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Thread started 12/20/10 12:04pm

Dalia11

Were you at the Purple Rain Concert in 84' ?

Were you at the 'Purple Rain' Concert, what City and venue?

My best friend's cousins went to the concert. They had alot of fun. They brought us back posters, e.t.c. They went to see Prince at MSG, New York. I have the VHS. Your best moments/memories of that concert are?

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Reply #1 posted 12/20/10 12:36pm

Jamzone333

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Dalia11 said:

Were you at the 'Purple Rain' Concert, what City and venue?

My best friend's cousins went to the concert. They had alot of fun. They brought us back posters, e.t.c. They went to see Prince at MSG, New York. I have the VHS. Your best moments/memories of that concert are?

grandpa grandpa grandpa I have that concert on VHS also..

Seriously, I did attend the show in Long Beach, CA in March of 1983 before Purple Rain came out. It was the show with Vanity 6 and The Time. But, I was in college at the time so my sisters and I had to use public transportation to get to Long Beach from L.A.mad mad so I missed Vanity 6 on stage (thank God for boots-now I have the actual concert on my ipod). Boy, this is taking me back....eek lol lol lol.

Anyhoo, now I saw Prince during the Purple Rain tour, I believe it was at the Forum or Sports Arena here in L.A.

HOWEVER, I do remember my FIRST Prince concert which was at The Santa Monica Civic on February 12, 1982!!!! OMG I love that man....nod nod music fro

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Reply #2 posted 12/20/10 12:39pm

enjoyniki

Purple Rain 1985 here in New York.

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Reply #3 posted 12/20/10 1:01pm

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I saw it in Chicago at the Rosemont Horizon.

I was so far away that I couldn't see much of anything (this was before the Jumbotron days), so what I remember most is driving in pouring rain from Madison to Chicago, then getting lost trying to get back on the interstate to go home.

And (of course), I remember what I wore - black leather pants, purple angora sweater, and purple suede and snakeskin boots.

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Reply #4 posted 12/20/10 1:01pm

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1983-1984? My junior year in high school? I was so lucky! I lived in the Detroit area, his second home!

24hour notices were common and 2 hours we all we needed to fill an arena!

Yep! was there!

In fact I was there for just about every concert prior to Purple Rain Fame.

Prince really was Detroit's "Private Joy!"

Oh yeah so was The Time, Vanity / Appolonia 6 was too!

Detroit Loved the Minnesota Sound!

It was OURS!

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Reply #5 posted 12/20/10 5:25pm

motherfunka

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April 1, 1985

Indianapolis, In

Market Square Arena

Best moments/memories? The whole damn thing!!! If I had to pick one, it would have to be the 20 minute version of Purple Rain.

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Reply #6 posted 12/20/10 7:47pm

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motherfunka said:

April 1, 1985

Indianapolis, In

Market Square Arena

Best moments/memories? The whole damn thing!!! If I had to pick one, it would have to be the 20 minute version of Purple Rain.

Oh wow raelly??? That was like the only Indiana show. I've noticed u've been 2 a lot of concerts in and around the midwest areas (Chicago, Detroit, Indana, most likely etc.) biggrin Very cool smile

Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #7 posted 12/20/10 8:31pm

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enjoyniki said:

Purple Rain 1985 here in New York.

Me too, Nassau Coliseum. March 85.........seems like only yesterday

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Reply #8 posted 12/20/10 11:00pm

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I was at Greenboro November 1984. It was early for the official Purple Rain Tour. It wasn't a perfect show and he worked out a lot of kinks by the end of the tour(there's plenty of DVD enough evidence floating around to prove it). The energy of the audience was so high that he could have sung anything and the crowd would have roared their approval. The highlight was definitely the 20 minute version of "Purple Rain". I'm not being cynical, and I've seen every major tour since then, but this show and the Hit & Run tour were probably his weakest show performance wise. Not to say that it wasn't incredibly exciting to be there, but he really seemed to try harder and put on a better show with the Lovesexy, Emancipation, Musicology tours.

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Reply #9 posted 12/20/10 11:08pm

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Yes , everynight at the Fourm in Inglewood California, .I had camped out and got crapy tickets , so i talked my friend into getting a job at a ticket agency so we could go every night. Great shows!!!!!!

