that night, weird.

Another question that entered my mind just now (especially to all nay-sayers who state that The Revolution should not continue or Wendy shouldn't touch Prince's guitar--even a replica): how does one keep music as vital as Prince's ALIVE? Just by playing his albums? No! By playing his music LIVE in hot steamy clubs and doing JUSTICE to it! Especially by his original band members like these concerts at First Avenue. Even when I listened to Prince before he passed, my favorite listening experiences were from his live concerts. He DESERVES to have his music performed LIVE from now on... From people who care and will do justice to his LIVE LEGACY. The last time I saw Prince live was in a small hot and sweaty club. One of the best experiences of my life. May that tradition continue. My end rant of the night. razz lol

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Reply #31 posted 09/02/16 10:53pm

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Okay, WHAT were those two songs Questlove played right around 9:00 PM? One sounded very much like an 87-88 outtake, with references to various danes like the Kangaroo and the Detroit Crawl, like in The Line. The only lyric I remember was "turn those houselights up." It was immediately followed by a guitar-heavy funk track that sounded like it was from the mid-90s. Those were AMAZING.

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Reply #32 posted 09/02/16 11:42pm

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TONIGHT WAS F*CKING AMAZING!



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Reply #33 posted 09/03/16 12:07am

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I asked before but didn't see an answer. There are three t-shirts at $30, a zip up at $45, a poster at $40, and a signed poster at $100. This was for the Revolution specific merchandise. There is also some first Ave available. It looked like some band members were signing merchandise?

Also, I swear I saw Ron Wood. Didn't introduce myself though so not sure.
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Reply #34 posted 09/03/16 12:15am

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Dauphin said:

I asked before but didn't see an answer. There are three t-shirts at $30, a zip up at $45, a poster at $40, and a signed poster at $100. This was for the Revolution specific merchandise. There is also some first Ave available. It looked like some band members were signing merchandise?

Also, I swear I saw Ron Wood. Didn't introduce myself though so not sure.

I saw that guy too. I don't think it was Ron wood. He looked a bit too young perhaps. What a night! I don't even know where to start. I'm so glad I went even tho I just got home and have to be back in St Paul by 10 AM for a family wedding thing. I swear I saw Manuela too btw but I'm not sure? She was sitting right by the door to the room backstage where the band members went before and during the show.
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Reply #35 posted 09/03/16 12:20am

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terrig said:

TONIGHT WAS F*CKING AMAZING!




Agreed. Watching the shows via FB stream was amazing

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Reply #36 posted 09/03/16 12:23am

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Reply #37 posted 09/03/16 12:30am

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terrig said:

TONIGHT WAS F*CKING AMAZING!




Agreed. Watching the shows via FB stream was amazing


I will post my thoughts more tomorrow - there were some sound issues but man they dug deep into early Prince and that was just golden.

I gotta get to sleep - I can imaine the painmy body is going to be in - imma need a 30 min warmup just to wake up lololol

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Reply #38 posted 09/03/16 12:51am

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Set list: (I'm going to need some help from others there tonight)
Let's Go Crazy
Computer Blue
America
Mountains
Do It All Night
Let's Work
Uptown
Party Up
Little Red Corvette
1999
Sometimes It Snows In April
Raspberry Beret
The Beautiful Ones (Bilal nailed it imo - a highlight of the night for me - he got one of the biggest rounds of applause from the crowd)
Private Joy
When Doves Cry
Controversy
Kiss
Baby I'm A Star ( by Maya Rudolph)
Purple Rain
Brownmark looks like he hasn't aged. And he was having a good time it seemed. Another highlight was Andre and Dez. Andre looks great and sounds even better. (No wonder P didn't keep him around cuz he there would have been some competition for the ladies' attention lol) I didn't see Mayte. Appolonia was there along with Brenda. I met Maurice outside when he shook my hand and introduced himself to several of us standing in line. Omar came out and took a quick bow at the end. By the end my feet were killing me and I was dehydrated from sweating. It was hot in there! Can't wait to hear about the dance party afterwards. We bought a couple t-shirts too smile
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Reply #39 posted 09/03/16 6:07am

