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Thread started 07/27/16 9:11pm

sro100

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How Many of Y'all Became a Fan After His Passing?

Just wondering who on here is new?

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Reply #1 posted 07/27/16 9:26pm

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Better late than never, the way I see it. sigh

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Reply #2 posted 07/27/16 9:32pm

sro100

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pandaleka said:

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Better late than never, the way I see it. sigh

And what are you digging the most of?

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Reply #3 posted 07/27/16 10:01pm

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sro100 said:

pandaleka said:

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Better late than never, the way I see it. sigh

And what are you digging the most of?

I'm slowly making my way through and digesting his discography. I'm a big fan of his 90s work--Come, Love Symbol, Graffiti Bridge, and what I've heard of Emancipation. The last several days I've really been digging "Pink Cashmere" and the One Night Alone album.

Living in Minneapolis I've been taking advantage of all the Prince events, it's so fun. I'm very thankful to be where it all started in the aftermath of his passing.

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Reply #4 posted 07/27/16 10:32pm

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I was a fan in the eighties, but I never went to a Prince concert and now it is too late. I felt a loss when David Bowie died, but at least I saw him in concert, and he died at 69 which isn't such a young age to die. I got out all my David Bowie and listened to it practically non-stop. My family thought I went bonkers. It is the same now with Prince except that there is so much of his music that I hadn't heard yet, that for me it has been almost a new discovery of Prince. Better late than never as you say.

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Reply #5 posted 07/27/16 10:33pm

fanoftheman

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yes!!! I admit I have jumpped on the Prince bandwagon and now have his been listening to his entire Album collection.. wondering how I didn't get into him sooner..

When I was 14 I really liked the Love Symbol Album and never got around to buying it and when Plectrumelectrum came out I was like "I must get that.." and AOA.. never did..

All it took was for me to watch While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the HOF Induction 2004 after he had passed and I have been obsessed.. now found the org.. and its been great

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Reply #6 posted 07/27/16 11:11pm

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YAY for the newbies clapping clapping

Welcome friends! You have such treats in store music
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Reply #7 posted 07/27/16 11:31pm

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Yes, and no. Prince was my favorite musician for a decade beginning in the early 80's. In 2013 I began to take serious notice again with AOA and PE. Was closely following all things Prince and excitedly focusing on opportunities to attend events at PP for many years to come. All that came to an abrupt and sad end on 4/21. I'm now taking the time to go back and discover the missing years. It's a bittersweet blessing to have so much new Prince music in my life, most of which I love so far.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #8 posted 07/28/16 1:31am

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Oh yeass, I am always tardy to the party! lol

I was always a casual fan, but I never looked deep into his discography. I suppose I only became lucid now that he has passed. I wonder WHY it never sparked before his passing. My head would probably have exploded if I found all the goodies while he was still alive, I would be parked and unbathed in front of Paisley Park right now lol

I missed Purple Rain when I was a kid, cuz I was too young, it was in the ether but it flew over my head mainly cuz it was not popular in Nigeria, unlike Madonna and Michael Jackson or maybe it was because he was too kinky - I just dont remember Purple Rain being a hit there, even the movie, so weird.

Then by the time I moved to 'Merica, Kiss and Sign o The Times were the first actual Prince songs I heard on the radio for first time. I remember specifically having this curious impression of him on the Kiss video - like "who in the? what the?" about his sexual/sensual expression. I was intrigued and entertained, but did that lead me to dig and ferret more, NO! Wasn't ready sad

My first American boyfriend was Afro American musician guitarist and he was into Prince and looked like him too, (without the sexual ambiguity) and he introduced me to Wendy & Lisa, Joni Mitchell, Fish Bone, Ani DiFranco, Hendrix and lots of cool peeps. Still wasn't ready for Prince. neutral

In the 90s I was into acid jazz and in the 2000s into electronic music. But I heard the Prince "influences" in other peoples music but didnt quite understand where that came from because, I had a serious blind spot to all the pre-1999 Purple music stuff, talking about Vanity 6, The Time and Dirty Mind/Controversy and related "bootlegs" - Extraloveable, Do yourself a Favor, Irresistible Bitch - all that stuff. If I had known about that, my interest would have peaked quicker.

