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Reply #120 posted 10/13/16 10:58pm

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That last part, is what I would have loved to see cry
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #121 posted 10/13/16 10:59pm

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rogifan said:

So twitter peeps say purple rain with Prince vocals. Wow I'd be a wreck.

Oh my.... bawl
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Reply #122 posted 10/13/16 11:10pm

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rogifan said:

Nice review from The Current. Sounds like the show could have used some editing but all in all a fitting tribute. http://blog.thecurrent.or...n-at-xcel/

Very nice! nod

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #123 posted 10/13/16 11:12pm

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Excellent show --- not really five hours if you take out the 30 minute intermission after chaka's set

Marva king, doug e fresh, andre cymone and kip blackshire saw a little more action than other performers.

First half of the show seemed more star heavy , second half was more for the true fans. 3rdeyegirl tunes and Michael B in the second half


Mayte's dance could have been cut in half

Overall show was an A-

Morris Hayes did a nice job as musical director -- kept it moving
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Reply #124 posted 10/13/16 11:17pm

26ten

I hadn't thought about the fact that people were gonna be live streaming!!!!! Ahhhhhhhh DAMN!

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Reply #125 posted 10/13/16 11:17pm

26ten

I hope you all had a great experience though for real!!!!

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Reply #126 posted 10/13/16 11:26pm

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I agree that it was much better than I was expecting - especially with how late everything was announced. I didn't hear about Anita Baker and Christina Aguilera dropping out until I got home from the show. I kept wondering when CA would come out, mostly because there were so many very young people where I was sitting that I thought that might have been the reason they showed. But some of them stayed to the very end, and even seemed to know the songs that are not the Top Prince Hits. That made me very hopeful, somehow.

I didn't lose it until Purple Rain. When I realized they were using a vocal track and accompanying it, I cried. But it was probably the best possible way to go if they were going to play Purple Rain.

Both this concert and the videos I've seen from the Revolution concert, I have to say how much respect I have for André. I'd not really heard much from him since the 1980s, so it was a pleasant suprise to hear how great his playing and singing is. Someone near me asked who the guy who sounded and looked like Prince was. Boy, can you tell the two of them formed each other musically as young people.

If anyone knows of a full setlist - or is putting one together - could you share it?

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Reply #127 posted 10/13/16 11:40pm

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Oh - I found a setlist at the bottom of The Current's review:

http://blog.thecurrent.org/2016/10/prince-tribute-brings-pop-stars-purple-family-together-for-five-hour-marathon-at-xcel/

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Reply #128 posted 10/13/16 11:41pm

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I agree that it was much better than I was expecting - especially with how late everything was announced. I didn't hear about Anita Baker and Christina Aguilera dropping out until I got home from the show. I kept wondering when CA would come out, mostly because there were so many very young people where I was sitting that I thought that might have been the reason they showed. But some of them stayed to the very end, and even seemed to know the songs that are not the Top Prince Hits. That made me very hopeful, somehow.

I didn't lose it until Purple Rain. When I realized they were using a vocal track and accompanying it, I cried. But it was probably the best possible way to go if they were going to play Purple Rain.

Both this concert and the videos I've seen from the Revolution concert, I have to say how much respect I have for André. I'd not really heard much from him since the 1980s, so it was a pleasant suprise to hear how great his playing and singing is. Someone near me asked who the guy who sounded and looked like Prince was. Boy, can you tell the two of them formed each other musically as young people.

If anyone knows of a full setlist - or is putting one together - could you share it?

Check out the link to The Current review above for a setlist.

I love you baby, just not like I love this guitar.~Prince~
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Reply #129 posted 10/14/16 12:18am

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Donna Grantis, Ida Nielson, Liv, Mono Neon, Kip Blackshire, Morris Hayes, Michael Bland, Kirk Johnson, Stevie Wonder, André, Chaka, Judith, Tommy B., Cassie on the keys, Bobby Z., Marva, Shelby, Sonny T. So many more, the horns, ... so much music that Prince influenced or gave to us.

Mayte, the Twins and so many more. It was a fantastic show that included so much excellent, varied talent. I came for positive closure. Instead all I could do was Cry, I thought it would help to move forward.......I really wanted to try so I danced a little too. It actually made me miss Prince now more than ever, no show, no musician, nothing will ever be able to replace Prince. I'm grateful and proud of this loving tribute to Prince....thank U to all, family and friends who put it together, so we could come to pay our respects, love and honor Prince!! heart guitar present

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Reply #130 posted 10/14/16 2:23am

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Donna Grantis, Ida Nielson, Liv, Mono Neon, Kip Blackshire, Morris Hayes, Michael Bland, Kirk Johnson, Stevie Wonder, André, Chaka, Judith, Tommy B., Cassie on the keys, Bobby Z., Marva, Shelby, Sonny T. So many more, the horns, ... so much music that Prince influenced or gave to us.

