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Reply #90 posted 07/26/16 2:34pm

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tish9311 said:

I keep seeing money come up, do ya'll know that the city of LA paid for the majority of the Michael Jackson memorial. According to ET.

Whitney Houston's family let her homegoing service be televised and streamed. There was 1 service we cried with her mama, daughter, brothers and even had drama when Bobby Brown left. As big a fan as Stephen Hill at BET is, if they asked to stream any one of memorials you know they would. If its on BET its on MTV VH1 etc.

just my opinion

Agree with you on this.

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Reply #91 posted 07/26/16 6:47pm

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tish9311 said:

I keep seeing money come up, do ya'll know that the city of LA paid for the majority of the Michael Jackson memorial. According to ET.

Whitney Houston's family let her homegoing service be televised and streamed. There was 1 service we cried with her mama, daughter, brothers and even had drama when Bobby Brown left. As big a fan as Stephen Hill at BET is, if they asked to stream any one of memorials you know they would. If its on BET its on MTV VH1 etc.

just my opinion

Easy-access live streaming would be totally appropriate!

I remember Whitney's service. I was sick over her death as well. ...

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Reply #92 posted 07/27/16 5:54am

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I'm just going to throw this out here.

For those of us in Minneapolis, there have been numerous "fan" events. From the very first weekend when they blocked off the street outside First Ave and held all night dance parties, to all kinds of tributes big and small, neighborhood block parties, art shows, murals created and unveiled and what have you. Not to mention the ongoing memorial outside of Paisley Park. Every time I visit there are still people, either coming back or paying their first respects.

At this point I personally don't need anything further official; I've had my moments.

As for some kind of big, public, splashy memorial, you have to remember that this is the midwest. We're a quiet, introverted people. Prince kept calling this place home in part because he appreciated that. We leave each other alone and allow privacy. I personally can't imagine a huge spectacle of a funeral or memorial. It would be weird.

My 2 cents.

Some kind of celebratory tribute concert - I'm all about. I just hope I can get a ticket.

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Reply #93 posted 07/27/16 11:11am

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With regards to the comments of CarrieMpls, you, as is expected, know more of how the folks of Minneapolis feel about any further "memorials." I agree... that would be more than weird, almost somewhat disrespectful, in a sense. Those type of remembrances are best left in the past, and in the hearts and minds of us all. However, and as I stated in my earlier post, and you concurred, a celebratory type of tribute concert might just satisfy those who still feel as though they need more closure on whatever level.

Once again, however, I just don't quite know how something like this could be conceived and presented to the people. Surely we all would agree that a single concert venue type of tribute would be grossly unfair to countless, world-wide fans. That is, even if it were shared via a multitude of social media formats, I can't conceive of live concert performers "doing their thing" without some type of live audience. That said, those that were blessed enough to attend in person would, without a doubt, come away with a much different experience than the rest of us! Further, if there were souvenirs available, the only fair way to allow the rest of us to share in that joy would be to sell them online, at the same cost, and, with no shipping fees.

Geez... are we just grasping at something that might not really be fair and feasible for everyone?

Can I get some feedback from you all here? I would love that! prince

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Reply #94 posted 07/27/16 1:33pm

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CarrieMpls said:

I'm just going to throw this out here.

For those of us in Minneapolis, there have been numerous "fan" events. From the very first weekend when they blocked off the street outside First Ave and held all night dance parties, to all kinds of tributes big and small, neighborhood block parties, art shows, murals created and unveiled and what have you. Not to mention the ongoing memorial outside of Paisley Park. Every time I visit there are still people, either coming back or paying their first respects.

At this point I personally don't need anything further official; I've had my moments.

As for some kind of big, public, splashy memorial, you have to remember that this is the midwest. We're a quiet, introverted people. Prince kept calling this place home in part because he appreciated that. We leave each other alone and allow privacy. I personally can't imagine a huge spectacle of a funeral or memorial. It would be weird.

My 2 cents.

Some kind of celebratory tribute concert - I'm all about. I just hope I can get a ticket.




Thanks so much for this. Even though I'm a northeasterner I appreciate this message.

The way I was raised we supported the family of the departed in however they decided to proceed and put our own personal wants aside.

