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lust

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The worst year ever for Prince fans and yet I dread it ending.

Today, Prince was with us THIS year, today I saw Prince's first ever performances in New Zealand THIS year. In two days, it will be LAST year.

I know that's a bizarrely arbitrary feeling but it fills me with so much dread. We are about to enter the first year that Prince isn't here, the first year he doesn't record or release new music.

I guess I'm far from accepting a loss many of us feel as personally as if it was a
close relative. The turn of year feels like I'm being forced to
leave him behind. I'm not ready.


Just needed to share that with people who may get it.

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Reply #1 posted 12/29/16 8:58pm

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Reply #2 posted 12/29/16 11:20pm

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Just gotta hang on to the music, he left us with tons of amazing memories hug
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #3 posted 12/29/16 11:26pm

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Sorry, just read your thread, and I had an awful realization, too, and started a similar thread. I guess we were both thinking the same thing. sad

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"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
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Reply #4 posted 12/29/16 11:35pm

dm3857

I feel your pain, I was at that last show in ATL.

it's a tough pill to swallow

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Reply #5 posted 12/30/16 12:09am

lust

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rainbowchild said:

Sorry, just read your thread, and I had an awful realization, too, and started a similar thread. I guess we were both thinking the same thing. sad

MODS: Please lock my other thread or merge my thread with this. Thanks.


Wow. Yes, we're on the same page. Comforting to know it's a feeling shared.

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Reply #6 posted 12/30/16 12:13am

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lust said:

rainbowchild said:

Sorry, just read your thread, and I had an awful realization, too, and started a similar thread. I guess we were both thinking the same thing. sad

MODS: Please lock my other thread or merge my thread with this. Thanks.


Wow. Yes, we're on the same page. Comforting to know it's a feeling shared.

hug


Indeed. Come chat with us in the chat room! biggrin
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

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Reply #7 posted 12/30/16 12:24am

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dm3857 said:

I feel your pain, I was at that last show in ATL.




it's a tough pill to swallow


DAMN, that's ROUGH. Sometimes I think (stupidly) skipping this last tour was a bit of a twisted blessing. If I'd JUST seen him, I'd be handling this much worse. But man, if I'd known it would be the last show, I would have gladly gone broke. There was always the next show... FUCK bheart
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #8 posted 12/30/16 12:25am

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CalhounSq said:

dm3857 said:

I feel your pain, I was at that last show in ATL.




it's a tough pill to swallow


DAMN, that's ROUGH. Sometimes I think (stupidly) skipping this last tour was a bit of a twisted blessing. If I'd JUST seen him, I'd be handling this much worse. But man, if I'd known it would be the last show, I would have gladly gone broke. There was always the next show... FUCK bheart


Same here. I was in Charlotte when he performed in Atlanta. Would have driven down there if I knew it was his last live per4mance sad
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

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Reply #9 posted 12/30/16 12:28am

Adorecream

Agree totally, 2016 started on such a high with Hitn Run Phase 2 and then the concerts in New Zealand, both of which were just unforgettable, only to be followed by his death 2 months later and a media beat up over Fetanyl or whatever it is called.

.

Add on all the other celebrity deaths (Particularly David Bowie and George Michael)and the underwhelming 4ever set, Real Groovy records charging $80 for a used copy of Graffiti Bridge and you have one stinker of a year.

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Bring on 2017!

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Reply #10 posted 12/30/16 12:34am

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Adorecream said:

Agree totally, 2016 started on such a high with Hitn Run Phase 2 and then the concerts in New Zealand, both of which were just unforgettable, only to be followed by his death 2 months later and a media beat up over Fetanyl or whatever it is called.


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Add on all the other celebrity deaths (Particularly David Bowie and George Michael)and the underwhelming 4ever set, Real Groovy records charging $80 for a used copy of Graffiti Bridge and you have one stinker of a year.


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Bring on 2017!




