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Reply #30 posted 05/09/16 6:05am

Marvelette

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I started to get spooiled. I moved to a town about three hours from Paisley Park a couple of years ago. I went to Paisley Park three times while I was living there. Then I moved away, about 5 and a half hours from Paisley Park, last fall. I kept meaning to make the trip but never did. I didn't want to risk the drive in the winter. I thought I'd have plenty of time this summer.

I'm sad I didn't take advantage of it when I lived closer and gone to every Paisley Park event. But I'm happy I got to go those grew times. I will cherish those memories I made forever. I also got to go to Welcome 2 Chicago and two Welcome 2 America dates. I'm happy I got to see him as much as I did but I definitely wish I had seen him more.
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Reply #31 posted 05/09/16 6:11am

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I regret that I didn't get to see the Piano & Microphone tour (I had been planning to fly to the States to see the rumoured Red Rocks show), but I got a great fill of recent Prince gigs, living near London.

I got to the majority of the 2013 Hit & Run gigs, all but one of the UK arena gigs in 2014, His final two public UK gigs at the Camden Roundhouse and the his final show, the private charity gig for Autism Rocks.

Strangely enough, when I last saw him, I thought, I wonder if this is the last time I'll see him? I wasn't thinking about death at the time, it was just that the UK got such a good run I thought it could be many years before he returned. I remember soaking up Purple Rain like it was the last time. Sadly, it was.

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Reply #32 posted 05/09/16 6:22am

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I am a person to not believe in regrets but I truly regret that I have never seen him perform. I typically don't go to concerts because I hate crowds but he was one person I would have made the exception for but never got around to going.

If the family has a public memorial service I will drive to Minnesota from Chicago to attend.

I don't know about anyone else but since his death, I search and search to read or watch anything about Prince. Except I refuse to read any of the gossip behind how he died. I want to remember how he lived and the many lives he touched.

Sirius's tribute channel and this site has really helped. Thanks to everyone that contributes their feelings, information and thoughts on here.

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Is in a place that does not require time" --Mr.Nelson
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Reply #33 posted 05/09/16 6:30am

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No. I'm upset that he is dead because it seems it could have been avoided, I would give anything for him to still be alive and never perform again ... just be alive ..


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Reply #34 posted 05/09/16 6:56am

Gohi

My last concert was the first January 21st, Piano & Microphone gala concert. That show was the best last show possible imo. It was autobiographical, incredibly intimate and it featured a lot of songs I didn't think I'd see him play live. The last song I saw Prince play live was "Anna Stesia," from my favorite album Lovesexy.

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Reply #35 posted 05/09/16 7:00am

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I had front row seats and couldn't get to the last show.

Upset? No.

I'm grateful that I had a front row seat to what I consider the greatest musician that ever lived.

I've been riding with Prince since 1978. I've seen the entire ride.

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Reply #36 posted 05/09/16 7:11am

vandeluca

I'm disappointed that I won't be able to see him again. I love live music...but he was my top one to always want to go see. I did not live in the US for a couple decades...so I did not get to see him back then....despite always wanting to and been on the ride since 8th or 9th grade. (Im 47 now). I started back to see him live in 2010 and tried for as many shows as I could or could afford at that time.

I saw him last year around now (May 2015)....this time last year for Mother's Day. Got tix as a Mothers Day gift. I'm grateful that I saw him as many times as I did and my last show.(even though 3rd Eye Girl)

I'm more disappointed for the next generations not to be able to see him or know him like we did. Real musician, real performers. My daughter asked to come and I had said 'next time' (since the tix are so $$)...I do wish I had brought her now...

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Reply #37 posted 05/09/16 7:26am

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NorthC said:

Bohemian67 said:

I saw him 3 times. In Germany when I was 23 in 1990. In 2011 in Belgium and then the concern in Arnhem Gelredome, I think 2013? If he had made it to Amsterdam as scheduled 4 Dec 2015 I might have missed it. Then Paris happened. One of my tweets to him was 'please if you come to A'dam don't come end April' sad I was out of the country. And he wasn't even here any more. Damn life sucks sometimes.

The Arnhem concert was in 2010. And yes, it also makes me sad that we'll never be able to see him live again but I'm happy with the memories that I have. I was out of the country too when he did his last concert in Amsterdam. But let's look at the bright side: we made two other people very happy. wink

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Thanks and true, but it still feels sad

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Reply #38 posted 05/09/16 9:30am

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I too felt so sad I will never get to see him perform live again sad
Then I felt so selfish for thinking that way....should really be grateful for all the times I saw him. Easier said than done as my heart still hurts sad
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Reply #39 posted 05/09/16 9:55am

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SquirrelMeat said:

I regret that I didn't get to see the Piano & Microphone tour (I had been planning to fly to the States to see the rumoured Red Rocks show), but I got a great fill of recent Prince gigs, living near London.

