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Thread started 05/16/16 9:11am

JediNation

I think now is when we will really feel the loss.

When Prince passed, he was in a way more alive than ever. There were TV specials, online tributes in word, music and video. you go to the store, he's on every magazine cover. The flood of videos on youtube, the flood of people coming here, etc.

But over the past few days, I've really started to feel the emptyness. Being a Prince fan was always so much fun (what's he gonna do now, where will the next show be, what's next) Now I'm starting to feel the reality there is not going to be a "What's next" and today, I'm sad and empty.

anyone feeling me on this?

[Edited 5/16/16 9:12am]

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Reply #1 posted 05/16/16 9:19am

purplegirl00

JediNation said:

When Prince passed, he was in a way more alive than ever. There were TV specials, online tributes in word, music and video. you go to the store, he's on every magazine cover. The flood of videos on youtube, the flood of people coming here, etc.

But over the past few days, I've really started to feel the emptyness. Being a Prince fan was always so much fun (what's he gonna do now, where will the next show be, what's next) Now I'm starting to feel the reality there is not going to be a "What's next" and today, I'm sad and empty.

anyone feeling me on this?

[Edited 5/16/16 9:12am]

It was fun to track his movements and now we won't have that. The last couple of weeks have felt like an extended funeral but now, it's that feeling of emptyness after the burial. People start going home after the brunch and you're left alone. That's when the pain hits and can hit HARD.

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/16 9:32am

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I was actually thinking about this last week. It is the celebrity version of when a family member dies and for 3 weeks to a month after, everyone is bringing you dinner and checking in on you. And then of course, they go back to their lives and the mourning are left with the loss. When my father passed, my Mom had people bringing food to her every night for about three weeks and then it just kind of stopped. Prince impacted a lot of us on this site more than he did the public at large. The media, the buyers of the Very Best of Prince, they were casual friends, distant relatives who shared a moment or two, maybe they forgot how much fun that moment was. Now what will be left is those of us who checked Prince.Org several times a day to see if the concert was headed to our town. The factions who sais chart hits don't matter versus those who liked to see him do well in Billboard. Tony M discussions, and "just around the corner" references. We still have the in-jokes and the inside knowledge but the timeline has reached a halt where there will be nothing new to add. The only new will be what was old to Prince, gems he recorded for himself or eventual release. It's like finding an email from a past relative in your deleted folder, one you never read. My gosh, in writing this I have just depressed the hell out of myself again.

All good things they say never last...
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/16 9:33am

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purplegirl00 said:



JediNation said:


When Prince passed, he was in a way more alive than ever. There were TV specials, online tributes in word, music and video. you go to the store, he's on every magazine cover. The flood of videos on youtube, the flood of people coming here, etc.


But over the past few days, I've really started to feel the emptyness. Being a Prince fan was always so much fun (what's he gonna do now, where will the next show be, what's next) Now I'm starting to feel the reality there is not going to be a "What's next" and today, I'm sad and empty.


anyone feeling me on this?


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It was fun to track his movements and now we won't have that. The last couple of weeks have felt like an extended funeral but now, it's that feeling of emptyness after the burial. People start going home after the brunch and you're left alone. That's when the pain hits and can hit HARD.


Yep, that's exactly it. Gets real quiet.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #4 posted 05/16/16 9:34am

JediNation

GottaLetitgo said:

I was actually thinking about this last week. It is the celebrity version of when a family member dies and for 3 weeks to a month after, everyone is bringing you dinner and checking in on you. And then of course, they go back to their lives and the mourning are left with the loss. When my father passed, my Mom had people bringing food to her every night for about three weeks and then it just kind of stopped. Prince impacted a lot of us on this site more than he did the public at large. The media, the buyers of the Very Best of Prince, they were casual friends, distant relatives who shared a moment or two, maybe they forgot how much fun that moment was. Now what will be left is those of us who checked Prince.Org several times a day to see if the concert was headed to our town. The factions who sais chart hits don't matter versus those who liked to see him do well in Billboard. Tony M discussions, and "just around the corner" references. We still have the in-jokes and the inside knowledge but the timeline has reached a halt where there will be nothing new to add. The only new will be what was old to Prince, gems he recorded for himself or eventual release. It's like finding an email from a past relative in your deleted folder, one you never read. My gosh, in writing this I have just depressed the hell out of myself again.

sorry to depress you but I think you hit the nail on the head

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Reply #5 posted 05/16/16 9:34am

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Just wait until 6-12 months from now

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Reply #6 posted 05/16/16 9:34am

JediNation

NinaB said:

purplegirl00 said:

It was fun to track his movements and now we won't have that. The last couple of weeks have felt like an extended funeral but now, it's that feeling of emptyness after the burial. People start going home after the brunch and you're left alone. That's when the pain hits and can hit HARD.

Yep, that's exactly it. Gets real quiet.

Yes, the quiet...that's what I'm feeling.

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Reply #7 posted 05/16/16 9:35am

JediNation

Iamtheorg said:

Just wait until 6-12 months from now

right on sad

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Reply #8 posted 05/16/16 9:39am

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Not to bring anyone down any further, but June 7th is right aroung the corner. That's gonna be a rough day for a lot of us.