Can we rewind time instead? Back 2 2015....2014....etc.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

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Reply #11 posted 12/30/16 12:58am

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rainbowchild said:

Adorecream said:

Agree totally, 2016 started on such a high with Hitn Run Phase 2 and then the concerts in New Zealand, both of which were just unforgettable, only to be followed by his death 2 months later and a media beat up over Fetanyl or whatever it is called.


.


Add on all the other celebrity deaths (Particularly David Bowie and George Michael)and the underwhelming 4ever set, Real Groovy records charging $80 for a used copy of Graffiti Bridge and you have one stinker of a year.


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Bring on 2017!




Can we rewind time instead? Back 2 2015....2014....etc.

I'd love to roll it back even further, & have him seek medical help for pain sooner... or give up the heels/riser jumps much sooner. That's undoing a lot, but I'd give just about anything to have that dude here sigh
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #12 posted 12/30/16 1:20am

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CalhounSq said:

rainbowchild said:




Can we rewind time instead? Back 2 2015....2014....etc.

I'd love to roll it back even further, & have him seek medical help for pain sooner... or give up the heels/riser jumps much sooner. That's undoing a lot, but I'd give just about anything to have that dude here sigh



He lived a full life. He lived 4 music and died 4 music. That's something we can find comfort in. His music made our life richer and made us who we r now. He will always b a part of our life even with him gone. It reminds me of the film Arrival with Amy Adams; made me think of Prince when I was watching it.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
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Reply #13 posted 12/30/16 1:36am

onelap

I am so glad that I am not the only one feeling like I want to hold on to the year like if I do that he will somehow still be here. I know this is really silly but I have just watched one of those 2016 news round up shows and I had this wave hit me that this is real and he is not coming back. I know that after 8 months I should have worked that one out but it just keeps hitting me like a punch to the chest.

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Reply #14 posted 12/30/16 1:49am

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onelap said:

I am so glad that I am not the only one feeling like I want to hold on to the year like if I do that he will somehow still be here. I know this is really silly but I have just watched one of those 2016 news round up shows and I had this wave hit me that this is real and he is not coming back. I know that after 8 months I should have worked that one out but it just keeps hitting me like a punch to the chest.




Yep, it was a constant feeling but now it's the occasional punch in the chest. I guess that's progress for us though.
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Reply #15 posted 12/30/16 1:57am

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Was just thinking this the other day. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter though. Time just IS, no matter how we measure it. It does sting though. You aren't alone in feeling this way.
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Reply #16 posted 12/30/16 1:57am

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CalhounSq said:

Just gotta hang on to the music, he left us with tons of amazing memories hug


Truth.
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Reply #17 posted 12/30/16 2:00am

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I haven't really written much on the subject of Prince's passing as my year has been tainted by other experiences. Prince dying was a complete shock and I was of course saddened by the news, yet I didn't cry, grieve or mourn in any way for his passing. Prince, or more specifically, his music, has been and will continue to be, a large part of my life. I've been a fan for over 25 years, have all the official releases, many more bootlegs and attended about 30 live performances. In this respect, while some here have done way more than that, I've been far luckier than many others in my experiences of Prince and his music.

So what's happened that meant I wan't more affected by Prince's passing?

About a month before Prince passed, we had to put my Dad into a nursing home. He'd been suffering with dementia and had been deteriorating to the point where my Mum couldn't look after him any longer and he was now a non-recognisable shadow of the man he once was, unable to communicate and seemingly quite unaware of who we were and where he was. Six months to the day since Prince died, my brother and I sat in the nursing home and watched Dad take his last breath and pass away on October 21st.

There was sadness of course, but still no proper grieving as we had other things to deal with.

Ten days before Dad passed, Mum was admitted to hospital. She'd been tired a lot but everyone, including herself, had assumed this was due to the extreme physical and mental demands of looking after Dad and watchng the man she'd loved for nearly 50 years waste away before her. Tragically, there was much more to Mum's condition than merely that. When she was admitted to hospital, they said it was with a lung infection but they also had the suspiscion that it may be lung cancer. A week after Dad passed, Mum was sent home with the news that she was terminal and had six months to two years. However, on the 2nd December Mum was back in hospital, this time having contracted pneumonia and this time there was no recovery. On the 5th December, my brother and I sat for a now too familiar sight and we watched Mum take her last breath, as we had done with Dad a little more than 6 weeks prior.

