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Thread started 09/13/16 10:42am

Superfan1984

Would Prince be okay with these Paisley Park tours?

I have to wonder what he would think about all of this. I know that he had stated that he wanted PP to be some kind of a museum but that was before he knew he would actually pass there. And what about the elevator? Is that part of the tour? As in, is it needed to get people up and down floors. I'm sure there are stairs but how will that work? Hopefully the elevator is not part of the tour.

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Reply #1 posted 09/13/16 11:13am

nursev

No I dont think he would. Im sure he never dreamed he would die in the building. So Im going to say he would have issues with it.

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Reply #2 posted 09/13/16 11:18am

Superfan1984

Right. I don't think he would be either--- I know Elvis has Graceland but he didn't actually die there. I'm feeling conflicted about PP. At first I wanted to visit- now I'm not so sure.

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Reply #3 posted 09/13/16 11:18am

Superfan1984

will you visit nursev?

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Reply #4 posted 09/13/16 11:21am

nursev

You know if Prince was still alive and he turned PP into a museum then I would visit, but now its just too sad knowing he died there and it just feels wrong to me. So no I wont be going.

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Reply #5 posted 09/13/16 11:22am

nursev

I thought Elvis died at Graceland?

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Reply #6 posted 09/13/16 11:28am

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nursev said:

I thought Elvis died at Graceland?


He did.
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Reply #7 posted 09/13/16 11:29am

Superfan1984

I guess I'm wrong! I didn't know Elvis actually passed there... .I will have to go google it.... but yes, seems wrong to have tours when he actually passed at PP. I was watching the Oprah interview last night and they were sitting in the chairs in front of the elevator and it says "elevation" right beside it. Still seems so bizarre that he passed there. Yeah, I don't think I will visit either. I really wanted to but it's feeling icky.... sad

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Reply #8 posted 09/13/16 12:01pm

nursev

purplecandlelight said:

nursev said:

I thought Elvis died at Graceland?

He did.

I thought he did wink thanks

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Reply #9 posted 09/13/16 12:08pm

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I'm not familiar with the layout of Paisley Park but if upstairs is part of the tour and there's stairs leading there, I'd imagine the elevator would still have to be available for those who are physically disabled.
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Reply #10 posted 09/13/16 12:12pm

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Yes, he wanted it to be a museum.

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Reply #11 posted 09/13/16 12:19pm

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He let people in there all the time when he was alive. shrug

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Reply #12 posted 09/13/16 12:35pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Yes, he wanted it to be a museum.


-/Sheila E, Apples, and his family have confirmed he was turning it into a museum.He had events and parties all the time.
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Reply #13 posted 09/13/16 1:04pm

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He let people in there all the time when he was alive. shrug

Exactly! He had people there all the time. He would dj for them just for fun for parties there, not to mention the endless shows he did, etc. Just regular folks most of the time. He wanted it to become a museum for goodness sake! This seems to be exactly what he wanted.

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Reply #14 posted 09/13/16 1:07pm

Superfan1984

I know of all his shows and that he was always letting fans in, my question was, since he actually died there would he be okay with it?

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Reply #15 posted 09/13/16 1:11pm

BillieBalloon

I think he'd be okay, at some of his concerts 2014 he invited the audience to come visit him at PP. One could argue that he was joking but I don't think he was. I think he wanted his fans to see it.
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Reply #16 posted 09/13/16 1:14pm

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lust said:

I'm not familiar with the layout of Paisley Park but if upstairs is part of the tour and there's stairs leading there, I'd imagine the elevator would still have to be available for those who are physically disabled.

From what I understand - the second floor will not be part of the tour - offices and private residence.

And I am sure there is more than one elevator - one for visitors, a freight elevator and maybe even a third (private elevator for our beloved) Regardless, I am almost 100% positive no elevator will be available for obvious reasons and since the 2nd floor in not in use for the tours, no need for one -for friends that are in a wheelchair. Peace, love and healing.

[Edited 9/13/16 13:14pm]

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Reply #17 posted 09/13/16 1:15pm

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Superfan1984 said:

I know of all his shows and that he was always letting fans in, my question was, since he actually died there would he be okay with it?




Good question.

I was already conflicted about PP, but this question...

Now I'm even more conflicted. confused
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Reply #18 posted 09/13/16 1:20pm

lust

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meagemini2 said:



lust said:


I'm not familiar with the layout of Paisley Park but if upstairs is part of the tour and there's stairs leading there, I'd imagine the elevator would still have to be available for those who are physically disabled.

