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Thread started 11/16/17 7:53am

dandan

According to various sources Prince was fantastic at pool, bowling, table tennis and basketball...

How did he find the time to get so good at all those activities?

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Reply #1 posted 11/16/17 7:59am

RodeoSchro

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If you have exceptional hand/eye coordination, it translates well into the activities you listed. It probably didn't take him long to become good at any of those activities. And keep in mind, he learned his basketball skills as a youngster - well before he'd embarked upon his musical career.

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Reply #2 posted 11/16/17 9:40am

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Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.

Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao

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Reply #3 posted 11/16/17 9:45am

soladeo1

I heard he was an excellent table tennis but super quick and aggressive at calling fouls and possibly-disputed hits in his favor, LOL.
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Reply #4 posted 11/16/17 1:03pm

poppys

Angelsoncrack said:

Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.

Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao

There's a bowling one from Latin's thread. The whole Parke interview is great.

http://prince.org/msg/7/449006

TM: Bowling with Prince! What was that like?

SP: It was like playing with a pro. He could throw a strike at will.

TM: Really?

SP: It was Prince and Mayte, his wife at the time and Larry Graham and his wife and me. It was fun, Prince would pretty much strike every time. Everyone would clap and go ‘woooh’ and when I’d get a strike they’d cheer me and we’d all cheer for each other, it was really fun (laughs). It was two o’ clock in the morning.

TM: That’s an amazing mental image, Prince bowling…

SP: The thing is he didn’t wear the traditional bowling shoes. He had on these furry boots that start at the knee and go down, he wore those to bowl in. I guess the people that owned the bowling alley thought fine he can wear those.

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Reply #5 posted 11/16/17 3:45pm

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Angelsoncrack said:

Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.



Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao


—Plenty of stories of his pool playing by Asfrin and Devin. Pics of him playing pool in Asfrin’s book.
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Reply #6 posted 11/17/17 2:46am

dandan

Angelsoncrack said:

Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.



Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao



The Bowling anecdote comes from Steve Parke himself! The pool playing was recounted by Afshin, who also included some picture of Prince playing.

All us Prince fans are a little on the weird side, don't you think haha?! I didn't even know he was having a signing, because I definitely would have gone! What was it like? Everyone should definitely wear tags with their Org name when at an event haha. Message me if there's an event coming up, it's rare I get the chance to meet other Prince fans!
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Reply #7 posted 11/17/17 4:01am

jdcxc

RodeoSchro said:

If you have exceptional hand/eye coordination, it translates well into the activities you listed. It probably didn't take him long to become good at any of those activities. And keep in mind, he learned his basketball skills as a youngster - well before he'd embarked upon his musical career.



Not sure about that...Prince began playing musical instruments as a child.
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Reply #8 posted 11/17/17 4:49am

rogifan

poppys said:



Angelsoncrack said:


Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.



Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao



There's a bowling one from Latin's thread. The whole Parke interview is great.

http://prince.org/msg/7/449006


TM: Bowling with Prince! What was that like?


SP: It was like playing with a pro. He could throw a strike at will.


TM: Really?


SP: It was Prince and Mayte, his wife at the time and Larry Graham and his wife and me. It was fun, Prince would pretty much strike every time. Everyone would clap and go ‘woooh’ and when I’d get a strike they’d cheer me and we’d all cheer for each other, it was really fun (laughs). It was two o’ clock in the morning.


TM: That’s an amazing mental image, Prince bowling…


SP: The thing is he didn’t wear the traditional bowling shoes. He had on these furry boots that start at the knee and go down, he wore those to bowl in. I guess the people that owned the bowling alley thought fine he can wear those.



I was at the Steve Parke book signing with Morris Hayes and Morris talked about how Prince didn’t bowl right away. Several times they asked him if he wanted to and he’d say no (as he didn’t know how to) but he watched what they were doing and finally oen time decided to join in and threw mostly strikes. lol
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Reply #9 posted 11/17/17 4:50am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.



Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao


—Plenty of stories of his pool playing by Asfrin and Devin. Pics of him playing pool in Asfrin’s book.

In the 2004 Today show interview with Matt Lauer he and Prince are playing pool.
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Reply #10 posted 11/17/17 5:32am

dodger

rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:
—Plenty of stories of his pool playing by Asfrin and Devin. Pics of him playing pool in Asfrin’s book.
In the 2004 Today show interview with Matt Lauer he and Prince are playing pool.

He also mentions pool in Gett Off and Zannalee. And he plays pool in the Zannalee video

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Reply #11 posted 11/17/17 5:41am

benni

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Other sources also say he was fantastic at playing a guitar, singing, and even.....sex. The man was well-rounded! lol

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Reply #12 posted 11/17/17 7:48am

Angelsoncrack

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dandan said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Do you have sources on the ones where they say he was good at bowling and pool? Not heard those ones before.

Also btw- not to sound like an absolute weirdo but were you at the Steve Parke signing in Manc Dandan? I thought I recognised some orgers and I think I've seen you post a pic on here before now. I wasn't sure whether to ask tho. Some guy was saying everyone with an org account should out their username lol. I was the cosplayer lol I was at another event on the same day lmao

The Bowling anecdote comes from Steve Parke himself! The pool playing was recounted by Afshin, who also included some picture of Prince playing. All us Prince fans are a little on the weird side, don't you think haha?! I didn't even know he was having a signing, because I definitely would have gone! What was it like? Everyone should definitely wear tags with their Org name when at an event haha. Message me if there's an event coming up, it's rare I get the chance to meet other Prince fans!

Oh thank god I didn't ask whoever I thought was you then! I just thought his face was similar and felt like I'd seen it on here :') Yeah he did a signing last Saturday! Theres stuff that comes up every now and again though! I wish there was more tho, I'm the same I love meeting other Orgers. A lot of fan meets always happen in London and stuff sad

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Reply #13 posted 11/18/17 4:57am

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RodeoSchro said:[quote]

If you have exceptional hand/eye coordination, it translates well into the activities you listed. It probably didn't take him long to become good at any of those activities. And keep in mind, he learned his basketball skills as a youngster - well before he'd embarked upon his musical career.
According to Sheila E and one of his ex-managers he could dribble, shot, and pass with left and right hand.

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Reply #14 posted 11/18/17 10:50am

kingricefan

Prince was great at everything! He was a super God! biggrin

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