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Reply #9 posted 05/16/16 9:42am

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JediNation said:



NinaB said:


purplegirl00 said:



It was fun to track his movements and now we won't have that. The last couple of weeks have felt like an extended funeral but now, it's that feeling of emptyness after the burial. People start going home after the brunch and you're left alone. That's when the pain hits and can hit HARD.



Yep, that's exactly it. Gets real quiet.



Yes, the quiet...that's what I'm feeling.


'The Quiet' sound's almost as ominous as it feels.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #10 posted 05/16/16 9:50am

JediNation

gold31 said:

Not to bring anyone down any further, but June 7th is right aroung the corner. That's gonna be a rough day for a lot of us.

I'll be in MPLS that weekend sad

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Reply #11 posted 05/16/16 9:51am

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JediNation said:

When Prince passed, he was in a way more alive than ever. There were TV specials, online tributes in word, music and video. you go to the store, he's on every magazine cover. The flood of videos on youtube, the flood of people coming here, etc.

But over the past few days, I've really started to feel the emptyness. Being a Prince fan was always so much fun (what's he gonna do now, where will the next show be, what's next) Now I'm starting to feel the reality there is not going to be a "What's next" and today, I'm sad and empty.

anyone feeling me on this?

[Edited 5/16/16 9:12am]

I know we won't have anymore concerts 2 hit up, but I don't think we've heard the last of him either. Even with all the bickering and all the, let's just say "continued discussion" amongst the family about who will get rights 2 his unreleased material, I'm still confident that at some point we're going 2 get a new album. I think Prince would've wanted that.

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Reply #12 posted 05/16/16 9:55am

MMJas

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NinaB said:

JediNation said:

Yes, the quiet...that's what I'm feeling.

'The Quiet' sound's almost as ominous as it feels.

The period of time after Prince's transcendence should be known as The Quiet.

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Reply #13 posted 05/16/16 9:56am

yarina

It really feels epthy now. I went to twitter and instagram everyday just to see what he has posted today. Since then, it is just make no sence to log in anymore. Even his songs feels different.And only here people can understand and feel the same thing.

I was here in reading mode until now for some years. My kids was small to go any of his show, it was really my plan to go to piano and mic tour. Last time when he came to Vienna i said who knows how long will he make shows? No more even chance to see him in concert. bawl

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Reply #14 posted 05/16/16 10:09am

GottaLetitgo

You really do start to understand the Elvis fans more that spotted him at Burger King and the gas station and said he was still alive. It's hard to let go. I have been a fan of actors, musicians...at any given point in my life there have been celebrities I've followed. But Prince was more of a long-term investment. Many of us put our eggs into this one basket because he always kept us guessing, it was genuinely interesting to see what he would do next, even if we didn't like what he did next and just came on the site to moan and groan about it. That was part of it. I'll go back to my father again, and look it is different losing your father than losing your main celebrity focus. My Dad and I would have these long "porch talks" a good part of my teen and adult life. I would screw up and at first there would be fussing and then we'd end up on the back porch and we would talk for hours, maybe at first about whatever started the whole mess and then just about life, all these different topics. Sometimes I didn't pay attention to everything he said, now I wish I would have recorded every word. Whoever we indivdually personified as Prince, not the real guy but who he was to us, communicated to us, struck a nerve, and to know there won't be any more new words, no more new topics is strange as hell. A lot of times when I dream of my father, and I do a lot, he's stuck in time, it may be the present but his knowledge doesn't extend to our world 5 years later because he no longer lives in it. Maybe others are different but the bummer about all this is Prince is frozen in 2016. We will move on, we will go on with our lives because that is what we do; death is a part of life and it's not a secret. But it's weird to think about a future where Prince is in past tense.

All good things they say never last...
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Reply #15 posted 05/16/16 10:29am

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Change it one more time..
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Reply #16 posted 05/16/16 10:31am

morningsong

GottaLetitgo said:

You really do start to understand the Elvis fans more that spotted him at Burger King and the gas station and said he was still alive. It's hard to let go. I have been a fan of actors, musicians...at any given point in my life there have been celebrities I've followed. But Prince was more of a long-term investment. Many of us put our eggs into this one basket because he always kept us guessing, it was genuinely interesting to see what he would do next, even if we didn't like what he did next and just came on the site to moan and groan about it. That was part of it. I'll go back to my father again, and look it is different losing your father than losing your main celebrity focus. My Dad and I would have these long "porch talks" a good part of my teen and adult life. I would screw up and at first there would be fussing and then we'd end up on the back porch and we would talk for hours, maybe at first about whatever started the whole mess and then just about life, all these different topics. Sometimes I didn't pay attention to everything he said, now I wish I would have recorded every word. Whoever we indivdually personified as Prince, not the real guy but who he was to us, communicated to us, struck a nerve, and to know there won't be any more new words, no more new topics is strange as hell. A lot of times when I dream of my father, and I do a lot, he's stuck in time, it may be the present but his knowledge doesn't extend to our world 5 years later because he no longer lives in it. Maybe others are different but the bummer about all this is Prince is frozen in 2016. We will move on, we will go on with our lives because that is what we do; death is a part of life and it's not a secret. But it's weird to think about a future where Prince is in past tense.



