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Thread started 06/03/20 11:04am

masaba

I worked at a movie theater and would play my own music over the PA

And I would play my personal Prince mixes pretty much all day during my shifts And I'd turn the music up loud too. None of the songs with swearing though, unfortunately, but pretty much everything else.

The music would play right up until the preshow started. For really popular movies the theatres would sometimes fill up super early, so I'd get the wonderful pleasure of watching a theater full of random people unknowingly talking their foot to Adonis and Bathsheba while waiting for the Avengers to start. Or Still Would Stand All Time from Small Club biggrin

The people in my neighborhood have heard pretty much every Prince boot and have no idea.

Good times lol
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Reply #1 posted 06/03/20 11:32am

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masaba said:

And I would play my personal Prince mixes pretty much all day during my shifts And I'd turn the music up loud too. None of the songs with swearing though, unfortunately, but pretty much everything else.

The music would play right up until the preshow started. For really popular movies the theatres would sometimes fill up super early, so I'd get the wonderful pleasure of watching a theater full of random people unknowingly talking their foot to Adonis and Bathsheba while waiting for the Avengers to start. Or Still Would Stand All Time from Small Club biggrin

The people in my neighborhood have heard pretty much every Prince boot and have no idea.

Good times lol


Did they like your mix? Both your neighbors and the cinema crowd?
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Reply #2 posted 06/03/20 11:57am

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Masaba, now that's some very funny stuff right there. Right on! smile I can just imagine a packed movie theatre listening to small club. Very funky right there.

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Reply #3 posted 06/03/20 12:12pm

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yes I want to be one of the patrons that remembers that!! wildsign

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Reply #4 posted 06/03/20 12:31pm

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Reply #5 posted 06/03/20 12:48pm

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I am proud of you, you were giving the people what they needed instead of what they wanted! I would have loved to sit in a movie theater and hearing obscure Prince tracks. cool

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #6 posted 06/03/20 3:05pm

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I adore that story. Did anybody ever approach and ask about the music? I certainly would have loved going to the movies and hearing Prince and watching the reactions.

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Reply #7 posted 06/03/20 3:28pm

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That's the kind of thing people will bond and reminisce about when they come back and visit their hometown. "Remember that movie theater that played all those Prince bootlegs? What was going on?".

That couldn't happen today in most cities. They play canned sponsored music or pre-show commercial videos.

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Reply #8 posted 06/03/20 5:11pm

slyjackson

That's great but tell us what people said to you or did they ever approach you to know what music were you playin?

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Reply #9 posted 06/03/20 5:23pm

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music fro

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #10 posted 06/04/20 8:10am

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Forget the Avengers, YOU are the Hero here. Well done! cool

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Reply #11 posted 06/04/20 7:16pm

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Oh, wow! I'd have deadicated my patronage to that theater and nicknamed it "The Prince Moviehouse!" Good job!
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Reply #12 posted 06/06/20 12:24am

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lavendardrummachine said:

That's the kind of thing people will bond and reminisce about when they come back and visit their hometown. "Remember that movie theater that played all those Prince bootlegs? What was going on?".

That couldn't happen today in most cities. They play canned sponsored music or pre-show commercial videos.



C’mon. The average moviegoer wouldn’t have a clue.
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Reply #13 posted 06/06/20 12:37am

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masaba said:

For really popular movies the theatres would sometimes fill up super early, so I'd get the wonderful pleasure of watching a theater full of random people unknowingly talking their foot to Adonis and Bathsheba while waiting for the Avengers to start.

Did you reguarly use a playlist with those (and Still Would Stand All Time) as the go-to one during Endgame's cinema run.

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Reply #14 posted 06/06/20 2:07am

Darshy

This is what we all need to do in our own little worlds: spread the music of Prince so it feeds into their minds without them even realising it, and then the world will be ours! biggrin
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Reply #15 posted 06/08/20 5:55am

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Darshy said:

This is what we all need to do in our own little worlds: spread the music of Prince so it feeds into their minds without them even realising it, and then the world will be ours! biggrin

I second this motion.

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Reply #16 posted 06/08/20 6:01am

poppys

Masaba is a true funk soldier. Prince is smiling.

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