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Thread started 01/29/19 8:29pm

benni

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It's that time of year again..

Prince gave the Superbowl a performance that will never be topped. And his Superbowl press conference was fantastic!

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl performance?

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Reply #1 posted 01/29/19 9:37pm

iZsaZsa

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What?
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Reply #2 posted 01/29/19 9:46pm

Mumio

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benni said:

Prince gave the Superbowl a performance that will never be topped. And his Superbowl press conference was fantastic!

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl performance?



Hi Benni smile I'd have to say all of it.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #3 posted 01/29/19 11:11pm

BlueShakooo

The guitar-solo on "The Best Of You" is unbelievable!
One of my favorite guitar-solos ever!
"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #4 posted 01/30/19 7:44am

Musze

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BlueShakooo said:

The guitar-solo on "The Best Of You" is unbelievable! One of my favorite guitar-solos ever!

YEP. This.

And the smirk he gives when he finishes it before Purple Rain begins.

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Reply #5 posted 01/30/19 5:58pm

LovePaisley

benni said:

Prince gave the Superbowl a performance that will never be topped. And his Superbowl press conference was fantastic!

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl performance?



Watching my friends' eyes bug out watching his performance at a Super Bowl party. More than one person said said, "Damn, I forgot how good he is."

eek
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #6 posted 01/30/19 10:32pm

benni

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iZsaZsa said:


Ohhhh that WAS great! I remember watching it, though, and getting tickled. He knew the image he was portraying for millions! lol

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Reply #7 posted 01/30/19 10:33pm

benni

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Mumio said:

benni said:

Prince gave the Superbowl a performance that will never be topped. And his Superbowl press conference was fantastic!

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl performance?



Hi Benni smile I'd have to say all of it.


Hey Mumio! Yeah, it was all really great, wasn't it? I rmeember waiting all day just for the half-time. (I'm not a football fan, at all, so it was all about Prince that year for me.)

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Reply #8 posted 01/30/19 10:34pm

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Musze said:

BlueShakooo said:

The guitar-solo on "The Best Of You" is unbelievable! One of my favorite guitar-solos ever!

YEP. This.

And the smirk he gives when he finishes it before Purple Rain begins.


Can't nobody smirk in the way Prince smirked! He was good and he knew he was good. When he could make stars (in their own right) act like giddy school girls around him, he couldn't help but know he was good!

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Reply #9 posted 01/30/19 10:35pm

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LovePaisley said:

benni said:

Prince gave the Superbowl a performance that will never be topped. And his Superbowl press conference was fantastic!

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl performance?

Watching my friends' eyes bug out watching his performance at a Super Bowl party. More than one person said said, "Damn, I forgot how good he is." eek


lol - how in the world could you tear your eyes away from Prince to see your friends' eyes bug out? I couldn't take my eyes off Prince, to heck with everyone else around! LOL

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Reply #10 posted 01/31/19 4:21am

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Still wonder hoe they did that lightening bolt effect. When I first saw it i was like "holy shit they're gonna cancel this!"

I thought it was real

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Reply #11 posted 01/31/19 5:02am

iZsaZsa

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benni said:

iZsaZsa said:


Ohhhh that WAS great! I remember watching it, though, and getting tickled. He knew the image he was portraying for millions! lol

He wanted that to be special, and I agree. giggle

What?
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Reply #12 posted 01/31/19 6:41am

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Here is a thread from 2007 about the halftime show and the electronics" When Doves Fry: Why Prince Didn't Get Electrocuted at the Superbowl" though it doesn't mention the lightening. (I thought it was real, too! eek ) http://prince.org/msg/7/217052

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Reply #13 posted 01/31/19 7:43am

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The only disappointment I have from that spectacular performance is that we never got the studio version of "Best of You" that Howard Stern played. It seemed like a no-brainer to release it on iTunes that weekend (although Prince rarely took proper advantage of obvious opportunities like that). Would love for that to finally be released someday! Hey Prince Estate, that would be a nice release on next year's Super Bowl weekend...

