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Reply #180 posted 11/09/15 7:26pm

KingSausage

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Aerogram said:

So many people pre-pissed and pre-disappointed.



People complain he's prickly and complicated -- look in the mirror, maybe you'll see the same.






It's pretty sad. This tour sounds stellar and unique.
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Reply #181 posted 11/09/15 7:46pm

motherfunka

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inspireof said:

KingSausage said:

I don't want to be overly optimistic, but this could be the Prince tour I've hoped for for years. Prince. An instrument. Pure talent.

I'm gonna tell ya this, I was at PP sat night and it was absolutely Incredible... He's right U coulda heard a pin drop, it was the most powerful and enticing Prince performance I have seen in hmm forever?

I would have paid 1000's just to see that.. I still can't wrap my mind around this one it was soo amazing...

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Don't miss it, trust me!!!!

nod nod nod

He took the pin drop comment from one of my posts on the thread about the show at PP. eek

I'm not convinced that these shows in Europe are only going to be Prince and his piano. He has been rehearsing this new lineup for some reason. Aftershows maybe?

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #182 posted 11/09/15 7:59pm

bonatoc

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KingSausage said:

Aerogram said:

So many people pre-pissed and pre-disappointed.

People complain he's prickly and complicated -- look in the mirror, maybe you'll see the same.

It's pretty sad. This tour sounds stellar and unique.


I sure hope you're right.

I would be enthusiastic if it had happened earlier in his career.

Say what you want, but his voice is slowly showing signs of weakness.
But worse, I really do believe he's too far gone to have the acuity
of doing a really interesting show.

Some of us are already playing the boring playlist game,
but in such a bad way that it clearly shows no comprehension whatsoever
of the instrument the piano is.
"The One" ?
On piano ?
The crap barely takes off with 32 tracks, and you want it unplugged ?

If that's Skipper's audience musical demanding nowadays, I wish you a good concert,
but like trax said, I'm not that die hard either.

But worry not. It's not going to be "The One".
It's going to be "Cream", "Little Red Corvette" ruined for the Xth time, and so forth.
One thing's for sure : it is not going to be the 1988 Dortmund medley, folks :
These days, Skipper has hip and hair problems.
Worse, he thinks he has "too many hits".
Sorry, but I can't stand seeing Prince ruining himself again.

I fear 90 minutes of vocal mannerisms, intentional false starts,
overdone ad-libs, all of this over a bland playlist.


My only hope is that he'll just shut up and play the piano.

Now THAT would be great.

[Edited 11/9/15 20:07pm]

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #183 posted 11/09/15 8:03pm

wonder505

Aww man I would have loved to attend these shows. To all who are fortunate to go have an awesome time! cool
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Reply #184 posted 11/09/15 8:04pm

inspireof

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motherfunka said:

inspireof said:

I'm gonna tell ya this, I was at PP sat night and it was absolutely Incredible... He's right U coulda heard a pin drop, it was the most powerful and enticing Prince performance I have seen in hmm forever?

I would have paid 1000's just to see that.. I still can't wrap my mind around this one it was soo amazing...

.

Don't miss it, trust me!!!!

nod nod nod

He took the pin drop comment from one of my posts on the thread about the show at PP. eek

I'm not convinced that these shows in Europe are only going to be Prince and his piano. He has been rehearsing this new lineup for some reason. Aftershows maybe?

haha U were there U know what I'm talkin about so let the fools here complain cuz they have no idea whats gonna hit them if they re lucky enuff to make the shows smile

[Edited 11/12/15 7:01am]

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Reply #185 posted 11/09/15 8:08pm

FunkyStrange

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LOL what a surprise... NOT.

Peeach & Black Podcast have suggested many times to do this..

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Reply #186 posted 11/09/15 8:30pm

kookooman73

bonatoc said:



KingSausage said:


Aerogram said:

So many people pre-pissed and pre-disappointed.



People complain he's prickly and complicated -- look in the mirror, maybe you'll see the same.





It's pretty sad. This tour sounds stellar and unique.


I sure hope you're right.

I would be enthusiastic if it had happened earlier in his career.

Say what you want, but his voice is slowly showing signs of weakness.
But worse, I really do believe he's too far gone to have the acuity
of doing a really interesting show.

Some of us are already playing the boring playlist game,
but in such a bad way that it clearly shows no comprehension whatsoever
of the instrument the piano is.
"The One" ?
On piano ?
The crap barely takes off with 32 tracks, and you want it unplugged ?

If that's Skipper's audience musical demanding nowadays, I wish you a good concert,
but like trax said, I'm not that die hard either.

