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Thread started 08/31/09 7:56am

Mayte319

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BIG THANK YOU TO BARBERELLA :)

Just wanted to be first to say THANKS to JO for a fabulous Prince Party biggrin
Can't wait for the next one!! Dont make us wait until next summer lol
I had a really great evening, The band were the best tribute I'd ever seen and the surprise apperance from Borat wannabe was hillerous to say the least smile
My pics are on facebook, have no idea who half of the peeps I photographed are but never mind smile
http://www.facebook.com/a...62d08b5989

Nikki

Ps lovely to see some really old friends, it was far too long!
NPGUK
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Reply #1 posted 08/31/09 9:27am

london1

Yes what a day !!!, finding it very difficult to put two words together today

Thank U
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Reply #2 posted 08/31/09 10:49am

iceblue07

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Yes thank you Jo, very well organised, a fabulous day and evening. biggrin
Sometimes Life is like the post...You just don't get it!
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Reply #3 posted 08/31/09 12:51pm

drgoldsmoke

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NEVER DOUBT THIS WOMAN!!!!
Brilliant day, impressed. Much much fun.
Thanks Jo, it was a corker!



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Reply #4 posted 08/31/09 2:23pm

Jeffiner

Yes, thank you Jo, it was a brilliant day! And I'd like to thank Unique and Jimi for their dedications to Ruth. Jimi did a beautiful rendition of 'Sometimes it Snows in April', very moving, she would have been really touched to be remembered in that way! But I'm afraid it was Purple Rain that really got to me in the Camel, and poor Jo had to deal with a sobbing wreck in her arms..cry thanks Jo, you've got a heart of gold! hug And Unique thanks for that brilliant version of Paisley Park headbang Have no idea how I got back to my hotel, my feet are STILL throbbing, but it was fabulous. Great to see everyone again... Thank you all grouphug
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Reply #5 posted 08/31/09 2:31pm

Freedom

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Respect to Jo and all involved in organising another 1st class boat party.

Few realise the amount of time, energy, stress and risk taking involved in holding these kind of events. Congratulations on all your hard work...

Purple Rain - Jimi Love & Crew...Slick, professional, Great stuff as ever....much apreciated.

Thanx Jo... U did it again!!!

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Reply #6 posted 08/31/09 3:14pm

catpark

The both parties sounded like they was fantasic!! woot!

Wish i could of gone pout Can't wait for the next one!!!! Please Jo beg yay!

More pics please party people!!
FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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Reply #7 posted 09/01/09 5:44am

pepper7

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OMG What a brilliant, amazing way to spend a perfect Sunday in London!

Thank you Jo and Perry for all your hard work!

It was amazing!

Party Up till the next one!!!!

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Reply #8 posted 09/01/09 6:51am

unique

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thanks to everyone for coming

thanks to jo for putting this on and spending a lot of time and effort into arranging everything. organising a party on a boat is a challenge in itself, and add to that an afterparty in another venue, means twice as much organising. add tho that a band playing in both venues, and it's a lot of work. and it all went pretty smoothly without anyone knowing about some of the little challenges throughout the day, it certainly didn't show to the guests

jimi and the band purple reign were fantastic again. the accoustic set was the first they had done, and they only arranged this earlier in the week, but you would have thought they had been doing it for years. as for the afterparty, they just rocked the place. the sound quality was really great. tribute acts can be ropey or cheesy at times, and i would say the bigger the fan of the original artist, the more you would find to fault the cover band, but i was listening from the safe location where i wasn't surrounded by crazy screaming girls (and a few crazy screaming boys, ok a LOT of crazy screaming boys) and was trying to find fault in the vocals, as i was thinking, surely they can't be THAT good, i'm not even drunk! and you know jimi just pulled it off effortlessly, both on the vocals and the guitar, and i've seen a number of people in my time who think they look like prince and wear hair and beards and clothing in a way they think is princelike, but they just aren't convincing, but jimi also does it well. he's even similar height and build, and i've stood face to face beside prince a few times in my life, spent countless hours front row at shows and aftershows to know all his mannerisms, and jimi just does it so well. i think the difference between jimi and anyone else, is that jimi is a natural, i don't think he is trying so hard to be like prince, he is just doing his own take on prince, and it just works. and i hear prince approves too! wink

on the boat, clinton played an inspired set, digging out some cool jazzy laid back numbers for the afternoon warm up on the boat, and then literally about 12 hours later he still had the girls up dancing in heels. my feet were aching wearing sneakers and i wasn't even dancing (much), and some of them heels were like skyscrapers. i was sitting down at one point and a girl was dancing near me, and i thought she was standing on a stool, but she was just so damn tall with stilt like heels

it was such a great day and night, i'm really glad all the regulars made the effort to turn up, the numbers were outstanding, and considering the ticket price during the recession, jo did so well to get everyone on board. it was also really fantastic to see a few of the old skool hardcore fans come back to the parties who hadn't been along to some of the last few. it was good to catch up with people i hadn't seen since the o2 shows. it's also great that so many people travelled so far to attend, with a few girls over from france, including mary sharon, who i think has been to every london prince party i've ever been to in the last 10 years. there are quite a few others like that, who have literally been to every single london prince party. they must be obsessed or something!