Now there was some grieving!

But with all this said, and even if my parents hadn't passed, I still don't think there would have been much, if any, grieving for Prince. When I think of Prince and what being a fan of his music has given to my life I can only summon up feelings of happiness and joy. All of the shows and recordings, of course, but above all that there's my wife, the love of my life, who I met at a Prince concert and have now been happily married to for the past seven years. And without having been a Prince fan and having met my wife, my world would be without my youngest son, pictured below with his big brother. This little bundle of mayhem brings fun and joy to every day.

So instead of grieving for Prince I can only say, thank you Prince, thank you so very much.




RIP sad
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Reply #18 posted 12/30/16 2:14am

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Fucking hell. I'm so sorry. sad

I can't relate to losing a parent but I can only imagine what it's like and to lose both so quickly is herendous.
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Reply #19 posted 12/30/16 2:15am

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Definitely feel the same - just thinking how ecstatic I was when he announced he was coming to AU/NZ at the beginning of THIS year.
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Reply #20 posted 12/30/16 2:21am

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Yes. I feel the very same way. I don't really want the year to end. It's another "letting go".
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Reply #21 posted 12/30/16 2:21am

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Definitely feel the same - just thinking how ecstatic I was when he announced he was coming to AU/NZ at the beginning of THIS year.


That was the first thing that made me well up this year when my friend in radio called to tell me about the press release. Finally, he was coming to town.

Still can't believe how lucky we were that he came
and brought THAT show to NZ.
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Reply #22 posted 12/30/16 2:22am

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anangellooksdown said:

Yes. I feel the very same way. I don't really want the year to end. It's another "letting go".


Yeah, feels like closure that I'm being forced to accept. Probably feel the same on 21 April for the same arbitrary reason.
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Reply #23 posted 12/30/16 2:25am

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lust said:

Fucking hell. I'm so sorry. sad I can't relate to losing a parent but I can only imagine what it's like and to lose both so quickly is herendous.

Thanks lust. Dad had been a long time coming, so while not easy, it was not a shock and we were prepared. Mum was a complete shock though. The only silver lining with Mum was that it was so quick and she didn't have to suffer.

RIP sad
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Reply #24 posted 12/30/16 2:28am

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lust said:

mynameisnotsusan said:
Definitely feel the same - just thinking how ecstatic I was when he announced he was coming to AU/NZ at the beginning of THIS year.
That was the first thing that made me well up this year when my friend in radio called to tell me about the press release. Finally, he was coming to town. Still can't believe how lucky we were that he came and brought THAT show to NZ.

You were very lucky to see that. We were going to get the shows in London but they were cancelled after the terror attack in Paris, so I didn't get a chance to see a piano show. I can only imagine that it would have been very special and as much as I'd like to see something released from that tour, I can only think that these sort of shows will lose an awful lot when the experience of actually being there is removed.

RIP sad
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Reply #25 posted 12/30/16 2:50am

Adorecream

TheEnglishGent said:

I haven't really written much on the subject of Prince's passing as my year has been tainted by other experiences. Prince dying was a complete shock and I was of course saddened by the news, yet I didn't cry, grieve or mourn in any way for his passing. Prince, or more specifically, his music, has been and will continue to be, a large part of my life. I've been a fan for over 25 years, have all the official releases, many more bootlegs and attended about 30 live performances. In this respect, while some here have done way more than that, I've been far luckier than many others in my experiences of Prince and his music.

So what's happened that meant I wan't more affected by Prince's passing?

About a month before Prince passed, we had to put my Dad into a nursing home. He'd been suffering with dementia and had been deteriorating to the point where my Mum couldn't look after him any longer and he was now a non-recognisable shadow of the man he once was, unable to communicate and seemingly quite unaware of who we were and where he was. Six months to the day since Prince died, my brother and I sat in the nursing home and watched Dad take his last breath and pass away on October 21st.

