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Thread started 07/01/16 8:07am

DMSR

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Question about the layout at Paisley Park

I have only been inside Paisley Park once, to see the 1999 New Year's Eve show. They filmed that on a stage there. After reading more about Paisley Park, is there a really big soundstage that would fit his Lovesexy Tour stage in it? I can't see a really big stage set-up fitting in the room I was in for the Rave 1999 show. And the Sing of The time stage looked much bigger than would fit in this room too. Does anyone know if there is an even bigger room than the one used for the Rave DVD show?

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Reply #1 posted 07/01/16 1:51pm

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DMSR said:

I have only been inside Paisley Park once, to see the 1999 New Year's Eve show. They filmed that on a stage there. After reading more about Paisley Park, is there a really big soundstage that would fit his Lovesexy Tour stage in it? I can't see a really big stage set-up fitting in the room I was in for the Rave 1999 show. And the Sing of The time stage looked much bigger than would fit in this room too. Does anyone know if there is an even bigger room than the one used for the Rave DVD show?


Not sure, When I was there last fall the performance area didnt seem big enough for those tour stages plus an audience. It was seperated to create two different spaces so perhaps with that opened into one larger space it may have worked. The complex is huge tho. It wouldnt surprise me if there was an additional soundstage. I didn't take the tours they were giving the time I was there (figured I would do it next time). Maybe someone who did will have a better answer for you.
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Reply #2 posted 07/01/16 2:06pm

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I'm pretty sure the full blown Lovesexy stage was used at Paisley after it was built and designed. The final production rehearsals were also done with it there too.

The soundstage is bigger than you think once you get in there.

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Reply #3 posted 07/01/16 3:22pm

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I've never been there. But from what I understand there is a huge Soundstage in there as well as a smaller room for rehearsals etc
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Reply #4 posted 07/01/16 8:10pm

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They have used 2 different spaces for shows the last few years. The main soundstage and the smaller Love 4 One Another/NPGMC Club room. The main soundstage is huge. There have also been shows in the atrium and another rehearsal area closer to the studios, but that was many years ago.

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Reply #5 posted 07/01/16 9:56pm

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PP is like the coolest place Ive ever seen on video...would love for them to make it a museum so Princes fans can see it at least once cool

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Reply #9 posted 07/01/16 10:22pm

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Aww I see P's bicycle eek

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The sticky seems to have locked itself or I wouldve put the pics up there.

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Reply #14 posted 07/03/16 1:54pm

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If you have seen the Rave 1999 DVD, that's the room I was in and it didn't seem that big. Maybe 500 people in there with a stage. Very high ceilings though. I couldn't imagine the full Lovesexy stage fitting in there but maybe once you have no people in there it would fit. I was just wondering if there was another much bigger room. Maybe that was it though. I deem be a smaller room with couches that I think they call the lounge.
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Reply #15 posted 07/03/16 2:06pm

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There are two stages at PP. The one usually used for performances and also where Prince and band would jam. Then there's a second room where they can set up a lot bigger stage. Usually it is not equipped or set up as many other bands uses it for tour practices. It is certainly large enough for the LoveSexy stage. There might not be too much room for audience. It also have perfect rigging for any kind of light show any band might like. I know Bee Gees, Beck and others rehearsed their tours there. It was up for lease for any band until he died.

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Reply #16 posted 07/09/16 12:51pm

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Chastity said:

There are two stages at PP. The one usually used for performances and also where Prince and band would jam. Then there's a second room where they can set up a lot bigger stage. Usually it is not equipped or set up as many other bands uses it for tour practices. It is certainly large enough for the LoveSexy stage. There might not be too much room for audience. It also have perfect rigging for any kind of light show any band might like. I know Bee Gees, Beck and others rehearsed their tours there. It was up for lease for any band until he died.

Never knew the Bee Gees rehearsed there eek

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Reply #17 posted 07/09/16 7:31pm

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in all those aerial shots you can see the big raised square area, the tallest part which is where the celebration concerts were. I think that was the big staging area.

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Reply #18 posted 07/09/16 9:28pm

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I will admit this from the get go, this is morbid and my curiosity won't quit. Does anyone know where (approx)

1. The living quarters
2. The elevator
3. The vault

Are located from the aerial views or description
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Reply #19 posted 07/10/16 2:17pm

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setyrmindphree said:

I will admit this from the get go, this is morbid and my curiosity won't quit. Does anyone know where (approx) 1. The living quarters 2. The elevator 3. The vault Are located from the aerial views or description

Reference the picture in Reply #12.