I got to the majority of the 2013 Hit & Run gigs, all but one of the UK arena gigs in 2014, His final two public UK gigs at the Camden Roundhouse and the his final show, the private charity gig for Autism Rocks.

Strangely enough, when I last saw him, I thought, I wonder if this is the last time I'll see him? I wasn't thinking about death at the time, it was just that the UK got such a good run I thought it could be many years before he returned. I remember soaking up Purple Rain like it was the last time. Sadly, it was.

Had a very similar feeling at that show, and as you said I think it was because we'd gotten so lucky lately with a ton of UK shows I thought it would be another few years before he came back. Little did we know ... sad

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Reply #40 posted 05/09/16 10:36am

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Me too.

04/21/2013 Portland show I missed.

2 shows almost $350 each that nite would have been close to $700

at the Roseland Night Club venue.

Cheap tickets sold out.

I could not find full time work at the time and was struggling.

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Reply #41 posted 05/09/16 10:54am

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This was the last time I saw him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF49nZ1ydJg

While I would have loved to see him again and for decades more, I can see the difference in his energy level, mobility, and overall health here compared to recent footage.

It flat-out sucks that he's gone, but this was as good a farewell as I could have asked for.

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Reply #42 posted 05/09/16 11:15am

MissMarySharon

I last saw him two years ago in Manchester. Prior to that, I hadn't seen him since 2007 when he did the 02 run. My most intensive gig going was between 1990 - 1995. In later years, I had problems getting to see him because I don't live near London and health issues mean I can't queue for hours outside venues anymore etc. Manchester was perfect as I had plenty of time to organize an hotel, trains and so on and sort out time off from work. I was so thrilled I got a ticket and the show I saw was amazing, he still seemed so manically energetic and totally on top of his game.

I like a lot of artists, but no one will ever come close to Prince for me. I feel sad that I will never see him again and experience the incredible excitement and thrill of seeing someone who was just so staggeringly good and so incredibly charismatic.

I remain very thankful for all the gigs I saw, all the good times, all the memories. He made me so happy and brought joy into my life for so many years. It's a big loss, so I think it's ok to be sad for a while. I feel particularly for people who saw him recently, literally days before he died, or who attended his last gig. It must feel particularly shocking and upsetting on many levels. As it was over two years ago when I saw him, I guess I have a bit more distance from it. I saw some of the pics from his final gig and they brought tears to my eyes - but he lived for music and I admire his professionalism and commitment to his craft, right until the end. He never complained, never explained, true class.

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Reply #43 posted 05/09/16 12:25pm

thisisreece

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Disappointed not to get to see the piano and microphone tour.But have seen him live many times including his last public concert in the UK which was Leeds. So I haven't done to bad. Just still can't believe we are never going to see any more live performances.

Ah, we were at the same concert in Leeds!

And yes, I'm sad I'll never get to see him again. When I last saw him (the Leeds show) I always presumed I would see him again, not once, but many many times.

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Reply #44 posted 05/09/16 12:29pm

Empress

I've had the pleasure of seeing Prince many times over the years, but the best is knowing that I saw him on March 25, 2016 at the Sony Centre in Toronto (second show). It was so awesome and I feel so fortunate. I will treasure that last show forever.

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Reply #45 posted 05/09/16 12:29pm

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i saw him 10 times in just couple of years, but i'm really upset i never got to see the Piano and microphone show, i was so looking forward to see that tour or hoping that he would come (plans for european tour... you know what happened.... last year and this year i heard rumors again) but it never happened and i'm upset about that. and that last gig is almost 2 years ago.

one week before he died, i thought about when will Prince come and play europe/The Netherlands again... sad

last gig i saw was such a great one though(ziggo dome)... and the one before was my fav gig(Paradiso 1st show)... so im grateful for that.

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Reply #46 posted 05/09/16 1:21pm

kittycat108

I am thankful that I saw him 3 times. I'm sad I never saw him more, like when he played at the O2, but I've been bringing up my kids by myself and just couldn't get away for the night. I also got invited to an after show once and never went, urghh, I was 16 and worried about getting home from London! I wish I had gone

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Reply #47 posted 05/09/16 1:23pm

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I really did want to see the piano and mic tour. It seems like it was going to be intimate and enlightening.

I wish I went to Atlanta.

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Reply #48 posted 05/09/16 1:24pm

RobotDevil

I'm so thankful for the times I did see him, in concert and a handful of times at Paisley. I haven't seen him since 2002 though. I'd held out hope I'd see him again one day. It really hits me hard in the gut to know that will never happen now.

