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Thread started 05/20/19 9:32am

donnyenglish

Prince at Home Depot Event

I was at a family function this weekend and a relative told me out of the blue that he operated a limo service in Orlando and in the 2003 time frame he took Prince to a private event for a Home Depot conference where he performed. He said that Prince stayed at the Hard Rock in Orlando but then moved to some hotel across the street because people knew he was there. He said that Prince was very nice and got paid $250,000 to play a 3-4 songs at the event and it was a secret that Prince was the surprise performer. He also said that Sting performed at the same event. He said that he took Prince directly from the show to his private plane.

This sounds very strange to me because I have never heard it mentioned, but I thought that I would post it here to see if anyone can verify.

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Reply #1 posted 05/20/19 10:18am

laytonian

donnyenglish said:

I was at a family function this weekend and a relative told me out of the blue that he operated a limo service in Orlando and in the 2003 time frame he took Prince to a private event for a Home Depot conference where he performed. He said that Prince stayed at the Hard Rock in Orlando but then moved to some hotel across the street because people knew he was there. He said that Prince was very nice and got paid $250,000 to play a 3-4 songs at the event and it was a secret that Prince was the surprise performer. He also said that Sting performed at the same event. He said that he took Prince directly from the show to his private plane.

This sounds very strange to me because I have never heard it mentioned, but I thought that I would post it here to see if anyone can verify.

He played lots of private events.
They were good, easy money.

Get more details from your relative. PrinceVault.com doesn't seem to have this one.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #2 posted 05/20/19 10:46am

chaocracy

Penn of Penn & Teller tells a story where they were working a private event with Prince. Penn was standing alone backstage watching Prince perform and mid song Prince came over and yelled at him to turn up the bass. Penn laughed and shrugged his shoulders.

[Edited 5/20/19 10:47am]

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Reply #3 posted 05/20/19 11:21am

lwr001

Is this the one that took place in an airplane hangar with kc and sunshine band
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Reply #4 posted 05/20/19 12:30pm

rabbutt

I think something about this story is off , I worked at the hard rock hotel Orlando in 03 , and he definitely Did not stay with us
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Reply #5 posted 05/20/19 3:07pm

42Kristen

Woah. Lucky relative of yours eek

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Reply #6 posted 05/21/19 5:28am

Milty2

My gf once lived in NYC and told me once that one of her friends was in some private member's club (the name escapes me) and Prince walked in one day and just started playing the piano in the club which lasted for about an hour and everyone just froze when this happened. This must have been around 2009/10.

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Reply #7 posted 05/21/19 9:56am

donnyenglish

42Kristen said:

Woah. Lucky relative of yours eek


He isn’t a fan so he just casually brought it up and I told him to give me every detail. He did give lots of details so I believe him.
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