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Thread started 04/11/09 10:51am

sro100

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Poll: How many years have you been a fan?

I'll start:

Got addicted by hearing "Let's Pretend We're Married" on my friend's tape.

Haven't looked back yet.

That was 1983.

26 years.

Y'all?
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Reply #1 posted 04/11/09 10:52am

Thibaut

4 years, since 2005 when I was 13.
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Reply #2 posted 04/11/09 10:52am

jfrost

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same
I was 10 then and bought 1999 on vinyl
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Reply #3 posted 04/11/09 10:54am

tc012009

Since Parade in 1986
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Reply #4 posted 04/11/09 10:55am

alfbo

I've been a fan since I Wanna B Your Lover/Prince album, so since 1979.

Most of my Prince music collection is on vinyl. I only have The Hits/B Sides, 3121, and Lotusflow3r on CD.
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Reply #5 posted 04/11/09 10:56am

DreamyPopRoyal
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Two years, two months and 7 days

I've had my eye on him for a few years, though wink
It wasn't official until I joined this place and found myself a hand-full of random music videos when... I swear to God... I was just looking for the SuperBowl commericals falloff

Purple Rain (the film) caught my attention
American Idol & Good Morning American (2006) let me know he was still in the business
SuperBowl showed me the kind of performance he could give on a BIG scale
"Little Red Corvette" was my first video the day after... been officially purple ever since wink

But thanks to this place, I not only have enough music, but enough knowledge about the man to convince people who didn't know me that I've been supporting him for YEARS thumbs up! giggle
had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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Reply #6 posted 04/11/09 10:57am

garywobby

1988, I was 15 and my mum gave me some money 4 doing good at school so I went 2 the local record store and looked all over, couldn't find a thing I wanted 2 buy and I was stood in there staring at the shelves 4 hours, finally I decided 2 buy Lovesexy which was pretty high in the album charts at the time, I remember feeling a bit embarrassed about buying a cassette that had a naked man on the cover lol but when I got it home and listened 2 it I was hooked on Prince and I had 2 have all his music immediately. From then on my pocket money each week went on Prince albums until i'd finally completed my collection.
Anna Stesia was the 1st song in my young life that ever really jumped out at me.
I wanted what was yours, now I just want u 2 care
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Reply #7 posted 04/11/09 11:02am

missjay23

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O year lol --> 7 months
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Reply #8 posted 04/11/09 11:05am

zucris

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Since Gold 1996.....13 years wink
Forever in my life...
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Reply #9 posted 04/11/09 11:06am

HatrinaHaterwi
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Hardcore Fan - 29 years
Disgruntled, Pissed Off, WTF has happened to the Prince I loved? Fan - 1 year, 4 months and 27 days

cool
Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #10 posted 04/11/09 11:10am

moussemaker

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Since I was 12, that's when D&P came out.
So 17 years.
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Reply #11 posted 04/11/09 11:12am

tc012009

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Hardcore Fan - 29 years
Disgruntled, Pissed Off, WTF has happened to the Prince I loved? Fan - 1 year, 4 months and 27 days

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What happened?
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Reply #12 posted 04/11/09 11:14am

2freaky4church
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When I saw Purple Rain in 84. When he did the Beautiful Ones I cried my eyes out, not thinking that any music could do that to me. I actually said to myself that this would be what music would sound like if Jesus wrote it. lol..

I have been a fanatic, but honest P critic ever since.
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #13 posted 04/11/09 11:18am

HatrinaHaterwi
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tc012009 said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Hardcore Fan - 29 years
Disgruntled, Pissed Off, WTF has happened to the Prince I loved? Fan - 1 year, 4 months and 27 days

cool


What happened?


