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Thread started 08/02/12 5:00am

JoeTyler

HEY JUDE: Summer Olympics in MINNEAPOLIS-Prince Singing

do you think Prince would be the final/major star, singing Purple Rain, just like McCartney sang Hey Jude?

do you think it could be possible? would he want to do it? would the organizers even think about it? would Prince be dead by then? lol

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Reply #1 posted 08/02/12 5:16am

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Minneapolis will never, ever host the summer Olympic games.

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Reply #2 posted 08/02/12 5:43am

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Minneapolis will never, ever host the summer Olympic games.

It's a very unlikely candidate, sure. Especially compared to the cities that are trying for the 2020 Olympics.

But, in my opinion it's a far nicer choice than Atlanta was when it was picked. Atlanta today is vastly improved from those days, and some of it is a halo effect from the Olympics.

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Reply #3 posted 08/02/12 8:14am

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JoeTyler said:

do you think Prince would be the final/major star, singing Purple Rain, just like McCartney sang Hey Jude?

do you think it could be possible? would he want to do it? would the organizers even think about it? would Prince be dead by then? lol

discuss

He is not British.

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Reply #4 posted 08/02/12 8:21am

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luv4u said:

JoeTyler said:

do you think Prince would be the final/major star, singing Purple Rain, just like McCartney sang Hey Jude?

do you think it could be possible? would he want to do it? would the organizers even think about it? would Prince be dead by then? lol

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He is not British.

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so? lol

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Reply #5 posted 08/02/12 8:36am

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JoeTyler said:

luv4u said:

He is not British.

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so? lol

lol

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Reply #6 posted 08/02/12 9:44am

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luv4u said:

JoeTyler said:

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so? lol

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lol I'm lost, i mean it,

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Reply #7 posted 08/02/12 10:36am

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JoeTyler said:

do you think Prince would be the final/major star, singing Purple Rain, just like McCartney sang Hey Jude?

do you think it could be possible? would he want to do it? would the organizers even think about it? would Prince be dead by then? lol

discuss

Prince is not that type of artist. Paul McCartney is very much part of the (British) establishment. He's been awarded a knighthood and an MBE. He's the kind of person one invites for such occasions. And pretty much the whole nation would agree on that. I don't think Prince will ever be part of the establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is. I think he will always be a bit of an enfant terrible. A bit too awkward to really fit in and be generally accepted as a national treasure in the same way that Paul McCartney is. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing wink

So I think if Minneapolis ever got the Olympics and he was going to perform, the performance would have a very different feel to it.

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Reply #8 posted 08/02/12 11:15am

JoeTyler

Ok, maybe not MPL

but what about Chicago 2020?? (which could happen)

perhaps a Prince perfomance during the closing ceremony??

Chicago is next to MPL...

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Reply #9 posted 08/02/12 11:58am

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spooklectric said:

JoeTyler said:

do you think Prince would be the final/major star, singing Purple Rain, just like McCartney sang Hey Jude?

do you think it could be possible? would he want to do it? would the organizers even think about it? would Prince be dead by then? lol

discuss

Prince is not that type of artist. Paul McCartney is very much part of the (British) establishment. He's been awarded a knighthood and an MBE. He's the kind of person one invites for such occasions. And pretty much the whole nation would agree on that. I don't think Prince will ever be part of the establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is. I think he will always be a bit of an enfant terrible. A bit too awkward to really fit in and be generally accepted as a national treasure in the same way that Paul McCartney is. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing wink

So I think if Minneapolis ever got the Olympics and he was going to perform, the performance would have a very different feel to it.

He's not? He performed at the Special Olympics when Minneapolis hosted it in 1991. He has performed at The Superbowl Halftime show...in America, you don't get much more "establishment" than that.

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Reply #10 posted 08/02/12 12:13pm

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No Way in Hell lol but it's nice to speculate lol

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Reply #11 posted 08/02/12 1:32pm

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skywalker said:

He's not? He performed at the Special Olympics when Minneapolis hosted it in 1991. He has performed at The Superbowl Halftime show...in America, you don't get much more "establishment" than that.

That's right Skywalker.

If Paul can sing hey Jude, Prince could do an American Olympics. What songs should he do though?

Sing alongs? Maybe Purple & Gold, specially for Prince Org. lol

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Reply #12 posted 08/02/12 2:58pm

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skywalker said:

spooklectric said:

Prince is not that type of artist. Paul McCartney is very much part of the (British) establishment. He's been awarded a knighthood and an MBE. He's the kind of person one invites for such occasions. And pretty much the whole nation would agree on that. I don't think Prince will ever be part of the establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is. I think he will always be a bit of an enfant terrible. A bit too awkward to really fit in and be generally accepted as a national treasure in the same way that Paul McCartney is. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing wink

So I think if Minneapolis ever got the Olympics and he was going to perform, the performance would have a very different feel to it.

He's not? He performed at the Special Olympics when Minneapolis hosted it in 1991. He has performed at The Superbowl Halftime show...in America, you don't get much more "establishment" than that.

He performed at the Superbowl because he's a (super)star. I don't think he's part of the US/American establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is in the UK. And I'm not saying it's impossible that he might be ask to perform at such an event. But he would be asked as a superstar not as a "national treasure". It would have a different feel to it. Not worse nor better just different.

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Reply #13 posted 08/02/12 7:33pm

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spooklectric said:

skywalker said:

He's not? He performed at the Special Olympics when Minneapolis hosted it in 1991. He has performed at The Superbowl Halftime show...in America, you don't get much more "establishment" than that.

He performed at the Superbowl because he's a (super)star. I don't think he's part of the US/American establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is in the UK. And I'm not saying it's impossible that he might be ask to perform at such an event. But he would be asked as a superstar not as a "national treasure". It would have a different feel to it. Not worse nor better just different.

Agreed. Prince is not as "patriotic" USA as say, Bruce Springsteen. Winter Olympics in Minneapolis is the only way.

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Reply #14 posted 08/03/12 6:36am

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spooklectric said:

skywalker said:

He's not? He performed at the Special Olympics when Minneapolis hosted it in 1991. He has performed at The Superbowl Halftime show...in America, you don't get much more "establishment" than that.

He performed at the Superbowl because he's a (super)star. I don't think he's part of the US/American establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is in the UK. And I'm not saying it's impossible that he might be ask to perform at such an event. But he would be asked as a superstar not as a "national treasure". It would have a different feel to it. Not worse nor better just different.

I noticed you avoided the Special Olympics inclusion. confused

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Reply #15 posted 08/03/12 6:49am

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Prince couldn't make as much of an arse of it as Paul McCartney did. Not even if he was dead at the time.

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Reply #16 posted 08/03/12 8:51am

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spooklectric said:

He performed at the Superbowl because he's a (super)star. I don't think he's part of the US/American establishment in the same way that Paul McCartney is in the UK. And I'm not saying it's impossible that he might be ask to perform at such an event. But he would be asked as a superstar not as a "national treasure". It would have a different feel to it. Not worse nor better just different.

I noticed you avoided the Special Olympics inclusion. confused

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Reply #17 posted 08/07/12 7:01am

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Word has it that the Spice Girls will be performing during the closing ceremony.........

So there goes the "privilege of performing in the Olympics" tag.

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Reply #18 posted 08/07/12 7:06am

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callimnate said:

Word has it that the Spice Girls will be performing during the closing ceremony.........

So there goes the "privilege of performing in the Olympics" tag.

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Goodness me, is this the best Britain has to offer, a bunch of washed up old slappers doing karaoke?!

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/12 9:06am

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Im working on the closing ceremony and unforunatly no prince =(

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