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Thread started 02/03/18 12:11pm

macaylasdad

If Prince were still alive, do you think Paisley Park would of been opened as museum as soon as it did?

I have heard that opening PP as a museum was all part of his plan anyway, though never really heard of a time frame of when he was going to do this. It seemed after only 6 months after he passed was way too soon open...kind of a rush job... With him gone, some of the displays might not be what he would of wanted and how it;s being ran he might of taken issue with...

So if he was alive, to do you think the operation and what's going on there now would be different?? What do you think he would of added or removed from the tour??

I've read some pretty horrific reviews of PP and how some people are being treated when they visit there. So much so, I am questioning if I should go there. It seems they really don't have there act together yet...

[Edited 2/3/18 13:29pm]

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Reply #1 posted 02/03/18 12:23pm

XxAxX

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i think he would still be living there, working with that new band he had lined up. would have been cool to see him work with mononeon. i was looking forward to that. maybe parts of the Park would have become a museum, but i think not in the way it's open for business now.

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Reply #2 posted 02/03/18 12:23pm

skywalker

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Well, Prince often had Paisley Park tours for the public when he was alive with his wardrobe etc, on display. During the celebrations, album releases, etc. Point being, Paisley Park has always been open for fans, etc.
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Reply #3 posted 02/03/18 12:27pm

macaylasdad

skywalker said:

Well, Prince often had Paisley Park tours for the public when he was alive with his wardrobe etc, on display. During the celebrations, album releases, etc. Point being, Paisley Park has always been open for fans, etc.

Fair point...but as I asked... compared to how it's being ran now...what do you think Prince would of done differently....

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Reply #4 posted 02/03/18 12:36pm

ufoclub

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Didn’t he actually start the plans to make it into a museum before he passed on?
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Reply #5 posted 02/03/18 12:50pm

macaylasdad

ufoclub said:

Didn’t he actually start the plans to make it into a museum before he passed on?

he did start... I heard the PR room was his idea...that's all I heard...

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Reply #6 posted 02/03/18 1:05pm

42Kristen

YES!. Prince wanted to be a museum. But in his own terms. I just he was still here. So he could give me a personal tour sexy

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Reply #7 posted 02/03/18 1:05pm

antonb

Dont be stupid.

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Reply #8 posted 02/03/18 1:08pm

morningsong

Yes. More than likely not at the exact time that it did, but maybe by now in 2018, it would have been ready to go and he would pretty much retire elsewhere.
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Reply #9 posted 02/03/18 2:17pm

motherfunka

No, I don't think it would have opened as a museum as it is now, if he were still alive. I think Prince alluded that he was going to do some sort of residency at Paisley Park. I don't know if his museum plans had anything to do with that, but could be. As far as how it is being ran, for the most part, I don't have any issues.

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I would like to see more representation of his music on the tours. It's rather quiet in there, which doesn't represent how I remember it always being. I also wish they would start doing concert viewings again, but apparently that isn't their fault and is an estate issue. As far as the tour guides, they are getting what they paid for. Most of them had never been in Paisley Park, so they kind of go on script.

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Reply #10 posted 02/03/18 2:32pm

macaylasdad

motherfunka said:

No, I don't think it would have opened as a museum as it is now, if he were still alive. I think Prince alluded that he was going to do some sort of residency at Paisley Park. I don't know if his museum plans had anything to do with that, but could be. As far as how it is being ran, for the most part, I don't have any issues.

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I would like to see more representation of his music on the tours. It's rather quiet in there, which doesn't represent how I remember it always being. I also wish they would start doing concert viewings again, but apparently that isn't their fault and is an estate issue. As far as the tour guides, they are getting what they paid for. Most of them had never been in Paisley Park, so they kind of go on script.

thanks for your honest feedback...

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Reply #11 posted 02/03/18 3:01pm

rogifan

According to Funkenberry he was working on it but some things weren’t ready before he passed. The Graceland folks claim they have emails he authored that explained in detail what he wanted.

I do question if it would have opened were he still alive because apparently he was living there. Now sure how that would have worked even if they keep the upstairs off limits to tours.
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Reply #12 posted 02/03/18 4:52pm

MD431Madcat

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NO-NO-NO!!!

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Reply #13 posted 02/03/18 5:43pm

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macaylasdad said:



skywalker said:


Well, Prince often had Paisley Park tours for the public when he was alive with his wardrobe etc, on display. During the celebrations, album releases, etc. Point being, Paisley Park has always been open for fans, etc.


Fair point...but as I asked... compared to how it's being ran now...what do you think Prince would of done differently....


—-They say that are following his directions and many of the exhibits were already in place when he died.
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Reply #14 posted 02/03/18 5:45pm

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rogifan said:

According to Funkenberry he was working on it but some things weren’t ready before he passed. The Graceland folks claim they have emails he authored that explained in detail what he wanted.

I do question if it would have opened were he still alive because apparently he was living there. Now sure how that would have worked even if they keep the upstairs off limits to tours.

