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Reply #30 posted 09/13/16 2:03pm

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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.


Ah, I didn't know the cheaper tour was self-guided. I still have to believe staff is overseeing it to keep people moving along and to make sure no one tries to steal anything or take photos if it's not allowed.
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Reply #31 posted 09/13/16 3:18pm

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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.


Nurse, your response surprises me, knowing how much you love Prince like the rest of us. Prince said in recent years, and had the plan in his head for a long time, that he wanted Paisley Park to be a museum once he was gone. A museum is indicative of tours. I mean, I doubt they're going to rope off the elevator and have a "this is where he died" moment. (I wonder if people will be let through that lower level at all; it's doubtful.)

It's sure to be awkward or painful but, eventually, people are going to go there to simply celebrate the man who personified music. We will get to see the offices, the foyer, the stage, the studios, the other rooms, the gold & platinum records, the wardrobe area, and of course we'll be exiting through the gift shop.

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Reply #32 posted 09/13/16 3:24pm

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He wouldn't mind, he was doing a lot of tours when he was alive, just don't touch nothing! Touch with your eyes people!
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Reply #33 posted 09/13/16 3:44pm

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PR4Life said:

He wouldn't mind, he was doing a lot of tours when he was alive, just don't touch nothing!


So, it was okay to touch something.

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Reply #34 posted 09/13/16 3:59pm

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motherfunka said:

rogifan said:

lust said: 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.

The VIP tours feature "exclusive photo opportunities." Prince's legendary Vault is in the basement. I wonder if that will be part of the tour.

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Reply #35 posted 09/13/16 3:59pm

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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.


Whatever happens it seems there will be groups of fans that have a problem with it. Everyone is royally freaking out right now about everything. My theory is that every one is upset about Prince's death, and rather than deal with what they are feeling, they are lashing out about anything they can find.

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Reply #36 posted 09/13/16 4:03pm

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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 #37 posted 09/13/16 4:13pm

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Drove by on my way home from work and probably half a dozen cars in the parking lot along with a renovation truck.
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Reply #38 posted 09/13/16 4:48pm

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Superfan1984 said:

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.


Whatever happens it seems there will be groups of fans that have a problem with it. Everyone is royally freaking out right now about everything. My theory is that every one is upset about Prince's death, and rather than deal with what they are feeling, they are lashing out about anything they can find.

yeahthat Personally, I believe that Prince would be proud beyond measure that people from all over the world will be travelling to MLPS with the sole purpose of visiting Paisley Park. Why wouldn't he want us to come in and see his beloved studio complex?? I don't know when I'll get there, but I have placed it at the top of my bucket list.

[Edited 9/13/16 16:49pm]

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Reply #39 posted 09/13/16 4:59pm

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TrivialPursuit 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.


Nurse, your response surprises me, knowing how much you love Prince like the rest of us. Prince said in recent years, and had the plan in his head for a long time, that he wanted Paisley Park to be a museum once he was gone. A museum is indicative of tours. I mean, I doubt they're going to rope off the elevator and have a "this is where he died" moment. (I wonder if people will be let through that lower level at all; it's doubtful.)

It's sure to be awkward or painful but, eventually, people are going to go there to simply celebrate the man who personified music. We will get to see the offices, the foyer, the stage, the studios, the other rooms, the gold & platinum records, the wardrobe area, and of course we'll be exiting through the gift shop.

If they don't have the area where the elevator is then we won't be seeing the atrium, wardrobe department (which was on the 2nd level and wasn't going to be open to the public anyways), or the main lobby. They will be showing Studio A which is maybe 20 feet from the elevator, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

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Reply #40 posted 09/13/16 5:01pm

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laurarichardson said:

Genesia said:



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.


-- You need to get off the ice cube you are sitting on.


You need to get the stick out of your ass.
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Reply #41 posted 09/13/16 6:14pm

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Ask him ..... biggrin


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Reply #42 posted 09/13/16 7:05pm

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Superfan1984 said:

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.

Elvis Died in the Ensuite upstairs at Graceland thats why its closed off to public you can only look down stairs.