Yeah. sad

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Reply #17 posted 05/16/16 10:34am

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I thought I was doing pretty good until I read this thread. Now I'm depressed as shit because I know exactly what everyone is talking about. Its too quiet, empty, lonely...

How beautiful do the words have 2 be
Before they conquer every heart?
How will U know if I'm even in the right key
If U make me stop before I start?
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Reply #18 posted 05/16/16 10:53am

Guitarhero

grouphug grouphug WE need more than one grouphug. heart

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Reply #19 posted 05/16/16 12:13pm

hifidelity67

Did he get hip replacements ? NO .. so why take pain pills .. cause you wanted to be out of pain .. why .. so you can get on with your life n be happy. One can recover from hip replacements. If youve had previous emergencys with pills why the f would you keep doing it? Cocaine .. hiv .. damn did our man have secrets or what. So what some say ya your right but shit .. ahole thanx for not givin a damn. This is how it ends pffff .. all that for this wow. Disbelief.
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Reply #20 posted 05/16/16 12:39pm

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Last week I almost thought it seemed better, but I agree this week hasn't started off well and I'm dwelling on his passing and the loss much more again today. Damn you, Prince. I don't believe this is the way he wanted it to end. I don't believe he was ready for this to be over. I believe he had so much more to do yet with his time here. I don't believe like some people do that when it's your time, it's your time. I really don't believe it was his time. Not yet. Not even close. And I don't believe he did either. 💜
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Reply #21 posted 05/16/16 12:57pm

FUNKYNESS

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Just wait until 6-12 months from now

Right - THAT is when it will hit us. There will be no tour. No new releases. No award show appearances. Nothing. That is when you will be standing at the abyss of the prospect of a life without Prince. It hurts me to my heart...and always will.

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Reply #22 posted 05/16/16 2:26pm

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FUNKYNESS said:

Iamtheorg said:

Just wait until 6-12 months from now

Right - THAT is when it will hit us. There will be no tour. No new releases. No award show appearances. Nothing. That is when you will be standing at the abyss of the prospect of a life without Prince. It hurts me to my heart...and always will.

I believe there will be a lot of things happening for us. Lots of music, many books to read and much more to know about his music. I think it's phase 3 we are in, and the journey will continue. I am convinced that it's not the end of Prince.

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #23 posted 05/16/16 3:38pm

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OzlemUcucu said:

FUNKYNESS said:

Right - THAT is when it will hit us. There will be no tour. No new releases. No award show appearances. Nothing. That is when you will be standing at the abyss of the prospect of a life without Prince. It hurts me to my heart...and always will.

I believe there will be a lot of things happening for us. Lots of music, many books to read and much more to know about his music. I think it's phase 3 we are in, and the journey will continue. I am convinced that it's not the end of Prince.

And all of those things to come will be bittersweet.

I couldnt care less of anything else released now on. Its always going to be a reminder that he has passed. Not saying that I wont get anything released in the future, but it's all different now.

Now I undertand Michael Jackson fans.

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MMJas said:

NinaB said:

JediNation said: 'The Quiet' sound's almost as ominous as it feels.

The period of time after Prince's transcendence should be known as The Quiet.

preceded by an era called The Music

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Reply #25 posted 05/16/16 3:41pm

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It's disturbing to me that there are so few outlets in which to discuss him, without being ignored, ridiculed, or silenced.
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Reply #26 posted 05/16/16 3:45pm

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How so? I'm just curious.
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Reply #27 posted 05/16/16 3:46pm

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GirlBrother said:

It's disturbing to me that there are so few outlets in which to discuss him, without being ignored, ridiculed, or silenced.


How so? I'm just curious.
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Reply #28 posted 05/16/16 3:57pm

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XxAxX said:

MMJas said:

The period of time after Prince's transcendence should be known as The Quiet.

preceded by an era called The Music

Yes.

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Reply #29 posted 05/16/16 4:48pm

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I'm still depressed and in shock. Sometimes the Org really helps because I read posts like these and don't feel so strange or alone. Other times, I log-in here and am reminded of what a ride we've all had -- and the person responsible for bringing us together isn't around any more. I have so many unanswered questions, it is hard not to get really pissed off! People have said it best here: we feel this way because we have not been given proper closure.


It was very sad to see that Prince was cremated within 24 hours. That was just way too fast and left me angry that the family didn't at least save his DNA so we could have him cloned, or at least have his brain studied by scientists so we could know how/why he was such a genius. It bothers me to know that he is no longer around to see the same stars... not able to watch the news and find out who will win this crazy election... not make surprise appearances on talk or award shows... and that the future of his legacy resides in a group of people with whom he really wasn't all that close. I sure hope they get it together, since it appears they will be getting it all, and do HIM justice he deserves.

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