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Thread started 04/22/16 10:53am

pdiddy2011

Let's make Paisley Park the next Graceland!

I just want to say that I would absolutely love for Paisley Park to become a permanent testament/museum of all that our guy has meant to us. He has meant so much to music and has influenced so many in their pursuit of and love for music; I believe Prince's tireless efforts and indelible mark on music deserve such an honor.

I know it may not be something quickly done, but one day I certainly want to be able to walk through Paisley Park whenever I'm near Minneapolis to marvel in all of the greatness, peerlessness, and one-of-a-kindness of Prince, for many, many years to come.

Obviously, this probably isn't on anyone's radar right now, but I'd love to start the list for those who vote for Paisley Park to become a museum to memorialize the great music and lasting legacy of Prince! I am certainly ready to put my money where my mouth is, as well. Anyone who agrees, let's make this happen!

(Obviously, all in due time...)

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Reply #1 posted 04/22/16 10:57am

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I worry they will sell it.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 04/22/16 10:58am

dolphinkiing23

The place is pretty much already set up like a museum and they were giving tours as well.. I can predict it will probably continue once hes put to rest and his camp has time to get his business affairs and estate together. I also bet the dance parties will continue.. I think he wouldve wanted that way. but right now i think we all just need time. its only been 24 hrs

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Reply #3 posted 04/22/16 11:00am

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He's not on the earth. It is now only a building.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 04/22/16 11:06am

nonames

He would hate that. But I'll be the first one to visit.

I always thought one day I'd see Prince play in Paisley Park.

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Reply #5 posted 04/22/16 11:51am

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nonames said:

He would hate that. But I'll be the first one to visit.

I always thought one day I'd see Prince play in Paisley Park.

I missed the opportunity to see him perform at PP in 2009. sad I have no desire to visit it without Prince...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #6 posted 04/22/16 11:57am

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He will never play again? wow. bad.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 04/22/16 12:02pm

PatrickS77

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nonames said:

He would hate that. But I'll be the first one to visit.


I always thought one day I'd see Prince play in Paisley Park.



Yes. That was also something on my to do list. I visted Graceland. I've been inside Neverland, when Michael was there and I wanted to see a Prince concert at Paisly Park.
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Reply #8 posted 04/22/16 12:10pm

nonames

purplethunder3121 said:



nonames said:


He would hate that. But I'll be the first one to visit.


I always thought one day I'd see Prince play in Paisley Park.



I missed the opportunity to see him perform at PP in 2009. sad I have no desire to visit it without Prince...


Not now, but in the future.
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Reply #9 posted 04/22/16 5:41pm

TonyVanDam

Paisley Park can survive the same way Abbey Road & Electric Ladyland has.

Bands still need a place to record their music. It cannot be done that easily in studios based in the bedroom or basement. hmmm

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Reply #10 posted 04/22/16 6:47pm

FUNKYNESS

Prince wouldnt want it to be a Graceland

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Reply #11 posted 04/22/16 6:58pm

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I actually think Prince would love the idea. Regardless of his unease with the past, he wore his sucess like a badge of honour on the walls a PP. Its not prime real estate (in city centre terms), so its the perfect place.

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Reply #12 posted 04/22/16 9:06pm

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If Paisley Park could do for Minneapolis what Graceland has done for Memphis, I am sure Prince would approve. I am in Memphis today and Elvis's presence is everywhere. Without Graceland and the tourists it brings in, Beale Street today might still look the way Joni Mitchell describes it in "Furry Sings the Blues."
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Reply #13 posted 04/22/16 9:18pm

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You have my vote!It is my hope that Paisley Park will become a tribute museum for all he is and his work.Paisley Park is in our hearts.
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Reply #14 posted 04/22/16 10:25pm

V10LETBLUES

The mayor of Chanhasen was on CNN brashly inviting the world to come and visit PP.

So i think the current city leaders are all in for the idea. I would guess it would depend on what whoever takes over Princes affairs has in mind.
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Reply #15 posted 04/22/16 10:42pm

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TonyVanDam said:

Paisley Park can survive the same way Abbey Road & Electric Ladyland has.

Bands still need a place to record their music. It cannot be done that easily in studios based in the bedroom or basement. hmmm

If it would remain a working studio and performance venue that people could sometimes visit, I would be all for that idea.

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Reply #16 posted 04/22/16 10:51pm

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FUNKYNESS said:

Prince wouldnt want it to be a Graceland

Just read an interview with Sheila E. today saying that he DID want it to be a museum of some type. Interesting...

