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Thread started 06/12/19 12:49am

paddypurple

Different Types Of Prince Fans (in my opinion)

This is my list of prince fans (in my opinion). Leave some others below!

1. The 80s Fan

This typical listener just likes his 80s stuff and probably doesnt even know stuff like 3121 and musicology.

2. The Obsessed Fan

This fan has all the cd’s, posters all over his/her room, and EVEN HAS TIDAL (wow.) even though they already have all the cd’s and vinyl.

3. Later Music Fan

This fan hardly ever listens to his 80s stuff (unless it’s on the radio) and is always jamming to Art Official Age, or Musicology.

4. The Tour Fan

Watches every concert on YouTube, and probably has been to all of them as well.

5. Fake Fans

Say they always like Prince, but just likes purple rain.

6. Side Project Fan

Likes The Time, Vanity 6 and more, than prince himself!

7. Friend (Me!)

The nice dedicated fan who isn’t too obsessed but isnt a noob either, and probably has his/her fair share of albums in their collection.

Put some more below!

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Reply #1 posted 06/12/19 1:34am

Dalia11

Great list! I have been a Prince fan since the late 80's. I am a dedicated fan. 💿⭐🎸
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Reply #2 posted 06/12/19 2:46am

djdaffy1227

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2. The Obsessed Fan

This fan has all the cd’s, posters all over his/her room, and EVEN HAS TIDAL (wow.) even though they already have all the cd’s and vinyl.

I guess I'm kinda this fan although I don't have posters all over my wall but I do have 3 Prince related tattoos. I was about to sign up to Tidal just to hear "Originals" but then "found" the flac files so I didn't have to. I think there are sub catergories to each type biggrin

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #3 posted 06/12/19 5:31am

EddieC

I guess obsessed, though I haven't had a poster up since 1992 or so (a large SOTT tour thing, sadly deteriorated years ago in storage) and I don't have TIDAL. So I have the music , which apparently is all it takes--but honestly that's way less obsessive if you got the stuff over decades as it came out than if you did it starting with Musicology and went back.

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Reply #4 posted 06/12/19 5:42am

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8. The 1990s New Power fan

Always compares the 1990s against the 1980s. Can never actually express real appreciation about the 1990s music unless it's putting down the 1980s. And odly never seems to delve deep into 1990s albums/era discussion

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #5 posted 06/12/19 5:52am

Dalia11

Kids and Teenagers are the most "obsessive" fans, in my opinion. I was obsessed with Prince, Madonna, Michael J when I was a kid/teen. 😃
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Reply #6 posted 06/12/19 6:10am

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9. the Purple Academian

The fan that studies Prince like people study Michaelangelo Beethoven or Art History

They tend to be open to hearing/seeing every aspect of Prince's artistic life,

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #7 posted 06/12/19 7:09am

thedoorkeeper

I'd say I'm a 7.
Bought all the music.
Seen a handful of concerts.
Not deeply involved with bootlegs.
Read a few books.
No posters.
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Reply #8 posted 06/12/19 8:01am

Purplemoon6

That's a nice list you posted biggrin. I'd consider myself a combination of type 1 and 6 with the extension that I also listen to Prince's later music. It's just that Prince's and vanity's 80s music left a deep and lasting impression and turned me into to a life-long fan.

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Reply #9 posted 06/12/19 8:15am

RJOrion

9
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Reply #10 posted 06/12/19 8:25am

EddieC

Well, now that we've added 9... we'll go there.

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Reply #11 posted 06/12/19 1:56pm

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Going by the OP, I kinda used to be a 6 and now I've become a bit of a 3. lol

Someone gave me copies of the Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6 albums years ago, and I was into them for years before I was into Prince 'proper'. Nowadays, although I do love basically all of Prince's output, the 2014-15 era is one of my favourites of his, as is the Come/Gold Experience one.

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Reply #12 posted 06/12/19 3:10pm

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I am 9 but I am not a dingleberry

OldFriends4Sale said:

9. the Purple Academian

The fan that studies Prince like people study Michaelangelo Beethoven or Art History

They tend to be open to hearing/seeing every aspect of Prince's artistic life,

klick
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Reply #13 posted 06/12/19 3:17pm

onlyforaminute

Per the OPs list I'm none of the above. Yet here I sit on the same stoop I've been at for years. That's ok I prefer self-determination. In 39 (plus now) he's done nothing that has made me want to move from my stoop.
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #14 posted 06/12/19 3:20pm

nosajd

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funny topic

Note too sure where I fit in though, will have to give it some thought, maybe add another category, lol

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Reply #15 posted 06/12/19 3:24pm

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I think I'm leaning #6 side project fan, it kind of offends me when people think a clear guide vocal with a semi-lethargic delivery is infinitely superior to a more-passionate released version Prince hand-produced himself just because he didn't sing on the actual track.