Started to pay attention more recently due to his political perspectives.

Stylistic-wise its all about the "Purple Music" era for me - thats what I align with most right now.

Feel like a Fool! lol But oh well, I will be ferreting and enjoying from now on. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 07/28/16 5:07am

TooLate

I had written an essay on my journey to become a fan of Prince but apparently he didn't want me to share it with you as It got erased lol.

Well, to sum up: 20 years old girl that has always been intrigued by the little man, started listening to some of his stuff 2 years ago, stopped for mysterious reason, got hit hard by his death -> started to listen to his discography in chronological order and is liking it so far!!

I'll call myself a fan when I'll have listened to his discography in full (only at COME lol ). I do feel like it's TooLate but at least I have A LOT of music to dance to.

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Reply #10 posted 07/28/16 5:25am

q205

Sort of. He was a part of my life for a few years when I was young. Had to dig around to find his music. Listened to him for about 3-4 years. Watched purple rain every single time vh1 showed it and the seldom graffiti bridge showings. Lost touch for years after that. Had a strange feeling to seek him out again around February. After his death, I started listening to him everyday
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Reply #11 posted 07/28/16 6:41am

jayseajay

I was a huge Prince fan in the eighties, from Purple Rain to Lovesexy, but particualrly Parade and Sign o the Times, I was 14 when SoT came out, that was a huge record for me. Then, when I got rid of my record player in my later teens, I didn't replace my Prince vinyl, the UK went all in on rave culture, and that was pretty much late eighties/early 90s for me....I kept a vague eye on him in the nineties, and didn't like a lot of it (and still don't tbh...it may not be entirely popular, but the assless pants were kinda jumping the shark). Also, as a young teenager in the sticks here, I had very limited access both to visual stuff (other than the PR VHS and the occasional video on TV, we didn't have MTV until later), and also tours...I didn't go to my first gigs until my later teens...so basically, and this is something I will never ever get over, how amazing he was as a live performer didn't impress itself on me until all that stuff hit the web after he passed. I'm still not really a fan of much of the recorded output after the late eighties - it sounds really overproduced to me - but the bootlegs (especially the aftershows and one-off performances, I'm less into the arena shows in general) are an absolute flippin revelation...and I only wish someone, anyone, had pushed a copy of Trojan Horse into my hands sometime in the last twenty years, and I had known before it was too damn late. Still, the joy in that music is still worth the pain of realizing you missed something truly remarkable.

Not like I love my guitar....
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Reply #12 posted 07/28/16 7:10am

Bunsterdk

Prince and his music has always been in my life, since my early youth when I tried to make it in the business. I was a fan of MJ back then, however. That ended with Bad. LOL

I went off music in the 90s. It just sounded so bad. I had made other choices in my life and prioritised other things. Plus I have an inner ear thing that developed in the 90s and turned all music into noise more or less. Music became a stress factor, except some classic music, opera etc.

I heard about his change of direction at some point and bought Musicology, later got 20Ten through a friend of a friend. But music was still a stress factor and I couldn't listen to it much.

The last couple of years I've been living in a very quiet rural area, and perhaps that's made the difference. I don't know. But after hearing all the wonderful music on YouTube after April 21, I've gone all in.

In the last 15 years, Prince has found the exact sound I was looking for back in the day, and after his death I have music back in my life. I can't even begin to explain how amazing that is. I have a very deep love for him because of this amazing gift he has given us by not giving in, but insisting on doing his own thing. And I wish I could tell him how much it means to me every single day.

But then I have a very firm belief that I will see him at some point and I don't care - that man is getting the biggest bear hug whether he likes it or not. LOL

So new? No, not by far. He was always in my heart, and his music was part of my life almost from the beginning. But I haven't considered myself a Prince "fan" per se before now.
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Reply #13 posted 07/28/16 7:41am

PCEANDBWLD

I'm actually embarrassed to say that I became a hardcore Prince fan literally the weekend he died. I got a tattoo of his handwriting "Peace & Be Wild" - it's the only tattoo I have.