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Reply #40 posted 09/03/16 6:25am

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I found that link after Andre posted on his facebook if everyone has tickets! i said noooo I"m sitting here in Nashville in my home. Can you or one of the guys PLEEEAASSSEE Facebook Live it for us? Next thing I know that link I posted last night showed up in my feed and it was front row spot near Dez's side of the stage! biggrin Better my comment about being in Nashville got some dialouge going between myself and one of Andre's facebook friends who lives about 15 miles from me! eek It was so cool to watch that live...

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Reply #41 posted 09/03/16 7:19am

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So I have a VIP ticket to tonight's show, but my buddy going with me has a general admission. Since boht tickets are under my name at will call, getting us both in is going to be a huge headache since I'll have to go back up to the front door when he comes in with the regular crowd.

I'm wondering if going to the VIP is even worth it; I haven't really seen much talk about what actually goes on during that extra hour. Is it just the food upstairs and the advantage of getting in an hour early to stake out a good spot, or is there more? Have band members been around during that time?

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Reply #42 posted 09/03/16 7:42am

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dplatt said:

So I have a VIP ticket to tonight's show, but my buddy going with me has a general admission. Since boht tickets are under my name at will call, getting us both in is going to be a huge headache since I'll have to go back up to the front door when he comes in with the regular crowd.

I'm wondering if going to the VIP is even worth it; I haven't really seen much talk about what actually goes on during that extra hour. Is it just the food upstairs and the advantage of getting in an hour early to stake out a good spot, or is there more? Have band members been around during that time?


I have not personally been in to VIP, but from friends who have been the last 2 nights, the main advantage is just what you stated, early entry, the laminate and some free snacks. I have not heard that any band members have been around. We were at the Depot last night grabbing food and drinks before and watched a few people walk by on their way in, though no bandmembers (Questlove, Maya Rudolh and her husband PT Anderson).

Apparently Questlove set up right away for the VIP and was playing some super fun stuff. It was GREAT once we GA folks got inside too.



Oh, and staff offered a friend of mine to sit on the Purple Rain motorcycle for a picture. No one got to do that the first night during VIP as far as I'm aware.

I am doing VIP tonight and am looking forward to Questlove's set most of all. That, and wearing more confortable shoes tonight. smile I took off right after the show last night as my dogs were barking. Looking forward to dancing to the end tonight.

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Reply #43 posted 09/03/16 7:44am

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dplatt said:

Okay, WHAT were those two songs Questlove played right around 9:00 PM? One sounded very much like an 87-88 outtake, with references to various danes like the Kangaroo and the Detroit Crawl, like in The Line. The only lyric I remember was "turn those houselights up." It was immediately followed by a guitar-heavy funk track that sounded like it was from the mid-90s. Those were AMAZING.

This is really interesting, I remember Questlove tweeting some time after Prince's death that he had heard Wally so maybe he's been allowed access to some other stuff from the vault. And if he's playing stuff that we haven't heard before in bootlegs in a DJ set I guess that potentially bodes well for official releases of unheard material.

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Reply #44 posted 09/03/16 9:06am

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dplatt said:

So I have a VIP ticket to tonight's show, but my buddy going with me has a general admission. Since boht tickets are under my name at will call, getting us both in is going to be a huge headache since I'll have to go back up to the front door when he comes in with the regular crowd.



I'm wondering if going to the VIP is even worth it; I haven't really seen much talk about what actually goes on during that extra hour. Is it just the food upstairs and the advantage of getting in an hour early to stake out a good spot, or is there more? Have band members been around during that time?