There was sadness of course, but still no proper grieving as we had other things to deal with.

Ten days before Dad passed, Mum was admitted to hospital. She'd been tired a lot but everyone, including herself, had assumed this was due to the extreme physical and mental demands of looking after Dad and watchng the man she'd loved for nearly 50 years waste away before her. Tragically, there was much more to Mum's condition than merely that. When she was admitted to hospital, they said it was with a lung infection but they also had the suspiscion that it may be lung cancer. A week after Dad passed, Mum was sent home with the news that she was terminal and had six months to two years. However, on the 2nd December Mum was back in hospital, this time having contracted pneumonia and this time there was no recovery. On the 5th December, my brother and I sat for a now too familiar sight and we watched Mum take her last breath, as we had done with Dad a little more than 6 weeks prior.

Now there was some grieving!

But with all this said, and even if my parents hadn't passed, I still don't think there would have been much, if any, grieving for Prince. When I think of Prince and what being a fan of his music has given to my life I can only summon up feelings of happiness and joy. All of the shows and recordings, of course, but above all that there's my wife, the love of my life, who I met at a Prince concert and have now been happily married to for the past seven years. And without having been a Prince fan and having met my wife, my world would be without my youngest son, pictured below with his big brother. This little bundle of mayhem brings fun and joy to every day.

So instead of grieving for Prince I can only say, thank you Prince, thank you so very much.




I am so sorry for your loss of both parents like that. I feel your pain and thank you for your courage in sharing this information with us.

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TheEnglishGent said:



lust said:


mynameisnotsusan said:
Definitely feel the same - just thinking how ecstatic I was when he announced he was coming to AU/NZ at the beginning of THIS year.

That was the first thing that made me well up this year when my friend in radio called to tell me about the press release. Finally, he was coming to town. Still can't believe how lucky we were that he came and brought THAT show to NZ.

You were very lucky to see that. We were going to get the shows in London but they were cancelled after the terror attack in Paris, so I didn't get a chance to see a piano show. I can only imagine that it would have been very special and as much as I'd like to see something released from that tour, I can only think that these sort of shows will lose an awful lot when the experience of actually being there is removed.




That type of show had been a long held dream of mine so actually had flights held to London (Mum lives there) and had multiple web pages loaded for tickets. It was what, 90 mins before they went on sale that it was pulled due to the practices of the ticket sellers and then Paris happened so it was canned. If rather have had to fork out for the trip and Baticlan didn't happen but couldn't believe my luck when
Auckland was announced.
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Reply #27 posted 12/30/16 3:04am

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lust said:

TheEnglishGent said:

You were very lucky to see that. We were going to get the shows in London but they were cancelled after the terror attack in Paris, so I didn't get a chance to see a piano show. I can only imagine that it would have been very special and as much as I'd like to see something released from that tour, I can only think that these sort of shows will lose an awful lot when the experience of actually being there is removed.

That type of show had been a long held dream of mine so actually had flights held to London (Mum lives there) and had multiple web pages loaded for tickets. It was what, 90 mins before they went on sale that it was pulled due to the practices of the ticket sellers and then Paris happened so it was canned. If rather have had to fork out for the trip and Baticlan didn't happen but couldn't believe my luck when Auckland was announced.


ah yes, I'd forgotten about the whole resale of tickets before they'd gone on general sale, thing. I certainly applauded Prince for his action in dealing with that.

RIP sad
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Adorecream said:


Add on all the other celebrity deaths (Particularly David Bowie and George Michael)and the underwhelming 4ever set, Real Groovy records charging $80 for a used copy of Graffiti Bridge and you have one stinker of a year.


.


Bring on 2017!



Wtf?? Were they really? On vinyl? Better not be cd cause I used to see that in their sale bins for next to nothing all the time - Gold Experience too. Still pissed I didn't grab Rainbow Children on vinyl when they had it for $25 back in the day confused
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Reply #29 posted 12/30/16 4:15am

Guitarhero

It will hit me like a brick when i visit PP in April sad And also the silence in the summer of no up coming concerts out of the blue.

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