But worry not. It's not going to be "The One".
It's going to be "Cream", "Little Red Corvette" ruined for the Xth time, and so forth.
One thing's for sure : it is not going to be the 1988 Dortmund medley, folks :
These days, Skipper has hip and hair problems.
Worse, he thinks he has "too many hits".
Sorry, but I can't stand seeing Prince ruining himself again.


I fear 90 minutes of vocal mannerisms, intentional false starts,
overdone ad-libs, all of this over a bland playlist.


My only hope is that he'll just shut up and play the piano.

Now THAT would be great.

[Edited 11/9/15 20:07pm]


If I want to create imaginary playlists I will.
Why don't u sod off with all your negativity & try & appreciate a lesser artist.
This tour could be really special & magical for most fans. I just hope I manage to get a ticket!!
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Reply #187 posted 11/09/15 8:53pm

jasopig

motherfunka said:

inspireof said:

I'm gonna tell ya this, I was at PP sat night and it was absolutely Incredible... He's right U coulda heard a pin drop, it was the most powerful and enticing Prince performance I have seen in hmm forever?

I would have paid 1000's just to see that.. I still can't wrap my mind around this one it was soo amazing...

.

Don't miss it, trust me!!!!

nod nod nod

He took the pin drop comment from one of my posts on the thread about the show at PP. eek

I'm not convinced that these shows in Europe are only going to be Prince and his piano. He has been rehearsing this new lineup for some reason. Aftershows maybe?

The band expect to be in Europe as well. My sense is for aftershows, but also encores.

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Reply #188 posted 11/09/15 8:55pm

jasopig

inspireof said:

motherfunka said:

nod nod nod

He took the pin drop comment from one of my posts on the thread about the show at PP. eek

I'm not convinced that these shows in Europe are only going to be Prince and his piano. He has been rehearsing this new lineup for some reason. Aftershows maybe?

I think he'll do how he did us last saturday... first, one man alone then after 6-7 songs he'll bring the band and let them climaxx... haha U were there U know what I'm talkin about so let the fools here complain cuz they have no idea whats gonna hit them if they re lucky enuff to make the shows smile

I hope he takes those Europeans to the theater also. Watching Prince walk in and talk (briefly) with fans was the high point of my life's experiences with him.

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Reply #189 posted 11/09/15 9:05pm

udo

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- Cheap for Prince

- Expensive for fans

- seats...

- do not be surprised if a band-thing happens one way or the other

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #190 posted 11/09/15 9:12pm

Thizz

Europe will treat him good and this experience will provide him with some great inspiration

May your best days be ahead of you Prince

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Reply #191 posted 11/09/15 9:21pm

udo

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Thizz said:

Europe will treat him good and this experience will provide him with some great inspiration

May your best days be ahead of you Prince

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?????????

There miught be multiple shows per night still...

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #192 posted 11/09/15 9:40pm

Graycap23

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I certainly wish my calendar was open. sad
FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #193 posted 11/09/15 10:36pm

dualboot

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Prince Alone : A night from the Vault:The format would lend itself excellently for this as there is no band to instruct.With the last years as example I have my thoughts however of the formatting and for Prince on keys.He has done many piano segments and they nearly always were snippets, medleys or samples as teaser to fill the hits and rarities in one fleating moment.Prince appears more to be a tease and colourist and I seldom have heard fully fleshed out Piano Renditions of songs (unlike Tori Amos who uses this instrument by default).The One Night Alone Piano cd is a rarity in this matter.The possible format of 2 shows a night and his versitality in choices has the aspect of feeling losing out on the other show and being on a timeschedule. Because you already choose for that specific night and then have to gamble with show you take. In that case I would glady play more for a whole evening.--Does he take the bösendorfer with him?--Pros:The good news is however that he feels he has to prove something,He seems to be challenging himself. That's cool and commendable.
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Reply #194 posted 11/09/15 10:44pm

RobotDevil

jjam said:

Two shows per night seems like that's how it will go down to me. Maybe 90 minutes at the most for each show, and a different set, which reminds me...I'd expect every show to have spontaneous moments and song choices. This is the first time he's performing a full show solo, so he doesn't have to rely on other musicians being rehearsed for whatever he performs on the night. I reckon you'll see a unique "set list" for each show.

I get what you're saying and I agree that'd be a great thing to see, but I have to disagree with you as to it happening that way -- Prince doesn't have a history of seeming to like 'spontaneous moments' regarding performances. He likes everything PLANNED OUT.

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Reply #195 posted 11/09/15 10:51pm

SoulAlive

I think it's an intriguing idea.

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Reply #196 posted 11/10/15 12:09am

udo

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dualboot said:

Prince Alone : A night from the Vault:The format would lend itself excellently for this as there is no band to instruct.

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Sorryt, but that won't happen.