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(Sorry for the weird line breaks, I can't figure out how to make a paragraph space)

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I have always liked him, but I was born in March of 1984, and so when Purple Rain would come on VH1 in the 90's I would watch parts of it, but would have to click the channel away quickly if my parents came in the room b/c I wasn't allowed to watch MTV or VH1.

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I obsessed over the Beatles in 1994 after watching their Anthology, always loved MJ but never got into his entire discography b/c he was more of a motivation for performing and I was a dancer, and then in the late 1990's Britney Spears b/c she was my teenage idol (a few years older than me, dancer, etc.).

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When Prince was on New Girl I remember watching it and thinking how cute he was and how mysterious he was and how he played up the "control" part of himself by making Jess eat pancakes, and picking out her outfits - which I think is seriously hot. HA.

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The week befor he died, it was on the news here in Atlanta that his plane had been diverted, and I remember being in my car and getting this horrible feeling that Prince might die.... I remember calling my friend and saying something about it, and talking to some girls in my kitchen at work about it b/c they had been to his show.

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When he died, I was at work, at my desk and it went through the office like a tidal wave - I remember it distinctly. I literally lost it that weekend. When I say "lost it" I mean... I don't know what happened to me - but I dedicated my weekend to Prince.... I watched the 1999 Larry King interview that Friday, and then spent all weekend watching Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge, and ALL the tributes that were on TV (SNL, Dateline NBC, 20/20) - and it was honestly overwhelming.

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My boyfriend resembles like him, and his favorite color is purple, so we have these purple razors in the shower, and he made a joke - "look, the razor is purple, are you going to cry?" - and I DID! I bought every magazine that I saw with him on it without thinking. It's insane really. I didn't get this way over Bowie, although I completely recognize his talent and influence on society - I don't know what it was about Prince, but I feel touched to my core and this connection with him that I cannot describe.

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I remember feeling like... How can someone with so MUCH life... just be gone.

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I felt really SAD that I spent a lot of my time looking at "celebrities" that really don't have the talent that P had. Prince was MAGIC.

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I mean, I don't want to take away from MJ - b/c he has the magic too, just completely different - and Britney - I love her, but she doesn't have the magic, she was just the perfect teenage dream when I was 16 - but the Beatles - John Lennon/Paul McCartney - they are the only other artists I felt that I loved as much as I love Prince. But my love for the Beatles started in like 1994, so I'm not as overwhelmed by it now - whereas with Prince, it's like.... literally every day since he died I've been researching more, and more, and I went to see the Purple Xperience last weekend, and I'm going to see Purple Reign and Princess...I got a tattoo of his handwriting - I wanted for years to get something from the Beatles, but never pulled the trigger - so Prince touched me in a way that I cannot describe.

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I'm not crying anymore - that was a weird few weeks in my life.

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I am so BEYOND touched by him, and continue to love him more and more every day. Good, Bad, Ugly - he was the most amazing, interesting, creative, innovative soul - and I miss him, and it's very comforting to come to the org and know that so many people feel the same way I do - and even though some people might say that I'm a "new" fan so I "don't count", I hope that you understand that my love for him would have been the same had I been able to experience him when I was a child - but my parents "let" met listen to the Beatles and MJ, and didn't really let me listen to Prince, sadly. (Although - after listening to his early 80's stuff, I can see why, not so suitable for a 10 year old razz)

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XOXO

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Reply #14 posted 07/28/16 7:45am

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"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 #15 posted 07/28/16 11:11am

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q205 said:

Sort of. He was a part of my life for a few years when I was young. Had to dig around to find his music. Listened to him for about 3-4 years. Watched purple rain every single time vh1 showed it and the seldom graffiti bridge showings. Lost touch for years after that. Had a strange feeling to seek him out again around February. After his death, I started listening to him everyday

Sounds like me..i was a Purple Rain fanatic!!!

Lost touch for a while after that (my college/internship years) then started rediscovering him all over again, but many years later....

