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Thread started 11/10/09 4:03pm

nurseV

Diamonds & Pearls/Special Olympics

When and where(city) did Prince perform Diamonds & Pearls for the Special Olympics eek ? I heart this version-it is great cool Prince's voice is so deep on here he kinda sounds like Larry giggle Any info hmmm ?
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Reply #1 posted 11/10/09 4:07pm

asma

Minneapolis: Met Center....
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Reply #2 posted 11/10/09 4:19pm

nurseV

asma said:

Minneapolis: Met Center....



eek Ok-thanks for the info wink



hmmm what year?
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Reply #3 posted 11/10/09 4:25pm

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It was in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. I was there, and was with a group of people who were asked to fill in the seats behind the stage (previously had been blocked off). We could not really see any of the performance, but saw all of the behind the scenes stuff. There were dozens of boxes labeled that they were the old symbol tambourine, but they never left the boxes. My first Live Prince experience!
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Reply #4 posted 11/10/09 4:27pm

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Babymine said:

It was in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. I was there, and was with a group of people who were asked to fill in the seats behind the stage (previously had been blocked off). We could not really see any of the performance, but saw all of the behind the scenes stuff. There were dozens of boxes labeled that they were the old symbol tambourine, but they never left the boxes. My first Live Prince experience!



eek Sounds somewhat exciting lol They never gave ya'll the tambourines? eek
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Reply #5 posted 11/10/09 4:35pm

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Babymine said:

It was in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. I was there, and was with a group of people who were asked to fill in the seats behind the stage (previously had been blocked off). We could not really see any of the performance, but saw all of the behind the scenes stuff. There were dozens of boxes labeled that they were the old symbol tambourine, but they never left the boxes. My first Live Prince experience!


Something that I never understand: I'm french, howcome that in the US, you can attend concerts behind the scene? Cheaper tickets? We can see that in the Take Me With U video...No chance in France for this!!!!
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Reply #6 posted 11/10/09 6:00pm

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asma said:

Babymine said:

It was in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. I was there, and was with a group of people who were asked to fill in the seats behind the stage (previously had been blocked off). We could not really see any of the performance, but saw all of the behind the scenes stuff. There were dozens of boxes labeled that they were the old symbol tambourine, but they never left the boxes. My first Live Prince experience!


Something that I never understand: I'm french, howcome that in the US, you can attend concerts behind the scene? Cheaper tickets? We can see that in the Take Me With U video...No chance in France for this!!!!


If the concert is a sell-out, they will usually sell the seats behind the stage for dirt cheap. As they should be, since you can't see shit. At least you can listen to the music. He also played Baby I'm A Star that same night, but it was not originally televised until much later on a Friday Night Videos special.
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Reply #7 posted 11/10/09 8:50pm

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Yep, it was at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome as mentioned above. International Special Olympics - July 19th 1991. Didn't Prince play a couple of songs on that occasion?
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Reply #8 posted 11/11/09 6:00am

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asma said:

Minneapolis: Met Center....


It was at the Dome, but I did see LoveSexy at the Met Center in 1988. If anyone goes to the Mall of America you will be standing in the area where the Met once stood.
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Reply #9 posted 11/11/09 6:13am

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prime said:

asma said:

Minneapolis: Met Center....


It was at the Dome, but I did see LoveSexy at the Met Center in 1988. If anyone goes to the Mall of America you will be standing in the area where the Met once stood.


Most folks don't notice the chair from the Met Center hanging way up on the wall near the log ride.
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Reply #10 posted 11/11/09 6:14am

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squirrelgrease said:

Yep, it was at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome as mentioned above. International Special Olympics - July 19th 1991. Didn't Prince play a couple of songs on that occasion?


Yea he played "Diamonds and Pearls" and "Baby I'm A Star" with the 1999 intro. I think they originally only aired "Diamonds and Pearls" on the telecast. But I do remember the show Friday Night Videos had a Prince night and they played the "Baby I'm A Star" performance maybe a year or two later. The version of "Diamonds and Pearls" just KILLS any other version of it. Rosie's vocals and Prince's guitar solo were fantastic.
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Reply #11 posted 11/11/09 8:09am

nurseV

squirrelgrease said:

Yep, it was at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome as mentioned above. International Special Olympics - July 19th 1991. Didn't Prince play a couple of songs on that occasion?




1991 eek I was only 19 then lol Ahh! the memories lol Thanks Squirrel wink
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Reply #12 posted 11/11/09 8:14am

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piepie1976 said:


The version of "Diamonds and Pearls" just KILLS any other version of it. Rosie's vocals and Prince's guitar solo were fantastic.

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Reply #13 posted 11/11/09 8:19am

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yes that guitar solo in D&P is just very very good heart

I wonder if a studio version incl. guitar solo exists in the vaults eek cool
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Reply #14 posted 11/11/09 9:25pm

nurseV

thedance said:

yes that guitar solo in D&P is just very very good heart

I wonder if a studio version incl. guitar solo exists in the vaults eek cool



great solo-I wish this performance was longer eek
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Reply #15 posted 11/12/09 12:09am

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nurseV said:

thedance said:

yes that guitar solo in D&P is just very very good heart

I wonder if a studio version incl. guitar solo exists in the vaults eek cool



great solo-I wish this performance was longer eek



I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jay Leno promoting this telecast saying that "Prince did another one of his wonderfull performances".

This D&P version feels more complete then the studio version.
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Reply #16 posted 11/12/09 6:45am

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aarontj said:

nurseV said:




great solo-I wish this performance was longer eek



I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jay Leno promoting this telecast saying that "Prince did another one of his wonderfull performances".

This D&P version feels more complete then the studio version.


Totally. I remember hearing the studio version long after I had worn out the Special Olympics version (recorded with a boombox placed next to the TV speaker biggrin), and just feeling let down. Same thing with "Cream" and "Daddy Pop" on Arsenio. The live versions just SMOKE the studio versions. But that's classic Prince, I guess. Taking live versions to another level.
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Reply #17 posted 11/12/09 9:29am

nurseV

piepie1976 said:

aarontj said:




I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jay Leno promoting this telecast saying that "Prince did another one of his wonderfull performances".

This D&P version feels more complete then the studio version.


Totally. I remember hearing the studio version long after I had worn out the Special Olympics version (recorded with a boombox placed next to the TV speaker biggrin), and just feeling let down. Same thing with "Cream" and "Daddy Pop" on Arsenio. The live versions just SMOKE the studio versions. But that's classic Prince, I guess. Taking live versions to another level.



I never thought I'd say this, but I do like it better than the studio version eek It's still my fav song though cloud9
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Reply #18 posted 11/12/09 10:26am

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I never knew that. Would have been nice to see. Especially a version with a deeper voice.
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Reply #19 posted 11/12/09 10:43am

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I remember thinking "what the hell is my peverted Prince doing on this type of program?"
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Reply #20 posted 11/12/09 6:58pm

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piepie1976 said:

aarontj said:




I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jay Leno promoting this telecast saying that "Prince did another one of his wonderfull performances".

This D&P version feels more complete then the studio version.


Totally. I remember hearing the studio version long after I had worn out the Special Olympics version (recorded with a boombox placed next to the TV speaker biggrin), and just feeling let down. Same thing with "Cream" and "Daddy Pop" on Arsenio. The live versions just SMOKE the studio versions. But that's classic Prince, I guess. Taking live versions to another level.





ditto

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doing his thing live on the arsenio hall gig

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