1. See the part of the buiding to the left that has a pyramid and is close to the drive

2. See the 4 pyramids somewhat in the center, they called that the atrium. The elevator is in that area.

3. The Vault is located in the basement

Like ufoclub says, the tall portion of the whole complex is the soundstage, where tours were rehearsed, videos filmed, the Beautiful Experience, Love 4 One Another tv special, Emancipation Concert TV broadcast, and 1999 NYE special.

To the right of the soundstage is the Love 4 One Another/NPGMC room.

Studios A and B are also near where the 4 pyramids in the middle are, to the right.

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Reply #20 posted 07/10/16 7:36pm

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motherfunka said:



setyrmindphree said:


I will admit this from the get go, this is morbid and my curiosity won't quit. Does anyone know where (approx) 1. The living quarters 2. The elevator 3. The vault Are located from the aerial views or description



Reference the picture in Reply #12.



1. See the part of the buiding to the left that has a pyramid and is close to the drive


2. See the 4 pyramids somewhat in the center, they called that the atrium. The elevator is in that area.


3. The Vault is located in the basement



Like ufoclub says, the tall portion of the whole complex is the soundstage, where tours were rehearsed, videos filmed, the Beautiful Experience, Love 4 One Another tv special, Emancipation Concert TV broadcast, and 1999 NYE special.



To the right of the soundstage is the Love 4 One Another/NPGMC room.



Studios A and B are also near where the 4 pyramids in the middle are, to the right.

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THANK YOU!!! I've always wondered where everything was on the inside. Awesome
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Reply #21 posted 07/10/16 7:58pm

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nursev said:

Chastity said:

There are two stages at PP. The one usually used for performances and also where Prince and band would jam. Then there's a second room where they can set up a lot bigger stage. Usually it is not equipped or set up as many other bands uses it for tour practices. It is certainly large enough for the LoveSexy stage. There might not be too much room for audience. It also have perfect rigging for any kind of light show any band might like. I know Bee Gees, Beck and others rehearsed their tours there. It was up for lease for any band until he died.

Never knew the Bee Gees rehearsed there eek

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Reply #22 posted 07/10/16 9:12pm

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motherfunka said:

setyrmindphree said:

I will admit this from the get go, this is morbid and my curiosity won't quit. Does anyone know where (approx) 1. The living quarters 2. The elevator 3. The vault Are located from the aerial views or description

Reference the picture in Reply #12.

1. See the part of the buiding to the left that has a pyramid and is close to the drive

2. See the 4 pyramids somewhat in the center, they called that the atrium. The elevator is in that area.

3. The Vault is located in the basement

Like ufoclub says, the tall portion of the whole complex is the soundstage, where tours were rehearsed, videos filmed, the Beautiful Experience, Love 4 One Another tv special, Emancipation Concert TV broadcast, and 1999 NYE special.

To the right of the soundstage is the Love 4 One Another/NPGMC room.

Studios A and B are also near where the 4 pyramids in the middle are, to the right.

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so the movie editing suites were at the back near the big square,no?

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Reply #23 posted 07/10/16 11:37pm

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Does anybody know what the purpose was of this building ?

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Reply #24 posted 07/11/16 8:16am

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the architect sketches suggest that it was designed as a stand alone studio.

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Reply #25 posted 07/11/16 4:41pm

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I need some of you Minny orgers to go take some current pics of PP lol do some Org pic work for us lol

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Reply #26 posted 07/11/16 7:09pm

nursev

So Prince lived in the round building?

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Reply #27 posted 07/11/16 7:20pm

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nursev said:

I need some of you Minny orgers to go take some current pics of PP lol do some Org pic work for us lol

It pretty much looks like it does in reply #12. There's nothing in the round building. See my earlier response on where Prince's living quarters were.

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Reply #28 posted 07/12/16 6:11am

LBrent

Thank you for asking and thank you for answering.

I've never been there and always wondered about where things were located.

I never wanted to go and now I can't wait until they open it to the public as a museum.

I want to go see it in person.
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Reply #29 posted 07/12/16 6:32am

rogifan

I was curious about property taxes so I looked them up. $250K for 2016. eek

https://gis.co.carver.mn....900110.pdf
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