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Reply #60 posted 03/21/06 3:53am

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Wow, what a cool exciting read! It's fantastic that Prince is still doing these shock n' awe hit n' run type things.

I notice the set-list was completely of songs he has being doing recently on the Tamar tour and tv, so he's sticking to the well rehearsed numbers.

Damn, you would have thought after all this time his tech guys would be able to set up for a small gig like clockwork!
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Reply #61 posted 03/21/06 4:40am

endorphin74

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Holy crapskies!

Sounds like a great gig! Thanks for the updates from thos of you lucky enough to make it!

woot!
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Reply #62 posted 03/21/06 5:18am

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CalhounSq said:

GAT DAYUM LA got some lucky muthafuckas!!! excited Princey wants to sell the SHIT outta this one!! lol clapping



He IS going to sell the shit outta this one!
And great post Marcel. Ya'll are having to much fun in LA.

cool
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Reply #63 posted 03/21/06 5:28am

gemini8npg

Was he there what happened?
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Reply #64 posted 03/21/06 5:38am

edster777

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Daymm! Wish I lived over there sometimes mad
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Reply #65 posted 03/21/06 5:46am

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omfg wow. cool for yall! dancing jig
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Reply #66 posted 03/21/06 5:55am

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cool

So cool! So did Sheila E. actually play or was she just there hanging out? (Sorry it wasn't that clear from the post...)


MarcelJ glad to hear your wife is handling it well. lol and those pics crack me up. Especially the guy flashing the rock sign with his left hand. headbang
The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #67 posted 03/21/06 6:10am

tricky2

jone70 said:

cool

So cool! So did Sheila E. actually play or was she just there hanging out? (Sorry it wasn't that clear from the post...)


MarcelJ glad to hear your wife is handling it well. lol and those pics crack me up. Especially the guy flashing the rock sign with his left hand. headbang


Sheila E played the whole time. If you saw the Brit Awards, it was the same set. I wish Wendy & Lisa were there. I was 5 ft (at the tape line) away from Prince and Sheila. eek
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Reply #68 posted 03/21/06 6:16am

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GDB said:

I was there earlier at Tower Records and just wanted to share my experience with you all. I received a call from my brother, who is a major Prince fan, that he was rumored to be at Tower Sunset at midnight. I couldn't believe that Prince would do an in-store appearance at such a relatively small venue, and I know he doesn't do autograph sessions, so I was skeptical at best...but decided to venture out for the hell of it, if for nothing else to pick up the CD and jam it in the ride on the way home. I get up to the store around 11:20pm or so, and it's obvious that something major besides a midnight sale is going on. The line is snaked from the front door, all the way round the back of the parking lot, all the way back around to Sunset...I park and get to the lot where a guy confirms that yes, Prince is inside and is going to perform (I could hear the cheer when his limo arrived down the block as I was parking). At that moment, store personnel/security are out barking at people that no one else is getting in, to go home and clear the lot or else the sheriffs will be called, blah blah blah. People are not moving! A few more people at the front of the line are let in, then people who weren't even in line get to enter from the Sunset side; I think they had wristbands or special passes. People are pissed, a woman up front is crying inconsolably. Someone associated with Prince's band comes out and scours the line as if we're behind a velvet rope, choosing people at random to go inside. It's not organized at all. Much of the line finally begins to break up.

Something tells me to hang out and wait, even though we're constantly threatened to vacate the premises because no one else is getting in...yet it seems like every few minutes someone gets to go inside. Ananda Lewis from MTV rolls up and is escorted in through the back. Perry Ferrell of Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros rolls up in a Benz and after much arguing, is let inside the lot. I'm chatting with some guys from Victorville, which is two hours away from LA, who came just to get the CD but because the store is blocked off, they can't even buy it. The music has started and we hear "Partyman," then later "Play That Funky Music," whenever they open the doors. It sounds so sharp, so clear I can't believe I'm missing it. We're like damn, they could at least crack the doors so we can hear it outside...security is still tripping trying to get the lot cleared of everyone.

Then a cat from the store comes out as another lady leaves. Side note: several people were leaving here and there, probably because the music was too loud, or because they were expecting something else and Prince was just ripping it up on his guitar. So I ask the dude "Hey, that lady just left; can I take her spot? A lot of people have left, we've been waiting out here a long time..." Which wasn't exactly true for me, as I arrived so late. Dude says he can't do anything but he was leaving in a few minutes and would give me his pass when he did. I cannot believe this. He goes back into the store to check on getting CDs for some of the guys outside waiting...then, HE TAKES OFF HIS PASS AND GIVES IT TO ME!!! Now, security has been tripping all night so I'm not guaranteed of anything...but I bolt for the door, flash the pass and say, "Am I cool?" Big dude just moves aside enough for me to go inside. I am in!!!

This is at the first break, just before "Beautiful Strange." I'm tripping like, is it over already and I just got in? But no. Now, I play guitar...scratch that, I thought I could play before I heard Prince tonight. Dude is absolutely shredding the most intense, beautiful, incendiary electric guitar I've ever heard in my life and I've seen most of the top guitar stars of the past 20 years. Jaw-dropping. Then, "Red Head Stepchild." Insane. Another break, and my night would have been made then if that was it. I'm at the counter buying the CD before the rush, when "Te Amo Corazon" begins wafting throughout the room. Beautiful, gorgeous music. I actually can see Prince in his white fedora through cracks in the crowd. He's so tiny that since he's on the floor and not elevated, you literally could not see him if you were in back. From there he decimates the gentle Spanish rhythms and descends into "Fury," which is just killer; reminds me of "Peach" from some years back. Then everyone loses it as he starts "Purple Rain" ("I've got ta do it, y'all" he says), then closes with "Let's Go Crazy." And trip; after tearing off the faces of everyone within contact of his sound, he hands the damned guitar...THE guitar, the Tele he's played for decades...to some cat in the front row. And then turns and walks off through the doors to the limo waiting out back.