Or the worst, a guide vocal surfaces, "I've never ever heard or heard of this song in my entire life." Really? It came out in '83...


Anyway, I got one:

10. The Tape Hoarder

This fan thinks knows all "other" lesser Prince fans are panhandling infantiles who just don't get it. Sometimes they don't know why they even bother, and are always planning to log-off for good shortly.

[Edited 6/12/19 15:27pm]

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Reply #16 posted 06/12/19 3:44pm

rdhull

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8. The Dingleberrys who dont realize theyre dingleberrys.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #17 posted 06/12/19 3:50pm

klick2me

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rdhull said:

8. The Dingleberrys who dont realize theyre dingleberrys.



Funny! I seen your response in another thread; made me laugh!
klick
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Reply #18 posted 06/12/19 4:12pm

PURPLEIZED3121

meekly waves a Number 2!!

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Reply #19 posted 06/12/19 5:31pm

tiara195

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I'm a mix between 6 and 9 lol. The Tidal part was funny.
Don't use that magical, mysterious, intoxicating, joy fantastic, fascinating word called love unless U love me to the 9's 💜
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Reply #20 posted 06/12/19 7:08pm

benni

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Hmm, not sure where I fit.
I like the 80s musc, the 90s music, have a lot of CDs (don't have them all), have been to 7 concerts and do love watching him live, I have my numbered lithograph from the Welcome To America tour, and a few of the books that I keep as collectibles. I guess I like the side projects, but not a real big fan of those. Don't really have any of those CDs unless they came out with one of Prince's.

shrug I guess I fit in there somewhere.

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Reply #21 posted 06/17/19 3:33pm

jfenster

forgot the fan who primarily is into his music ...and all else is secondary

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Reply #22 posted 06/19/19 5:51pm

CherryMoon57

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I am a bit of each of them except for 5. and 2. And still very nostalgic of the 80's era.

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Reply #23 posted 06/19/19 5:55pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

9. the Purple Academian

The fan that studies Prince like people study Michaelangelo Beethoven or Art History

They tend to be open to hearing/seeing every aspect of Prince's artistic life,

cool

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A train is leaving all day
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Reply #24 posted 06/19/19 8:38pm

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10. The Warner Bros FAN/SNOB

Only listens to the WB releases. Including (especially) associated artists.
Was once a massive collector, but stopped once they heard Emancipation. So is bitter that they never bought the now extremely rare releases from the late 90’s.
But still attended concerts till the end.
Also dislikes FAMS asking why the Lovesexy CD is only one track. biggrin

cool
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Reply #25 posted 06/20/19 2:14am

darkroman

There is an important category missing - the Dedicated Collector.

I have been a dedicated collector of ALL decades. I love Prince's music so I have followed him on his journey throughout everything!

To believe in an artist is to allow an artist to grow, experiment and morph throughout their lifetime.

I collect everything whether it be CD, MC, vinyl, VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, digital - official or bootleg.

I am not bias to any particular decade, yet in his last few years he had found new energy, enthusiasm and creativity.

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Reply #26 posted 06/21/19 7:15am

Seahorsie

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I'll take a number 9 with a side order of 1.
Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #27 posted 06/21/19 7:24pm

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darkroman said:

There is an important category missing - the Dedicated Collector.

I have been a dedicated collector of ALL decades. I love Prince's music so I have followed him on his journey throughout everything!

To believe in an artist is to allow an artist to grow, experiment and morph throughout their lifetime.

I collect everything whether it be CD, MC, vinyl, VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, digital - official or bootleg.

I am not bias to any particular decade, yet in his last few years he had found new energy, enthusiasm and creativity.

cool


That sounds like


2 and 9

2. The Obsessed Fan

This fan has all the cd’s, posters all over his/her room, and EVEN HAS TIDAL (wow.) even though they already have all the cd’s and vinyl.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #28 posted 06/23/19 10:11am

emesem

I have probably been all of these at some point in my life.

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Reply #29 posted 06/23/19 1:55pm

feeluupp

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The obsessed fan:

Neversin, Databank, Bart

lol lol

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