From what I understand - the second floor will not be part of the tour - offices and private residence.


And I am sure there is more than one elevator - one for visitors, a freight elevator and maybe even a third (private elevator for our beloved) Regardless, I am almost 100% positive no elevator will be available for obvious reasons and since the 2nd floor in not in use for the tours, no need for one -for friends that are in a wheelchair. Peace, love and healing.

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Hate the idea of people taking grinning selfies in front of the elevator. I saw that in front of the pools at ground zero.
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Reply #19 posted 09/13/16 1:26pm

rogifan

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No I dont think he would. Im sure he never dreamed he would die in the building. So Im going to say he would have issues with it.


Um he was living there. Where do you think he thought he was going to die? A hospital room? Nursing home?
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Reply #20 posted 09/13/16 1:28pm

rogifan

lust said:

I'm not familiar with the layout of Paisley Park but if upstairs is part of the tour and there's stairs leading there, I'd imagine the elevator would still have to be available for those who are physically disabled.

Right now upstairs isn't part of the tour and of course neither is his private apartment where he was living.
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Reply #21 posted 09/13/16 1:29pm

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Superfan1984 said:

I know of all his shows and that he was always letting fans in, my question was, since he actually died there would he be okay with it?


A person who's dead isn't caring about anything anymore.

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Reply #22 posted 09/13/16 1:31pm

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lust said:

meagemini2 said:



lust said:


I'm not familiar with the layout of Paisley Park but if upstairs is part of the tour and there's stairs leading there, I'd imagine the elevator would still have to be available for those who are physically disabled.

From what I understand - the second floor will not be part of the tour - offices and private residence.


And I am sure there is more than one elevator - one for visitors, a freight elevator and maybe even a third (private elevator for our beloved) Regardless, I am almost 100% positive no elevator will be available for obvious reasons and since the 2nd floor in not in use for the tours, no need for one -for friends that are in a wheelchair. Peace, love and healing.

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Hate the idea of people taking grinning selfies in front of the elevator. I saw that in front of the pools at ground zero.

Do we know if people are allowed to even take photos? I'm going to assume not. These are guided tours. No one will be able to just wander around PP without a tour guide present.
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #23 posted 09/13/16 1:31pm

nursev

rogifan said:

nursev said:

No I dont think he would. Im sure he never dreamed he would die in the building. So Im going to say he would have issues with it.

Um he was living there. Where do you think he thought he was going to die? A hospital room? Nursing home?

Most people dont think they will die in an elevator confused What kinda question is this? Jesus Most folks wanna die comfortably...the fuck confused

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Reply #24 posted 09/13/16 1:33pm

BillieBalloon

lust said:

I'm not familiar with the layout of Paisley Park but if upstairs is part of the tour and there's stairs leading there, I'd imagine the elevator would still have to be available for those who are physically disabled.


They will not make the physically disabled take the elevator Prince passed away in.
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Reply #26 posted 09/13/16 1:35pm

MysticalChick

Yep, he was planning it all along. He now has no attachment to what happens so it's all good.

Also, lots of people will be happy to be in there, soaking in his energy - that was HIS SPACE - all of him is still there, welcoming people in.

Trust. It's all good.

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Reply #27 posted 09/13/16 1:50pm

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I'll be there first day...

I guess heaven really is keeping score...the cosmos are right handed and I am sucker for that right hook.
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Reply #28 posted 09/13/16 1:55pm

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They were doing guided tours at Paisley Park parties the last 2 years for $40. I don't think Prince would have an issue with it. I don't think he would have wanted a place that he breathed so much life into to be shut down when he passed. It's still a little soon in my opinion, but that's just my opinion. It seems he kept a lot of outfits and instruments from years past, so I'm thinking he wanted it to be seen one day. As far as I know there is only one elevator in Paisley Park. If that area is on the tour, it will be a little haunting. It's the reality of what happened and part of the history, so I don't think it should be excluded.

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Reply #29 posted 09/13/16 1:58pm

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rogifan said:

lust said:
Hate the idea of people taking grinning selfies in front of the elevator. I saw that in front of the pools at ground zero.
Do we know if people are allowed to even take photos? I'm going to assume not. These are guided tours. No one will be able to just wander around PP without a tour guide present.

I haven't heard anything about taking photo's either, I would assume no. The website says the cheaper tour is a self guided tour and the VIP tour will be with a guide. Since the tours are timed, I figure the cheaper tour must have some sort of guide that will keep the people moving.

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