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Reply #14 posted 01/31/19 8:29am

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Upon the last note, I vividly remember jumping off the couch and screaming YOU NAILED THIS!

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Reply #15 posted 01/31/19 8:41am

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the rain...none of us had any doubt prince was gonna shine. he did it in the middle of a fucking miami downpour. awesome.

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Reply #16 posted 01/31/19 8:42am

JellyBean

The whole thing!!

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.” Brazilian bishop Dom Hélder Câmara
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Reply #17 posted 01/31/19 11:54am

bsprout

Other than the obvious memory, which is that it was a jaw-dropping, hair-stand-on-end performance, I guess my favorite part was when he sang 'Purple Rain', in the rain. Cliché, I know, but it was then that I could see that he had held the crowd's rapt attention the whole time and had pulled off the impossible. I distinctly remember feeling so overjoyed for him. At the time, I was the only person in my household who cared about Prince, and who even watched the performance (I know, can you believe that). I will add that the only reason I even watched the Super Bowl was to see him perform. So, basically, my favorite part was the feeling of immense joy I had when it ended, thinking to myself, "he did it! he did! he's still got it! he proved he's the best to the people who thought he was a has-been!". Sadly, I had no one else to share my euphoria with that night, as I watched it alone in a house full of people (no one else shares my Prince obsession, unfortunately, despite my efforts). Whatever, it was epic.

I have to add that I loved his press conference, too

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Reply #18 posted 02/01/19 2:08pm

poppys

See the source image

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Reply #19 posted 02/01/19 4:34pm

LovePaisley

benni said:



LovePaisley said:


benni said:

Prince gave the Superbowl a performance that will never be topped. And his Superbowl press conference was fantastic!

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl performance?



Watching my friends' eyes bug out watching his performance at a Super Bowl party. More than one person said said, "Damn, I forgot how good he is." eek


lol - how in the world could you tear your eyes away from Prince to see your friends' eyes bug out? I couldn't take my eyes off Prince, to heck with everyone else around! LOL



I was in the back of the room, everyone else in front of me, having just blown out my birthday cake. I can't tell you how many Super Bowl cakes I've had. cake
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #20 posted 02/01/19 4:51pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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Magical!

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See the source image

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Reply #21 posted 02/03/19 7:11pm

Latin

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cool
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Reply #22 posted 02/03/19 7:22pm

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Came in here thinking it was a caption this thread. I miss those sad
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Reply #23 posted 02/03/19 7:26pm

Latin

Today, Omarr, Prince's brother, posted the video on twitter of the classic performance:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be
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Reply #24 posted 02/03/19 7:35pm

TheGloved1

It's the best performance of Purple Rain outside of the 83 First Avenue debut. I was 13 and remember feeling proud and very happy for Prince. The performance was an underscore of his entire career for the whole nation to see, and in extension the world. No one will ever top that performace; I don't think there are any artist of that caliber left who can do something that iconic.

RIP Prince! biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 02/04/19 12:56am

Latin

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

Upon the last note, I vividly remember jumping off the couch and screaming YOU NAILED THIS!



cool
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Reply #26 posted 02/04/19 3:55am

rogifan

Nobody has topped it since. Certainly not Maroon 5 last night. eek
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #27 posted 02/04/19 5:01am

dodger

Just watched it (twice) for the first time in a while. Stating the obvious but what a perfect performance in every way. The Best Of You is electrifying.
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His face at the end; he knew he pulled it off but looked humbled at the same time. These moments make me realise how much I miss him
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Reply #28 posted 02/04/19 6:29am

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Still gives me goosebumps. The greatest ever showed out on the greatest stage. Dude rose to every occasion. His performances at the Super Bowl and RRHOF are stuff of legend. Both events will continue to shine light on his greatness every single year.

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Reply #29 posted 02/04/19 6:58am

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The best part of the performance was knowing that I was going to see him in Vegas the following weekend - and rubbing my friends' faces in it. lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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