Title: Prince chat
TwistedVision - September 10, 2007 05:05 PM (GMT)
Yesterday's aftershow was 2 hrs 30 mins!
I am beginning to wish I'd bought tickets to three aftershows instead of two main concerts :doh:
Ellie - September 10, 2007 05:28 PM (GMT)
Have you been to any aftershows at all? I'm going next Sunday - he'll have had a couple of days off and has a break afterwards, so fingers crossed that he turns up.
I've been to 7 main shows and 3 aftershows, all of which he's done nearly 2 hour sets, but last night's was immense from the reports. I'm so annoyed that I didn't go. I probably would have been so hyper afterwards that I wouldn't have even needed the sleep to go to work in the morning.
I had the closest to a lesbian experience I've ever had last Thursday when we were at the front and Shelby J decided to stick her vagina in my face. I don't think she realises that the front rows leaning on the stage can see right up and have no choice to look anywhere else :grin:
TwistedVision - September 10, 2007 05:31 PM (GMT)
I've been to one main show and going to the second on Thursday.
No aftershows booked :(
I heard on Housequake that the 21st aftershow may be cancelled?
Ellie - September 10, 2007 05:39 PM (GMT)
Cancelled? Really? There are tickets for that going for hundreds on eBay. Still, it's not even guaranteed that he'll play - only that if he does it's bound to be a corker. I don't know about the party itself being cancelled.
It's the 12th that's a bit iffy. Ticketmaster aren't selling tickets directly through their site, but if you go there through 3121.com you can get them. It's some Q Awards party that day and I think most of the tickets have gone to industry folks. That actually might be a really great show if he appears - he seems to like proving something to the executives and fellow artists. There were lots present yesterday.
I keep saying that I can't justify more. The midweek shows seem to be the best and it's SO hard getting up in the morning for work. I've already lied to get a couple of days off.
If you have nothing to do on Friday I'd recommend getting aftershow tickets for Thursday. I think it's worth the risk because when he shows it's really out of this world. Imagine seeing MJ at his peak in an intimate setting with respectful fans present, then imagine he's actually joking around with the tightest, funkiest band all getting their turn to show off. :worship:
TwistedVision - September 13, 2007 01:38 AM (GMT)
You see the Prince setlist for 12th Sept?
I got 18 Prince albums and even I don't recognise half the songs on it :lol:
Someone over at Housequake says the show was being recorded for the BBC.
TwistedVision - September 13, 2007 02:24 AM (GMT)
|Standing near the back of the guy, an American security guard came out at about 12:30 & said that the awards had gone on 45 minutes longer than expected, floor was very wet, be careful & enjoy a great show! A few of us were excited by these words (as we shared Dr John disappointments) when 5 minutes later a funky white Merc reversed from the Dome & a couple of us looked at the blacked out windows when..you guessed it...Prince opened the back door & ran over to us (only a few metres away). |
He jumped up at the fence & said 'Did I scare you?', he was very chilled & relaxed (wearing a black outfit & scarf), I think we all had a second or 2 of shock & disbelief before we went over to the fence. Prince turned round & said 'I'm not playing tonight, tomorrow. I need to save my voice' & he did sound croaky. We all then kind of spoke at him, asking if he was serious & he said he needed to rest up & guess there was about 10 of us within a couple of foot of him standing talking to him. He got back in to the Merc & sped along the back of the dome & we all kinda looked at each other in disbelief (& relishing the experience). Others next to us hadn't really notice it happen either which was funny.
It must of only been for about 15/20 seconds but was incredibly special to me. To see him whip the stage & crowd up as a performer, singing & screaming, then an hour later hear him talk & be so relaxed with us all was absolutely mental & within inches (& a bit of fence).
One comment from someone was about going to the box office & getting money back, but we all kind of joked that they'd never believe that you'd just spoken to Prince & he said he wasn't playing.
:erm: Hope his voice is alright for tomorrow's concert!
