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Thread started 04/25/16 6:37am

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My children are SOOOOO lucky

We went to see Prince in Hop Farm festival and I am forever grateful that I took my children. They are going to count themselves so lucky to have seem him perform when I have plenty of friends who are now kicking themselves for never having got to one of his concerts.

Did any of you take your kids along? Did they enjoy it?

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Reply #1 posted 04/25/16 6:58am

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I went to the Hop Farm show but without kids. It was a special day and so nice to see families there. I believe it was the only UK festival that summer where it didn't rain at all.

It's a shame that festival didn't last as I thought it was one of the best for a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Although as far as the kids there, they all seemed to clear off when Tinie Tempah left the stage and left Larry Graham and Prince for the adults.

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Reply #2 posted 04/25/16 7:07am

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newpowerhippies said:

We went to see Prince in Hop Farm festival and I am forever grateful that I took my children. They are going to count themselves so lucky to have seem him perform when I have plenty of friends who are now kicking themselves for never having got to one of his concerts.

Did any of you take your kids along? Did they enjoy it?

My mom took me to see Miles Davis when I was 14. 2 months later he was dead. Ur kids r lucky indeed smile

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Reply #3 posted 04/25/16 7:15am

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I actually went to Hop Farm festival that year, but not to see Prince lol, hadn't gotten massively into him that time, went on the previous day to catch Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop (glad I got to see Lou one time before he passed away, he was and still is one of my favourite musicians). After I read the rave reviews that Prince had got for that performance I decided to listen to some of his albums beyond his greatest hits to see what the big deal was so to speak, and that's when I became a huge fan of his work. So I sadly missed that performance but I managed to see him twice in 2014 so I don't regret it too much. Your kids are indeed very lucky to have witnessed a performance by him, something to tell their children I think smile

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Reply #4 posted 04/25/16 7:17am

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Ellie said:

I went to the Hop Farm show but without kids. It was a special day and so nice to see families there. I believe it was the only UK festival that summer where it didn't rain at all.

It's a shame that festival didn't last as I thought it was one of the best for a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Although as far as the kids there, they all seemed to clear off when Tinie Tempah left the stage and left Larry Graham and Prince for the adults.

Not mine, we avoided Tiny completely and they danced with us (and random other adults) when Prince was on. Was such a great night.

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Reply #5 posted 04/25/16 7:18am

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I took my 11 year-old son to the show in Montreal exactly one month before he died, it was hard to explain it to him....

I never pushed Prince on my kids at all but he got into it through Art Official Age in a BIG way, he asked me for other songs and I said...well you got to listen to Purple Rain. I've heard that album so much in the past 2 years I wanted to jump off a purple bridge! He then discovered more and more leading me to bring him to the concert last month.

His favourite song is Zanalee, I always think of my son when I hear it. Thx Prince for the memories.

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Reply #6 posted 04/25/16 7:18am

TrevorAyer

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newpowerhippies said:


We went to see Prince in Hop Farm festival and I am forever grateful that I took my children. They are going to count themselves so lucky to have seem him perform when I have plenty of friends who are now kicking themselves for never having got to one of his concerts.



Did any of you take your kids along? Did they enjoy it?



My mom took me to see Miles Davis when I was 14. 2 months later he was dead. Ur kids r lucky indeed smile



Data u must have a great mom! Wow!
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Reply #7 posted 04/25/16 7:21am

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I brought my children to the Essence Fest in 2013. That is one of the blessings through all this awful horrible darkness that I'm truly embracing in my heart. They saw his wonderment live. They saw the crowd's reaction. They saw the magnificent show this amazing artist put on. They both have told me since Thursday that they are so glad I raised them knowing his music and that they are glad they had the chance to see him live. That night for Essence was probably one of my highlights in life. To have my children share an evening with me and my Prince. I loved having them there with me. And I love that fact that much more now. So many people have not had that opportunity and now those people never will. That finality tears my heart into pieces to just think about.

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Reply #8 posted 04/25/16 7:21am

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TrevorAyer said:

databank said:

My mom took me to see Miles Davis when I was 14. 2 months later he was dead. Ur kids r lucky indeed smile

Data u must have a great mom! Wow!

She was in fact a sadistic, ultraviolent and incestuous alcoholic. But when it came to sharing knowledge and sharing arts and culture with me she was amazing. I wouldn't be half as messed-up as I am without her, but I wouldn't be half as educated either. She even took a certain interest in Prince when I became a fan, not like trippin' on it but she would gladly listen to it just to discover what he was doing, and discuss it with me.

