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Celebration 2022 - Part 2

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https://www.paisleypark.c...ration2022

Celebration is making its triumphant return in 2022. Like past years, guests can anticipate world class music, celebrity panels, and an opportunity to experience Paisley Park. This year, Celebration will be held the first weekend in June—just as it was when Prince planned them himself in the early 2000s.

#princecelebration2022

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/22 2:09pm

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Was any unreleased music played?
[Edited 6/5/22 14:09pm]
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Reply #2 posted 06/05/22 2:36pm

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Landonfunkmonkey said:

Was any unreleased music played?
[Edited 6/5/22 14:09pm]

According to Duane lots of unreleased music was played. I wonder if anyone could tell us which ones.
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Reply #3 posted 06/05/22 2:46pm

FrankieCoco1

Landonfunkmonkey said:

Was any unreleased music played?
[Edited 6/5/22 14:09pm]


Casey Rain on twitter stated, “4 unreleased songs were played during the Mayte talk - Latino Barbie Doll, a very early take of her version of If Eye Love U 2Nite, a SUPER EARLY demo of The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (literally a drum loop and the chords and her vocal) and a song named Scorpio!”

Then Duane Tudahl on his Facebook group said that “the NPG perform[ed] to the January 11, 1992 Glam Slam show. The only audio from the show was Prince, his guitar and Rosie. The rest was brilliantly performed live by the NPG. Seeing Prince singing with his band brought him back for one more night and seeing the Game Boys on stage with the band was a really surprising joy. They were seriously fun and playful.” Which is kind of unreleased stuff.

Edit: looked in Prince Vault and no track called Scorpio on there (yet) but mentions a Mayte unreleased album from 1998 called Scorpio, which now seems likely would have contained the track Scorpio.

https://princevault.com/i...pio_(1998)
[Edited 6/5/22 14:50pm]

Edit: Casey Rain also on twitter mentioned that during a discussion with Joshua Welton they played a “remix he [Joshua] and Prince did of ‘Better’ by Mary J Blige which hasn’t been released.”

And “They played an extended part of the Rita Ora “Single Most Amazing” track that was cut - super funky!”
[Edited 6/5/22 15:25pm]
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Reply #4 posted 06/05/22 2:57pm

FrankieCoco1

https://m.startribune.com...=y&c=n

Jon Bream article on the event.
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Reply #5 posted 06/05/22 8:45pm

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The highlights for me were the Jill Jones panel and the D&P show from Glam Slam. I just did general admission and there was a lot of down time. Fortunately I had someone who could drop me off and pick me up during the long breaks between things. We did get to hear what I would call snippets of unreleased songs during the Jill Jones, Tom Garneau, and Mayte panels. Nothing earth shattering, but still cool to hear. They played a version of Wednesday with Prince on piano and Jill singing. Prince was talking to Jill at the beginning and told her not to laugh. She had to grab a tissue and cried a little. It was a really sweet moment. The D&P video was amazing to me. Everything I remembered it to be. During the encore, he says something like "Are we done yet? I've got a party to go to". That was the first party I went to at Paisley Park. Rosie adds so much to the show! Hopefully they will release it.

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Reply #6 posted 06/05/22 9:09pm

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I have been watching some close-up video on Twitter of The Egg. Jesus Christ, it's in a bad way, what with paint peeling off... Clearly not made from the same material as Paisley Park. Surely, they can scrape together enough money and tart up the exterior. I mean, how long has it been dormant for, 20 years??

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Reply #7 posted 06/06/22 12:03am

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Apparently An American in Paris and a version of 77 Bleeker Street with a Prince vocal were also played.
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Reply #8 posted 06/06/22 9:23am

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FrankieCoco1 said:

Then Duane Tudahl on his Facebook group said that “the NPG perform[ed] to the January 11, 1992 Glam Slam show. The only audio from the show was Prince, his guitar and Rosie. The rest was brilliantly performed live by the NPG. Seeing Prince singing with his band brought him back for one more night and seeing the Game Boys on stage with the band was a really surprising joy. They were seriously fun and playful.”

Can anyone please confirm who exactly was in the NPG for this?