I went last night as VIP. Going tonight as general. If I were u, I'd have your friend go in at the VIP time to stake out a spot (tell them where you want to be) and then you can go in at General. it gets pretty packed up front very quickly; and last night I witnessed a couple of not so nice interactions re: I was in this spot first issues. Enjoy the show tonight!
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Reply #45 posted 09/03/16 9:28am

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purplethunder3121 said:



NinaB said:


purplethunder3121 said:


eek Thats...eerie as hell... Did you know that Mark Chapman had a list of people to kill and at the top of the list were David Bowie and John Lennon? Chapman staked out Bowie but couldn't get near him...and sought out Lennon instead. Prince stated that John Lennon's death was partially responsible as the inspiration for Annie Christian:



"She killed John Lennon, shot him down cold"


.


"Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs..."




I did not know that! Shiiit! fucked up! Bowie & Lennon! Beautiful men. That Dakota has some creepy stuff about it too. P played the roxy that night, weird.

Another question that entered my mind just now (especially to all nay-sayers who state that The Revolution should not continue or Wendy shouldn't touch Prince's guitar--even a replica): how does one keep music as vital as Prince's ALIVE? Just by playing his albums? No! By playing his music LIVE in hot steamy clubs and doing JUSTICE to it! Especially by his original band members like these concerts at First Avenue. Even when I listened to Prince before he passed, my favorite listening experiences were from his live concerts. He DESERVES to have his music performed LIVE from now on... From people who care and will do justice to his LIVE LEGACY. The last time I saw Prince live was in a small hot and sweaty club. One of the best experiences of my life. May that tradition continue. My end rant of the night. razz lol


I'm up 4 that, especially peep like The Rev, The Time, Jesse, Mint Condition etc
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #46 posted 09/03/16 9:50am

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I think I heard Brenda give a shout out 2 Roy, wonder if he was doing the lighting again. Made me also wonder if any other of the old crew were involved.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #47 posted 09/03/16 9:56am

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Like a lot of us have mentioned the first night was going to heavily them releasing the sorrow. And that was respectful. To pretend they weren't would have been disingenuous.

But like a lot of us have also said, the energy would be different for the next 2 nights. I'm glad they added the 3rd date.

U can feel them syncing together now.
I love both nights 4 what they naturally had to be.

Brenda & Apollonia there this night.

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Reply #48 posted 09/03/16 10:05am

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purplethunder3121 said:



NinaB said:


purplethunder3121 said:


eek Thats...eerie as hell... Did you know that Mark Chapman had a list of people to kill and at the top of the list were David Bowie and John Lennon? Chapman staked out Bowie but couldn't get near him...and sought out Lennon instead. Prince stated that John Lennon's death was partially responsible as the inspiration for Annie Christian:



"She killed John Lennon, shot him down cold"


.


"Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs..."




I did not know that! Shiiit! fucked up! Bowie & Lennon! Beautiful men. That Dakota has some creepy stuff about it too. P played the roxy that night, weird.

Another question that entered my mind just now (especially to all nay-sayers who state that The Revolution should not continue or Wendy shouldn't touch Prince's guitar--even a replica): how does one keep music as vital as Prince's ALIVE? Just by playing his albums? No! By playing his music LIVE in hot steamy clubs and doing JUSTICE to it! Especially by his original band members like these concerts at First Avenue. Even when I listened to Prince before he passed, my favorite listening experiences were from his live concerts. He DESERVES to have his music performed LIVE from now on... From people who care and will do justice to his LIVE LEGACY. The last time I saw Prince live was in a small hot and sweaty club. One of the best experiences of my life. May that tradition continue. My end rant of the night. razz lol



Prince's music will not live in nostalgia only. The Vault, non-single album tracks and less well known material will keep Prince "vital" in popular and art music culture.
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Reply #49 posted 09/03/16 10:20am

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Image result for Brenda Bennett at First Avenue with the Revolution

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Reply #50 posted 09/03/16 10:47am

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deangela said:

dplatt said:

So I have a VIP ticket to tonight's show, but my buddy going with me has a general admission. Since boht tickets are under my name at will call, getting us both in is going to be a huge headache since I'll have to go back up to the front door when he comes in with the regular crowd.



