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RollingStone: Prince's Epic Purple Rain Tour

On July 27th, 1984, Prince and the Revolution were confronted with their first hint of how their lives were about to change when they attended the Hollywood premiere of Prince's first movie, Purple Rain. "That night at Grauman's Chinese Theatre was insane," recalls keyboardist Lisa Coleman. "We thought were just making what would be kind of a cult film. I'd stood in line at that theater to see Alien the first day it came out. And now there I was, arriving in a limo. Limousine, red carpet – none of us had ever done anything like that before. We felt more like rebels, and suddenly we're all fancy, like movie stars."

Full article here:

http://www.rollingstone.c...ry-w476429

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Reply #1 posted 06/22/17 7:26pm

PeteSilas

great article, interesting that the story of him falling in the bathtub changed, in alan lights book, the tub fell 25 feet, here they are saying four feet.

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Reply #2 posted 06/22/17 7:48pm

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25 feet would have killed him..

I was thinking that that story is kind of indicative of one of Prince's problems...his belief that when bad things happen to you, they happen because you did something bad. Kind of like his belief that God was punishing him for past behavior by killing his son. The bath tub falling and it making him much nicer the next day is kind of funny but there is that depressing fact under the surface.

PeteSilas said:

great article, interesting that the story of him falling in the bathtub changed, in alan lights book, the tub fell 25 feet, here they are saying four feet.

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Reply #3 posted 06/22/17 8:05pm

PeteSilas

purplerabbithole said:

25 feet would have killed him..

I was thinking that that story is kind of indicative of one of Prince's problems...his belief that when bad things happen to you, they happen because you did something bad. Kind of like his belief that God was punishing him for past behavior by killing his son. The bath tub falling and it making him much nicer the next day is kind of funny but there is that depressing fact under the surface.

PeteSilas said:

great article, interesting that the story of him falling in the bathtub changed, in alan lights book, the tub fell 25 feet, here they are saying four feet.

you'd think he'd end up pretty fucked up at the least. i don't know who's job it was to handle those kinds of things so that wouldn't happened, but whoever it was fucked up.

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Reply #4 posted 06/23/17 10:03am

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Melvoin: Our soundchecks would start at like 2 in the afternoon and we'd play until 5. Each person would have to keep running out to get hair and makeup done. We wouldn't leave to go back to the hotel after soundcheck. We had to stay there. The show would go on at 8.

WOW!!! eek cool

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Reply #5 posted 06/23/17 10:19am

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Astasheiks said:

Melvoin: Our soundchecks would start at like 2 in the afternoon and we'd play until 5. Each person would have to keep running out to get hair and makeup done. We wouldn't leave to go back to the hotel after soundcheck. We had to stay there. The show would go on at 8.

WOW!!! eek cool

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That's like how they do it on broadway and in theater biggrin only thing i love more than this mans music is his work ethic bow

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