Sonny, Tommy, Levi and The Gameboys were mentioned.

Who played the drums?

Any other musicians?

Thanks!

peace

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Reply #9 posted 06/06/22 11:09am

FrankieCoco1

nayroo2002 said:



FrankieCoco1 said:


Then Duane Tudahl on his Facebook group said that “the NPG perform[ed] to the January 11, 1992 Glam Slam show. The only audio from the show was Prince, his guitar and Rosie. The rest was brilliantly performed live by the NPG. Seeing Prince singing with his band brought him back for one more night and seeing the Game Boys on stage with the band was a really surprising joy. They were seriously fun and playful.”

Can anyone please confirm who exactly was in the NPG for this?


Sonny, Tommy, Levi and The Gameboys were mentioned.


Who played the drums?


Any other musicians?


Thanks!


peace



“…Thank you to the NPG (Morris Hayes, Mike Scott, Levi Seacer, Sonny Thompson, Chris Coleman, Tommy Barbarella, Damon Dickson, Tony M., and Kirk Johnson)”.

So Chris Coleman played drums.
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Reply #10 posted 06/07/22 3:41pm

rap

FrankieCoco1 said:

nayroo2002 said:

Can anyone please confirm who exactly was in the NPG for this?

Sonny, Tommy, Levi and The Gameboys were mentioned.

Who played the drums?

Any other musicians?

Thanks!

peace

“…Thank you to the NPG (Morris Hayes, Mike Scott, Levi Seacer, Sonny Thompson, Chris Coleman, Tommy Barbarella, Damon Dickson, Tony M., and Kirk Johnson)”. So Chris Coleman played drums.

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Reply #11 posted 06/08/22 9:05am

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FrankieCoco1 said:

nayroo2002 said:

Can anyone please confirm who exactly was in the NPG for this?

Sonny, Tommy, Levi and The Gameboys were mentioned.

Who played the drums?

Any other musicians?

Thanks!

peace

“…Thank you to the NPG (Morris Hayes, Mike Scott, Levi Seacer, Sonny Thompson, Chris Coleman, Tommy Barbarella, Damon Dickson, Tony M., and Kirk Johnson)”. So Chris Coleman played drums.

Thanks for the info, Frankie!

AND

For the tens of millions who visit this site and especially this particular forum, in case you don't know who Chris Coleman is, please check this short clip biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 06/10/22 5:49pm

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rap said:

I have been watching some close-up video on Twitter of The Egg. Jesus Christ, it's in a bad way, what with paint peeling off... Clearly not made from the same material as Paisley Park. Surely, they can scrape together enough money and tart up the exterior. I mean, how long has it been dormant for, 20 years??


When was the video made?
Supposedly, repairs to The Egg were nade because they're considering usage of it. Paint peeling is not an issue. The issue is waiting for the estate to "close" so that some real action can be taken.
Supposedly, Graceland spent hundreds of thousands of upgrades on Paisley (insulated windows, HVAC repairs/replacement, etc). If you read the estate filings, you see reports of what bad shape everything was in -- but that was to lower the value of the building for estate tax purposes.

I don't think we need to worry about The Egg. It's too iconic.
It'd make a great merchandise store or boutique hotel.

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Reply #13 posted 06/11/22 12:35am

rap

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rap said:

I have been watching some close-up video on Twitter of The Egg. Jesus Christ, it's in a bad way, what with paint peeling off... Clearly not made from the same material as Paisley Park. Surely, they can scrape together enough money and tart up the exterior. I mean, how long has it been dormant for, 20 years??


When was the video made?
Supposedly, repairs to The Egg were nade because they're considering usage of it. Paint peeling is not an issue. The issue is waiting for the estate to "close" so that some real action can be taken.
Supposedly, Graceland spent hundreds of thousands of upgrades on Paisley (insulated windows, HVAC repairs/replacement, etc). If you read the estate filings, you see reports of what bad shape everything was in -- but that was to lower the value of the building for estate tax purposes.

I don't think we need to worry about The Egg. It's too iconic.
It'd make a great merchandise store or boutique hotel.

This years celebration (fan footage). And was very close-up too.

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Reply #14 posted 06/11/22 4:11pm

rap

And they already have a merchandise store.