I'm wondering if going to the VIP is even worth it; I haven't really seen much talk about what actually goes on during that extra hour. Is it just the food upstairs and the advantage of getting in an hour early to stake out a good spot, or is there more? Have band members been around during that time?



I went last night as VIP. Going tonight as general. If I were u, I'd have your friend go in at the VIP time to stake out a spot (tell them where you want to be) and then you can go in at General. it gets pretty packed up front very quickly; and last night I witnessed a couple of not so nice interactions re: I was in this spot first issues. Enjoy the show tonight!


Are there quite a few VIP guests? We were just wondering what time we should line up.
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Reply #51 posted 09/03/16 11:19am

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Anyone know where the profits are going? Any Prince-approved charities mentioned?
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Reply #52 posted 09/03/16 11:23am

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purplethunder3121 said:



NinaB said:


purplethunder3121 said:


eek Thats...eerie as hell... Did you know that Mark Chapman had a list of people to kill and at the top of the list were David Bowie and John Lennon? Chapman staked out Bowie but couldn't get near him...and sought out Lennon instead. Prince stated that John Lennon's death was partially responsible as the inspiration for Annie Christian:



"She killed John Lennon, shot him down cold"


.


"Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until u're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs..."




I did not know that! Shiiit! fucked up! Bowie & Lennon! Beautiful men. That Dakota has some creepy stuff about it too. P played the roxy that night, weird.

Another question that entered my mind just now (especially to all nay-sayers who state that The Revolution should not continue or Wendy shouldn't touch Prince's guitar--even a replica): how does one keep music as vital as Prince's ALIVE? Just by playing his albums? No! By playing his music LIVE in hot steamy clubs and doing JUSTICE to it! Especially by his original band members like these concerts at First Avenue. Even when I listened to Prince before he passed, my favorite listening experiences were from his live concerts. He DESERVES to have his music performed LIVE from now on... From people who care and will do justice to his LIVE LEGACY. The last time I saw Prince live was in a small hot and sweaty club. One of the best experiences of my life. May that tradition continue. My end rant of the night. razz lol



I agree with every word here wholeheartedly!
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Reply #53 posted 09/03/16 12:14pm

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So someone tweeted some of Questlove's set from last nite & a song called "LIFE" was played. It sounded like it was from the 87-88 period. Anyone have any info about this track?

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Reply #55 posted 09/03/16 1:06pm

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Farfunknugin said:

So someone tweeted some of Questlove's set from last nite & a song called "LIFE" was played. It sounded like it was from the 87-88 period. Anyone have any info about this track?



I would love to hear more about the songs he played in his dj set.
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Reply #56 posted 09/03/16 2:17pm

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paulludvig said:

Farfunknugin said:

So someone tweeted some of Questlove's set from last nite & a song called "LIFE" was played. It sounded like it was from the 87-88 period. Anyone have any info about this track?



I would love to hear more about the songs he played in his dj set.



Sorry song was called Emotional Pump, pretty cool track & a studio version of Take This Beat..
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Reply #57 posted 09/03/16 4:21pm

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Farfunknugin said:

paulludvig said:
I would love to hear more about the songs he played in his dj set.
Sorry song was called Emotional Pump, pretty cool track & a studio version of Take This Beat..

Emotional Pump is the song he offered to Joni Mitchell, this is pretty fucking cool.

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Reply #58 posted 09/03/16 5:20pm

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Thought it was Emotional Dump, not Pump?

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Reply #59 posted 09/03/16 5:38pm

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Iamtheorg said:

Thought it was Emotional Dump, not Pump?

I've only ever heard it as the latter, here's the Princevault page: http://www.princevault.co...ional_Pump

There's a recording of some of Questlove's DJ set out there, including at least a portion of Emotional Pump, just had a listen, even with mediocre quality and hearing it through my shitty phone speaker (I've been having trouble with my ears lately so can't listen on headphones) this is a pretty fucking exciting occasion!

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