Then in February Vanity died and it made me want to go back and start appreciating his music and hers (Nasty Girl) as well, i was a fan of her movies (Last Dragon, Action Jackson, etc.) and really felt badly when she died...i just couldn't stop listening to Prince and the Controversy, Purple Rain and Parade eras mostly--------------then unexpectedly Prince died 2 months after Vanity and i was shattered, it hit me in such a way, just couldn't frigggin believe it...i still can't sad sad sad

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''The beautiful ones they hurt you every tiiiiime....''

yes RIP BEAUTIFUL ONES: Prince & Denise 2016
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Reply #16 posted 07/28/16 11:57am

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I've been a fan (friend) of Prince since 1979. I'm sad to say that I didn't join this site until after his passing. sad

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #17 posted 07/28/16 1:08pm

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PCEANDBWLD said:

I'm actually embarrassed to say that I became a hardcore Prince fan literally the weekend he died. I got a tattoo of his handwriting "Peace & Be Wild" - it's the only tattoo I have.

Do you have a picture of your tattoo? I'd love to see it! biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 07/28/16 2:39pm

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pandaleka said:

PCEANDBWLD said:

I'm actually embarrassed to say that I became a hardcore Prince fan literally the weekend he died. I got a tattoo of his handwriting "Peace & Be Wild" - it's the only tattoo I have.

Do you have a picture of your tattoo? I'd love to see it! biggrin

how do I post a picture! I can't believe I can't figure this out.....................................

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Reply #19 posted 07/28/16 7:14pm

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PCEANDBWLD said:

pandaleka said:

Do you have a picture of your tattoo? I'd love to see it! biggrin

how do I post a picture! I can't believe I can't figure this out.....................................

Ok, so you've got your tool bar above where you're typing when you're crankin' out your reply. In that tool bar there's a little tree in a box next to the horseshoe shape, and that's what you click to insert a picture.

I usually upload my image to tinypic or Imgur (I recommend this since it's so easy), then once it's uploaded on that website you drag the picture up to the search/URL bar and it'll come up by itself on a blank page. Take that link, copy it, and paste it in the "Image URL" box within the tree box you clicked.

Hope that makes sense. Otherwise you can upload it to an image sharing site like the ones above and just post the link to the page--not as "fancy" but it does the job just fine.

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Reply #20 posted 07/28/16 8:36pm

katlowry

I was a huge Prince fan in the 80's. I got married had babies and lost touch with his music. It was now kid's music we listened to...lol. Also, I wasn't hearing much about Prince any longer. I saw him and Mayte on Oprah once, but then it's like he just disappeared. After joining this forum, I have found out he never went away... he was there the whole time. I feel I missed out on so much of his beautiful talent and career. So thankful he left his legacy and much music behind so that I can get caught up on listening to his oh so many beautiful songs now. There are soooo many!! I'm loving it. Only wished I could have seen him in concert!! I know without a doubt that he's in a happy loving place where he'll never be alone again and that makes he happy for him... not sad.

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Reply #21 posted 07/28/16 8:41pm

disch

Like so many, I loved Prince in the 80s and always respected his talent, but I just didn't connect with what he was doing in the 90s, and then sort of lost touch after that.

His death just completely knocked the wind out of me, and has set me off on a three month obsession. I can't explain it; I haven't had this kind of reaction to any celebrity's death before. But it's really crushing to me that I will never see him live -- at least there are a lot of videos available now. But I feel like his death has actually changed me in some ways, and again, that's been a complete surprise to me.

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Reply #22 posted 07/28/16 9:16pm

PCEANDBWLD

pandaleka said:



PCEANDBWLD said:




pandaleka said:



Do you have a picture of your tattoo? I'd love to see it! biggrin



how do I post a picture! I can't believe I can't figure this out.....



Ok, so you've got your tool bar above where you're typing when you're crankin' out your reply. In that tool bar there's a little tree in a box next to the horseshoe shape, and that's what you click to insert a picture.

