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Thread started 10/28/12 5:30am

ThisOne

when was the first time u saw Prince live?

guess what i found.......

today whilst going through some boxes of junky stuff i found my Prince Concert ticket from 1992

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Sunday May 3rd 1992

at the Sydney Cricket Ground cool

Wow that was such a long time ago and I was soooo young neutral

it was the first time i ever saw Prince live cool

i'm so happy i found it, i actually didnt think i kept it woot!

Art Official Age
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Reply #1 posted 10/28/12 5:46am

robertgeorgeak
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lovesexy tour 28th july 88 @ wembley. blew my 17 yr old head off.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #2 posted 10/28/12 5:56am

HonestMan13

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Parade Tour @ MSG 1986

When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #3 posted 10/28/12 6:31am

timmie

Purple Rain Tour - Hartford Connecticut 1985 - the night after he won the academy award for the film

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Reply #4 posted 10/28/12 7:16am

chocolate1

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March 25, 1993 @ Radio City Music Hall (NYC)... Act I Tour

I had crappy nosebleed seats, but had the time of my life. boogie

I wasn't a Prince fan until 1987 when I was in college.

My roommates went to the Lovesexy Tour @ MSG in 1988, but my parents wouldn't give me the money to get a ticket. pout


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #5 posted 10/28/12 8:12am

Vict0r

I saw him live for the first time this year during the Welcome 2 Australia tour. It was one of the best and most happiest experiences that I've ever had.

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Reply #6 posted 10/28/12 8:24am

djThunderfunk

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Lovesexy Tour, Cincinnati, OH, 1988

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Reply #7 posted 10/28/12 8:32am

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The first night of the Nude Tour in Rotterdam, june 2 1990. What I remember most of it was that it rained all the time (it was an open air stadium).
The Diamonds & Pearls tour was much better. Since then... 23 concerts and counting. But I'm sure that is not an awful lot compared to some of the folks here.
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Reply #8 posted 10/28/12 8:51am

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Those shows in Chicago, so Sept. 25th 2012
From the vineyards of Lavaux back 2 the heart of Minnesota. U R was, and will 4ever B The Purple Yoda....
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Reply #9 posted 10/28/12 11:26am

purplemajesty2
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My first time seeing Prince live was December 17, 2010. It was also my 1st concert ever biggrin

Purple Music is my drug and I'm jonesin!!!!!
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Reply #10 posted 10/28/12 12:22pm

Drehova26

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My first time seeing Prince was April 18, 1998 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago during his New Power Soul tour!

Once I Start Loving U, Baby, I'm Gonna Never Stop! Never Stop! Never Stop, Never Stop, Never Stop, No!
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Reply #11 posted 10/28/12 12:24pm

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Summer 1990, Wembley Arena - Nude Tour.

Crap.

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Reply #12 posted 10/28/12 1:43pm

RobotDevil

Purple Rain tour, St. Paul, MN 1984

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Reply #13 posted 10/28/12 1:47pm

thedance

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My first...

I saw "Sign "O" The Times" live.

Göteborg, Sweden 1987.

Damn I missed "Parade" in Valby Hallen Denmark 1986.

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #14 posted 10/28/12 2:05pm

paisleysoul

Welcome to America tour last June, simply the most uplifting musical experience ever!LOVED IT:)
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Reply #15 posted 10/28/12 2:23pm

veronikka

Musicology
Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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Reply #16 posted 10/28/12 3:02pm

acjohns

The Love Sexy'88 tour in New Orleans Lakefront Arena. My mom had gotten hold of 6 extra tickets,so I saw my cousin, his girlfriend, and two other people there too.Plus a friend of mine came with me:)The very next school day, Isaw one of my classmates with the Love sexy booklet in Algebra class smile It was an awesome experience.
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Reply #17 posted 10/28/12 3:54pm

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7th July 1990 Cork for the Nude Tour.

Cork was approx 250km from where I was living at the time but I had a cousin studying in Cork who offered me a floor.

I had looked at the ticket and saw that gates opened at 4:00 and I wanted to be at the stadium for 4:00, but my cousin nor his friends had any plans to be there before 7:30 with the music due to start at 8:00.

Upon realising this I set off on my own and arrived there at 6:00ish pretty sure I'd be a mile from the stage. Once in the stadium I saw a huge space in and around the stage so I made my way there to be confronted by a barrier...my first encounter with a "Golden Circle " although not advertised as such.....first come first serve wasa the order of the day and the quota had been reached. The people within the circle were all asked to sit on the ground, thus giving the illusion of space up at the front...dangerous for those at the barriers as more and more people arrived.

This was the summer of 1990 and Irelands first time on the world stage for the World Cup and the country was one huge party looking forward to it's future, which was unfortuate for the first support act ...a band called Stocktons Wing who were practicle booed off the stage....the crowd had come for The Funk not some CeileShite.

Next victim was Mavis Staples, who thanks to the hype created by her guitarist "An American legend" had convinced the crowd that Prince was about to start early. But she wasn't Prince......and the crowd was disappointed!