Honestly, I'm still trying to figure that out. Which is probably why I can't let go completely...just yet. shrug
Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #14 posted 04/11/09 11:18am

amorbella

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Always been a fan.....can't remember a time when I wasn't. I did drift away for a few years (between 1993-95ish). Came back, caught up and been hardcore ever since.
Say it's just a dream...
U open up ur eyes and come 2 realize
u simply imagined this
So u lean over and give her a kiss
Here on earth, here on earth,
with u it's not so bad
Here on earth, here on earth
eye don't feel so sad
Stay right here
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Reply #15 posted 04/11/09 11:21am

purplecam

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For 25 years. Discovered Prince in 83 with 1999 and Little Red Corvette but got into him in 84 with When Doves Cry. That's pretty much the majority of my life right there. He's the one part of my childhood that I still hold onto.
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 #16 posted 04/11/09 11:26am

Nelson4Life

My whole life. I'll be 22 this month. When I was in my mothers womb she would put headphones on her belly and she played Prince. She played him around the house when I was born and the rest is history, I'm a huge fan, lol.
U can cut off all my fins - But 2 your ways I will not bend
I'll die before I let U tell me how 2 swim
And I'll come back again as a dolphin
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Reply #17 posted 04/11/09 11:28am

Nelson4Life

My whole life. I'll be 22 this month. When I was in my mothers womb she would put headphones on her belly and she played Prince. She played him around the house and when I got chances to pick a cd, I'd pick Prince. I'm pretty sure I came out the womb a fan, lol.
U can cut off all my fins - But 2 your ways I will not bend
I'll die before I let U tell me how 2 swim
And I'll come back again as a dolphin
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Reply #18 posted 04/11/09 11:38am

thedance

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I became a fan in feb. 1983:

I bought the 1999 double vinyl in a local record store, I have been a fan since, but I'm not so much a fan today like in 1983 to 1995,

my first disappointment was Emancipation, then NPS, Rave, The Vault,

TRC and the new LF albums are better, but still not that excellent like 1978-1995 (imo). Let's face this: the Warner Bros. years were outstanding, since 1995 the music hasn't been on top level (imo),

but Prince is still great live, 2007 in London was amazing.
Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #19 posted 04/11/09 12:07pm

luvsexy4all

1983...1999 vinyl...been there since
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Reply #20 posted 04/11/09 12:13pm

OperatingTheta
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1992. I was 16. 'Diamonds & Pearls' was the first CD I ever bought.
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Reply #21 posted 04/11/09 12:19pm

reinoud

23 years and counting.

In 1986 I was at a party starting college at age 18 and the week thereafter Prince would perform 3 nights in Holland, only his second tour where he would visit Holland (Parade tour). I knew Prince already but to be honest did not really like his music. The DJ at the party played 4 or 5 songs by Prince and suddenly I "got" his music. I immediately bought Parade. Went to see SOTT live the next year and was hooked. I only missed one tour ever since (Act II, as I was in the US the whole summer of 1993). Highlights live were SOTT, Lovesexy, Gold tour, ONA and London 2007. Looking forward to seeing Prince live again.
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Reply #22 posted 04/11/09 12:22pm

MajesticOne89

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About 5 years....
chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #23 posted 04/11/09 12:29pm

dreamfactory31
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Since I was about 10. Im 29 now.
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Reply #24 posted 04/11/09 12:34pm

pwkmb6

Since 1978 Old School!!! :
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Reply #25 posted 04/11/09 12:35pm

dorothyparker8
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Since 1986, after seeing Prince & The Revolution performing on the Parade tour in Europe. "Open your heart, open your mind..." bomb Boom!
"Don't hate me 'cuz I'm fabulous!"
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Reply #26 posted 04/11/09 12:41pm

Lammastide

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"Let's Go Crazy" from the Purple Rain movie trailers is what first snagged me. So that'd be about 25 years for me.
Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #27 posted 04/11/09 12:45pm

djdaffy1227

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Although I remember songs from 1999 being played on the radio, it wasn't until Purple Rain that I became a huge fan. My first Prince record was the 45 for "Let's go crazy". That was 1984, 25 years ago.
Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #28 posted 04/11/09 12:54pm

SUPRMAN

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sro100 said:

I'll start:

Got addicted by hearing "Let's Pretend We're Married" on my friend's tape.

Haven't looked back yet.

That was 1983.

26 years.

Y'all?


November 7, 1979, 7:00 am

29.5 approximately
I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
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Reply #29 posted 04/11/09 12:56pm

SUPRMAN

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Hardcore Fan - 29 years
Disgruntled, Pissed Off, WTF has happened to the Prince I loved? Fan - 1 year, 4 months and 27 days

cool

Prince must not know that you are dissatisfied.
I'll have him look into that right away . . . . .
I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
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