All the second guessing and coulda, shoulda, woulda is absurd to me for that reason.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #95 posted 07/27/16 2:52pm

saintmont

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2020 said:

How do you know this is the TBD date?

Someone in the camp told me. I've already booked my flight/hotel/car rental. All refundable just in case they change the dates. I was told 9/24 earlier this month - I'm guessing it true since the person that told me is also performing.

How can it be september 24, if Sheila E. is performing already with her own Tour:

https://www.facebook.com/SheilaEDrummer/app/123966167614127/

I am sure she would be part of the FAMS Tribute....... So, I dont think its gonna be Sept 24...

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Reply #96 posted 07/27/16 6:45pm

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3121PaisleyParkParty said:

With regards to the comments of CarrieMpls, you, as is expected, know more of how the folks of Minneapolis feel about any further "memorials." I agree... that would be more than weird, almost somewhat disrespectful, in a sense. Those type of remembrances are best left in the past, and in the hearts and minds of us all. However, and as I stated in my earlier post, and you concurred, a celebratory type of tribute concert might just satisfy those who still feel as though they need more closure on whatever level.

Once again, however, I just don't quite know how something like this could be conceived and presented to the people. Surely we all would agree that a single concert venue type of tribute would be grossly unfair to countless, world-wide fans. That is, even if it were shared via a multitude of social media formats, I can't conceive of live concert performers "doing their thing" without some type of live audience. That said, those that were blessed enough to attend in person would, without a doubt, come away with a much different experience than the rest of us! Further, if there were souvenirs available, the only fair way to allow the rest of us to share in that joy would be to sell them online, at the same cost, and, with no shipping fees.

Geez... are we just grasping at something that might not really be fair and feasible for everyone?

Can I get some feedback from you all here? I would love that! prince

i'm hoping for some type of big tribute concert in mpls that would be streamed worldwide -- but thats just whats been building in my mind as "if i go to a tribute event, that will be the one" and still being hinted at by Tyka. it seems like all these smaller events were necessary for timely greiving until its possible to pull off a bigger event. but if paisley becomes a museum, i can hold out to just visit that some day. i kind of feel weird about souvenirs being sold for such an event, even if its a tribute instead of memorial, but if that helps pay the costs, ok. that new stadium just seemed like a great possible venue.

but most important will be the museum where worldwide fans can make a pilgrimage to.

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
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Reply #97 posted 07/28/16 7:33am

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206Michelle said:



morningsong said:


206Michelle said:


+1



Ya know that's about how I feel . Keep them coming.


We might as well keep having memorials for him at least until the Grammy awards. He won 7 Grammys, so there will HAVE to be some kind of tribute at the upcoming Grammys in February.


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Also, I really feel that there is value in exposing the younger generation to his music. Every memorial provides an opportunity to expose more people to his music. I am a teacher; I teach kids who have autism (grades K-2/1-3 depending on the year). After he died, I took time at the end of a few school days to educate my students about Prince. I played a news clip from one of the nightly news broadcasts to give them some basinc information about who he was. Then, I played the video of the Super Bowl performance from 2007 and I pointed out the names of his songs, "Let's Go Crazy" and "Purple Rain" and I also told them when he was singing other people's songs. I remember one of my students asking why he was performing at a football game, so I explained why there is a halftime show. Most of my students (I had 6 at the time) enjoyed watching the video. I intend to show it periodically throughout the coming school year also, something my students can watch at the day while we pack up for dismissal. I look at it as social studies and music education. smile


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Prince did not have a spouse or living children to continue his legacy, so that leaves the FANS with the important job of keeping his memory alive. He was such a unique talent that I hope he is remembered as a 20th/21st century Mozart-type-of-virtuoso for many centuries to come!!!