—He was having another house built and as we can see he had many other houses.
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Reply #15 posted 02/03/18 7:20pm

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macaylasdad said:

skywalker said:

Well, Prince often had Paisley Park tours for the public when he was alive with his wardrobe etc, on display. During the celebrations, album releases, etc. Point being, Paisley Park has always been open for fans, etc.

Fair point...but as I asked... compared to how it's being ran now...what do you think Prince would of done differently....

I'll tell you what, I toured Paisley Park several times when Prince was alive, and I have toured it several times since it's been a museum.

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A LOT of what is on the current tour is (almost verbatim) what was said during the tours for the celebrations, etc.

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The truth is, when Prince was there, fans actually got to see MORE of the place. The vault being one thing, his parking garage (where Sexy MF was filmed) being another...

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Reply #16 posted 02/03/18 10:52pm

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Probably not yet. He was still working on a lot of stuff there. I can't see him doing the museum when he was still working, recording, and collaborating with others there.
And i too wish they would bring back the concert screenings.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #17 posted 02/04/18 2:42am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:

rogifan said:

According to Funkenberry he was working on it but some things weren’t ready before he passed. The Graceland folks claim they have emails he authored that explained in detail what he wanted.

I do question if it would have opened were he still alive because apparently he was living there. Now sure how that would have worked even if they keep the upstairs off limits to tours.

—He was having another house built and as we can see he had many other houses.

But he was living at PP.
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Reply #18 posted 02/04/18 3:20am

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Prince had intentions to make it more bespoke and interactive than it is now. Unless some of these elements are added later I can't imagine it's 100% Prince's vision.

Prince's museum may not have been open all year 7 days a week either.

I'm sure Prince was intending to still perform and record there too. He would likely have made the odd guest appearance also.
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Reply #19 posted 02/04/18 3:03pm

motherfunka

laurarichardson said:

macaylasdad said:

Fair point...but as I asked... compared to how it's being ran now...what do you think Prince would of done differently....

—-They say that are following his directions and many of the exhibits were already in place when he died.

Some of the exhibit spaces were in place, but the artifacts were not.

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Reply #20 posted 02/04/18 3:06pm

motherfunka

laurarichardson said:

rogifan said:
According to Funkenberry he was working on it but some things weren’t ready before he passed. The Graceland folks claim they have emails he authored that explained in detail what he wanted. I do question if it would have opened were he still alive because apparently he was living there. Now sure how that would have worked even if they keep the upstairs off limits to tours.
—He was having another house built and as we can see he had many other houses.

The house that is being built is on a property on Red Fox Circle that Prince owned. The construction didn't start until after he had passed.

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Reply #21 posted 02/04/18 4:13pm

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I get the feeling that the big plans he had (rumored) about a PP residency during the Summer would have included something like this.

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Reply #22 posted 02/04/18 4:15pm

Mumio

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No. I think health considerations pushed a much quicker agenda than may have been initially planned.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #23 posted 02/04/18 5:34pm

funksterr

Wasn't supposed to ACTUALLY be a museum. That was just something to give him peace of mind so he could face the challenges of his health issue. Same thing with Prince 2.0/NextPrince etc. Wasn't supposed to be a thing, just a way of clearing his head so he could answer the broader questions.

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Reply #24 posted 02/05/18 5:46am

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motherfunka said:

laurarichardson said:

rogifan said: —He was having another house built and as we can see he had many other houses.

The house that is being built is on a property on Red Fox Circle that Prince owned. The construction didn't start until after he had passed.

Because the contract was already signed to build the house before he died. It was even mentioned in the court papers. A few people who worked for him said his living in PP was temporary.

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Reply #25 posted 02/05/18 5:51am

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funksterr said:

Wasn't supposed to ACTUALLY be a museum. That was just something to give him peace of mind so he could face the challenges of his health issue. Same thing with Prince 2.0/NextPrince etc. Wasn't supposed to be a thing, just a way of clearing his head so he could answer the broader questions.

Who has exhibits built to clear their head? The interior designer he hired even showed off her designs that he had approved. This was going to be a museum and trust me if plans were not in place the estate managers would not have allowed it to go forward and not this quickly.

I think some of you are forgetting that a court is overseeing these decisions and money is not going to be spent to start of a museum unless things were already in place.

It has been almost two years and the estate just recently announced that five entertainment deals are on the table. It took two years to get these deals off the ground and approved. No way would a museum have been together in six months.

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Reply #26 posted 02/05/18 8:00am

lynx

Definitely not

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Reply #27 posted 02/05/18 8:05am

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lynx said:

Definitely not

the interior designer he hired even showed off her designs that he had approved

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Reply #28 posted 02/05/18 9:14am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:



motherfunka said:




laurarichardson said:


rogifan said: —He was having another house built and as we can see he had many other houses.


The house that is being built is on a property on Red Fox Circle that Prince owned. The construction didn't start until after he had passed.



Because the contract was already signed to build the house before he died. It was even mentioned in the court papers. A few people who worked for him said his living in PP was temporary.




So he was planning to live in a house on a cul-de-sac with a non-private/gated driveway? Sorry I have a hard time believing that.
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Reply #29 posted 02/05/18 9:26am

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You would never hear Moonbeam Levels.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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