I usually upload my image to tinypic or Imgur (I recommend this since it's so easy), then once it's uploaded on that website you drag the picture up to the search/URL bar and it'll come up by itself on a blank page. Take that link, copy it, and paste it in the "Image URL" box within the tree box you clicked.

Hope that makes sense. Otherwise you can upload it to an image sharing site like the ones above and just post the link to the page--not as "fancy" but it does the job just fine.

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I did it! Ok, this isn't THE best pic... but it shows it!
[img] cool
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Reply #23 posted 07/28/16 9:18pm

PCEANDBWLD

disch said:

Like so many, I loved Prince in the 80s and always respected his talent, but I just didn't connect with what he was doing in the 90s, and then sort of lost touch after that.

His death just completely knocked the wind out of me, and has set me off on a three month obsession. I can't explain it; I haven't had this kind of reaction to any celebrity's death before. But it's really crushing to me that I will never see him live -- at least there are a lot of videos available now. But I feel like his death has actually changed me in some ways, and again, that's been a complete surprise to me.



I get it! Xoxo nuts comfort
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Reply #24 posted 07/28/16 9:54pm

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PCEANDBWLD said:

pandaleka said:

Ok, so you've got your tool bar above where you're typing when you're crankin' out your reply. In that tool bar there's a little tree in a box next to the horseshoe shape, and that's what you click to insert a picture.

I usually upload my image to tinypic or Imgur (I recommend this since it's so easy), then once it's uploaded on that website you drag the picture up to the search/URL bar and it'll come up by itself on a blank page. Take that link, copy it, and paste it in the "Image URL" box within the tree box you clicked.

Hope that makes sense. Otherwise you can upload it to an image sharing site like the ones above and just post the link to the page--not as "fancy" but it does the job just fine.

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I did it! Ok, this isn't THE best pic... but it shows it! [img] [img:$uid]http://i63.tinypic.com/29wjrx0.jpg[/img:$uid] cool

I love it, looks great! nod woot!

I have prince tattooed on my bicep. P is always be our side! He's by every fam's side. nod eye

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Reply #25 posted 07/29/16 1:00pm

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[Edited 7/29/16 13:01pm]

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Reply #26 posted 07/29/16 1:06pm

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I was an off and on.first got into Prince in the late 80's when I was in College..he was everywhere! In fact my mother liked him first..Someone offered me a free ticket to a concert and it was a concert movie..too good to be true. Followed him off and on and bought a few albums. He was part of my repertoire of music and I understood him..I'm black, grew up in a predominantly white community. listened to rock and roll, blues, funk and watched Soul Train, I even listened to Joni Mitchell, which I would never confess to anyone!! We had stuff in common and I thought he was a Bad MF..never saw him live which I totally regret! It feels like a friend I only talked to once in a while and then found out they passed, and I took them for granted. Now I miss him and I can't stop listening to his music. My family thinks I'm nutty, but they all came with me when I went to Spike Lee's Purple Party in June, ..it was a blast!! This site has been very supportive and I dig all the conversations and pictures, and maybe I'll make a few friends.. that's my story and I'm so glad y'all here. music wave dancing jig

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..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #27 posted 07/29/16 4:35pm

maseratigirl

I've loved Prince since 1979 but only joined this site within the last 2 months.
#LoveU4everMyPrince๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
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Reply #28 posted 07/29/16 7:15pm

computerblue83

I had heard some of Prince's music before but didn't really get into it until after he passed. I watched Purple Rain and Under The Cherry Moon that weekend which caused me to frantically acquire as much music as possible since. I am a little sad to be late to the game because I really wish I could have seen him in concert. sad My favorite songs so far are: Computer Blue, Anotherloverholenyohead, The Cross, and Black Sweat just to name a few.

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Reply #29 posted 07/30/16 7:59am

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cloveringold85 said:

I've been a fan (friend) of Prince since 1979. I'm sad to say that I didn't join this site until after his passing. sad




Same here. Lost track during the mid 90's and picked back up mid 2000. I still have some of the early vinyls and remember making my boyfriend stand in line all night to get tickets for the PR tour. ๐Ÿ’œ
Jordynne๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
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