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Reply #180 posted 05/11/11 10:35am

CallMeCarrie

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Genesia said:

HonEMan said:

6 NEW DATES up at Ticketmaster now! http://www.ticketmaster.c...ist/735895

Figures he's playing on my birthday. pout

It's a good birthday present to yourself!

He's playing on my b-day, too - the 29th and I think I may try to go and treat myself. wink

When's your birthday?

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Reply #181 posted 05/11/11 10:38am

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ohYeeeeeah said:

daPrettyman said:

$10 and $25 seats are a good sign that something's not right.

When you do a series of 21 gigs in such a crisis context, it seems right. Many tours and shows are cancelled over the world at the moment due to poor sales.

I think Prince did incredibly well for someone who is not signed with a major, who has no proper cd release in the stores lately, who is not following a promo marketing plan and who is announcing shows at the last minute.

I think it's a miracle he has filled in arenas in NYC, NS, SC and in California this way! In fact, it's quite an amazing achievement.

How Dare you have some POSITIVITY on this thread or speak any type of PRAISE. This is the org ...land of the unappreciativemuthafuggaswhoclaim2bfansbutwhine/criticize/complainatanyandallthings,yetstillcomeplayhismusicand attend hisshows.

...for those who took the opportunity to diss P on this thread.... u know the number and dont call...**** all yall FACEDOWN!

Stand Up! Everybody, this is your life!
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Reply #182 posted 05/11/11 10:47am

Genesia

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CallMeCarrie said:

Genesia said:

Figures he's playing on my birthday. pout

It's a good birthday present to yourself!

He's playing on my b-day, too - the 29th and I think I may try to go and treat myself. wink

When's your birthday?

The 28th. Last time I saw him on my b-day was at Empire in 2006.

I could probably manage it. But that's also a holiday weekend and I doubt my sweetie'd want to go.

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Reply #183 posted 05/11/11 10:51am

KCOOLMUZIQ

myloveis4ever said:

gemari77 said:

I understand what you're saying!! It's not just with P... I never quite understood why the mainstrean American public is so fickle with it's music artists. It's always about who's young and current. In some parts of the world, once you're a superstar...you're always a superstar. I guess this is why lots of classic artists spend most of their time touring Europe and Asia.

true that----

nod

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #184 posted 05/11/11 11:07am

CallMeCarrie

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Genesia said:

CallMeCarrie said:

It's a good birthday present to yourself!

He's playing on my b-day, too - the 29th and I think I may try to go and treat myself. wink

When's your birthday?

The 28th. Last time I saw him on my b-day was at Empire in 2006.

I could probably manage it. But that's also a holiday weekend and I doubt my sweetie'd want to go.

Yeah - travel is a pain on holidays.

Well I hope your sweetie plans something else fantastic for your bday!

If I make it to the concert, I'll throw out a bday "OoAaWa" for ya! biggrin

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Reply #185 posted 05/11/11 11:09am

Genesia

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CallMeCarrie said:

Genesia said:

The 28th. Last time I saw him on my b-day was at Empire in 2006.

I could probably manage it. But that's also a holiday weekend and I doubt my sweetie'd want to go.

Yeah - travel is a pain on holidays.

Well I hope your sweetie plans something else fantastic for your bday!

If I make it to the concert, I'll throw out a bday "OoAaWa" for ya! biggrin

Thanks. lol hug

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Reply #186 posted 05/11/11 11:12am

KCOOLMUZIQ

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MichaelHogberg said:

Prince irrational behavior is a big part of what most of us love with Prince. That from the beginning of his career insist on playing all the instruments himself. Stick to the demo mix of "Dirty Mind,", dropping "1999" as a double album, releasing ARTWIAD tightly on Purple Rain, changing its name in 1994, touring with songs no one heard in 1995 ... and so on...

Even so, he better now do a reality check. You do not sell out 21 gigs in LA without proper promotion. Or Without a new album, his last album that was available was Planet Earth (Lotus and 20Ten requires too much of a non-fan to find). He does not even have his own website! (and robbed most of us at tremendous money for nothing via lotusflow3r.com).

And finally, in fact his shows has since "Musicality" in 2004 came to be more and more similar. Even if he throws on a bit in the setlists, its still pretty predictable and not very innovative. Apart from a handful of after-show-gigs and the jazz-gigs in 2009 Montreux, there is more to desire/expect from an artist with Prince capacity.

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One, the tour was called "Musicology".

Two, Prince's irrational behavior is NOT a big part of what we love about Prince. The events you mentioned almost all came during times where he had competent team members around to minimize any HUGE fallout from "weird" decisions (and they weren't even really weird, per se...just different). So, we all loved what was going on because the music was out of this world. His music and performances were on fuckin' fire for most of these events.