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Reply #49 posted 05/09/16 1:25pm

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BombFunk said:

No. I'm upset that he is dead because it seems it could have been avoided, I would give anything for him to still be alive and never perform again ... just be alive ..

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Reply #50 posted 05/09/16 1:48pm

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I was looking forward to him coming back to Philadelphia in the future. sad

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #51 posted 05/09/16 9:06pm

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RobotDevil said:

BombFunk said:

No. I'm upset that he is dead because it seems it could have been avoided, I would give anything for him to still be alive and never perform again ... just be alive ..

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yes

yes yes doubleyes.... maybe prince has a twin wink

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Reply #52 posted 05/10/16 11:28am

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DarlingKris said:

I'm 26 and I never got to see him so I understand your pain. I feel guilty for not making a attempt to go see him perform when he was in la

I need to be more thankful that I actually DID get to see him.

Strangely, I really can't remember the concert. I just remember that it was good.

At your age, you really should be grateful that you got to see him as much as you did. YOu missed the 80s and probalby most of the 90s.

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Reply #53 posted 05/10/16 11:29am

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RobotDevil said:

I'm so thankful for the times I did see him, in concert and a handful of times at Paisley. I haven't seen him since 2002 though. I'd held out hope I'd see him again one day. It really hits me hard in the gut to know that will never happen now.


The thought that I'll never see another live performance is hardest for me, too.

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Reply #54 posted 05/10/16 11:35am

jasopig

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DarlingKris said:

I'm 26 and I never got to see him so I understand your pain. I feel guilty for not making a attempt to go see him perform when he was in la

I need to be more thankful that I actually DID get to see him.

Strangely, I really can't remember the concert. I just remember that it was good.

There were so many long-time fans who never got to see him. As you know, it's best to be thankful for the time you did see him...

I saw him several times the summer of 95 at Paisley Park. Then again last November (the James Bond movie performance), and finally in January at the first ever Piano and a Microphone. I learned after the '95 shows to journal the shows as soon as I got home (sometimes at 3 or 4am). I figured, he's probably recording a new song, so i can stay up a few minutes to ensure I never forget this night.

I keep staring at his twitter feed waiting for the empty space to fill...

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Reply #55 posted 05/10/16 11:38am

jasopig

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

RobotDevil said:

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yes

yes yes doubleyes.... maybe prince has a twin wink

You really tapped into my feelings. I wouldn't care if he never played another concert or recorded another song. I just want him alive again. He had so much living left to do. I'm still nearly paralyzed in grief over this. It's actually literally killing my marriage.

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Reply #56 posted 05/10/16 11:46am

jaypotton

Gonna say something that in reality is totally dumb...

I am so pissed at those Isalmic terrorists who attacked Paris in November 2015. If that attack had not happened then Prince would not have cancelled his UK Piano & Microphone tour and I would have seen him one more time!

why is that dumb...because of the wider context and how many innocent people died that night in Paris.

But it does give me one more reason to hate terrorists!
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'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #57 posted 05/10/16 3:47pm

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jasopig said:

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

yes yes doubleyes.... maybe prince has a twin wink

You really tapped into my feelings. I wouldn't care if he never played another concert or recorded another song. I just want him alive again. He had so much living left to do. I'm still nearly paralyzed in grief over this. It's actually literally killing my marriage.

several prince songs mention death but the temporary kind. i think any1 who choose 2 believe can at least see him living outside of time wink but in this dimension, sometimes 1 has 2 go in2 hiding. hope it gets better 4 ur marriage.

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Reply #58 posted 05/10/16 3:55pm

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He played in Oakland In February.
I was like $100 for a piano show !!?? Nope :no:

Then I heard a copy of the show, it was awesome
Damn I should have went.. It's not like I couldn't afford if
It's more like I took it for granted, I was like maybe next time
Now there is no next time
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Reply #59 posted 05/10/16 3:57pm

NikkiH

DarlingKris said:

I'm 26 and I never got to see him so I understand your pain. I feel guilty for not making a attempt to go see him perform when he was in la

I'm 33 and am from a nowhere town in Texas that he never came near, and am poor, so it never happened. I almost spent my paycheck to go to the Atlanta show(plane tickets,show tickets, hotel,rental car) but had a family emergency come up so I couldn't. Biggest regret of my life. I have to be satisfied with the few experiences I had with him personally in my childhood/teen years( long stories that I'm not disclosing, but we got to communicate via mail and online a bit when I was younger). I'm living vicariously through the show videos as I always have. sad

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