Ellie - September 13, 2007 09:13 AM (GMT)
So I read this morning :(
How can you not recognise the songs? It was pretty standard for big hits, apart from him doing half the 1999 album!! Apparently when he did Free, hardly anyone recognised it because it was like a whole new arrangement.
I Feel For You
Controversy & Housequake chant
Satisfied / The Rules
U got the look
Oh funky london chant and what's my name
Little Red Corvette
I Would Die 4 U
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
We will rock you (Queen)
Let's go crazy
Proud Mary (Creedence CR)
All along the watchtower (hendrix)
The best of you (Foo Fighters)
Baby I'm A Star
Guitar amazing version just unreal
Play that funky music (short version)
Sign O The Times
I Wanna Be Your Lover
When Doves Cry
Apparently when he did that finale of the synth set the full houselights were up and he was dressed really casually. He did that when I went on 1st Sept :grin:
I hope he gets better. I have a cold and sore throat too, probably from all the late nights.
TwistedVision - September 14, 2007 01:19 AM (GMT)
Ellie, were you at tonight's concert?
It was AWESOME!!!
He came onstage to Let's Go Crazy followed by 1999. Then I Feel For You, Controversy, Shhh. Then came the extended funk jam version fo Musicology, which was awesome.
The piano medley, for me, was a bit of a downer because people kept talking all the way through it, including two girls sat to my left. Also, some guy in front of us was taking photos and security came over, so for the WHOLE of Beautiful Ones I was looking at a fat, balding security guy's ass as he bent over the guy in front and told him off.
In my opinion, that was far more irritating than having some guy's flash going off once every ten minutes, and Prince's clampdown on photos seemed to be causing more disruption than it was preventing. I was ready to kick that security guy's ass, except I think I'd have lost my shoe up there.
They were completely ineffective anyway. The whole time the security guy was bent over the guy in front, a girl to my left was making a video over his shoulder :lol: Power to the people!
Anyway, songs included in the piano medley were Little Red Corvette, I Would Die For You, Love Is A Losing Game [Amy Winehouse cover], Diamonds And Pearls, Under The Cherry Moon, The Beautiful One and Sometimes It Snows In April.
Then Prince picked up his guitar and blasted us with Cream, You Got The Look, Take Me With You, Guitar, Kiss and Purple Rain.
First encore.. Elton John onstage! Blimey. £31.21 for two hours of Prince, a copy of the new album AND a duet with Elton is a bit alright in my book. The place went nuts. Elton duetted with Prince on The Long And Winding Road and Prince played an awesome solo.
Then we got a cover of Crazy fused with a slow version of Kylie's 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head'. Nothing Compares To You. If I Was Your Girlfriend.
The second encore [I think] saw Prince playing some major hits on the synth including Sign O The Times, DMSR, When Doves Cry, Darling Nikki, Alphabet Street etc.
Afterwards we turned around and realised the guy behind us was a friend of my companion, and we hadn't noticed all evening. I immediately fell in love with him - a beautiful and intelligent guy in a fedora, who momentarily restored my faith in MJ fans. We chatted for a little over five minutes, decided Prince wasn't coming back, then my companion and I scooted.
We got about 3 metres outside the door and the kickdrum started. We turned to go back and the staff wouldn't let us back in; "Sorry, show's over." Arrogant twunt.
We had to run around the corner a bit and sneak in through a closed door :lol: :lol: LMAO! Then we sprinted down the stairs back to our new friends. Prince came out in a black sleeveless shirt, black bandana and black trousers.. WOW. Can't believe we almost missed it. Love Bizarre and Chelsea Rogers!!!
Tonight's aftershow will be banging... wish I'd got tickets :doh: :no:
Ellie - September 14, 2007 03:28 AM (GMT)
YES YES YES. I went on a whim, as well as the 2 hour aftershow which was even BETTER. Elton John was right in front of us for the whole show. It was fun seeing him dancing away in his chair.
