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Thread started 06/05/11 9:47pm

MarquessMarq

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NEW SCHOOL ONLY!!!!

How old are you and when did you become a Prince fan?

This thread is based off of:

http://prince.org/msg/7/360412

Much respect to the older fans, they've helped me learn a lot; and I'm curious to see about us younger fans.

I'm going on 5 years, fell in love with Prince after copping my mums 3121 when I was 14, and getting Prince Ultimate for xmas that year; the rest is history.

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/11 10:53pm

ToraToraDreams

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Roughly 2004 with the Grammys and Beyonce. More solidified in 2007 when I was on my compter downloadin music (I'm a horrible person) and the guitar comercial fo Target came on. And I was like "Oh, hey, Prince is cool..." **searches for his music**

And that's all she wrote. I never imagined 4 years later I'd be screaming my head off in The Forum watching him live.

BTW, I'm 20, so forgive me. I wasn't a thought in my mother's mind when he was in his "prime"

[Edited 6/5/11 22:54pm]

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Reply #2 posted 06/05/11 11:01pm

IamFunkay7

I've been a fan for... hmm 19 years giggle since I was 3, but I became a huge fan when I was 16, and really interested* oops at fam lol just a year ago.

[Edited 6/6/11 2:54am]

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Reply #3 posted 06/06/11 12:02am

Vict0r

I became a fan in 2008 when I checked out his music because I was curious, so that's three years. I'm 19 at the moment, I became a fan when I was 17, but I'm turning 20 next month.

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Reply #4 posted 06/06/11 12:24am

Nosferatu

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neutral neutral confused

[Edited 6/6/11 0:24am]

Formally known as Mr_Nos on Housequake

Hate is such a strong word, I'm just disillusioned...
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Reply #5 posted 06/06/11 12:44am

herrherr

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I always liked the stuff I heard on the radio when I was a kid (oddly, I'd never heard any from Purple Rain), and my brother and I used to like when the "Musicology" video came on Vh1 before school. I decided to check out Purple Rain on a whim (that was probably 2007), and my interest ascended from there. I'm 21.

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Reply #6 posted 06/06/11 3:27am

802

Is fan for 10 years new enough to be new school? I'm 16.

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Reply #7 posted 06/06/11 3:32am

smoothcriminal
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How old are you and when did you become a Prince fan?

I'm only 14 and I started being a Prince fan last year.

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Reply #8 posted 06/06/11 4:17am

dyvrdown

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im 21.. ive only been a fan for like, juuust about 2 years now. but hes definitely head and shoulders over every other artist in my opinion. my absolute favorite :]

but i wish i had been exposed to prince when i was younger =\

blowup
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Reply #9 posted 06/06/11 6:52am

Pbing

Less than a year now, what up! It took me a long time to "get it", but I'm catching up as quick as I can...

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Reply #10 posted 06/06/11 7:04am

Vict0r

dyvrdown said:

but i wish i had been exposed to prince when i was younger =\

Same here.

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Reply #11 posted 06/06/11 12:01pm

MarquessMarq

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Vict0r said:

dyvrdown said:

but i wish i had been exposed to prince when i was younger =\

Same here.

No worries! We have the rest of our lives to immerse ourselves in the man's magic. biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 06/06/11 12:38pm

The1592

I'm 18, and I became a fan right after Planet Earth was released. I was big into Michael Jackson, and everyone kept comparing him to Prince, and saying Prince was better, so I wanted to check him out. I listened to some of the big hits, like 1999, and I thought they sucked back then, but Planet Earth was the album that got me hooked. I don't like that album too much anymore, though.

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Reply #13 posted 06/06/11 1:17pm

ToraToraDreams

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....Now I feel old.

Oh....and when I see people here born AFTER 91....why do I think of this?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/.../simba.jpg

With appropriate Elton John backing.....

[Edited 6/6/11 13:19pm]

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Reply #14 posted 06/06/11 2:50pm

MarquessMarq

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ToraToraDreams said:

....Now I feel old.

Oh....and when I see people here born AFTER 91....why do I think of this?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/.../simba.jpg

With appropriate Elton John backing.....

[Edited 6/6/11 13:19pm]

LOL

Damn whippersnappers. wink

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Reply #15 posted 06/06/11 3:05pm

blackarmana

I Am 17. Have been a fan since around 13-14 when i first heard erotic city smile.

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Reply #16 posted 06/06/11 4:20pm

dyvrdown

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MarquessMarq said:

Vict0r said:

Same here.

No worries! We have the rest of our lives to immerse ourselves in the man's magic. biggrin

i plan to tease but thats not long enough lol

blowup
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Reply #17 posted 06/06/11 4:23pm

Dave1992

dyvrdown said:

im 21.. ive only been a fan for like, juuust about 2 years now. but hes definitely head and shoulders over every other artist in my opinion. my absolute favorite :]

but i wish i had been exposed to prince when i was younger =\

Hot.

