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Thread started 01/05/22 5:45am

fishwillbite

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When did Prince stop baring his chest onstage?

A very serious and vital question that just popped into my mind. When did Prince stop getting his kit off on stage? Those days of Dirty Mind, Parade and Lovesexy when he'd strut about in a state of toplessness?

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Was it post Diamonds & Pearls? Something that coincided with a spritual change? Did it happen at the same time he stopped cussing?

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Who's got the facts for me?

PIPS! Eurgh...
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Reply #1 posted 01/05/22 7:24am

vainandy

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Because he has a hairy chest and hairy isn't considered sexy anymore by the masses. I blame the Bitchendale Dancers for starting the waxed body epidemic. lol

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #2 posted 01/05/22 7:53am

ufoclub

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not onstage but:

Prince: A Celebration / Hit And Run Tour 2000

and maybe the closest he got:

Post Your Prince Photos Part 8

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Reply #3 posted 01/05/22 11:33am

Mumio

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If I want something hairless, I'll buy a chihuahua or some other hairless dog to look at. To me, hairy chests are all that and then some, the lack of is freakish in my eyes and is too similar to the look of young kids. Y'all can have the hairless adult teen wannabes lol

[Edited 1/5/22 11:33am]

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Reply #4 posted 01/05/22 11:50am

TrivialPursuit

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Here's a good starter: https://prince.org/msg/7/439325

This is 2011:


"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 01/05/22 12:42pm

Dalia11

ufoclub said:

not onstage but:

Prince: A Celebration / Hit And Run Tour 2000

and maybe the closest he got:

Post Your Prince Photos Part 8


Great Picks YO!
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Reply #6 posted 01/05/22 12:43pm

Dalia11

I do not like pubic hair on myself or men!
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Reply #7 posted 01/05/22 12:48pm

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ufoclub said:

not onstage but:

Prince: A Celebration / Hit And Run Tour 2000



Was Prince doing the pigtails in 2000? Older photo maybe.

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Reply #8 posted 01/05/22 6:04pm

luv4u

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TrivialPursuit said:

Here's a good starter: https://prince.org/msg/7/439325

This is 2011:



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Reply #9 posted 01/05/22 10:02pm

dualboot

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I think this could be related to hiding his arms and wrists.
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Reply #10 posted 01/06/22 3:17am

TheEnglishGent

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Dalia11 said:

I do not like pubic hair on myself or men!

Well, thank you for that completely unnecessary information.

RIP sad
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Reply #11 posted 01/06/22 5:30am

bluegangsta

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Self-edited.

[Edited 1/6/22 22:14pm]

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Reply #12 posted 01/06/22 6:12am

Dalia11

A Capricorn lady I talked to when I was 17(phone), she
read about menstruation and negative spiritual work. I
could not believe what she said she read.
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Reply #13 posted 01/06/22 6:31am

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Dalia11 said:

A Capricorn lady I talked to when I was 17(phone), she read about menstruation and negative spiritual work. I could not believe what she said she read.

That is a strange, hairless comment.

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #14 posted 01/06/22 6:37am

dualboot

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nayroo2002 said:



Dalia11 said:


A Capricorn lady I talked to when I was 17(phone), she read about menstruation and negative spiritual work. I could not believe what she said she read.

That is a strange, hairless comment.



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Reply #15 posted 01/06/22 10:53am

fishwillbite

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Well this thread took a suitable turn for the weird! Good work, Orgers smile

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Reply #16 posted 01/06/22 11:03am

TheEnglishGent

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Dalia11 said:

A Capricorn lady I talked to when I was 17(phone), she read about menstruation and negative spiritual work. I could not believe what she said she read.

I bought some petrol the other day and the woman in front of me asked if they had any shampoo.

RIP sad
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Reply #17 posted 01/06/22 11:07am

KoolEaze

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He still had long hair around 2000 and even in 2001 on the TRC album cover (and in that picture sitting courtside at a Toronto Raptors game with his wife). The shorter haircut he had during the ONA tour came right after that phase.

lavendardrummachine said:

ufoclub said:

not onstage but:

Prince: A Celebration / Hit And Run Tour 2000



Was Prince doing the pigtails in 2000? Older photo maybe.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #18 posted 01/06/22 11:09am

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vainandy said:

Because he has a hairy chest and hairy isn't considered sexy anymore by the masses. I blame the Bitchendale Dancers for starting the waxed body epidemic. lol

That´s one interesting observation and , coming from you, very much expected. lol

Another theory is that his chest hair started becoming gray and that´s why he kept it shorter and covered by that huge necklace he had.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #19 posted 01/06/22 4:11pm

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KoolEaze said:

He still had long hair around 2000 and even in 2001


I guess I associate the pigtails with Joy Fantastic, and forget how close that was to 2001.

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Reply #20 posted 01/07/22 9:27am

homesquid

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Not a moment too soon

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Reply #21 posted 01/14/22 11:51pm

TonyVanDam

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vainandy said:

Because he has a hairy chest and hairy isn't considered sexy anymore by the masses. I blame the Bitchendale Dancers for starting the waxed body epidemic. lol

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spit lol

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Reply #22 posted 01/15/22 2:04pm

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I may be wrong, but I don't think he quit showing it because it had fallen out of fashion. (When did he ever care what everyone else was doing????) He was getting older, in his 50's and was much thinner, with his muscle mass diminishing. Notice he started wearing those long tunic shirts then. They even covered up his fantastic tush and we all know how spectacular that once was.

As the human body ages, great shape for your age will still not keep you looking like a 25 year old. I know, as Prince and I are of the same generation...we grew up at the same time on the earth. That might be a little TMI for ya, but there it is. My opinion.

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Reply #23 posted 01/15/22 5:03pm

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Dalia11 said:

A Capricorn lady I talked to when I was 17(phone), she
read about menstruation and negative spiritual work. I
could not believe what she said she read.


Absolutely.
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Reply #24 posted 01/16/22 2:16am

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He seemed unwell 2010 2011 2012 maybe it was to hide weight loss

Or maybe he felt it was age appropriate
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Reply #25 posted 01/16/22 2:30pm

TrivialPursuit

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

He seemed unwell 2010 2011 2012 maybe it was to hide weight loss Or maybe he felt it was age appropriate


Or maybe the moment just didn't call for it. Maybe a mid-50s year old man didn't need to be shirtless on stage because he's a different person than the naked one at a bar in Paris in 1981. He wasn't looking for, and didn't need to find, the edge anymore to see how close he could get to it.

Even Mick Jagger finally conceded to keeping his shirt on in concert, albeit about 30 years too late, IMO.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #26 posted 01/16/22 5:14pm

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

He seemed unwell 2010 2011 2012 maybe it was to hide weight loss

Or maybe he felt it was age appropriate


Except Prince was still baring his chest on-stage in 2011 as documented above.
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Reply #27 posted 01/20/22 5:23pm

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OperatingThetan said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

He seemed unwell 2010 2011 2012 maybe it was to hide weight loss

Or maybe he felt it was age appropriate


Except Prince was still baring his chest on-stage in 2011 as documented above.


Not whole shirt off though ?
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