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Reply #10 posted 12/20/10 11:36pm

npgme

I think it was Jan or Feb 1985. Riverfront in Cincinnati. I remember waiting in the freezing cold overnight with my room mates from Miami University for tickets the morning they went on sale. (This was before the internet!) I'm old...

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Reply #11 posted 12/20/10 11:41pm

Yeshua4all

Yes I was at 2 of the 5 DC performances at the old Capitol Center in Landover, MD. I was right back there for both Lovesexy performances. Before Purple Rain, it was the Triple Threat Tour at the DC Stadium Armory; Prince, The Time and Vanity 6. Magical nights my friend.

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Reply #12 posted 12/20/10 11:57pm

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Yes, in fact, the Purple Rain tour was the first time I ever saw Prince in concert. excited I went to the show in Cleveland, Ohio at the Richfield Coliseum (which has since been torn down).

Wow, thinking about the Purple Rain tour brings back so many great memories! I was young back then (22 years old) and I wouldn't mind going back to that night and do it all over again. It was soooooooooo much fun! I remember my ears were ringing for like two whole days after the concert was over. So worth it!!

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #13 posted 12/21/10 12:17am

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i'm gonna be 30 next yr. this thread makes me feel like a baby. everything i listen to is from 1960-2000. i want a time machine to be this age back then.

i have an old soul

yoda i don't wear a cross?!!? i wear a prince symbol prince guitar wacky nutty I When Prince's cum dries, diamonds are formed. lol eek drooling no one tops prince in concert!
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Reply #14 posted 12/21/10 4:00pm

motherfunka

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ecstasy said:

motherfunka said:

April 1, 1985

Indianapolis, In

Market Square Arena

Best moments/memories? The whole damn thing!!! If I had to pick one, it would have to be the 20 minute version of Purple Rain.

Oh wow raelly??? That was like the only Indiana show. I've noticed u've been 2 a lot of concerts in and around the midwest areas (Chicago, Detroit, Indana, most likely etc.) biggrin Very cool smile

Yes, I was 15. My mom had to take me! lol I lived in Illinois, but missed out on the on sale for the Chicago run. That Indianapolis show was added mid tour. I think he's done Indy more than just the Purple Rain tour though. Didn't he do the ONA tour and an aftershow there? I moved to Minneapolis in 91 and still went back to Chicago to see him a few times after I had moved. The Chicago audiences kick ass! Minneapolis...not so much. I'm at right about 80 shows now, hoping to add more!

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Reply #15 posted 12/21/10 9:12pm

enjoyniki

rickyprynce said:

enjoyniki said:

Purple Rain 1985 here in New York.

Me too, Nassau Coliseum. March 85.........seems like only yesterday

Yes. Nassau Coliseum. I had two sets of tix and my mother made me give a pair to my sister.

I could not go to sleep that night! I stayed awake all night long and went to high school the next day.

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Reply #16 posted 12/21/10 10:50pm

sro100

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Twice. Twin Cities.

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Reply #17 posted 12/22/10 3:24am

Llanishenlad

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I was just a mere itch in my daddys pants when all this was happening sad born a tad bit late i think

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Reply #18 posted 12/22/10 5:52am

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motherfunka said:

ecstasy said:

Oh wow raelly??? That was like the only Indiana show. I've noticed u've been 2 a lot of concerts in and around the midwest areas (Chicago, Detroit, Indana, most likely etc.) biggrin Very cool smile

Yes, I was 15. My mom had to take me! lol I lived in Illinois, but missed out on the on sale for the Chicago run. That Indianapolis show was added mid tour. I think he's done Indy more than just the Purple Rain tour though. Didn't he do the ONA tour and an aftershow there? I moved to Minneapolis in 91 and still went back to Chicago to see him a few times after I had moved. The Chicago audiences kick ass! Minneapolis...not so much. I'm at right about 80 shows now, hoping to add more!

Yeah he did ONA here and the aftershow in Noblesville, IN. I was just saying that was the only Purple Rain Indiana show.

Wow, I would think the Minni Apple would be more excited about their purple highness, but I guess. Chicago, my hometown, knows where it's at when it comes to somethin' fresh!

Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #19 posted 12/22/10 6:16am

ladyleap2u

Yes, SF 1st & 3rd show!........unforgettable nights! I had my 15 min of fame then lol.

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