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Reply #15 posted 06/15/22 5:04am

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Any reports on this?

I just heard the Podcastjuice GA review online but wonder how things went in Minneapolis ans surroundings. There were some parties and gatherings in that week.

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Reply #16 posted 06/17/22 11:50am

Vannormal

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rap said:

I have been watching some close-up video on Twitter of The Egg. Jesus Christ, it's in a bad way, what with paint peeling off... Clearly not made from the same material as Paisley Park. Surely, they can scrape together enough money and tart up the exterior. I mean, how long has it been dormant for, 20 years??


When was the video made?
Supposedly, repairs to The Egg were nade because they're considering usage of it. Paint peeling is not an issue. The issue is waiting for the estate to "close" so that some real action can be taken.
Supposedly, Graceland spent hundreds of thousands of upgrades on Paisley (insulated windows, HVAC repairs/replacement, etc). If you read the estate filings, you see reports of what bad shape everything was in -- but that was to lower the value of the building for estate tax purposes.

I don't think we need to worry about The Egg. It's too iconic.
It'd make a great merchandise store or boutique hotel.

Iconic ?

Wasn't it meant to be used for the jehova babbles back in time ?

I kind of remember something in that fashion...

Strange we don't know much about it.

They should tear it down. It has no purpose, it never actually had.

Prince's wasted money.

S U P P O R T --- U K R A I N E --- N O W --- 4 --- MORE PEACE !!!
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Reply #17 posted 06/18/22 7:30am

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FrankieCoco1 said:

nayroo2002 said:



FrankieCoco1 said:


Then Duane Tudahl on his Facebook group said that “the NPG perform[ed] to the January 11, 1992 Glam Slam show. The only audio from the show was Prince, his guitar and Rosie. The rest was brilliantly performed live by the NPG. Seeing Prince singing with his band brought him back for one more night and seeing the Game Boys on stage with the band was a really surprising joy. They were seriously fun and playful.”

Can anyone please confirm who exactly was in the NPG for this?


Sonny, Tommy, Levi and The Gameboys were mentioned.


Who played the drums?


Any other musicians?


Thanks!


peace



“…Thank you to the NPG (Morris Hayes, Mike Scott, Levi Seacer, Sonny Thompson, Chris Coleman, Tommy Barbarella, Damon Dickson, Tony M., and Kirk Johnson)”.

So Chris Coleman played drums.


I believe they had the original band from the show except Bland. Background was Kip and Liv Warfield. Michael Nelson on trombone. Dave jensen. Brian Gallagher.Tommy B had a huge sunflower like he had in the original so it was cool to see him.

Also really cool to see Mayte up there dancing.

Sacrifice of Victor was a RELIGIOUS experience. It was so ethereal.


My fav part was the NPG recording session (only VIP). We walked into Studio A and the band was jamming with headphones. We sat and had headphones too on our chairs and could adjust volume. Band was jamming to a sequel to Sexy MF called Son of Sexy MF. Prince was directing on the original recording so it was cool to hear him through the headphones (original instruments muted). Kirk walked us through 2-3 jam throughs to simulate what it was like to record with him. Then last jam, Tony and Damon helped us record handclaps to add to the song. Pretty cool. Q&A afterwards.

The other VIP group had 3rdeyegirl with Liv Warfield but Idk what song they did
"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

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Reply #18 posted 06/18/22 2:28pm

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AZStreet said:

FrankieCoco1 said:
“…Thank you to the NPG (Morris Hayes, Mike Scott, Levi Seacer, Sonny Thompson, Chris Coleman, Tommy Barbarella, Damon Dickson, Tony M., and Kirk Johnson)”. So Chris Coleman played drums.
I believe they had the original band from the show except Bland. Background was Kip and Liv Warfield. Michael Nelson on trombone. Dave jensen. Brian Gallagher.Tommy B had a huge sunflower like he had in the original so it was cool to see him. Also really cool to see Mayte up there dancing. Sacrifice of Victor was a RELIGIOUS experience. It was so ethereal. My fav part was the NPG recording session (only VIP). We walked into Studio A and the band was jamming with headphones. We sat and had headphones too on our chairs and could adjust volume. Band was jamming to a sequel to Sexy MF called Son of Sexy MF. Prince was directing on the original recording so it was cool to hear him through the headphones (original instruments muted). Kirk walked us through 2-3 jam throughs to simulate what it was like to record with him. Then last jam, Tony and Damon helped us record handclaps to add to the song. Pretty cool. Q&A afterwards. The other VIP group had 3rdeyegirl with Liv Warfield but Idk what song they did

That's a great report!!!