Then It was Prince's turn....He rocked hard and fast, he danced and screamed...this was IT. The funk went on for 40mins when Prince slowed down the set...which didn't suit the Cork Audience "Who's Stage is This Anyway??"" said Prince during his Stop-Start version of Alphabet Street...which the Irish audience filling the gaps with the new Irish anthem of "Ole, Ole, Ole"

Overall the concert was good not great.....I was expecting somethig to rival the SoTT and Lovesexy Tours which of course it wasn't.

But it was my first Prince concert and so will always be treasured.

Since then I have seen Prince a total of 8 times.

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Reply #18 posted 10/28/12 4:01pm

uniden

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oct. 1997 in sacramento, ca.

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Reply #19 posted 10/28/12 4:34pm

ganesh

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aow, waouh, this is a "time" ago:

I was 14, Paris Bercy 1983, I was wearing a kind of Peach, close to Orange Pullover, black pants..I remember having some Khol make up ..On the ticket, it was written "wear peach and black"

It was a rise into Love with Prince, I was astonished by this man, his style, his sexiness, with those dark curly hair and the sensual lips..

The most extraordinary singer, man, I saw

He has threw some flowers, onto one specially he kisssed and threw it to me.

Immutable Memory

[Edited 10/28/12 16:36pm]

We make our own way to heaven everyday
"The only Love there is, is the Love we make"
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Reply #20 posted 10/28/12 4:39pm

Fonkyman

Lovesxy. 25th July '88, Wembley. Blew my 17 year old everything off.

robertgeorgeakabob said:

lovesexy tour 28th july 88 @ wembley. blew my 17 yr old head off.

28th sounds like a blinder. Better gig than the 25th maybe. Those were the days eh. Oh and btw, you're getting old. wink

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Reply #21 posted 10/28/12 4:42pm

Fonkyman

ganesh said:

aow, waouh, this is a "time" ago:

I was 14, Paris Bercy 1983, I was wearing a kind of Peach, close to Orange Pullover, black pants..I remember having some Khol make up ..On the ticket, it was written "wear peach and black"

It was a rise into Love with Prince, I was astonished by this man, his style, his sexiness, with those dark curly hair and the sensual lips..

The most extraordinary singer, man, I saw

He has threw some flowers, onto one specially he kisssed and threw it to me.

Immutable Memory

[Edited 10/28/12 16:36pm]

Peach & black, in '83? or '87?

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Reply #22 posted 10/28/12 7:10pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Feb 12, 1982

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

"Controversy' Tour...It changed my life 4ever....

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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 #23 posted 10/29/12 12:04pm

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almost 2 years ago in jersey cool. first and only live show (of anybody's) i've ever been to. it was good. was going through some crazy shit around that time, so that was a treat. sheila e. guested. that especially kicked ass touched

Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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Reply #24 posted 10/29/12 12:32pm

sexton

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Purple Rain tour, Long Island, NY, March 1985.

It was not just my first Prince concert, but my first concert ever.

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Reply #25 posted 10/29/12 12:40pm

clbrooks

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Good topic.

Mine was 1995 'Ultimate Live Experience'. I'd got into him around Diamonds and Pearls but never got a ticket till 1995. I understood there were going to be no hits, but cos I's been watching the Beautiful Experience a lot (taped on VHS from Sky One!) I was happy to have stuff like Days O Wild, Come etc.

Had the NPG supporting.

Favourite bit was 7, Prince on acoustic guitar with Mayte belly dancing, and I Love U In Me, which was a big surprise.

The only popular song played other than TMBGITW which had been his first No.1 in England the year before.

Seen him many times since, best being aftershow at the Hippodrome in 1998.

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[Edited 10/29/12 12:41pm]

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Reply #26 posted 10/29/12 2:17pm

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Fonkyman said:

Lovesxy. 25th July '88, Wembley. Blew my 17 year old everything off.

robertgeorgeakabob said:

lovesexy tour 28th july 88 @ wembley. blew my 17 yr old head off.

28th sounds like a blinder. Better gig than the 25th maybe. Those were the days eh. Oh and btw, you're getting old. wink

had the wembley gigs on bootleg and i think 28th was the best but maybe thats cos i attach my own memories to them. was there a wembley 88 gig that was anything other than stunning. i remember reading how the 25th was crammed with supermodels in the front couple of rows by prince's request.

yeah i'm getting old mate, but i'm in good company!! wink haha

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #27 posted 10/29/12 2:18pm

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robertgeorgeakabob said:

Fonkyman said:

Lovesxy. 25th July '88, Wembley. Blew my 17 year old everything off.

28th sounds like a blinder. Better gig than the 25th maybe. Those were the days eh. Oh and btw, you're getting old. wink

had the wembley gigs on bootleg and i think 28th was the best but maybe thats cos i attach my own memories to them. was there a wembley 88 gig that was anything other than stunning? i remember reading how the 25th was crammed with supermodels in the front couple of rows by prince's request.

yeah i'm getting old mate, but i'm in good company!! wink haha

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #28 posted 10/29/12 2:43pm

RodeoSchro

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I think it was January 1985 but I'm so old that I can't remember for sure.

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Reply #29 posted 10/29/12 2:57pm

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Purple Rain Tour. April 1, 1985. Indianapolis, IN.

TRUE BLUE
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