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What would be your guess how many times Prince played purple rain in concert?

A. 1000
B 2000-3000
C.3000-5,000
D. More than 5,000
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Reply #1 posted 07/06/17 3:08pm

LBrent

D...probably more...

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Reply #2 posted 07/06/17 3:52pm

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I don't think it has been documented any where.

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Reply #3 posted 07/06/17 3:59pm

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The correct answer is in between A and B above.
An article I recently read said he played it about 1,450 times in concert.
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That's probably x concerts x tours but probably comes very close.
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Reply #4 posted 07/06/17 4:09pm

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laytonian said:

. The correct answer is in between A and B above. An article I recently read said he played it about 1,450 times in concert. . That's probably x concerts x tours but probably comes very close. .


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Reply #5 posted 07/06/17 5:38pm

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laytonian said:

. The correct answer is in between A and B above. An article I recently read said he played it about 1,450 times in concert. . That's probably x concerts x tours but probably comes very close. .


I remember that article. It was well over 1000.

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Reply #6 posted 07/06/17 5:46pm

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As Prince himself would say, "thousands."

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Reply #7 posted 07/07/17 3:17am

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princevault would have the answer,if one was to manually count.

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Reply #8 posted 07/07/17 10:27am

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Purple Rain?

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Reply #9 posted 07/07/17 10:57am

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Reply #10 posted 07/08/17 6:12am

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It is bittersweet when I realize I saw his last performance of Purple Rain.

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Reply #11 posted 07/08/17 6:22am

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According to setlist.fm, Prince played PR 1007 times. I doubt they have every setlist he ever played, so yeah, 1400-1500 seems legit.

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Reply #12 posted 07/08/17 10:14am

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Fury said:

A. 1000 B 2000-3000 C.3000-5,000 D. More than 5,000 [Edited 7/7/17 12:44pm]

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5000? Seriously? Let's do some raw math, shall we? The song was around for 30-odd years, so that makes an average of 150 plays per year, so once every 2.5 days. Does that sound realistic to you, considering that there were years where Prince didn't even tour?

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BartVanHemelen said:

Fury said:

A. 1000 B 2000-3000 C.3000-5,000 D. More than 5,000 [Edited 7/7/17 12:44pm]

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5000? Seriously? Let's do some raw math, shall we? The song was around for 30-odd years, so that makes an average of 150 plays per year, so once every 2.5 days. Does that sound realistic to you, considering that there were years where Prince didn't even tour?

And also tours where Purple Rain wasn't even played, or rarely played. Ultimate Live Experience and One Nite Alone for example.

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Reply #14 posted 07/09/17 4:09pm

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If I cou;d change one thing about PrinceVault, it would be to incorporate some elements of Brucebase...

https://brucebase.wikispaces.com/Song+Count+%28by+album%29

I kinda worked this out once a few years ago...it's (almost!) definitely more than 1000 but less than 2000....

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Reply #15 posted 07/09/17 4:45pm

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1,408

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Reply #16 posted 07/10/17 11:16am

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

1,408

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Reply #17 posted 07/11/17 9:39am

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1999 times

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Reply #18 posted 07/11/17 9:53am

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lol Good one!

And he probably played "1999" 1,999 times also. razz biggrin

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