And Prince had no underwear on for the final synth set encore. We were right by the piano so I could see EVERYTHING :lol: He was facing us and looking right at us making smug faces when he put the Darling Nikki sample on - the whole block just willing him to sing one line, before he went back into SOTT again I think.
NEVER leave until the PA system has come on to tell you to go.
Oh my, the aftershow though, MMMM, FUCKING ACE. Best one yet for me and that's 4 out of 4 I've been to that he's given his all. Amazing. I'm having no sleep at all and am going to work in 2 hours, even though I got back half an hour ago (my friend lives in Greenwich so she's a perfect concert partner for the O2). I don't care though, I'm on another high.
Where were you sitting?
Ellie - September 14, 2007 03:36 AM (GMT)
|At some point he asked, who's making pancakes this morning? Ugh, YOU can't cook! What about over here? Yeah? Turn around! Yap, she's sitting on the groceries!"|
My fav part of the aftershow. He's so FUNNY. And when Shelby was singing a song called Misty Blue (v. good, but never heard of it), Prince was running around the stage playing around with a towel and making funny faces at the band and audience.
Then he ended with Musicology (again) and got more people up on stage (again). I nearly got up on but I have absolutely no voice left and hesitated for too long before the stage was full.
Donna - September 14, 2007 03:40 AM (GMT)
Oh, just call this place Prince Dot Refugees and be done with it.
Ellie - September 14, 2007 03:40 AM (GMT)
Oh, and cos I got the tickets at the last minute in the day, I was in a block full of people from Prince.org who'd all got their tix at the same time while posting on the same site, so we all knew of eachother. FINALLY got a block absolutely full of people who knew the songs and who were up dancing the whole time instead of the casual concert-goers only wanting Purple Rain. Like I said, best show yet.
Ellie - September 14, 2007 03:41 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Donna @ Sep 14 2007, 04:40 AM)|
| Oh, just call this place Prince Dot Refugees and be done with it. |
Boooo, hisssss :angel:
Donna - September 14, 2007 03:59 AM (GMT)
Well couldn't you reopen the Prince forum? That way you could leave the non Prince fans(me) to talk about MJ and his up coming tour, album, live performa...oh....
Ellie - September 14, 2007 04:01 AM (GMT)
Precisely :grin: MJ can fuck a duck right now. It's all over next week anyway *blows raspberries*
Ellie - September 14, 2007 04:01 AM (GMT)
What the hell are you doing up at this hour anyway, Donna?
Donna - September 14, 2007 04:03 AM (GMT)
I just got up.
|MJ can fuck a duck right now. |
No not new allegations. :no:
Ellie - September 14, 2007 04:04 AM (GMT)
TwistedVision - September 14, 2007 01:17 PM (GMT)
The conversations on alllll MJ boards recently seem to veer off into Prince territory.
The hardcores get all moany and it's like - well, what has MJ given us to talk about? Oh yea, the surprise that didn't happen. So we can moan about MJ letting us down again or we can talk about Prince, who's actually doing something with his life :lol:
Ellie - September 14, 2007 01:25 PM (GMT)
I'd criticise Prince for the ridiculous news of him wanting to sue eBay and YouTube, but blah! He may be stupid but I'm paying to see him do what he does best and he's fully satisfying me at the moment. You counter the eccentricities with quality work - MJ used to do that fine.
Donna - September 14, 2007 01:58 PM (GMT)
Judging by what I seen on MJ forums over the last 3 years even when/if MJ does something some folks will be still moaning.
Ellie - September 14, 2007 02:07 PM (GMT)
Prince fans are EXACTLY the same only they've been spoiled. I mean they complain about only having 3 official concert DVDs, when they have about 10 other perfect quality bootlegs as well.
Donna - September 14, 2007 02:11 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Ellie @ Sep 14 2007, 02:25 PM)|
I'd criticise Prince for the ridiculous news of him wanting to sue eBay and YouTube, but blah!