Nowadays, he has no real, qualified people in his corner for the business aspect, and his music just STINKS now. Add on top of that that his performances are now fit for Vegas! disbelief So now, he doesn't have that same leeway with us to be making all of these out-of-left field decisions. We could always say, "Yeah, he might be crazy, but everything about his music is the shit!!". Now, we can only say, "He's crazy, often unprofessional, and his music IS shit!" Oh how far the mighty have fallen....

Speak 4 urself. eye love Prince's new music, 2 b still putting it out after over 30 years and at his age is remarkable.No other artist his age has done that continuously
every year.

His per4mances here in LA have been incredible. The energy he has shown is amazing. He is still top notch on stage IN HIS 50'S. Nobody can match him there. NOBODY! Prince is Prince. He has always done things his way. That is why he still has fans that follow him. He is not boring & always full of surprises.

Yes! I still drink the purple "Cool"aid after over 30 years. My refrigerator
stays full of it........

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #187 posted 05/11/11 11:14am

Spinlight

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

alexnvrmnd777 said:

One, the tour was called "Musicology".

Two, Prince's irrational behavior is NOT a big part of what we love about Prince. The events you mentioned almost all came during times where he had competent team members around to minimize any HUGE fallout from "weird" decisions (and they weren't even really weird, per se...just different). So, we all loved what was going on because the music was out of this world. His music and performances were on fuckin' fire for most of these events.

Nowadays, he has no real, qualified people in his corner for the business aspect, and his music just STINKS now. Add on top of that that his performances are now fit for Vegas! disbelief So now, he doesn't have that same leeway with us to be making all of these out-of-left field decisions. We could always say, "Yeah, he might be crazy, but everything about his music is the shit!!". Now, we can only say, "He's crazy, often unprofessional, and his music IS shit!" Oh how far the mighty have fallen....

Speak 4 urself. eye love Prince's new music, 2 b still putting it out after over 30 years and at his age is remarkable.No other artist his age has done that continuously
every year.

His per4mances here in LA have been incredible. The energy he has shown is amazing. He is still top notch on stage IN HIS 50'S. Nobody can match him there. NOBODY! Prince is Prince. He has always done things his way. That is why he still has fans that follow him. He is not boring & always full of surprises.

Yes! I still drink the purple "Cool"aid after over 30 years. My refrigerator
stays full of it........

What you call "surprises" are actually just legal issues and thievery. Stockholm Syndrome anyone?

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Reply #188 posted 05/11/11 12:06pm

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firstavenue said:

saorosco said:

Dammn.. The show at the Greensboro Coliseum was packed imo... NC is a nice place to live it has its downsides and it has its treasures... most people are migrating south so we have to be doing something right down here.. and yeah the black comment was a bit much ehh. interesting comments you made about the south but I respect your opinions!

Shelby J and John Blackwell are both from the carolinas.. I am also from NC and we have some of the most gorgeous mountains (they arent the rockies.. dumbass)... and coastlines. thats why NC has so many movies filmed here because its so beautiful!! so if you have anything else to say about NC or the people who live here being racist, then why dont you meet me in the Walmart parking lot and say it to my face !!cool

Bitch please



You're a real fucker. You act like you own this place--ParanoidAndroid <-- about as witty as this princess gets! lol
I hope everyone pays more attention to Sags posts--sweething mushy

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Reply #189 posted 05/11/11 12:14pm

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jokocur said:

you are absolutely correct and its not just the fans its the media over here too ... if your not current you are not newsworthy .... i think p is more comfortable in france and other european locales because he is treated with the respect and reverance he deserves... thats why he spends more time there and plays there more often.. i think he has a sarcastic view towards the states and i dont blame him even though im from here

One point of view is that since we have so much and everything is 'here & now' that we've (in the U.S.) some of us, are spoiled. We don't have the passion we used to have for music, clothes and a certain way of life, like we did when we were kids. Or at least 'I' don't. When it comes to music, I have the same passion. Some of my 'peeps' (friends and associates) kinda chuckle in my direction becuz I'm so over when it comes to Prince (& The Related Artist) but, I don't care. Hell, I MARRIED a hardcore fan and wouldn't have done that if she wasn't.

Bottom-line ... I agree with you ...

Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

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Reply #190 posted 05/11/11 12:17pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Speak 4 urself. eye love Prince's new music, 2 b still putting it out after over 30 years and at his age is remarkable.No other artist his age has done that continuously
every year.

His per4mances here in LA have been incredible. The energy he has shown is amazing. He is still top notch on stage IN HIS 50'S. Nobody can match him there. NOBODY! Prince is Prince. He has always done things his way. That is why he still has fans that follow him. He is not boring & always full of surprises.

