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Prince at the Hop Farm in 2011: How music promoter Vince Power got the Purple Rain singer to Kent

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/tonbridge/news/tears-and-tantrums-behind-the-scenes-of-princes-festival-t-250913/

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Reply #1 posted 07/21/21 6:26am

Milty2

I'm not one to be cynical about the media like a lot of people are these days but a bit of this in this article sounds hyperbolic.

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Reply #2 posted 07/21/21 7:39am

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It's true the gig had sound issues (the first song was almost a sound check), but it was also one of his best performances that year.

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Reply #3 posted 07/21/21 3:21pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

It's true the gig had sound issues (the first song was almost a sound check), but it was also one of his best performances that year.




The show was amazing, but the sound check was actually a highlight, with Prince running through ‘we love to get funky’ and peppering it with a stream of instructions to the sound team to help them correct the appalling audio that affected all the warm up acts. 5 mins with Prince in charge and all fixed! Boss.
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Reply #4 posted 07/21/21 8:09pm

Milty2

bwaaatch said:

SquirrelMeat said:

It's true the gig had sound issues (the first song was almost a sound check), but it was also one of his best performances that year.

The show was amazing, but the sound check was actually a highlight, with Prince running through ‘we love to get funky’ and peppering it with a stream of instructions to the sound team to help them correct the appalling audio that affected all the warm up acts. 5 mins with Prince in charge and all fixed! Boss.

I love watching that first song too. It's stunning to watch Prince do all that in front of an audience.

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Reply #5 posted 07/22/21 2:10am

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Probably, of all the live shows I’ve seen P, this was the most fun and energetic

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Reply #6 posted 07/22/21 2:31am

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Milty2 said:

bwaaatch said:

SquirrelMeat said: The show was amazing, but the sound check was actually a highlight, with Prince running through ‘we love to get funky’ and peppering it with a stream of instructions to the sound team to help them correct the appalling audio that affected all the warm up acts. 5 mins with Prince in charge and all fixed! Boss.

I love watching that first song too. It's stunning to watch Prince do all that in front of an audience.

Was that song ever intended to be released? It had a real Sly Stone vibe and I would love to have heard an official released version.

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Reply #7 posted 07/22/21 6:15am

Milty2

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Milty2 said:

I love watching that first song too. It's stunning to watch Prince do all that in front of an audience.

Was that song ever intended to be released? It had a real Sly Stone vibe and I would love to have heard an official released version.

I could be wrong but I don't think so. I can't remember if it was on Andy Allo's album or not but it was played a lot on that tour. The French TV performance (the one where Prince clearly just fell into someone's wardrobe and wore whatever he found lol) was fun too.

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Reply #8 posted 07/22/21 11:07am

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SquirrelMeat said:

It's true the gig had sound issues (the first song was almost a sound check), but it was also one of his best performances that year.

Agree SquirrelMeat - it's a night that will live long in the memory (for anyone who was there).

The article is a little bit salacious and tabloid leaning in places (playing up and inflating his erratic nature)...but Prince was also a very professional performer with high standards.

Enjoyed reading that, just needed a pinch of salt.

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Reply #9 posted 07/22/21 5:00pm

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Tokyo said:

SquirrelMeat said:

It's true the gig had sound issues (the first song was almost a sound check), but it was also one of his best performances that year.

Agree SquirrelMeat - it's a night that will live long in the memory (for anyone who was there).

The article is a little bit salacious and tabloid leaning in places (playing up and inflating his erratic nature)...but Prince was also a very professional performer with high standards.

Enjoyed reading that, just needed a pinch of salt.


Did you get to stay over of have the joy of trying to get out of the car park afterwards?

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Reply #10 posted 07/23/21 3:51pm

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I was so pleased I got to go to this, I remember debating booking tickets incase he cancelled as I was so sure it was too good to be true.
JaneyPoos used to be it... then they changed what it was. Now what I am isn't it and what is it is strange and frightening to me...


I survived the Org Depression Spring 2003
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Reply #11 posted 07/23/21 4:09pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

Tokyo said:

Agree SquirrelMeat - it's a night that will live long in the memory (for anyone who was there).

The article is a little bit salacious and tabloid leaning in places (playing up and inflating his erratic nature)...but Prince was also a very professional performer with high standards.

Enjoyed reading that, just needed a pinch of salt.


Did you get to stay over of have the joy of trying to get out of the car park afterwards?

Legend says, some people are still in that car park queue.

RIP sad
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Reply #12 posted 07/23/21 4:33pm

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TheEnglishGent said:



SquirrelMeat said:




Tokyo said:




Agree SquirrelMeat - it's a night that will live long in the memory (for anyone who was there).



The article is a little bit salacious and tabloid leaning in places (playing up and inflating his erratic nature)...but Prince was also a very professional performer with high standards.



Enjoyed reading that, just needed a pinch of salt.




Did you get to stay over of have the joy of trying to get out of the car park afterwards?



Legend says, some people are still in that car park queue.



That was some queue and then some!
JaneyPoos used to be it... then they changed what it was. Now what I am isn't it and what is it is strange and frightening to me...


I survived the Org Depression Spring 2003
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Reply #13 posted 07/24/21 4:09am

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Reply #14 posted 07/24/21 8:05am

leecaldon

JaneyPoos said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Legend says, some people are still in that car park queue.

That was some queue and then some!

I had blocked that from my memory until now!

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Reply #15 posted 07/24/21 4:44pm

rap

herb4 said:

fixed the link


It wasn't broken.

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Reply #16 posted 07/25/21 6:30am

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well it was for me. Just trying to help

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Reply #17 posted 07/25/21 5:37pm

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rap said:

herb4 said:

fixed the link


It wasn't broken.

It certainly wasn't clickable.

RIP sad
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