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Thread started 08/06/16 1:36am

bobos123

let's buy Paisley park

I say we should all chip in to buy Paisley park 1000 people investing £8000 gets an equal share ... who's in!!
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Reply #1 posted 08/06/16 5:28am

FlyOnTheWall

If I had the money, I would be ALL IN.

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Reply #2 posted 08/06/16 6:06am

kapo74

bobos123 said:

I say we should all chip in to buy Paisley park 1000 people investing £8000 gets an equal share ... who's in!!


Naive much? Buying the building is one thing, maintenance is another. I read somewhere that the complex costs 2M a year to maintain operational.

And honestly, how many people would visit it if you'd make it into a museum? I am a huge fan, but now he's gone, I have no reason to visit PP all the way from Holland. Wasted money, if you ask me. A musician or record company should buy the studios and use them as intended.
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Reply #3 posted 08/06/16 6:12am

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"The road to ruin is paved with good intentions."
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That's paraphrasing, but quite appropriate here. A lovely idea that could only have disasterous results.
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Reply #4 posted 08/06/16 6:31am

Bunsterdk

Yeah, I love P, but I wouldn't visit PP from Denmark, I'm afraid. I was just thinking, reading an article about the possible sale, that I'm not sure it would be possible to run it as a museum only. But perhaps someone could use it for it's original purpose and have a museum there as well. That should work.

There should be real, living music at PP. Not just a museum. IMHO.
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Reply #5 posted 08/06/16 7:51am

rogifan

How can someone buy something that isn't for sale?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #6 posted 08/06/16 7:56am

Ihavenotchoose
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I would buy it myself and make ya'll pay to get in booty!

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Reply #7 posted 08/06/16 8:29am

LBrent

I agree.

Buying it without a fund to keep it would end up simply delaying losing it.

Besides, in order for it be run as a museum, the belongings would need to be there...and the rights to use the trademarks, etc. Otherwise, it's simply a big bare building.

I think it should be used to make music. The museum portion is nice, but it was the music that P built it for, no?The furnishings are a nice extra, but if the building could be utilized as a studio with the museum as an interesting side portion, much better, no?

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Reply #8 posted 08/06/16 9:03am

TrivialPursuit

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bobos123 said:

I say we should all chip in to buy Paisley park 1000 people investing £8000 gets an equal share ... who's in!!


We tried that, remember? http://prince.org/msg/7/427567

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Reply #9 posted 08/06/16 9:06am

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TrivialPursuit said:



bobos123 said:


I say we should all chip in to buy Paisley park 1000 people investing £8000 gets an equal share ... who's in!!


We tried that, remember? http://prince.org/msg/7/427567


lol Morris.
What?
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Reply #10 posted 08/06/16 9:16am

tish9311

Lovely idea but can you imagine the drama there would be-I might want to celebrate Grafitti Bridge and others want to burn it(GB). We barely get along as it is. So lets not. But if an official request for assistance came down I would contribute to turning PP into a museum. With the right people leading the charge it could work. Motown, while a lot smaller has a very nice museum in the midst of uban blight. I am not a Motown generation, I'm younger but I have been 2 and both times I found myself pulling out the old Motown hits. The mesuem is in a duplex but to walk where Stevie, Marvin, The Temps and my favorite Diana Ross and the Supremes walked gave me goose bumps.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #11 posted 08/06/16 9:40am

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I was also thinking that the org should figure out someway to buy it and turn it into some sort of Institute for music education, but I think that that may be what happens to it no matter who ends up buying it.

I also think that the state of Minnesota would be stupid not buy it for the tourism potential alone.

It could be turned into a Prince Museum.

I know that Prince hated the tourists at Disneyland but he might feel differently about all of the tourist who would come to PP to learn about him and his music and his contribution in the fight for artists rights.

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"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," Donald Trump
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Reply #12 posted 08/06/16 11:43am

luvsexy4all

how much WOULD it cost? maybe a rich person could buy it

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Reply #13 posted 08/06/16 11:46am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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rogifan said:

How can someone buy something that isn't for sale?

yeahthat Plus I'm saving my money to move to Canada if Donald Trump wins!

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #14 posted 08/06/16 12:03pm

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Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

rogifan said:

How can someone buy something that isn't for sale?

yeahthat Plus I'm saving my money to move to Canada if Donald Trump wins!

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Me too. lol

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"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," Donald Trump
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Reply #15 posted 08/07/16 2:54am

PeteSilas

bobos123 said:

I say we should all chip in to buy Paisley park 1000 people investing £8000 gets an equal share ... who's in!!

how much is that? i've said already that if i were a billionaire, i'd buy it, or rather make an offer too good to refuse.

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Reply #16 posted 08/07/16 2:55am

PeteSilas

kapo74 said:

bobos123 said:
I say we should all chip in to buy Paisley park 1000 people investing £8000 gets an equal share ... who's in!!
Naive much? Buying the building is one thing, maintenance is another. I read somewhere that the complex costs 2M a year to maintain operational. And honestly, how many people would visit it if you'd make it into a museum? I am a huge fan, but now he's gone, I have no reason to visit PP all the way from Holland. Wasted money, if you ask me. A musician or record company should buy the studios and use them as intended.

2 m a year is pretty conservative, i've heard it was a lot more than that.

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Reply #17 posted 08/07/16 2:58am

PeteSilas

Bunsterdk said:

Yeah, I love P, but I wouldn't visit PP from Denmark, I'm afraid. I was just thinking, reading an article about the possible sale, that I'm not sure it would be possible to run it as a museum only. But perhaps someone could use it for it's original purpose and have a museum there as well. That should work. There should be real, living music at PP. Not just a museum. IMHO.

you might not, but other people would, Elvis has fans who came from all over for him, my mentor, who was a close friend of Bruce Lee, had people visit him from all over the globe, asia and europe. People are pretty fanatical about guys like Prince.

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Reply #18 posted 08/07/16 4:22am

Dibblekins

I'm in the UK and I'd pay it a visit. You can get a direct flight to Minnesota from London I believe - which is amazing! I think it needs to be both a museum AND a working studio (both of which P actually wanted).

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I just wish I'd done it when he was alive, sighhh.

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/16 4:54pm

icequeen78

No. I'd rather invest in my own future and life thanks. Or travel
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Reply #20 posted 08/07/16 4:56pm

PeteSilas

icequeen78 said:

No. I'd rather invest in my own future and life thanks. Or travel

you're right, but i'm a musician, it would be beautiful for me.

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