Yes! I still drink the purple "Cool"aid after over 30 years. My refrigerator
stays full of it........

You and me both KCoolrock on!

Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

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Reply #191 posted 05/11/11 12:42pm

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I hear attenance has been very erratic and I think its down to that. To me though, the entire set up seems to be just another Earth Tour which has been done and much copied. He cant keep touring his greatest hits, he needs to have an album in tow to generate some excitement.

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Reply #192 posted 05/11/11 12:48pm

firstavenue

SagsWay2low said:

firstavenue said:

Shelby J and John Blackwell are both from the carolinas.. I am also from NC and we have some of the most gorgeous mountains (they arent the rockies.. dumbass)... and coastlines. thats why NC has so many movies filmed here because its so beautiful!! so if you have anything else to say about NC or the people who live here being racist, then why dont you meet me in the Walmart parking lot and say it to my face !!cool

Bitch please

thats all u have to say? i thought that would shut u up!! u dont know jack about NC...... you think the Rockies are in NC...?? go back to high school dumbass.. and thats Mrs Bitch to you!!!

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Reply #193 posted 05/11/11 12:49pm

LittleNicci

BartVanHemelen said:

Translation: Prince is pissed off that his shows ain't selling out, blames LN and fires them.

Funny how it is never his fault. His album flops? The record company's fault. His concert series flops? The promoter's fault.

Reminds me of Mozart !!!

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Reply #194 posted 05/11/11 12:53pm

daPrettyman

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Jawn Murray just sent tweets regarding Prince:

Jawn Murray
Much respect to Prince's PR rep for calling & being honest & forthcoming! So many publicists LIE so it was good dealing w/ one w/ integrity!
Jawn Murray
- Prince did part ways w/ Live Nation but rep says split was amicable. "He & the president remain friends & will do future biz."
Jawn Murray
- Rep confirms there were payment delays w/ some band members in Prince camp. Issues have been resolved. Shows resume this week.
**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••-
U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #195 posted 05/11/11 1:00pm

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firstavenue said:

SagsWay2low said:

Bitch please

thats all u have to say? i thought that would shut u up!! u dont know jack about NC...... you think the Rockies are in NC...?? go back to high school dumbass.. and thats Mrs Bitch to you!!!

lol dang she

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Reply #196 posted 05/11/11 1:06pm

PurpleLove7

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daPrettyman said:

Jawn Murray just sent tweets regarding Prince:

Jawn Murray
Much respect to Prince's PR rep for calling & being honest & forthcoming! So many publicists LIE so it was good dealing w/ one w/ integrity!
Jawn Murray
- Prince did part ways w/ Live Nation but rep says split was amicable. "He & the president remain friends & will do future biz."
Jawn Murray
- Rep confirms there were payment delays w/ some band members in Prince camp. Issues have been resolved. Shows resume this week.

& with that said it's time to do the ... lockdance

Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

~* The only love there is, is the love "we" make *~

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Reply #197 posted 05/11/11 1:19pm

LittleNicci

GoldiesParade said:

I hear attenance has been very erratic and I think its down to that. To me though, the entire set up seems to be just another Earth Tour which has been done and much copied. He cant keep touring his greatest hits, he needs to have an album in tow to generate some excitement.

The O2 concerts were great and I am sure the US ones have been equally great, however I do think (and its only my opinion) that we the more hard core fans are more happy with the smaller venue (say 3000 people) where P just plays what he wants - not necessarily the hits - a more intimate venue suits him better - I feel

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Reply #198 posted 05/11/11 1:37pm

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Good to hear its ended in an amicable situation - that could have been very no bueno.

Also great to see the new shows are now on sale!!!! Go on L.A. - get funk-e

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Reply #199 posted 05/11/11 1:42pm

Genesia

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LittleNicci said:

GoldiesParade said:

I hear attenance has been very erratic and I think its down to that. To me though, the entire set up seems to be just another Earth Tour which has been done and much copied. He cant keep touring his greatest hits, he needs to have an album in tow to generate some excitement.

The O2 concerts were great and I am sure the US ones have been equally great, however I do think (and its only my opinion) that we the more hard core fans are more happy with the smaller venue (say 3000 people) where P just plays what he wants - not necessarily the hits - a more intimate venue suits him better - I feel

I agree. It's one of the reasons I'm not hopping on a plane to LA. I don't care if the tickets are 10 bucks - I'm just not really up for an arena show anymore. Especially after seeing him on a small scale the last three times I've gone (Empire and 3121 in Vegas and Paisley in 2009). shrug

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Reply #200 posted 05/11/11 1:43pm

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rap said:

BanishedBrian said:

Prince wouldn't have these problems if his so-called "fams" were willing to do the work.