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Reply #43 posted 09/13/16 7:21pm

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Thank you, fanoftheman, I'd always thought he was at Linda Thompson (was that his girlfriend's name?) I always thought he was at her house, guess I was wrong. Didn't realize he was Graceland. Strange that P wrote Face Down with the Elvis references and now when you send in your application to work at PP it goes to Elvis Presley Blvd. eek

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Reply #44 posted 09/13/16 7:23pm

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Elvis died in his private bathroom, the upstairs is not part of the tour. I watched a paisley park tour with Ingrid Chavez they got on an elevator in the clip it was large.
I doubt when P wanted to make it into a museum he never imagined he was going to die there.
Sad to think it's going to be traipsed though by people other than fans for a photo opt or curiosity factor😞
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Reply #45 posted 09/13/16 7:59pm

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I don't think anyone can answer this question with any amount of certainty. Unfortunately, since there is no will and no record of what he definitively wanted, the estate will make the decisions they think are best. It's a personal choice for each of us whether or not to go. prince
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Reply #46 posted 09/13/16 8:14pm

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I agree. Wish he'd had a will.

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Reply #47 posted 09/13/16 8:36pm

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Excellent thread. I couldn't do this tour now. Just couldn't. 😔
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Reply #48 posted 09/13/16 10:15pm

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Isn't that what he wanted? For Paisley Park to become a museum? I was under the impression that he had it all set up with all of his awards, etc. on display to become a museum and that was his wish. hmmm

Also, wouldn't that be one of the best ways to remember Prince and preserve Paisley Park? I mean, what if it fails? & some idiot buys it? Or worse, torn down for new construction? We better all hope it goes as well as Graceland. nod & yes, I love Elvis and I've been to Graceland. Time warp back to the 70's.

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Reply #49 posted 09/14/16 7:12am

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Genesia said:

laurarichardson said:
-- You need to get off the ice cube you are sitting on.
You need to get the stick out of your ass. [Edited 9/13/16 17:01pm]

Prince's psuedo-mystical public persona attracted a lot of people prone to gullibility and superstition. I'm not sure it's a stick, but until the most basic of critical thinking skills are somehow acquired I fear the only unpleasant thing being removed from Ms. Richardson's nether portal will be brown. Not unlike a stick in that respect, I guess, but not typically a hinderance to intellectual pursuits.

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Reply #50 posted 09/14/16 2:34pm

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Genesia said:

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 #51 posted 09/14/16 2:42pm

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AnnaStesia10 said:



Genesia said:




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.



yeahthat



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Would definitely love to see unreleased performances of Prince at Paisley Park as part of the tour. I'm not sentimental about memorabilias or seeing the awards he got during the tour, personally.
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Reply #52 posted 09/14/16 4:08pm

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I think he would, if he said a museum, that most certainly meant tours

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Reply #53 posted 09/14/16 4:09pm

lollipop2

I think certain areas of PP will be "off limits." I dont think the entire area, especially the upper level where Prince lived.

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Reply #54 posted 09/14/16 4:38pm

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Tough question. He did say in an interview that he wanted his fams to come to PP because he wants them to see what they helped build. Of course, at that time, he did not know he would draw his last breath there. But in his later years he was so fond of opening up PP for fam events and seemed to really enjoy having fams over that I think he might be okay with the tours. I admit that P being alone when he passed has weighed heavily on me and I realize I might be overlaying my personal feelings on this, but... wouldn't it be beautiful gesture for his fams to come there? Too late to intervene and undo what has come to pass, but IMO still a beautiful gesture.

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Reply #55 posted 09/14/16 4:47pm

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I'm weird I guess, in that Paisley Park tours are OK by me, but I'm worried about the carpet and walls, etc. being trampled and destroyed.

I realize that they're doing minor updates to be "legal" - that I'm OK with because Prince would've had to do that too.

I'm really curious how many people will go to this. Once the big 2016/2017 push, my fear is that it dies down to only a dozen or so people a week.

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Reply #56 posted 09/15/16 12:09am

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nursev said:



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


Evrybody wants to die comfortably. But that is not given to everyone. But why would he be ok if he died in his bed in pp and not now he died somewhere else? Most important is that they do not include that spot in a tour. Not the elevator inthis case, not the bed when he had died there.
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Reply #57 posted 09/15/16 12:36am

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Yes, he wanted it to be a museum.

yeahthat

Actually I was watching a oldskool Much music tour of PP and it's totally set up for tours. There are lots of interesting things lining the walls - intending to be shown to tours - I feel like he has eluded to this in one or two interviews.

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Reply #58 posted 09/15/16 12:38am

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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.

yeahthat It would be way more devastating to think of the alternative. That PP is sold/forgotten/converted to who knows what. This is the best way to perserve PP and his legacy.

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Reply #59 posted 09/15/16 12:59am

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Genesia said:


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.


Prince allowed fans only in stage area for concerts etc and during celebrations certain places, and on his terms only followed by his rules. There is no way he'd agree to fans going anywhere beyond where he'd perform.
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