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Thread started 09/19/22 2:26pm

Monarch

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How do you think Prince would have navigated Covid?

If this has been discussed previously I apologize, I honestly don’t remember. My initial thought would be it would enable his hermetic tendencies. But before passing he seemed to have been making peace with the internet. He had an active Facebook & Instagram account. Something like the NPGMC could have been very useful for a couple years as a private streaming platform. Several artists successfully streamed paid live content (Joji comes to mind). Podcast platforms are easier now (early NPGMC had good podcast).

It could have gone either way. It’s possible he would have hid under a rock or he might have capitalized on streaming ideas he’d already been pioneering. He could have gotten sick, he could have been an antivaxer 🤷‍♂️ (Remember Arsinio’s resistance).
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Reply #1 posted 09/19/22 2:32pm

LoveGalore

He would've thought the vaccines were conspiratorial.
He would've thought the inception of the disease was conspiratorial.
He would've lamented how it continued to fracture people both at home and abroad.
He would've probably never caught it and been very happy with himself for being unvaccinated and a pure blood with no trace of COVID in him.
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Reply #2 posted 09/19/22 2:40pm

nosajd

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No idea, we’ll never know
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Reply #3 posted 09/19/22 2:56pm

LoveGalore

nosajd said:

No idea, we’ll never know


Yes dear but the premise is "what do you think" not "what do you know." Important distinction.
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Reply #4 posted 09/19/22 2:56pm

laytonian

He was not against medical treatment and had to have vaccines to visit certain countries (Australia, Japan, etc).
He wouldn't have been able to even travel to certain countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He certainly wasn't against those B-12 shots he got from the "on-call" doctor before every Musicology concert (see the Musicology tour rider here:
https://www.thesmokinggun...ame/prince

Do people really think he'd give up touring suddenly when he'd had to have all those vaccines throughout his career?

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #5 posted 09/19/22 3:26pm

Monarch

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laytonian said:

He was not against medical treatment and had to have vaccines to visit certain countries (Australia, Japan, etc).
He wouldn't have been able to even travel to certain countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He certainly wasn't against those B-12 shots he got from the "on-call" doctor before every Musicology concert (see the Musicology tour rider here:
https://www.thesmokinggun...ame/prince

Do people really think he'd give up touring suddenly when he'd had to have all those vaccines throughout his career?




I really hope this just doesn’t devolve into a vaccine debate as that wasn’t my intention. It’s just speculation. Yes Prince could be very Alex Jonesish @ times.
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Reply #6 posted 09/19/22 3:41pm

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He would not have gotten the vaccine because he was a conspiracy theorist and religious.

He would have spent a lot of time in the studio and would have been so inspired to create the second coming of 1999.

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Reply #7 posted 09/19/22 4:26pm

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Never believed he'd revive the NPGMC. When he moved on from something he usually meant it.

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Reply #8 posted 09/19/22 4:29pm

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Are you asking Covid?

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Reply #9 posted 09/19/22 4:33pm

WhisperingDand
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laytonian said:

He was not against medical treatment and had to have vaccines to visit certain countries (Australia, Japan, etc).
He wouldn't have been able to even travel to certain countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He certainly wasn't against those B-12 shots he got from the "on-call" doctor before every Musicology concert (see the Musicology tour rider here:
https://www.thesmokinggun...ame/prince

Do people really think he'd give up touring suddenly when he'd had to have all those vaccines throughout his career?

Plenty of antivax have had many prior vaccines but were against the c0vid vax. Tantamount to B-12 shots? C'mon, you've heard at least a talking point or two from an antivaxer by now. You're being willfully obtuse when Prince was always about cryptic nuance.

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Reply #10 posted 09/19/22 4:46pm

heartpeaceshea
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He'd have stayed inside in ice cold air conditioning where all is healthy.

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Reply #11 posted 09/19/22 5:40pm

nosajd

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LoveGalore said:

nosajd said:

No idea, we’ll never know


Yes dear but the premise is "what do you think" not "what do you know." Important distinction.


I “think” he would’ve gotten the shot like most educated people that aren’t subject to absurd conspiracy theories and encouraged others to do so of they were comfortable and healthy to do so.
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Reply #12 posted 09/19/22 5:44pm

AvocadosMax

idk but the ‘Purple Pick of the Week’s would have been BUMPING.
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Reply #13 posted 09/19/22 5:47pm

AvocadosMax

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idk but the ‘Purple Pick of the Week’s would have been BUMPING.

man i miss those… 6 years on and i’m still reminiscing
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Reply #14 posted 09/19/22 6:21pm

LoveGalore

nosajd said:

LoveGalore said:



Yes dear but the premise is "what do you think" not "what do you know." Important distinction.


I “think” he would’ve gotten the shot like most educated people that aren’t subject to absurd conspiracy theories and encouraged others to do so of they were comfortable and healthy to do so.


Interesting. Even though he thought we were going to be microchipped and that chem trails were bioterrorism?
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Reply #15 posted 09/19/22 6:34pm

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Would have inspired a lot of ranty, lecture type writing and posting, im sure

Good songs? Idk

Who knows though, it might have sparked something in him. But as he was already pretty isolated and a real studio rat already, he prob would have found it easy to live with.
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Reply #16 posted 09/19/22 10:22pm

andrewm7new

I miss the purple pick of the week too

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Reply #17 posted 09/20/22 1:55am

dodger07

AvocadosMax said:

idk but the ‘Purple Pick of the Week’s would have been BUMPING.

New World would've been his first pick. Accompanied with a write up on the genius of his line ' the tracker you got from vaccination'

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Reply #18 posted 09/20/22 4:48am

bozojones

LoveGalore said:

He would've thought the vaccines were conspiratorial. He would've thought the inception of the disease was conspiratorial. He would've lamented how it continued to fracture people both at home and abroad. He would've probably never caught it and been very happy with himself for being unvaccinated and a pure blood with no trace of COVID in him.

