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Thread started 02/04/07 5:58pm

BananaCologne

Post-Show Analysis - Discuss Here *STICKY*

Discuss your thoughts and opinions on Prince's halftime show here.

Oh, and by the way people - no, the lightning at the beginning of his set wasn't real! lol
- The Mod Squad






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Reply #1 posted 02/04/07 6:01pm

doesurdaddycry

Best half time show of all time!!!!!

He rocked out with All Along the Watchtower -> The Best of You
I was shocked he actually played it

Then he just ripped it up with PR

Loved seeing the rain all over and his hair actually a bit messy for once

The Twinz were kinda out of tune or something it seemed

He looked great
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Reply #2 posted 02/04/07 6:01pm

thekidsgirl

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I loved the show!! Best of U was my favorite headbang
too bad it rained though sad
If you will, so will I
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Reply #3 posted 02/04/07 6:02pm

DanceWme

WOW !

I loved it. The twinz looked nice. Shelby was great. And pimp daddy rocked it nod
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Reply #4 posted 02/04/07 6:03pm

SlamGlam

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it was good. but tv spots are always a let down after seeing him live 10+ times
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Reply #5 posted 02/04/07 6:03pm

Adisa

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Safe performance. Nothing great,nothing lame. He held it together in the sucky weather like a professional should.
I'm sick and tired of the Prince fans being sick and tired of the Prince fans that are sick and tired!
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Reply #6 posted 02/04/07 6:03pm

coolcat

I thought the performance was alright... I didn't like how that guitar sounded... too much distortion... just too noisy I thought...
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Reply #7 posted 02/04/07 6:04pm

Muse2NOPharaoh

It was solid... as my daughter said, he appealed to her audience and or a more universal audience and he gave us SOLID guitar work... I am pleased!


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Reply #8 posted 02/04/07 6:05pm

thekidsgirl

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However the rain did add an extra touch of emotion to the performance and an feeling of urgency and passion.

Also, Prince's hair and makeup remained flawless during the performance which brought a tear to my eye as well lol

Woulda been nice if he debuted a hot new song though, but whatever! Im happy!
If you will, so will I
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Reply #9 posted 02/04/07 6:06pm

Mach

Show was good ... the rain didnt seem to hamper much

wish they would have showed the marching band a bit more ( their dancing )

the twinz were distracting ... i didnt care for that much

peace it was fun

always a tad short and the cameras seem often lost

Mach
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Reply #10 posted 02/04/07 6:06pm

mynameisnotsus
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Worked pretty well, definitely could have been worse
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Reply #11 posted 02/04/07 6:06pm

stinka

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homeboy handled his business! and the stage was terrific!
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Reply #12 posted 02/04/07 6:07pm

DanceWme

Muse2NOPharaoh said:

It was solid... as my daughter said, he appealed to her audience and or a more universal audience and he gave us SOLID guitar work... I am pleased!


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He didnt do Dan's speech lol
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Reply #13 posted 02/04/07 6:07pm

Controversy

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Can someone please tell the order of songs that were played ?
I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #14 posted 02/04/07 6:08pm

doeineffect

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THAT'S MY NIGGA!!

Seriously. Prince did not disappoint. I am so proud of him. The guitar work was phenomenal, though he sounded a little flat on the Purple Rain solo. I guess he was trying to play it a different way.

He can use this performance to kick off another big year, just like he did with the Grammys and The RRHOF

My only complaints:
Too many covers (three). But done very well.
No new songs, unless you count AATW, which could be a single.

We should all feel damn lucky that Prince has stayed around this long for us to enjoy. I've been a fan for 26 years, it's been a great ride, and from the way he looked tonight, it'll probably go on for another 20.
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Reply #15 posted 02/04/07 6:08pm

SammiJ

i thought it was lame... shrug
the twins need to go - i was kinda wishing to see one of them slip and fall...
prince needs to stop playing lets go crazy...
purple rain was nice - i enjoyed what the marching band put into that but that's it, they shouldn't have been there...
the doves...WTF.
didn't see much of the band...
again, those fucking twins...
did the stage need to be in the shape of his glyph?
i didn't and still don't enjoy his all along the watchtower/best of you covers... no justice served @ all.. shrug

twocents
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Reply #16 posted 02/04/07 6:09pm

purplecam

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Prince did the damn thing tonight, even in the rain. I loved it. The twins didn't even bother me. And Prince played the hell outta that guitar. I'm proud of him. nod biggrin
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #17 posted 02/04/07 6:11pm

Krystal666

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The Twinz boots reminded me of Vanity's in the Nasty girl video.

Prince rocked ofcourse! I loved how he played "Purple Rain" and it was raining all over. That looked phenomonal. Prince is the best enterainer of ALL time! I can't describe the excitement I feel when I see him play and hear his music.
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Reply #18 posted 02/04/07 6:11pm

bobsteezy

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The stage and pyro were great. The WatchTower part was the best with me. ...Guitar was overmodulated beyond normal for Prince. ...I loved the pyro lightning at the beginning.