Are you willing to explain?

Well, for example, look at how fams refuse to give him $77 in advance to join a club where they may or may not receive new music. How is he supposed to have paper to pay band members when fams make him produce the music *before* they buy it?

No Candy 4 Me
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Reply #201 posted 05/11/11 1:47pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

PurpleLove7 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Speak 4 urself. eye love Prince's new music, 2 b still putting it out after over 30 years and at his age is remarkable.No other artist his age has done that continuously
every year.

His per4mances here in LA have been incredible. The energy he has shown is amazing. He is still top notch on stage IN HIS 50'S. Nobody can match him there. NOBODY! Prince is Prince. He has always done things his way. That is why he still has fans that follow him. He is not boring & always full of surprises.

Yes! I still drink the purple "Cool"aid after over 30 years. My refrigerator
stays full of it........

You and me both KCoolrock on!

yoda

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #202 posted 05/11/11 1:51pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Spinlight said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Speak 4 urself. eye love Prince's new music, 2 b still putting it out after over 30 years and at his age is remarkable.No other artist his age has done that continuously
every year.

His per4mances here in LA have been incredible. The energy he has shown is amazing. He is still top notch on stage IN HIS 50'S. Nobody can match him there. NOBODY! Prince is Prince. He has always done things his way. That is why he still has fans that follow him. He is not boring & always full of surprises.

Yes! I still drink the purple "Cool"aid after over 30 years. My refrigerator
stays full of it........

What you call "surprises" are actually just legal issues and thievery. Stockholm Syndrome anyone?

stfu

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #203 posted 05/11/11 1:54pm

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Trickology said:

....<insert funny dialog here>



That was better than Graffiti Bridge. lol


[Edited 5/11/11 14:05pm]

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Reply #204 posted 05/11/11 2:06pm

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My favorite Prince tour ever was One Night Alone. I was there at the beginning of the tour at Chicago Theater. It ranks as my fave show ever, from anyone. It was intimate, fresh, AWESome set list (total mix of old and new) and a great band. I really thought that was going to be the way Prince did it from then on. But no...now he does these marathon runs in one city that is nowhere near me...and guess what I am 42 and am NOT going to be traveling to the coasts to see him live....with my work, family, life...its simply not possible. That crap that US fans don't care is BS. Guess what Europe...LA is not next door to Chicago. I love the guy and his music. If he comes to Chicago I will be there...but I am not diggin the way he wants to play lately.

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #205 posted 05/11/11 2:11pm

jokocur

PurpleLove7 said:

daPrettyman said:

Jawn Murray just sent tweets regarding Prince:

Jawn Murray
Much respect to Prince's PR rep for calling & being honest & forthcoming! So many publicists LIE so it was good dealing w/ one w/ integrity!
Jawn Murray
- Prince did part ways w/ Live Nation but rep says split was amicable. "He & the president remain friends & will do future biz."
Jawn Murray
- Rep confirms there were payment delays w/ some band members in Prince camp. Issues have been resolved. Shows resume this week.

& with that said it's time to do the ... lockdance

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Reply #206 posted 05/11/11 2:12pm

jokocur

does p pay the band members or does live nation

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Reply #207 posted 05/11/11 2:37pm

ohYeeeeeah

So after all the hating, all the bullshit, all the negativity displayed on this thread. 6 new dates are announced and a gig at the Troubadour as well tonight. We find out LN and P will work again in the future and that it ended up being amicable. Musicians have been paid after a delay. And all this shit already happened two weeks ago by the way. So funny. lol

Prince. I really love you, man. lol

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Reply #208 posted 05/11/11 2:40pm

Timmy84

daPrettyman said:

Jawn Murray just sent tweets regarding Prince:

Jawn Murray
Much respect to Prince's PR rep for calling & being honest & forthcoming! So many publicists LIE so it was good dealing w/ one w/ integrity!
Jawn Murray
- Prince did part ways w/ Live Nation but rep says split was amicable. "He & the president remain friends & will do future biz."
Jawn Murray
- Rep confirms there were payment delays w/ some band members in Prince camp. Issues have been resolved. Shows resume this week.

Well that settles it. All is well and good. biggrin

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Reply #209 posted 05/11/11 4:25pm

swanny

HonEMan said:

6 NEW DATES up at Ticketmaster now! http://www.ticketmaster.c...ist/735895

Prince on Lopez "now we're showing who the real ticket master is"

lol, what a fucking loon. Oh and what happened to those $25 tickets?

[Edited 5/11/11 16:27pm]

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