Thank you so much, AZ biggrin

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Reply #19 posted 06/20/22 10:43am

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laytonian said:

rap said:

I have been watching some close-up video on Twitter of The Egg. Jesus Christ, it's in a bad way, what with paint peeling off... Clearly not made from the same material as Paisley Park. Surely, they can scrape together enough money and tart up the exterior. I mean, how long has it been dormant for, 20 years??


When was the video made?
Supposedly, repairs to The Egg were nade because they're considering usage of it. Paint peeling is not an issue. The issue is waiting for the estate to "close" so that some real action can be taken.
Supposedly, Graceland spent hundreds of thousands of upgrades on Paisley (insulated windows, HVAC repairs/replacement, etc). If you read the estate filings, you see reports of what bad shape everything was in -- but that was to lower the value of the building for estate tax purposes.

I don't think we need to worry about The Egg. It's too iconic.
It'd make a great merchandise store or boutique hotel.


My understanding was that it was going to be a vegan cafe, but that Paisley Park was not zoned for a restaurant. Then Prince lost interest in it altogether.

I thought the same thing - make The Egg into a dedicated merchandise store that would be accessible to anyone (even without a Paisley Park ticket). The problem would be getting people over there from PP in the winter. It's only a few steps away from the building, but it's on the wrong side according to how their tours usually end now.

Moving merchandise over to The Egg would free up that portion of Paisley Park for something else.

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Reply #20 posted 06/22/22 7:08am

Vannormal

Thanks already for that report.

But, back in the day, Prince's Celebrations would be 7 days... now it's just a couple of days, and not even all the time in Paisley Park from what i understood so far.

I understand it surely is different now. But heard a podcast from someone who di not like it all that much. Lack of this, lack of that, snippets and same music sets every day by DJ. They could be more creative than that. Prince wrote, what, tons of music that can be used ?

A full detailed report from someone who did the VIP tour (strange that there are different tours)... would be nice. And why was it heald over so many different locations ? Apparently lack of shuttles too... Correct me if i'm wrong.

S U P P O R T --- U K R A I N E --- N O W --- 4 --- MORE PEACE !!!
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Reply #21 posted 06/29/22 6:44pm

jeffreymiller

FrankieCoco1 said:

Landonfunkmonkey said:

Was any unreleased music played?
[Edited 6/5/22 14:09pm]


Casey Rain on twitter stated, “4 unreleased songs were played during the Mayte talk - Latino Barbie Doll, a very early take of her version of If Eye Love U 2Nite, a SUPER EARLY demo of The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (literally a drum loop and the chords and her vocal) and a song named Scorpio!”

But was he gutted?

Then Duane Tudahl on his Facebook group said that “the NPG perform[ed] to the January 11, 1992 Glam Slam show. The only audio from the show was Prince, his guitar and Rosie. The rest was brilliantly performed live by the NPG. Seeing Prince singing with his band brought him back for one more night and seeing the Game Boys on stage with the band was a really surprising joy. They were seriously fun and playful.” Which is kind of unreleased stuff.

Edit: looked in Prince Vault and no track called Scorpio on there (yet) but mentions a Mayte unreleased album from 1998 called Scorpio, which now seems likely would have contained the track Scorpio.

https://princevault.com/i...pio_(1998)
[Edited 6/5/22 14:50pm]

Edit: Casey Rain also on twitter mentioned that during a discussion with Joshua Welton they played a “remix he [Joshua] and Prince did of ‘Better’ by Mary J Blige which hasn’t been released.”

And “They played an extended part of the Rita Ora “Single Most Amazing” track that was cut - super funky!”
[Edited 6/5/22 15:25pm]
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