Good for u! I agree we need to spread the word about him to the younger generation and the old that don't know him like we do. There were so many misconceptions about him because he was so private and his internet policy, etc. u really had to seek his music out if u wanted to find out about him and his music. Let's spread all the "good" that he taught and shared with us and educate people for who he really was! And encourage people to discover what he gave us most ....his amazing music!
"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
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Reply #98 posted 07/28/16 2:12pm

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Reply #99 posted 07/28/16 2:17pm

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Reply #100 posted 07/28/16 2:36pm

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Yes! Hope it's big enough to to hold us all! headbang eek
"Put on your boots Alfred...let's go!"
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Reply #101 posted 07/28/16 2:49pm

Ottensen

babynoz said:

CarrieMpls said:

I'm just going to throw this out here.

For those of us in Minneapolis, there have been numerous "fan" events. From the very first weekend when they blocked off the street outside First Ave and held all night dance parties, to all kinds of tributes big and small, neighborhood block parties, art shows, murals created and unveiled and what have you. Not to mention the ongoing memorial outside of Paisley Park. Every time I visit there are still people, either coming back or paying their first respects.

At this point I personally don't need anything further official; I've had my moments.

As for some kind of big, public, splashy memorial, you have to remember that this is the midwest. We're a quiet, introverted people. Prince kept calling this place home in part because he appreciated that. We leave each other alone and allow privacy. I personally can't imagine a huge spectacle of a funeral or memorial. It would be weird.

My 2 cents.

Some kind of celebratory tribute concert - I'm all about. I just hope I can get a ticket.




Thanks so much for this. Even though I'm a northeasterner I appreciate this message.

The way I was raised we supported the family of the departed in however they decided to proceed and put our own personal wants aside.

All the second guessing and coulda, shoulda, woulda is absurd to me for that reason.

Indeed. I would totally be in support of a well planned, meticulously executed tribute concert.

.

On the other side of that coin for the long term, I really do hope our music industry will somehow get back to bolstering people who are multi-disciplined with solid talent and musical chops: can you imagine the block of folks who will be performing Prince's work for tv tribute specials 10-20 years from now dead I was watching some vintage tribute specials to other entertainment icons on youtube and loving it so much, but all the while thinking when it comes to Prince and the type of popular entertainer we have in this day and age, oh boy are we going to be in trouble when it comes tributes in the future... eyepop

But in the meantime, it's a blessing to know that something will be planned in memory to his musical legacy now. All that other stuff projecting about what family & loved ones are supposed to do to satisfy our needs for bereavement is overstepping.

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Reply #102 posted 07/28/16 2:50pm

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BlasianGrl said:



2020 said:




BlasianGrl said:


The TBD is 9/24.




How do you know this is the TBD date?



Someone in the camp told me. I've already booked my flight/hotel/car rental. All refundable just in case they change the dates. I was told 9/24 earlier this month - I'm guessing it true since the person that told me is also performing.




Your friend will be performing for an empty crowd on 9/24.
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Reply #103 posted 07/28/16 3:06pm

babynoz

Ottensen said:

babynoz said:




Thanks so much for this. Even though I'm a northeasterner I appreciate this message.

The way I was raised we supported the family of the departed in however they decided to proceed and put our own personal wants aside.

All the second guessing and coulda, shoulda, woulda is absurd to me for that reason.

Indeed. I would totally be in support of a well planned, meticulously executed tribute concert.

.

On the other side of that coin for the long term, I really do hope our music industry will somehow get back to bolstering people who are multi-disciplined with solid talent and musical chops: can you imagine the block of folks who will be performing Prince's work for tv tribute specials 10-20 years from now dead I was watching some vintage tribute specials to other entertainment icons on youtube and loving it so much, but all the while thinking when it comes to Prince and the type of popular entertainer we have in this day and age, oh boy are we going to be in trouble when it comes tributes in the future... eyepop

But in the meantime, it's a blessing to know that something will be planned in memory to his musical legacy now. All that other stuff projecting about what family & loved ones are supposed to do to satisfy our needs for bereavement is overstepping.



Very much so.

It looks like they have sheduled a nice tribute so I hope that will satisfy the multitude. I don't want to think about what any future tributes might look like, eek

Perhaps one day they will re-open PP to visitors and if that happens I would like to visit the place where he lived and worked because that's where the magic happened. For the long term it would be nice to see PP facilitate the inspiration and instruction of generations of young artists to come.


Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #104 posted 07/28/16 4:29pm

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Well, if I can bag a ticket, and the line up is worthy, I'm coming from England!