my memory for names is awful, which is why i don't normally mention any names, as if i mention some, the rest might get upset about it, and as i am the worlds expert at putting my foot in it, i would probably mention names of people who don't want to be mentioned, but a big thanks also goes out to Lodger and family and friends for everything over the weekend. there are usually a fair number of people behind the scenes who all had something essential to the mix to put the parties together, but don't get many or any mentions online as they are quietly in the background, so a big shout goes out to all those people too. i dare to think how many people were involved this time, you have jo, the dj's, the band, the captain and staff on the boat, the manager, staff, and of course "dancing" security guys at the club, and all the other people who helped jo promote the party, make and sell tickets, and the decorations, buffet, balloons, you name it

again, thanks to everyone involved in putting this on, and thanks to everyone for coming. this is one of the few times we can say it's a shame that people missed a great party, knowing that so few people missed out, as everyone really got together and made the effort to turn out in style

i have a few photos i took, which will be from perhaps a slightly different perspective to some of the other photos, and i'll put them online later. i just need to upload them first

i don't know when or where the next party will be, but i'll see you all there!
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Reply #9 posted 09/01/09 10:30am

unique

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before everyone gets on the boat



boarding time



the downstairs area. i think this gives an idea how busy it was



the upstairs area. again, you can see how busy it was



this is purple reign playing an accoustic set on the boat



i don't know what was going on there...



jimi love, he reminds me of someone...



a glimpse of the band in civvy clothing



and in uniform at the club



jimi love in full flow



the club was packed all around, inside and out

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Reply #10 posted 09/01/09 10:57am

unique

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http://www.thedawnexperie...php?t=1401

there's a few more/different photos on that thread. maybe more to come
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Reply #11 posted 09/02/09 4:09am

AnnaJ

Brilliant brilliant brilliant day! My feet are only just starting to feel human again! Huge hugs to Jo - don't let your mum talk you out of doing another one!
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Reply #12 posted 09/02/09 4:40am

REDFEATHERS

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Aww I had an excellent time! I still want to be there! Thanks to Jo for making it possible and to everyone who was there who made it as great as it truly was!

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Reply #13 posted 09/02/09 12:48pm

barberella

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THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR PRAISE I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOU MUST ALL REMEMBER THAT WITHOUT ALL OF YOU THERE WOULDN'T EVEN BE A PARTY SO I JUST WANT TO SAY TO ALL OF YOU ... THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU, I HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!!!SEE Y'ALL NEXT TIME!!! YEAY

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THE PRINCE BOAT PARTY @ THE BRICKHOUSE 26TH AUGUST 2011 7PM-3AM (for info see ...)
www.princeboatparty.com
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Reply #14 posted 09/02/09 2:59pm

jimilove

Thank u Jo and well done 4 pulling off the party of the year! Thanx 2 Unique 4 the love, right back at u m8! And thanx 2 everyone there that made playing on the boat & at the camel an awesome and memorable experience!

I hope we get 2 do it again soon! beg

Much love 2 u all!
Jimi, Dave, Doug, Jax & Tony aka Purple Rain xx xx
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Reply #15 posted 09/02/09 3:28pm

catpark

What was the setlist for the Purple Rain band at both parties??!!

Thanks!! smile
FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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Reply #16 posted 09/04/09 2:15am

FuzzyD

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It was a GREAT day and night -my first one. It was great to meet people and hopefully I'll meet more at the next one!

But next time I'll be doing what those clever girls were doing... carrying flat shoes / flip flops in their bags for the walk home!!

THANKS JO!!
XXX
Some pics from the day....

http://www.facebook.com/a...e2984e2b1d
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Reply #17 posted 09/04/09 8:33am

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thanks 2 the organisers, it was a fantastic day! next time can it be a whole weekender?..
thanks 2 purple rain who were excellent, every performance gave me goosies
they were good enough 2 honour a dedication to ruth, a gorgeous orger & prince freak who passed away last year. jimilove did an accoustic 'sometimes it snows' & did a really beautiful job of it, the handclapping & bongos 2wards the end was cool
they're true funky professionals, i dunno how they carried on in the hotness of that pub, but everyone just got down & sweaty 2gether
who else got icecreams on the way home?
apart from their brilliance, another highlight 4 me was watching mentalist get his groove on 2 Dirty Mind, i swear he did all the right moves.
thanks 4 the photos so far!
i'll try & do some later x
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Reply #18 posted 09/05/09 12:08am

syble

FuzzyD said:

It was a GREAT day and night -my first one. It was great to meet people and hopefully I'll meet more at the next one!

But next time I'll be doing what those clever girls were doing... carrying flat shoes / flip flops in their bags for the walk home!!

THANKS JO!!
XXX
Some pics from the day....

http://www.facebook.com/a...e2984e2b1d
[Edited 9/4/09 2:23am]

That was me, I learned my lesson at the o2!!! biggrin strictly there for the dancing, heels are fab but flats are best for a boogey. I didnt have a hotel so we went to eat and then to the camel, so i felt a little underdressed when all you guys turned up in your killer heels and fab party dresses!

Thanks Barbarella!!!!!

A fantastic day, and Jimi and the band were brilliant as ever, thanks to clinton and unique for some great tracks MY NAME IS PRINCE!!!! cool Finally met my facebook peeps and org mates - FAB! Ill be there on the next one.
A special Hi to Jen, LottieLoo and Mentalist.
walk with crooked shoes www.myspace/syblepurplelishous
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Reply #19 posted 09/08/09 9:58am

barberella

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JUST TO LET YOU ALKL KNOW THE WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH PICTURES FROM BOTH PARTY'S
http://www.princeboatparty.com
THE PRINCE BOAT PARTY @ THE BRICKHOUSE 26TH AUGUST 2011 7PM-3AM (for info see ...)
www.princeboatparty.com
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