Considering the rain - I was proud of him.
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Reply #19 posted 02/04/07 6:11pm

SammiJ

SammiJ said:

i thought it was lame... shrug
the twins need to go - i was kinda wishing to see one of them slip and fall...
prince needs to stop playing lets go crazy...
purple rain was nice - i enjoyed what the marching band put into that but that's it, they shouldn't have been there...
the doves...WTF.
didn't see much of the band...
again, those fucking twins...
did the stage need to be in the shape of his glyph?
i didn't and still don't enjoy his all along the watchtower/best of you covers... no justice served @ all.. shrug

twocents

i should add that i really enjoyed how he tore up the guitar, more of that, less flashy things, all that needs to stop... love the guitar work
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Reply #20 posted 02/04/07 6:12pm

SynthiaRose

It was an AMAZING performance.

I loved the guitar work most of all. And doing all that in the rain was impressive.

Lot's of great stagecraft and showmanship.

And I'm glad there was no James Brown stuff.

Now, of course I always have some complaints:
1. The do-rag mad
2. Taking off the do-rag. smile mad
3. Orange shirt with turquoise suit. neutral
4. NO NEW SONGS
5. Singing other people's songs -- with a lame, unnecessarily guest, no less.
6. No classics worth playing from the 90s and beyond????


But overall, it was very kewl. He definitely didn't fuck it up. And if he didn't sell his soul to the devil to play like that, the devil should be quite jealous.
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Reply #21 posted 02/04/07 6:13pm

doesurdaddycry

BananaCologne said:

Discuss your thoughts and opinions on Prince's halftime show here
- The Mod Squad


great show
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Reply #22 posted 02/04/07 6:13pm

DiamondStudded
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hmmm

omg

guitar

shake
guitar
whip
guitar
boff
guitar
excited
guitar
bawl
guitar
cloud9

heart
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Reply #23 posted 02/04/07 6:14pm

nurse

Prince is the man-I loved it! The rain only made his performance more mesmerizing. heart ya Prince
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Reply #24 posted 02/04/07 6:14pm

Muse2NOPharaoh

DanceWme said:

Muse2NOPharaoh said:

It was solid... as my daughter said, he appealed to her audience and or a more universal audience and he gave us SOLID guitar work... I am pleased!


clapping

He didnt do Dan's speech lol



lol Yeah he owes me one! lol


I have this to say about the orgs present position:
its like Christmas and Easter at church... the once or twice a year folk show up and crowd it out!!!!


mad
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Reply #25 posted 02/04/07 6:14pm

Adisa

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SammiJ said:

i thought it was lame... shrug
the twins need to go - i was kinda wishing to see one of them slip and fall...
prince needs to stop playing lets go crazy...
purple rain was nice - i enjoyed what the marching band put into that but that's it, they shouldn't have been there...
the doves...WTF.
didn't see much of the band...
again, those fucking twins...
did the stage need to be in the shape of his glyph?
i didn't and still don't enjoy his all along the watchtower/best of you covers... no justice served @ all.. shrug

twocents

Its the Super Bowl. lol For a Prince performance it was...nice. For the Super Bowl,its what he had to do. But I do agree with ya.

"Proud Mary"? disbelief WTF! Oh yeah...its the Super Bowl.
I'm sick and tired of the Prince fans being sick and tired of the Prince fans that are sick and tired!
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Reply #26 posted 02/04/07 6:15pm

mkaye8

I can't beleive anyone would complain about that performance. I have seen P over 20 times and that still was one of the best performances I have ever seen. He killed it on the world stage. Best sounding and best superbowl performance eva.
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Reply #27 posted 02/04/07 6:15pm

LittleRedCorve
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I cried when he tossed aside the mic and had the crowd singing. I mean here he is in this arena with all these football fans and that crowd was getting into it! I just was so proud of Prince and thought regardless of what anyone thinks of Prince, if he can get a crowd filled with testosterone singing to Purple Rain, it just truly shows what a musical legend and genious Prince truly is. IMHO of course.
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Reply #28 posted 02/04/07 6:15pm

PicassoFace

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It was an amazing performance, I think.

He didn't seem as relaxed as usual. I'm sure he was somewhat tense. With the pouring rain, there's so much potential for things to go wrong--not to mention the added risk.

I gotta hand it to Prince for having the guts to play in the rain and not just run a pre-recorded tape. That takes guts.

Overall, I think Prince kicked ass under the circumstances. And as good as the performance was in the pouring rain, imagine how great it would have been in good weather.

I just wish there was a bit more variey from his catalog. He played 3 songs from Purple Rain. Wish he had played some hits from other albums.

I know there will be folks on the org who will complain about his performance, but SuperBowl performances are what they are. Go back and watch Paul McCartney's performance (yawn) from two years back or The Stones' from last year. I think you'll have a greater appreciation for Prince's set.

Just one quesion though: is "The Best of U" not an original song? If not, who did it originally?
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Reply #29 posted 02/04/07 6:16pm

madartista

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LOVED IT! Was exactly what that kind of performance should be. Taught those who aren't fans that he is also a Rock star. A covers were a great way to teach the lesson.

It inspired my 65-year-old parents and brother and sister-in-law, who are all not Prince fans to plan a trip to Vegas.

Yippee!!!
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