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Reply #17 posted 04/23/16 2:06am

GeurtWalraven

To save Graceland, Elvis' ex-wife came up with the idea to open Graceland for the public. Costs like maintenance, security, tax, etc. were too high . The income from the Elvis Presley Estate was bearing. And this was in 1982, 5 years after Elvis Presley died. The difference is, Graceland was the living home of Elvis Presley, (actually recorded an album in 1976 at Graceland, once) while Paisley Park is a recording facility. (although P sometimes live there) The question is who will finance Paisley Park in the future, now Prince passed away? It could be used by other artists to record, and combined to open up for the public. I would go for the idea like Graceland.

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Reply #18 posted 04/23/16 3:17am

NorthC

A museum is a good idea, but I understood that Paisley is quite far from the city. And to keep a museum running in years to come, you'd have to draw more people than just die hard Prince fans. In other words, tourists. And then I think it would be better to have that museum in Minneapolis itself. Make it part of a city trip. That could work.
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Reply #19 posted 04/23/16 3:35am

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NorthC said:

A museum is a good idea, but I understood that Paisley is quite far from the city. And to keep a museum running in years to come, you'd have to draw more people than just die hard Prince fans. In other words, tourists. And then I think it would be better to have that museum in Minneapolis itself. Make it part of a city trip. That could work.


It is a great idea, especially for those like me, who do not live in the USA (I live in Australia) and have never made it to PP. It's on my bucket list. PP just needs a business model to also attract the non-fams
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Reply #20 posted 04/23/16 3:33pm

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I just toured Sun Studio in Memphis where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others recorded their early hits in the 1950s. According to the tour guide, it is still used as a working studio in addition to being a museum. Could be an example for PP.
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Reply #21 posted 04/24/16 11:50am

TonyVanDam

purplethunder3121 said:

TonyVanDam said:

Paisley Park can survive the same way Abbey Road & Electric Ladyland has.

Bands still need a place to record their music. It cannot be done that easily in studios based in the bedroom or basement. hmmm


If it would remain a working studio and performance venue that people could sometimes visit, I would be all for that idea.


Exactly! nod

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Reply #22 posted 04/24/16 1:24pm

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Yes they will probably sell it. One thing about Graceland is that it is more centrally located in the USA so more people can get ot it. With PP being out of the way up there in MPLS, it's just less likely people would visit, etc. And it's not a home but a studio and will probably be sold and I don't blame the owners of the estate if they choose to do so, even though they won't "need the money", considering all the other revenue streams coming in.

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Reply #23 posted 04/24/16 2:00pm

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FunkiestOne said:

Yes they will probably sell it. One thing about Graceland is that it is more centrally located in the USA so more people can get ot it. With PP being out of the way up there in MPLS, it's just less likely people would visit, etc. And it's not a home but a studio and will probably be sold and I don't blame the owners of the estate if they choose to do so, even though they won't "need the money", considering all the other revenue streams coming in.



If you are traveling by air, Minneapolis is a lot easier to get to than Memphis. Minneapolis/St. Paul is a hub for Delta, but Memphis hasn't been a hub for a major airline for a long time. (I am actually sitting in the Memphis airport as I type this). Of course, Memphis has other attractions for music fans: Sun Studio and the Stax Museum, plus live music on Beale Street. But all of that opened after Graceland.

I guess the question is whether Prince will eventually become an iconic figure like Elvis whose museum will attract tourists from all over the world. Time will tell. If they do sell PP, what use could it be put to that would be more profitable than a Prince museum and working studio?
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Reply #24 posted 04/24/16 5:42pm

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Oh lordy no. I can see the The Egg set up as a museum and the studio area set up as a music/recording/music business school.

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Reply #25 posted 04/24/16 9:31pm

kalelvisj

Before Graceland opened to the public, people were already showing up in mass pretty much year round but especially around the anniversary of his death and to a lesser extent his birthday. If his fans keep showing up to honor his memory, I imagine who ever ends up with PP will at least open it up for the milestone dates. The state needs to move fast to see that The park is put into a protected status so that it can't just be tore down and repurposed.

If it is to become like Graceland, it will be up to we fans to make sure there is a need to keep it available. I always wanted to go and watch a show there but the spontaneous nature of the shows made it impossible to plan.

I only got to prince once....luckily it was the lovsexy tour and he was flawless. My heart is so broken right now.
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