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With the last years as example I have my thoughts however of the formatting and for Prince on keys.He has done many piano segments and they nearly always were snippets, medleys or samples as teaser to fill the hits and rarities in one fleating moment.

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Why would that change?

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The possible format of 2 shows a night and his versitality in choices has the aspect of feeling losing out on the other show and being on a timeschedule. Because you already choose for that specific night and then have to gamble with show you take. In that case I would glady play more for a whole evening.

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Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #197 posted 11/10/15 12:12am

Stranger

SquirrelMeat said:

Well, hopefully I'll be at London and Birmingham. Liverpool if the date and prices work out. I'm really hoping this isn't simply converted hits. A few yes, but this gives him a rare opportunity to pull out the likes of:



I love U but don't trust U anymore


Free


Condition of the heart


Arboretum


Until U're In My Arms Again


An Honest Man


June


When 2 R in love


Way Back Home


Somewhere here on earth



Yes,this!!! Imagine Prince doing Condition of the heart on piano...wow, that would be something 😎
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Reply #198 posted 11/10/15 12:14am

dualboot

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udo said:Why would that change? dualboot said:With the last years as example I have my thoughts however of the formatting and for Prince on keys.He has done many piano segments and they nearly always were snippets, medleys or samples as teaser to fill the hits and rarities in one fleating moment. That's what I mean. I fear for no change in this matter.
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Reply #199 posted 11/10/15 12:40am

kidsherriff

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jasopig said:

kidsherriff said:

I think you misunderstand my comments. For a guy with the artistic vision and freedom that Prince evidently wants, he needs solid revenue streams or he won't be able to sustain the cost of all his toys (multiple studios, rehearsal spaces, session players, facilities team etc etc etc). Its basic economics. I don't think I said anything about financial ruin as far as I can rememeber. What he is doing is a good way of making revenue pretty quickley while minimising costs. Its just efficient and his audience get something they haven't seen from him before. So I'm yawning at your comments as I type this over your overlly precious attitude towards a pretty innocuous statement!!!

It's the jumps in conclusions that defy logic. Like I said, there have been predictions of bankruptcy for 25 years. I know nothing of his financial state, but I believe as long as he can walk, sing, and play guitar, he will never struggle for cash. The fact that PP IS operating right now is a pretty good indication all is good. For many years it was dark, who knows why?

Jumping to the conclusion this is a cash grab is like me saying kidsherriff is posting on prince.org therefore he must be jobless, no spouse, no gf/bf, and no prospects. Really quite silly because I'm sure you're dashing in every way.

Jesus Christ, can you people not read!? I didn't presume a thing. I merely suggested that since Paisley has a running cost, then perhaps this is a good way of making easy money while satisfying his fans with something a bit different. He probably makes ten times as much money through property deals and investments than he does from the music industry these days anyway so he probably doesn't care too much! Besides that he regular sells out shows with his 'Million dollar show'!

Does being a Prince fan mean you're not aloud to speculate without being jumped on for 'Presumptions' these days. As a slight aside, and I would like to add this is not a presumption; Prince has been close to bankruptcy a couple of times before and clawed his way back so even if he were in financial straights (which he probably isn't', it wouldn't be the first time!

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Reply #200 posted 11/10/15 12:51am

jaawwnn

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bonatoc said:

KingSausage said:

Aerogram said: It's pretty sad. This tour sounds stellar and unique.


I sure hope you're right.

I would be enthusiastic if it had happened earlier in his career.

Say what you want, but his voice is slowly showing signs of weakness.
But worse, I really do believe he's too far gone to have the acuity
of doing a really interesting show.

Some of us are already playing the boring playlist game,
but in such a bad way that it clearly shows no comprehension whatsoever
of the instrument the piano is.
"The One" ?
On piano ?
The crap barely takes off with 32 tracks, and you want it unplugged ?

If that's Skipper's audience musical demanding nowadays, I wish you a good concert,
but like trax said, I'm not that die hard either.

But worry not. It's not going to be "The One".
It's going to be "Cream", "Little Red Corvette" ruined for the Xth time, and so forth.
One thing's for sure : it is not going to be the 1988 Dortmund medley, folks :
These days, Skipper has hip and hair problems.
Worse, he thinks he has "too many hits".
Sorry, but I can't stand seeing Prince ruining himself again.

I fear 90 minutes of vocal mannerisms, intentional false starts,
overdone ad-libs, all of this over a bland playlist.


My only hope is that he'll just shut up and play the piano.

Now THAT would be great.

[Edited 11/9/15 20:07pm]

He... he hasn't played a single gig yet eek

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Reply #201 posted 11/10/15 1:30am

udo

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jaawwnn said:

He... he hasn't played a single gig yet eek

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So?