Its a Thursday night? Even better, I'll spend the weekend soaking up Bunkers, Calhoun Sq, First Avenue, Lake Minnatonka and PP.

Anyone else want to make the journey over from Europe with me?

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Reply #105 posted 07/28/16 4:35pm

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Well, if I can bag a ticket, and the line up is worthy, I'm coming from England!

Its a Thursday night? Even better, I'll spend the weekend soaking up Bunkers, Calhoun Sq, First Avenue, Lake Minnatonka and PP.

Anyone else want to make the journey over from Europe with me?

I'm not ruling it out.

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Reply #106 posted 07/28/16 4:47pm

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Has anyone told the family, if they really want to be true to Prince, they should release no more information, let everyone make plans, and then cancel it at short notice. That would be a true tribute. lol

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Reply #107 posted 07/28/16 5:01pm

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injuredpinky said:

BlasianGrl said:

Someone in the camp told me. I've already booked my flight/hotel/car rental. All refundable just in case they change the dates. I was told 9/24 earlier this month - I'm guessing it true since the person that told me is also performing.

Your friend will be performing for an empty crowd on 9/24.

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Reply #108 posted 07/28/16 5:11pm

leecaldon

SquirrelMeat said:

Has anyone told the family, if they really want to be true to Prince, they should release no more information, let everyone make plans, and then cancel it at short notice. That would be a true tribute. lol

Hahahaha

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Reply #109 posted 07/28/16 5:22pm

BlasianGrl

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BlasianGrl said:

Someone in the camp told me. I've already booked my flight/hotel/car rental. All refundable just in case they change the dates. I was told 9/24 earlier this month - I'm guessing it true since the person that told me is also performing.

Your friend will be performing for an empty crowd on 9/24.

Mayte told me the date of 9/24 - obviously they changed the date.

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Reply #110 posted 07/28/16 5:40pm

selah

injuredpinky said:

BlasianGrl said:



2020 said:




BlasianGrl said:


The TBD is 9/24.




How do you know this is the TBD date?



Someone in the camp told me. I've already booked my flight/hotel/car rental. All refundable just in case they change the dates. I was told 9/24 earlier this month - I'm guessing it true since the person that told me is also performing.




Your friend will be performing for an empty crowd on 9/24.


Lol
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Reply #111 posted 07/28/16 5:54pm

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Welp, unless it sells out in seconds I'm there.

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #112 posted 07/28/16 6:04pm

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Great news but not so great for me. Missing all of this by just days! sad
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #113 posted 07/28/16 6:39pm

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Hope they stream it for those that cant go. Remember theres fans all over the world..we can at least watch it live!

Baby, you're a star.

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Reply #114 posted 07/28/16 7:00pm

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BillieBalloon said:

Hope they stream it for those that cant go. Remember theres fans all over the world..we can at least watch it live!


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Reply #115 posted 07/28/16 7:30pm

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I'm just glad they are finally moving to do something...maybe this will help the fans with losing him.

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Reply #116 posted 07/28/16 7:37pm

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MUSIC_PRINCE_TRIBUTE_CONCERT?SITE=WNYC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is reporting that the concert will be at the US Bank Stadium on October 13th, with tickets on sale "next month," apparently meaning August.

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Reply #117 posted 07/28/16 9:24pm

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yes hoping every1 who wants 2 go can get a ticket cool

cool how they gave us 77 days advance notice.

perhaps if it sells out quickly they can add a second show, same day wink

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Reply #118 posted 07/28/16 9:50pm

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Welp, unless it sells out in seconds I'm there.




Same here, the only way I won't go is unless I can't get tix. Coming from New York so Gonna need plane tix too.
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Reply #119 posted 07/29/16 7:32am

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We are all so grateful for the tribute/celebration on October 13th. Can we do an informal memorial for fans at Paisley before the concert? I am happy to help plan but we probably need some local people to plan. It would be healing for all of us to have an opportunity to eulogize the man we love so dearly before our celebration that evening. I am not thinking anything complicated. Maybe some balloons, some eulogies, some prayer, maybe we leave a tribute from all of us at Paisley, whatever. Is anyone down?

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