Yeah why is he doing that? He's just gave an whole album away with a shitty newspaper. :crazy:
Honestly he should be happy folks are seeing his performances on youtube. It can open a whole new audience for him to. Youtube is what is pretty much keeping MJ's career alive at the mo.
Ellie - September 14, 2007 02:12 PM (GMT)
I have no idea. He's supposed to be the biggest control freak, but he lacks logic.
Donna - September 14, 2007 02:14 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Ellie @ Sep 14 2007, 03:07 PM)|
| Prince fans are EXACTLY the same only they've been spoiled. I mean they complain about only having 3 official concert DVDs, when they have about 10 other perfect quality bootlegs as well. |
But have they got Kaymon? :erm:
Ellie - September 14, 2007 02:15 PM (GMT)
:lol: No, I think a kaymon is unique to the MJ community.
Ellie - September 14, 2007 02:52 PM (GMT)
Whp the hell writes the 3121.com spy reports??
| 3121 Spy Report: Thursday, Sept 13|
Tonight’s show: amazing as usual, so let’s discuss the surprise factor. During the piano medley, Prince started singing the Amy Winehouse tune “Love is a Losing Game.” Shelby J. took over a verse or two in, with Prince adding some texture in the background. The entire place LOVED IT and cheered 4 quite some time. He also played a sweet instrumental version of Under the Cherry Moon.
Toward the end of the show, Prince said, “that’s it, we ran out of hits” and acted like he was going 2 leave. Some folx seemed 2 buy in2 that, then he said, “psyche!” and sang Kiss.
4 the encore, none other than Sir Elton John came onstage 2 sing The Long and Winding Road. It was quite cool seeing these 2 legendary artists on the same stage 2gether. Later during the encore, Prince, in playful mood, played about a 10 second sample of Bennie and the Jets b4 breaking in2 his own material. A friend said they saw Elton laughing about it at his table. We also heard a teaser from Soft and Wet in the middle of Sign O’ the Times… we don’t know how Prince comes up with these combinations on the fly (he often mixes songs and samples 2gether without missing a beat), but they r always DOPE!
O yeah, we almost 4got: we overheard that Prince watches the DVD of this show over and over and thought this was the best of the 21 so far, mainly because Eye Feel 4 U/Controversy as the 3rd cut gets the crowd so hype…there is nowhere 2 go but up afterwards. Much respect and love 2 Elton John 4 his cool as ice contribution. London is the bomb!!
What on Earth (or in space?) did we just witness? Whew! Back2back, the NPG rolled out Around the World in a Day, Beautiful Strange, and Whole Lotta Love. Those 3 featured the SICKEST guitar playing and effects ever 2 b heard on that stage. Beautiful Strange took things thru outer space — by the end of the song, Prince was bending notes, fading tones in and out with the volume knob, and coming up with seriously tripped out sounds — and that’s not even counting what the effects pedals add. It sure was great hearing Around the World in a Day live, 2. Just moments earlier we’d heard someone say they’d wish he’d play that. U got it!
Prince played Paisley Park instrumentally and solo on guitar, then led the band in2 Partyup. This song SMOKES live. By the end of the song, the entire crowd took part in the “we don’t wanna fight no more!” chant. Nice.
Come2gether was about the longest, sweetest version we’ve heard of this song. Prince played Renato’s keys as Marva took the mic on the Bill Withers classic Who is She? They killed this jam. Whether u call it 2 hot or 2 cool, we know one thing: nobody can touch it.
Prince seemed 2 b having THE most fun we’ve ever seen him have at an aftershow. He was constantly clowning, just being free all night. When Shelby sang Misty Blue, he ran onstage and screamed like a fan. Later on he couldn’t take it anymore and dove in2 some pillows on the drum riser. This song brought the house down, by the way… it’s so nice 2 c everyone appreciating the NPG and giving some love back.