P is not Wibi Soerjadi. (look him up)

So it won't be piano, more likely a synth and then the cat is out of the bag.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #202 posted 11/10/15 1:45am

NorthC

udo said:



jaawwnn said:


He... he hasn't played a single gig yet eek



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So?


P is not Wibi Soerjadi. (look him up)


So it won't be piano, more likely a synth and then the cat is out of the bag.


I have to say, that thought crossed my mind too. But we're talking about two completely different musicians here. Let's not compare apples to pears (as we say in our country) and not judge too soon.
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Reply #203 posted 11/10/15 1:48am

Lianachan

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NorthC said:

udo said:

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So?

P is not Wibi Soerjadi. (look him up)

So it won't be piano, more likely a synth and then the cat is out of the bag.

I have to say, that thought crossed my mind too. But we're talking about two completely different musicians here. Let's not compare apples to pears (as we say in our country) and not judge too soon.



Indeed. I'd rather it was just him and a guitar than just him and a piano, and the thought of an entire show of ballads is horrific to me (I'd rather it was an entire show of the synth set, even), but let's wait and see what he has in mind. A Prince solo tour is something I've always wanted to see.

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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Reply #204 posted 11/10/15 1:49am

data2000

Stranger said:

SquirrelMeat said:

Well, hopefully I'll be at London and Birmingham. Liverpool if the date and prices work out. I'm really hoping this isn't simply converted hits. A few yes, but this gives him a rare opportunity to pull out the likes of:

I love U but don't trust U anymore

Free

Condition of the heart

Arboretum

Until U're In My Arms Again

An Honest Man

June

When 2 R in love

Way Back Home

Somewhere here on earth

Yes,this!!! Imagine Prince doing Condition of the heart on piano...wow, that would be something 😎

Great. I would like to add a couple of Songs....

Call my Name

God

Do you Lie

On the Couch

Moonbeam Levels

Reflection

Crucial

Baby you´re a Trip

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Reply #205 posted 11/10/15 1:56am

jaawwnn

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udo said:

jaawwnn said:

He... he hasn't played a single gig yet eek

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So?

P is not Wibi Soerjadi. (look him up)

So it won't be piano, more likely a synth and then the cat is out of the bag.

Prince has never played a tour that was specifically billed as PIANO and a microphone before, we have no precedent. Bullshit about the sampler set and previous keyboard solo spots in a larger show are just that.

If you want to complain about his piano skills so be it, maybe he'll practice for this and pull out for Rachmaninov just for you.

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Reply #206 posted 11/10/15 2:07am

udo

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jaawwnn said:

Prince has never played a tour that was specifically billed as PIANO and a microphone before,

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Prince has, the past few years or so, not really stuck to long time schedules, commitments of any kind, etc.

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we have no precedent.

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See what I wrote.

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Bullshit about the sampler set

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If all you think about is bullshit then my theory about a sampler set looks just like that.

In all other cases: P will not use an acoustic piano.

That was not claimed by the 'official' info.

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and previous keyboard solo spots in a larger show are just that.

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Keyboard solo stuff is different from a sampler set and even you know that.

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maybe he'll practice for this and pull out for Rachmaninov just for you.

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Now that is what you need to call bullshit or I will call bullshit on you.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #207 posted 11/10/15 2:17am

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udo said:

Prince has, the past few years or so, not really stuck to long time schedules, commitments of any kind, etc.

This seems to be an actually planned tour though. Not just a prince turns up in a city and asks to play venues tomorrow.

See what I wrote.


I did! You're claiming this will be a synth show based on nothing but previous shows that were not billed as solo piano shows.

In all other cases: P will not use an acoustic piano.

That was not claimed by the 'official' info.


Well, the original article as translated on the Housequake FB page:

Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone, will be an novel format for him, a musician known for live shows which are pure sweat. He will perform alone, with a microphone and a grand piano. With no band and in theaters of European capital cities.

I agree that it remains to be seen if this will actually be the case or not but right now it's about as official as it gets.

maybe he'll practice for this and pull out for Rachmaninov just for you.

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Now that is what you need to call bullshit or I will call bullshit on you.

Yeah, we can dream though, right? lol

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Reply #208 posted 11/10/15 2:38am

remko

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Just at thought, but if Prince will only play capital cities. Does that mean that by playing Barcelona he supports the Catalonian call for independence?

[Edited 11/10/15 2:38am]

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Reply #209 posted 11/10/15 2:43am

fnksoul

remko said:

Just at thought, but if Prince will only play capital cities. Does that mean that by playing Barcelona he supports the Catalonian call for independence?

[Edited 11/10/15 2:38am]



Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow are not Capital cities?


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