Of course, one of Prince's people gets the guitar...probably for the dude's best interest because that guitar would NOT have survived out the door. It would have wound up like one of Jimi's guitars, in pieces...

This man is the greatest musician on the planet at the moment, playing at the height of his powers. The greatest rock star of his generation. It was an honor and blessing to be within his space tonight and I cannot wait for the tour to begin.


Is this the start of the Watch Tower Records Tour? hmm Anybody get saved? Don't worry 'bout me--just bitter.



It shows!!
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Reply #69 posted 03/21/06 6:16am

tricky2

One more thing:
Is it me, or doea Sheila act more like a grouoie than a fellow musician? I'm getting a little tired of her trying to the"female" prince. He can do that by himself! lol
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Reply #70 posted 03/21/06 6:17am

tricky2

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One more thing:
Is it me, or does Sheila act more like a groupie than a fellow musician? I'm getting a little tired of her trying to the"female" prince. He can do that by himself! lol


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Reply #71 posted 03/21/06 6:32am

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GDB said:

Ananda Lewis from MTV rolls up and is escorted in through the back. Perry Ferrell of Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros rolls up in a Benz and after much arguing, is let inside the lot. .


OMG really???? lol
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Reply #72 posted 03/21/06 6:37am

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Snap said:

does anybody ever tell the truth anymore...
false hope, white lies, and deceitful compromise


zipped
a psychotic is someone who just figured out what's going on
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Reply #73 posted 03/21/06 6:58am

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FUN!!

Thanks for the reports!!
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Reply #74 posted 03/21/06 7:43am

u2prnce

SexyBeautifulOne said:

u2prnce said:



Is this the start of the Watch Tower Records Tour? hmm Anybody get saved? Don't worry 'bout me--just bitter.



It shows!!


lol
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Reply #75 posted 03/21/06 8:12am

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What can I say? I was told it wasn't going to happen by the managerof Tower Records. This was around 3:00 pm. When I did find out that it was POSSIBLY going down, I drove down there around 9:30. By then, it was hella too late. I haven't felt that let down in awhile.
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Reply #76 posted 03/21/06 8:36am

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anybody get any pics?
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Reply #77 posted 03/21/06 8:51am

DiamondGirl

I got in right before Redheaded Stepchild began. They tried to scoot us all away several times and threatened. But I got the word for sure at 8:30 late, got dressed again after a 12 hour day and drove 80 miles in the rain. I wasnt bout to be detered so easily. We stayed and prevailed, and Princes geetar wailed.

btw sme folks is scandalous: had their kids sleep in th e car unatteneded in Handicapped parking space...a nukka is too thru..too thru
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Reply #78 posted 03/21/06 8:57am

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IstenSzek said:


oooh i'm so excited. i hope he starts playing this at his regular shows
on the next tour. together with stuff like Calhoun Sq. It's time he got
round to picking some new classics for his live gigs.

bye bye Raspberry Beret/Take Me With You and hello Calhoun Sq/Dolphin woot!


drool

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Reply #79 posted 03/21/06 8:59am

DiamondGirl

They also gave 3 free cd singles when u bought 3121: BL&B, BS, and Te Amo both versions (dvd)
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Reply #80 posted 03/21/06 9:02am

Romera

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God sounds like a shitty time -- bad sound, poor song selection, buncha Princefagsz in line --- take me home!!!!
What a fucking ignorant thing to say.
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Reply #81 posted 03/21/06 9:02am

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DiamondGirl said:


btw sme folks is scandalous: had their kids sleep in th e car unatteneded in Handicapped parking space...a nukka is too thru..too thru


omfg

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Reply #82 posted 03/21/06 9:02am

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Romera said:

mapaul said:

God sounds like a shitty time -- bad sound, poor song selection, buncha Princefagsz in line --- take me home!!!!
What a fucking ignorant thing to say.


BPFS is a bitch, innit?

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Reply #83 posted 03/21/06 9:06am

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FunkMistress said:

Romera said:

[something]


[something else]

oral hi. oral
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Reply #84 posted 03/21/06 9:09am

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

FunkMistress said:



[something else]

oral hi. oral


O RLY now.
batting eyes
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Reply #85 posted 03/21/06 9:12am

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FunkMistress said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:


oral hi. oral


O RLY now.
batting eyes


mr.green hug

...this reminds me, i need to find a good pic of prince with a surprised look on his face so i can make a "no wai!" banner. evillol
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Reply #86 posted 03/21/06 9:13am

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

FunkMistress said:



O RLY now.
batting eyes


mr.green hug

...this reminds me, i need to find a good pic of prince with a surprised look on his face so i can make a "no wai!" banner. evillol


falloff

I was looking for your O RLY banner with the pic from that press conference!!
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Reply #87 posted 03/21/06 9:15am

Handclapsfinga
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FunkMistress said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:



mr.green hug

...this reminds me, i need to find a good pic of prince with a surprised look on his face so i can make a "no wai!" banner. evillol


falloff

I was looking for your O RLY banner with the pic from that press conference!!

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Reply #88 posted 03/21/06 9:17am

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

FunkMistress said:



falloff

I was looking for your O RLY banner with the pic from that press conference!!



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Reply #89 posted 03/21/06 9:18am

Handclapsfinga
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FunkMistress said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:





dammit, now i wish i were at home so i could make a "no wai" banner now. falloff
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