Mayte, the Twins and so many more. It was a fantastic show that included so much excellent, varied talent. I came for positive closure. Instead all I could do was Cry, I thought it would help to move forward.......I really wanted to try so I danced a little too. It actually made me miss Prince now more than ever, no show, no musician, nothing will ever be able to replace Prince. I'm grateful and proud of this loving tribute to Prince....thank U to all, family and friends who put it together, so we could come to pay our respects, love and honor Prince!! heart guitar present

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Reply #131 posted 10/14/16 2:26am

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Reply #132 posted 10/14/16 3:57am

rogifan

Review from the Star Tribune. Jon Bream is right, no one compares to the man himself. But the thought and effort is what counts the most. I do take issue though with his quibble about lacking Star power. This was a tribute to Prince. As long as the performances were good it shouldn't matter whether an A-lister was performing them or not. Real fans would be more interested in hearing those who worked and toured with Prince than people who are there just because they bring so-called star power.

http://www.startribune.co...7048281/#1
[Edited 10/14/16 4:01am]
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Reply #133 posted 10/14/16 5:01am

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This is from Morris Day's FB account. Looks like they had a good crowd at First Ave.

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Reply #134 posted 10/14/16 6:05am

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rogifan said:

This is from Morris Day's FB account. Looks like they had a good crowd at First Ave.
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WOW !!! This is from last night?

[Edited 10/14/16 6:05am]

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Reply #135 posted 10/14/16 6:27am

AnnaStesia91

For the most part NPG was super super tight. You can tell he trained them well. Nice to see Tony M. no matter how corny he is/was I was happy to hear "Sexy MF"
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Reply #136 posted 10/14/16 6:34am

donnyenglish

Perfect tribute. One of his most important legacies are his live performances with his great bands. His former band members did him right. They put so much effort into it and it showed. The other singers that attended were really just sideshows. This tribute was about his music played by his great musicians. "Real music by real musicians" in a nutshell.


It was not some prepackaged ahow, so there were some times some editing may have been good but that was fine because that is how Prince rolled. I cannot even name all of the highlights, but I preferred all the songs sung by NPG and associated artists best. Mint condition tore the house down. Was happy they played hits and lots of songs for hardcore fans.


Before they played Purple Rain, I said there is no right way to do this. They pulled the impossible and got it right. They got it perfect. That gave us closure. Seeing him leave the stage at the end was just perfect.

The opening video about how our Prince was a Prince for so many people and never took credit was so touching. He saved a young boys life by flying doctors in to help him. He did so much for others and it should inspire us to do the same.

Thank you to the family and his former band members for doing this for our Prince. You all did him right. He was there with us last night.
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Reply #137 posted 10/14/16 6:43am

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tmr. Hayes talked about doing another concert -- it would be cool if they did this annually -- too many hits for a onetime show wink

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Reply #138 posted 10/14/16 6:55am

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Found out that Morris day and the time stayed at my hotel.

When I got there yesterday they just went to the xcel center and they came back to their rooms after their two song set at 10:30 pm, got their equipment and headed to first avenue
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Reply #139 posted 10/14/16 6:59am

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rogifan said:

Review from the Star Tribune. Jon Bream is right, no one compares to the man himself. But the thought and effort is what counts the most. I do take issue though with his quibble about lacking Star power. This was a tribute to Prince. As long as the performances were good it shouldn't matter whether an A-lister was performing them or not. Real fans would be more interested in hearing those who worked and toured with Prince than people who are there just because they bring so-called star power.

http://www.startribune.co...7048281/#1
[Edited 10/14/16 4:01am]



It was an execellent show. He's just being an asshole

Andre did a great job-- with the people dropping at the last minute they covered nicely
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Reply #140 posted 10/14/16 7:02am

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donnyenglish said:

Perfect tribute. One of his most important legacies are his live performances with his great bands. His former band members did him right. They put so much effort into it and it showed. The other singers that attended were really just sideshows. This tribute was about his music played by his great musicians. "Real music by real musicians" in a nutshell.


It was not some prepackaged ahow, so there were some times some editing may have been good but that was fine because that is how Prince rolled. I cannot even name all of the highlights, but I preferred all the songs sung by NPG and associated artists best. Mint condition tore the house down. Was happy they played hits and lots of songs for hardcore fans.


Before they played Purple Rain, I said there is no right way to do this. They pulled the impossible and got it right. They got it perfect. That gave us closure. Seeing him leave the stage at the end was just perfect.

The opening video about how our Prince was a Prince for so many people and never took credit was so touching. He saved a young boys life by flying doctors in to help him. He did so much for others and it should inspire us to do the same.

Thank you to the family and his former band members for doing this for our Prince. You all did him right. He was there with us last night.

