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Thread started 04/29/16 2:20pm

sro100

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How Many Times Have You Seen Him Live?

In all, for me, probably around 20 or so.

Everything from Purple Rain Civic Center, Lovesexy MPLS, Paisley Shows, Glam Slam, Erotic City, Ruperts for Sign O The Times, through LA Billboard, LA Welcome to America, etc. etc.

Plus a lot of "almost concerts" like being in Paisley for the Gold shoot and stuff like that.

And --- seeing (mainly hearing) him, the Time, et. al back in1983 when they used to practice daily at the one-time pet food warehouse in St. Louis Park; back then we kept wanting to hear him jam something from 1999 since those were the hits me and my friends knew as we walked back from St. Louis Park High School.

Y'all?

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Reply #1 posted 04/29/16 2:22pm

txladykat

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sro100 said:

In all, for me, probably around 20 or so.

Everything from Purple Rain Civic Center, Lovesexy MPLS, Paisley Shows, Glam Slam, Erotic City, Ruperts for Sign O The Times, through LA Billboard, LA Welcome to America, etc. etc.

Plus a lot of "almost concerts" like being in Paisley for the Gold shoot and stuff like that.

And --- seeing (mainly hearing) him, the Time, et. al back in1983 when they used to practice daily at the one-time pet food warehouse in St. Louis Park; back then we kept wanting to hear him jam something from 1999 since those were the hits me and my friends knew as we walked back from St. Louis Park High School.

Y'all?

Only 6 sad sad

Was planning on making some of the shows on the Piano tour when hubby got back from Africa...but sadly it wasn't meant to be.

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Reply #2 posted 04/29/16 2:22pm

sro100

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txladykat said:

sro100 said:

In all, for me, probably around 20 or so.

Everything from Purple Rain Civic Center, Lovesexy MPLS, Paisley Shows, Glam Slam, Erotic City, Ruperts for Sign O The Times, through LA Billboard, LA Welcome to America, etc. etc.

Plus a lot of "almost concerts" like being in Paisley for the Gold shoot and stuff like that.

And --- seeing (mainly hearing) him, the Time, et. al back in1983 when they used to practice daily at the one-time pet food warehouse in St. Louis Park; back then we kept wanting to hear him jam something from 1999 since those were the hits me and my friends knew as we walked back from St. Louis Park High School.

Y'all?

Only 6 sad sad

Was planning on making some of the shows on the Piano tour when hubby got back from Africa...but sadly it wasn't meant to be.

I was so, so, so looking forward to Piano in LA; every day I'd check on it.

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Reply #3 posted 04/29/16 2:24pm

nursev

Unfortunately just once sad in Oklahoma City 2004. I had tickets in 84 but a family issue caused me to miss the PR tour sad I kept asking for him to come to Texas but he never would sad

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Reply #4 posted 04/29/16 2:26pm

McD

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23, not counting aftershows. From '92 - '2014.

3 x Diamonds & Pearls '92 (England & Scotland)
3 x Symbol Album '93 (Eng, Sco, France)
2 x Gold Experience '95 (both Scotland)
1 x New Power Soul '98 (Eng)
1 x Musicology '04 (NY)
11 x Planet Earth '04 (London)
1 x Bugger All '11 (Hop Farm Festival, Eng)
1 x HitNRun '14 (London)
[Edited 4/29/16 15:27pm]
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Reply #5 posted 04/29/16 2:28pm

Guitarhero

Hit and Run London 1986

Lovesexy London 1988

Nude tour london 1990

Diamonds & Pearls Earls Court 1992

Act 2 Sheffield 1993

21 Nights London 2007

Hit n Run part 2 Manchester 2014

Great memories will stay with me forever , thankyou Prince.

Not included aftershows.

Was planning on going to the Piano tour in europe too sad

[Edited 4/29/16 14:32pm]

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Reply #6 posted 04/29/16 2:29pm

violectrica

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Twice. Laaaaame

Musicology and hit n run.
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #7 posted 04/29/16 2:32pm

jlucky

violectrica said:

Twice. Laaaaaame Musicology and hit n run.

That's not lame--it's great that you got to see the man.

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Reply #8 posted 04/29/16 2:33pm

mrwiggles

Five.
Lovesexy '88 when I realized Sheila E was the baddest drummer in the world.

Jack The Rapper convention '91 where he brought out and showcased songs from the upcoming Diamonds & Pearls. Hell of a performance he was trying to show black radio he was back.

97 Jam Of The Year

Again maybe in 98 or 99 can't recall what he was touring off.

Then once more about 2001ish maybe. We walked out. The venue was SRO but mugs were smoking dropping ashes everywhere. He was doing the whole gig as some kind of medley it seems.

He'd hit a few strokes of this then go to that without ever really settling down in a good groove. He was tossing us snippets and scraps of songs and truthfully it was sounding like the record. I said with all this smoke in here I can go home and listen to the vinyl.
That's the last time I saw him.
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Reply #9 posted 04/29/16 2:35pm

feeluupp

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6.