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Reply #9 posted 04/25/16 7:25am

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My oldest is 11 and loves Prince's music. Was hoping to be able to take him to a show next time Prince was in town. My youngest kind of went, my wife was pregnant with him when we saw Prince at Hop Farm.

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Reply #10 posted 04/25/16 8:37am

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My first thought... after denial/hearbreak... was 'My son... who is 11 and ADORES Prince... will never get 2 see him." I'd promised him whenever he was in the area, we'd go... were hoping for a show soon. It's the one promise I'll never be able to keep.

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Reply #11 posted 04/25/16 8:44am

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databank said:

TrevorAyer said:

databank said: Data u must have a great mom! Wow!

She was in fact a sadistic, ultraviolent and incestuous alcoholic. But when it came to sharing knowledge and sharing arts and culture with me she was amazing. I wouldn't be half as messed-up as I am without her, but I wouldn't be half as educated either. She even took a certain interest in Prince when I became a fan, not like trippin' on it but she would gladly listen to it just to discover what he was doing, and discuss it with me.

So that proves that a mother, who didn't take her kids to see Miles Davis can also be a good mother and one who's taking her kids to see Miles Davis, doesn't have to be a good one, because of that. Thank you. Sorry for you having a messed up mother.

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Reply #12 posted 04/25/16 8:57am

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PatrickS77 said:

databank said:

She was in fact a sadistic, ultraviolent and incestuous alcoholic. But when it came to sharing knowledge and sharing arts and culture with me she was amazing. I wouldn't be half as messed-up as I am without her, but I wouldn't be half as educated either. She even took a certain interest in Prince when I became a fan, not like trippin' on it but she would gladly listen to it just to discover what he was doing, and discuss it with me.

So that proves that a mother, who didn't take her kids to see Miles Davis can also be a good mother and one who's taking her kids to see Miles Davis, doesn't have to be a good one, because of that. Thank you. Sorry for you having a messed up mother.

falloff

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Reply #13 posted 04/25/16 1:05pm

TrevorAyer

databank said:



TrevorAyer said:


databank said:


My mom took me to see Miles Davis when I was 14. 2 months later he was dead. Ur kids r lucky indeed smile



Data u must have a great mom! Wow!

She was in fact a sadistic, ultraviolent and incestuous alcoholic. But when it came to sharing knowledge and sharing arts and culture with me she was amazing. I wouldn't be half as messed-up as I am without her, but I wouldn't be half as educated either. She even took a certain interest in Prince when I became a fan, not like trippin' on it but she would gladly listen to it just to discover what he was doing, and discuss it with me.



Oh shit ... I was trying to be nice .. Didn't mean to open old wounds .. U are pretty messed up tho so it's nice 2 know why (just kidding) ...
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Reply #14 posted 04/25/16 1:14pm

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I took my son to several Prince concerts in recent years. He grew up hearing me blast Prince albums. Now in his 20s, he was as shocked to hear that Prince passed on as I was.

"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 #15 posted 04/26/16 4:55am

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TrevorAyer said:

databank said:

She was in fact a sadistic, ultraviolent and incestuous alcoholic. But when it came to sharing knowledge and sharing arts and culture with me she was amazing. I wouldn't be half as messed-up as I am without her, but I wouldn't be half as educated either. She even took a certain interest in Prince when I became a fan, not like trippin' on it but she would gladly listen to it just to discover what he was doing, and discuss it with me.

Oh shit ... I was trying to be nice .. Didn't mean to open old wounds .. U are pretty messed up tho so it's nice 2 know why (just kidding) ... razz

This all goes back to such a loooooong time ago (I'm 39) that it feels like it was 10 lifetimes ago, so no old wounds opened, don't worry hug

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Reply #16 posted 04/26/16 5:55am

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I was planning on taking my daughter the next time he came to Kansas City. Now she'll never get to experience the magic.
Christopher damn!
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Reply #17 posted 04/26/16 6:02am

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I promised to take my 10 year old twins to the next gig.

I had a parent moment a 18 months ago. That first word, those first steps, watching them read on their own, seeing them riding a bike....having your 9 year old son ask for him own CD of Artifical Age for his birthday. Boom. biggrin

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