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a great nite!
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #141 posted 10/14/16 7:20am

starkitty

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Stevie Wonder gives a heartfelt speech about how much Prince meant to him and sings Someday We Will All Be Free.



man. i would've been in a puddle on the floor.

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Reply #142 posted 10/14/16 7:40am

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rogifan said:

Review from the Star Tribune. Jon Bream is right, no one compares to the man himself. But the thought and effort is what counts the most. I do take issue though with his quibble about lacking Star power. This was a tribute to Prince. As long as the performances were good it shouldn't matter whether an A-lister was performing them or not. Real fans would be more interested in hearing those who worked and toured with Prince than people who are there just because they bring so-called star power. http://www.startribune.co...7048281/#1 [Edited 10/14/16 4:01am]

Short of Tina Turner showing up to perform "Let's Pretend We're Married", I can't see anyone else with "star power" having been able to add anything to what was indeed a really good show. shrug

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #143 posted 10/14/16 8:08am

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I followed along on Periscope and I loved it. They didn't need Beyonce or shoot even Christina Aguilera to pull this off! I don't care what anyone says, they got it right! I cried when I heard Princes vocals for Purple Rain. I was happy they chose to have Prince sing it than to have someone up there butchering it. I would've loved to have been there but happy I was able to watch.

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Reply #144 posted 10/14/16 8:08am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

rogifan said:

Review from the Star Tribune. Jon Bream is right, no one compares to the man himself. But the thought and effort is what counts the most. I do take issue though with his quibble about lacking Star power. This was a tribute to Prince. As long as the performances were good it shouldn't matter whether an A-lister was performing them or not. Real fans would be more interested in hearing those who worked and toured with Prince than people who are there just because they bring so-called star power. http://www.startribune.co...7048281/#1 [Edited 10/14/16 4:01am]

Short of Tina Turner showing up to perform "Let's Pretend We're Married", I can't see anyone else with "star power" having been able to add anything to what was indeed a really good show. shrug

Stevie and Chaka were enough "star power" for me.

"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 #145 posted 10/14/16 8:09am

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Hi, friends! I'm still worn out from last night, but I wanted to chime in about the show. It was well and truly EPIC. Aside from a few timing and lyrical snags, it went very well. There were a lot of performers to wrangle. LOL! Chaka and Stevie were highlights for me, as well as getting to see Mayte perform for the first time. I also got to see the NPG members who played with Prince back when I became a fan in 1995 (Sonny, Mr. Hayes, Tommy, Michael B), which made me very nostalgic. The whole thing was very bittersweet, and I was a wreck every time they showed videos of Prince, also during "Sometimes it Snows", "Diamonds and Pearls" (the first Prince song I remember hearing as a child), and that "Purple Rain" finale!! It gave me chills to hear our beloved Prince's voice, and to see the whole crew take the stage, along with members of the family. I filmed it with my "real" camera, so I will upload it after flying back home to Seattle.

After the show, my best friend and I ran downstairs to gather some of the confetti that fell during Purple Rain. Mr. Hayes was meeting and greeting with some folks, so I chatted with him for a bit too. He asked me if they did good, and I gave him an enthusiastic yes, and thanked him from the bottom of my heart for doing this. It was really something, and I can't believe that it all worked out. Here are s few pics, including the lineup and also a t-shirt with some of the confetti.






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Reply #146 posted 10/14/16 8:41am

rogifan

Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #147 posted 10/14/16 8:41am

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Damn, lady called Ana Becky with the good hair--cold. razz lol


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Chaka in the house!




LMAO!! I heard that lol lol eek
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Reply #148 posted 10/14/16 9:11am

Purplealegria7

Wow that was rough, so emotional!!! It was a amazing show, thanks to the chat room fam who helped get me thru it. LOL Where are the videos??? Can't find any video footage at all. Someone said that there was almost a hour of footage floating around, but I can't find it!
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Reply #149 posted 10/14/16 9:54am

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rogifan said:

donnyenglish said:

Perfect tribute. One of his most important legacies are his live performances with his great bands. His former band members did him right. They put so much effort into it and it showed. The other singers that attended were really just sideshows. This tribute was about his music played by his great musicians. "Real music by real musicians" in a nutshell.


It was not some prepackaged ahow, so there were some times some editing may have been good but that was fine because that is how Prince rolled. I cannot even name all of the highlights, but I preferred all the songs sung by NPG and associated artists best. Mint condition tore the house down. Was happy they played hits and lots of songs for hardcore fans.


Before they played Purple Rain, I said there is no right way to do this. They pulled the impossible and got it right. They got it perfect. That gave us closure. Seeing him leave the stage at the end was just perfect.

The opening video about how our Prince was a Prince for so many people and never took credit was so touching. He saved a young boys life by flying doctors in to help him. He did so much for others and it should inspire us to do the same.

Thank you to the family and his former band members for doing this for our Prince. You all did him right. He was there with us last night.

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a great nite!
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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