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Reply #18 posted 06/06/11 5:06pm

MarquessMarq

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dyvrdown said:

MarquessMarq said:

No worries! We have the rest of our lives to immerse ourselves in the man's magic. biggrin

i plan to tease but thats not long enough lol

Forever isn't even long enough lol

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Reply #19 posted 06/06/11 5:27pm

MyNameIsPiper

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24-year old who basically grew up on Prince...Thanks, Mom!

Honey, stop talking and just create the music.
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Reply #20 posted 06/06/11 8:37pm

dyvrdown

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Dave1992 said:

dyvrdown said:

im 21.. ive only been a fan for like, juuust about 2 years now. but hes definitely head and shoulders over every other artist in my opinion. my absolute favorite :]

but i wish i had been exposed to prince when i was younger =\

Hot.

... confuse

blowup
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Reply #21 posted 06/06/11 9:45pm

trn22

I am 22. I just officially became a Prince fan this year, it's been some months ago, so I am still discovering a lot of music from him. But I would say I first got my taste of him when I watch Purple Rain so, that was the only movie I remember him from. It was also the only thing I knew him by. That had to be around either Elementary or Middle School. Before seeing it, I just remember my mom always telling me about Darling Nikki. I remember always wanting to hear the epic Darling Nikki that she would mention, but somehow never got around to listening to it. At that point, I was just a casual listener, but I did like some of the songs especially When Doves Cry. I remember I use to hear it on the radio, and always sang along while we would drive around to the store. good times smile

How I Became A Fan:

Well, this year I decided to go "old school" and listen to a lot of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s decade because I got tired of the music from this day and age, and decided to get some greatest hits albums from those artists/times that I like and knew about. I decided to get Prince "The Very Best Of", listen to it. I was like this isn't half bad, I like it. I remember when I first put it on, I Wanna Be Your Lover comes on, and I immediately start jamming to it, (it was my first time hearing the song!) something I don't think I have ever done with any other artist. I finish the album, and decided to look up his biography. I found out he had release 30 something albums. I was shock. I was like wow, cause I hadn't heard anyone else who had done that, and I still don't think anyone has done that. Anyway, so basically whenever I get money I go buy his albums that I see in the stores, pop them on and listen to them. I'm loving what I'm hearing so far. He truly is a musical genius, and is like no other. Now I classify myself as fan, cause I just can't stop talking about him and listening to his music. wink

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Reply #22 posted 06/06/11 10:01pm

Adorecream

Nearly 20 years and I am 35, the old school fans seem to see Purple Rain or earlier as their qualification, so my interest in Diamonds and Pearls may be a bit too neophytical for them.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #23 posted 06/06/11 10:09pm

eighteenandove
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I'm eighteen years old. I've only been a Prince fan for about five years (I was introduced to a copy of TGE & I haven't turned back) but I already know he is going to be the soundtrack to the rest of my life nod

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Reply #24 posted 06/06/11 10:29pm

trn22

The1592 said:

I'm 18, and I became a fan right after Planet Earth was released. I was big into Michael Jackson, and everyone kept comparing him to Prince, and saying Prince was better, so I wanted to check him out. I listened to some of the big hits, like 1999, and I thought they sucked back then, but Planet Earth was the album that got me hooked. I don't like that album too much anymore, though.

I don't know why people always compared, they are both great artists in their own right smile

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Reply #25 posted 06/06/11 10:41pm

rebekahgenice

Since I was 12. My mother loves Prince and she asked me to make a mixed cd for her using some MP3's she bought from walmart's website and I decided to listen to it and it was all she wrote. I'm almost 19 now smile. So, about 6/7 years lol. smile

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Reply #26 posted 06/06/11 11:00pm

MajesticOne89

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I'm 21, became a fan when I was 14 during the Musicology buzz. Got totally locked in once I saw him perform Fury on SNL and then proceeded to go to the GMA show. What a fun time that was..

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #27 posted 06/06/11 11:00pm

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ToraToraDreams said:

Roughly 2004 with the Grammys and Beyonce. More solidified in 2007 when I was on my compter downloadin music (I'm a horrible person) and the guitar comercial fo Target came on. And I was like "Oh, hey, Prince is cool..." **searches for his music**

And that's all she wrote. I never imagined 4 years later I'd be screaming my head off in The Forum watching him live.

BTW, I'm 20, so forgive me. I wasn't a thought in my mother's mind when he was in his "prime"

[Edited 6/5/11 22:54pm]

heyyyyy hug

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #28 posted 06/06/11 11:27pm

NDRU

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The1592 said:

I'm 18, and I became a fan right after Planet Earth was released. I was big into Michael Jackson, and everyone kept comparing him to Prince, and saying Prince was better, so I wanted to check him out. I listened to some of the big hits, like 1999, and I thought they sucked back then, but Planet Earth was the album that got me hooked. I don't like that album too much anymore, though.

Interesting. Planet Earth is maybe my least favorite Prince album, but I could imagine that if I was unfamiliar with muchof his music, I might really like that album, or at least appreciate what he is doing on it.

I am a fan since '82, but it's cool to read these things

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Reply #29 posted 06/07/11 3:02am

Dave1992

dyvrdown said:

Dave1992 said:

Hot.

... confuse

I was talking about you/your picture. Sorry for being so direct, I spent too much time in GD.

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