Musicology Tour - 2004

HitnRun Tour -2015

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Reply #10 posted 04/29/16 2:35pm

peppeken

24
Dublin, UK and Vegas
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Reply #11 posted 04/29/16 2:36pm

kittycat108

Three times for me. At the first one I got invited to the after party but never went as I was only 16 and was worried about getting the coach home (concert was 50 miles from my home). Even before last weeks events that decsion has been my biggest regret in life. I should have just gone! sad

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Thank u 4 a funky time
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Reply #12 posted 04/29/16 2:45pm

jfrost

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9 Times
1990 Cork
1992 Dublin
1995 Dublin x2 (both shows)
2002 Dublin (shook Maceo's hand)
2007 London (night 2)
2010 Bergen
2011 Malahide
2014 Manchester (Academy night 2)
Never saw an aftershow unfortunately.
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Reply #13 posted 04/29/16 2:47pm

1contessa

Once, Essence Fest 2014.....a dream fulfilled.

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Reply #14 posted 04/29/16 2:47pm

SPYZFAN1

Four times -...Parade Tour - 1986...Symbol/Act1...1993.....Jam Of The Year..1997....New Power Soul Tour w/ Chaka and Larry..1998

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Reply #15 posted 04/29/16 2:48pm

emesem

Sadly lost count perhaps as much as 15-16. NOT ENOUGH TIMES

Parade 86 NYC

LoveSexy 88 MSG 2x

Act I 93 Radio City

Palaldium 94 NYC 2x

L40A - San Jose 1997

Jam of the Year 1997 Jones Beach

Hit n Run 2000 LA

Prince Celebration 2001 MN 2x?

Musicology 2004 3x? NY/NJ

Welcome to America 2011 2x?

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Reply #16 posted 04/29/16 2:50pm

Elvie

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Diamonds & Pearls Earls Court 1992
21 Nights London 2007 (twice)
Indigo at the O2.
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Reply #17 posted 04/29/16 2:59pm

trc1

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4-5. Missed this last one in DC. tickets got snatched up like the meal. I remember having to do duty 24 hours no sleep (military) then get off at 12 noon, 5 hours later. Still in uniform drove 6-8 hours to catch a show in Charlotte, NC. Check into my hotel room with 1 1/2 hours to wash that butt and dress (I need 8 hours). Went to the show. Strolled pass Kip rapping to some ladies. Enjoyed the show. Back to my room for a FEW hours of ZZZZs and drove 6-8 hours back to base to get to work on time. That's LOVE.

My fav was DC when he introduced Tamar. I asked him to come to me (finger motion). He was on his way. Guitar chord too short. Damn staff.
"I don't make the rules. I just play"
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Reply #18 posted 04/29/16 2:59pm

slaphead

Lovesexy 88, 1xParis & 1xLondon

Nude Tour, 1x London

Diamonds & Pearls, 1x London

21 NIghts in London, 5 main concerts, 7 aftershows

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Reply #19 posted 04/29/16 3:03pm

NorthC

23. First time Nude Tour Rotterdam 1990. Last time Melkweg Amsterdam 2011. And all the European tours in between (except London 2007, but that wasn't really a tour). It's been one helluva a ride and that last one was the best! Thank U, brother. pray
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Reply #20 posted 04/29/16 3:03pm

wouldntulove2l
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27 from 1997 to 2014

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #21 posted 04/29/16 3:05pm

Nasalhair

13. Nowhere near enough.
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Reply #22 posted 04/29/16 3:13pm

Philly76

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Nasalhair said:

Nowhere near enough.

Exactly.

12 times here from 1998-2013.
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Reply #23 posted 04/29/16 3:21pm

nursev

Im jealous of u guys razz

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Reply #24 posted 04/29/16 3:21pm

andyinLA

Member of the org for a long time- first time posting. Nice to read all the posts, still hard to believe he's gone...

I've seen him roughly 27 times in 31 years- arena shows, after shows. I was at the first three shows at the South Beach Glam Slam back in the day- those were among the most amazing.

Took a friend from HS to her first show, front row in front of Rhonda, second Musicology show at MSG. I had been promising my friend a Prince show for years, truly amazing...

London, LA Forum, Tramps with Chaka and George Benson, Irving Plaza in NYC- waited in line to get in for many, many hours- he went on so late, I stood next to Wyclef- great show, Citi Nightclub in Boston, my first after show when I was in college

So many great memories, so many wonderful shows- sigh

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Reply #25 posted 04/29/16 3:27pm

BanishedBrian

13 times total I think... 1994 at Glam Slam was the first.

No Candy 4 Me
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Reply #26 posted 04/29/16 3:28pm

MMJas

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Guitarhero said:

Hit and Run London 1986

Lovesexy London 1988

Nude tour london 1990

Diamonds & Pearls Earls Court 1992

Act 2 Sheffield 1993

21 Nights London 2007

Hit n Run part 2 Manchester 2014

Great memories will stay with me forever , thankyou Prince.

Not included aftershows.

Was planning on going to the Piano tour in europe too sad

[Edited 4/29/16 14:32pm]

I was at that show in Earls Court. smile

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Reply #27 posted 04/29/16 3:28pm

jdcxc

Nasalhair said:

13. Nowhere near enough.


Ditto that sentiment. Was really trying to get to Piano Microphone...damn.
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Reply #28 posted 04/29/16 3:28pm

ThePartyman

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25, I think.

I am pretty sure that the aftershow after the last night at the O2 was my 21st show, and then I saw him 4 times in 2014 during the hitnrun shows.

Eye like pretty things, and u're just as pretty as u can b...
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Reply #29 posted 04/29/16 3:34pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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6 (3 front row 1, 3rd row, 1 20th or so, 1 very back row)

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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