Yeah, I'm leaning toward this as well. For as insightful as Prince could be in certain ways, he was also face-palmingly conservative and backwards-minded in other ways. This pandemic probably would have been one of those examples.

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Reply #19 posted 09/20/22 5:13am

EnglishGent2

dodger07 said:

AvocadosMax said:

idk but the ‘Purple Pick of the Week’s would have been BUMPING.

New World would've been his first pick. Accompanied with a write up on the genius of his line ' the tracker you got from vaccination'

Also see, 'The War', microchip in your neck etc. If Prince believed the contrail conspiracies it's easy enough to see him jumping in with the anti-vax crowd on this one.

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Reply #20 posted 09/20/22 5:27am

funkbabyandthe
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Animal kingdom would have worked its way into his shows with an intro about how covid was due to animal territory being encroached on by humans
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Reply #21 posted 09/20/22 7:15am

TheBigBang

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

Animal kingdom would have worked its way into his shows with an intro about how covid was due to animal territory being encroached on by humans


"Who told us we should eat the swiiiiiIIIIINE!!" I have a love/hate with that song, fr.

I can imagine, in lieu of being able to actually travel and tour, Prince would have opened up Paisley Park to live shows, a'la Chappelle's Yellow Springs corn field shows, and just kept having a great time.

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Reply #22 posted 09/20/22 7:37am

LoveGalore

laytonian said:

He was not against medical treatment and had to have vaccines to visit certain countries (Australia, Japan, etc).
He wouldn't have been able to even travel to certain countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He certainly wasn't against those B-12 shots he got from the "on-call" doctor before every Musicology concert (see the Musicology tour rider here:
https://www.thesmokinggun...ame/prince

Do people really think he'd give up touring suddenly when he'd had to have all those vaccines throughout his career?



He wouldn't have had much of a choice. Do you remember the first two years of the pandemic? Not many people were touring and I can assure you prince wouldn't have been among those who were.

At this point, he would either have a seriously compromised immune system from his drug use or he would have redoubled his health consciousness efforts (which were already intense).

And as others mentioned, anti COVID vaxxers are not just the pre COVID autism crowd but also the "this is all a scam" hoaxers as well. I would not be so sure prince would readily get vaccinated. It's too hard to tell as this scenario is unprecedented.
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Reply #23 posted 09/20/22 7:40am

RJOrion

He probably would not have gotten vaccinated...Prince never really displayed sheep-like behavior.
[Edited 9/20/22 7:40am]
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Reply #24 posted 09/20/22 7:51am

blacknote

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LoveGalore said:

He would've thought the vaccines were conspiratorial. He would've thought the inception of the disease was conspiratorial. He would've lamented how it continued to fracture people both at home and abroad. He would've probably never caught it and been very happy with himself for being unvaccinated and a pure blood with no trace of COVID in him.

Ditto to everything except the last sentence. I think that Purple nut would've no doubt caught it and then made a song about it:

"FUNK: The New Variant"

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Reply #25 posted 09/20/22 7:52am

TrevorAyer

RJOrion said:

He probably would not have gotten vaccinated...Prince never really displayed sheep-like behavior. [Edited 9/20/22 7:40am]

agree .. most people know that television is bullcrap and so is big medicine .. buncha drug pushing predators .. on the other hand prince did love his sugar and that is a good way to be sick all the time .. and when yr sick all the time you start thinking these doctors are actual caring people who want to help you but they really just like you sick all the time and addicted to drugs

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Reply #26 posted 09/20/22 8:30am

LoveGalore

TrevorAyer said:



RJOrion said:


He probably would not have gotten vaccinated...Prince never really displayed sheep-like behavior. [Edited 9/20/22 7:40am]

agree .. most people know that television is bullcrap and so is big medicine .. buncha drug pushing predators .. on the other hand prince did love his sugar and that is a good way to be sick all the time .. and when yr sick all the time you start thinking these doctors are actual caring people who want to help you but they really just like you sick all the time and addicted to drugs



You're talking about a guy who literally was addicted to opiates, lol.

Most people don't think the vaccine is sheep like.
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Reply #27 posted 09/20/22 8:35am

Doozer

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Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #28 posted 09/20/22 8:35am

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LoveGalore said:

TrevorAyer said:

agree .. most people know that television is bullcrap and so is big medicine .. buncha drug pushing predators .. on the other hand prince did love his sugar and that is a good way to be sick all the time .. and when yr sick all the time you start thinking these doctors are actual caring people who want to help you but they really just like you sick all the time and addicted to drugs

You're talking about a guy who literally was addicted to opiates, lol. Most people don't think the vaccine is sheep like.

You're acting like he chose to become addicted.

Nobody wants to be addicted.

He had pain issues and likely tried different types of alternatives.

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Reply #29 posted 09/20/22 8:41am

RJOrion

LoveGalore said:

TrevorAyer said:



RJOrion said:


He probably would not have gotten vaccinated...Prince never really displayed sheep-like behavior. [Edited 9/20/22 7:40am]

agree .. most people know that television is bullcrap and so is big medicine .. buncha drug pushing predators .. on the other hand prince did love his sugar and that is a good way to be sick all the time .. and when yr sick all the time you start thinking these doctors are actual caring people who want to help you but they really just like you sick all the time and addicted to drugs



You're talking about a guy who literally was addicted to opiates, lol.

Most people don't think the vaccine is sheep like.


Most people ARE sheep-like...and the media and the political leaders prey upon the fact that most people blindly accept and believe what they see in the news, on the tv, and what info they are given by their so called political leaders.
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