Prince even played some cowbell, complete with funky faces.. fun. :) Morris even had his own cheering section on his side of the stage.. perhaps they were trying 2 coax him in2 doing the robot. :)
Thruout the night, Prince called on Morris 2 just play one note on the organ, which became a running joke later. “Morris got a attitude,” he’d say, and there’d be that sick, sticky organ note again, with spotlights on Morris. 2 funny.
These shows r so much fun, and so different than the main concert. 3121 really is the perfect place 2 c the NPG.. check it out while u have the chance!
That was me. I love Morris Hayes!! Yes, he did the robot at the previous aftershow I went to when everyone was coming on and off stage but he couldn't be bothered to move from the other side so just did a funky dance for everyone.
TwistedVision - September 14, 2007 03:21 PM (GMT)
If Prince loves that DVD so much... maybe we'll get a release?
The man would be nuts not to release a DVD. It would sell like hotcakes to all the squillions of concert goers who want a keepsake, and to all the foreign fans who didn't make the concerts.
Ellie - September 14, 2007 03:27 PM (GMT)
He tapes everything for personal archives, like MJ does. Never bloody releases anything great though. I heard 28th August was one that was professionally filmed because extra cameras were required that night, plus the setlist was all big hits with hardly any obscurities.
I'd prefer one I went to though, and last night was my fav. I'd love a compilation of aftershow highlights on DVD *sigh*
Rijowhite - September 14, 2007 05:28 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Donna @ Sep 14 2007, 03:40 AM)|
| Oh, just call this place Prince Dot Refugees and be done with it. |
TwistedVision - September 16, 2007 01:31 AM (GMT)
BTW Ellie... how did you go to the Prince show 'on a whim' ?
I thought all the tickets were sold out!?!?
I would so go to another if I could.
Ellie - September 16, 2007 07:16 AM (GMT)
Ticketmaster always release the best seats in the house on the day of the concerts. They're usually returns to the promoters from other vendors that try and sell VIP packages for silly prices, so they just give them back to Ticketmaster at the last minute to sell at face value.
Trowl on the Prince.org forums and there are people there checking all the time. They announce what blocks are available and when, plus there are individuals selling their tickets there if they can't go or have bagged better seats for themselves. There's a rule there that you can only sell to other posters at face value.
TwistedVision - September 16, 2007 02:58 PM (GMT)
I'd love to be at the final concert.
What do you reckon he'll put out of the bag for that one?
Tibsy - September 16, 2007 03:49 PM (GMT)
The biggest rabbit the world has ever seen.
Its THIS big
American guy - September 16, 2007 03:52 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tibsy @ Sep 16 2007, 09:49 AM)|
Its THIS big
Sounds to much like conversation i've had with women
Ellie - September 17, 2007 04:25 AM (GMT)
I MET PRINCE TONIGHT!!!! The man is AWESOMELY lovely and cute. He played in my face again right at the front of the stage for what was at least a whole minute. Mel got up on stage to dance but I didn't want to lose my perfect spot - got to high five him when he reached out to the front rows this time though.
Then we met him at the gate of the car park as he was leaving. Security kept telling us that he'd just get in the car and leave, but he came over for a quick chat :blush:
And he was telling jokes on stage for ages. Kept going on about how annoying it is having pics taken of him in the street and said one guy said "If I can get a picture of you and Michael Jackson together I can retire". Then we screamed with approval at the mere mention of MJ. I think the band noticed us :grin:
American guy - September 17, 2007 06:26 AM (GMT)
Okay first dont wash your hand you need to go rub some envelops or something and send me one.
Donna - September 17, 2007 06:52 AM (GMT)
Very nice Ellie. :thumbsup:
Donna - September 17, 2007 07:08 AM (GMT)
American guy - September 17, 2007 07:10 AM (GMT)
Donna we should be unhappy. Dot refugees to close Ellie runs off with Prince and his band :grin: