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Reply #60 posted 10/25/16 6:54pm

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Kind of an interesting piece written by a "super fan" suggesting ways to improve the PP tours:
https://scottwoodsmakesli...er-museum/
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Reply #61 posted 10/25/16 7:03pm

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Good news! whew

AnnaStesia10 said:

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I really want to go there this year but it may have to be next Spring. I am glad to hear this news! Thanks local rogifan for your posts! Have you had a chance to get out there?


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Reply #62 posted 10/25/16 7:16pm

kingricefan

I am so glad to see that the re-zoning has finally taken place. Now we fans can breath a sigh of relief knowing that we can eventually make the trek to this Mecca. I think I will try to make it this coming April or May for myself. I've been told not to go in the summer months as it's far too humid.

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Reply #63 posted 10/25/16 7:24pm

1contessa

I'm happy for all you fans that are happy and will go, but I don't think I will, or if I'll ever be ready for it.

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Reply #64 posted 10/26/16 5:21am

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We both were there! cool

Ye good ol' days...

(Prince in concert at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. 2000)

malbena said:

MD431Madcat said:

i'm soooooo glad that i saw the

REAL Paisley Park

with the Man inside Jammin!!! cool

[Edited 10/25/16 15:16pm]

I feel the same way. I was there between 2000-2002 during the 1st celebration and all the Friday night parties thereafter until he closed to go on tour. A great time! biggrin

[Edited 10/26/16 13:25pm]

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Reply #65 posted 10/26/16 5:43am

leecaldon

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leecaldon said:

I just noticed '7801' on a couple of places on the building (which is the address) for the first time. Have they recently been added? Was it some requirement for the museum?

I think they were added back in August. I'm assuming they're required?

Didn't think I was going mad!

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Reply #66 posted 10/26/16 7:20am

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So happy when I heard this on the news, now I hope I can get there next year! biggrin dancing jig

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Reply #67 posted 10/26/16 6:35pm

Dibblekins

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Wooooo I can now seriously start planning my trip from the UK next year biggrin


Keep me posted, Petal! I'd like to go next year too - and it seems there is a direct flight from London to MN (so I just have to get to London, lol)!

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Reply #68 posted 10/27/16 7:56am

Mkilpatrick74

Anyone planning a tour in Nov that would be willing to pick up a couple of items from the gifts hop for me if i get the $$ to u in advance And u mail to me?????
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Reply #69 posted 10/27/16 10:02am

malbena

MD431Madcat said:

We both were there! cool

Ye good ol' days...

(Prince in concert at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. 2000)

malbena said:

I feel the same way. I was there between 2000-2002 during the 1st celebration and all the Friday night parties thereafter until he closed to go on tour. A great time! biggrin

[Edited 10/26/16 13:25pm]

YES!!! Thank you for sharing this picture. Nice memory.

During that concert, members of the Revolution (Mark Brown, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z) came on stage and played with Prince.

Then, we all got to have an after-party at Paisley Park.

This is my normal life. These marital standards cannot be recreated with money.
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Reply #70 posted 10/27/16 12:40pm

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Cant be topped!!! cool

malbena said:

MD431Madcat said:

We both were there! cool

Ye good ol' days...

(Prince in concert at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. 2000)

[Edited 10/26/16 13:25pm]

YES!!! Thank you for sharing this picture. Nice memory.

During that concert, members of the Revolution (Mark Brown, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z) came on stage and played with Prince.

Then, we all got to have an after-party at Paisley Park.

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Reply #71 posted 10/28/16 4:45pm

bilbolives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRINCE_PAISLEY_PARK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is reporting that the mayor of Chanhassen declared Friday "Paisley Park Day" in honor of the permanent reopening of PP as a museum.

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Reply #72 posted 10/29/16 5:55pm

AnnaSantana

malbena said:

MD431Madcat said:

We both were there! cool

Ye good ol' days...

(Prince in concert at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. 2000)

[Edited 10/26/16 13:25pm]

YES!!! Thank you for sharing this picture. Nice memory.

During that concert, members of the Revolution (Mark Brown, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z) came on stage and played with Prince.

Then, we all got to have an after-party at Paisley Park.

I was there too.

Just fun....nothing ethereal.
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Reply #73 posted 10/30/16 11:46am

PURPLEIZED3121

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Kind of an interesting piece written by a "super fan" suggesting ways to improve the PP tours: https://scottwoodsmakesli...er-museum/

a really good article.

Was fortunate to gop to the 1st ever celebration & it was stunning. Tour guides were super knowledeable, saw more rooms than I could have ever imagined, working band in the studio [FonkyBald heads!] , various NPG band mates freely walking round & chatting etc. Instruments galore, stories galore..got to play on the Linn Drum machine!! etc.

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Reply #74 posted 10/30/16 6:09pm

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cool

AnnaSantana said:

malbena said:

YES!!! Thank you for sharing this picture. Nice memory.

During that concert, members of the Revolution (Mark Brown, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z) came on stage and played with Prince.

Then, we all got to have an after-party at Paisley Park.

I was there too.

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #75 posted 11/01/16 10:26am

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Visiting Paisley Park Without Prince Is As Weird As You Think It Would Be

http://uproxx.com/music/p...seum-tour/

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Reply #76 posted 11/02/16 8:21pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/paisley-park-tours-are-now-offering-food-fit-for-prince-it-s-vegetarian/399734511/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting on the PP tour (with a video of different rooms) and the vegetarian menu now available prepared by P's chef, Ray Roberts.

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Reply #77 posted 11/03/16 9:31pm

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1contessa said:

I'm happy for all you fans that are happy and will go, but I don't think I will, or if I'll ever be ready for it.




Me neither. While I got 2 c Prince live in concert many times in different venues, I wished I got 2 visit PP while he was still alive; never thought he'd be gone this soon. Going there now would just break my heart especially when I know his ashes are right there when I walk in. sad
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Reply #78 posted 11/10/16 6:31pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/prince-s-museum-adds-tour-dates-offers-new-fan-packages/400754871/

The Associated Press via the Star Tribune is reporting on new PP tour options, including laying down a vocal track over a Prince song, Friday dance parties, Saturday Prince movies/rare footage, and Sunday brunch in the NPG Music Club.

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Reply #79 posted 11/10/16 6:36pm

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http://www.startribune.com/prince-s-paisley-park-adds-weekend-dance-parties-new-tours-to-its-mix/400763841/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is also reporting on the added options for the PP tours. The article explains that different activities are available for different days of the week for different prices. For more information, it advises to go to OfficialPaisleyPark.com.

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Reply #80 posted 11/27/16 12:25pm

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I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get.
The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended.

I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well.

I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead.

Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future.

I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.
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Reply #81 posted 11/27/16 2:14pm

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sonshine said:

I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get. The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended. I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well. I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead. Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future. I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.

Thank you so much for sharing this. I want to go so bad. I will make it there when my heart heals a

bit more. I think the doves would be my undoing. I agree that the studios should not sit unused, and

that there should be concerts held. I also think that showing past live concerts would be awesome.

Again, thank you so much for sharing. heart

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Reply #82 posted 11/28/16 8:15am

kingricefan

Thank you for sharing this. I am planning on going next year, probably in May. At first I was going to go in April but I think it would be too much emotionally to deal with. I'll probably end up in the bathroom with leaky eyes myself. I still am grieving, like many of us here.

sonshine said:

I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get. The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended. I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well. I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead. Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future. I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.

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Reply #83 posted 11/30/16 6:55pm

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I wish the title of the thread could be "Paisley Museum Gets Denied" and then some rich fan bought it and turned it into something much better - the way Prince would have wanted it.

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Reply #84 posted 12/01/16 12:01pm

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3rdeyedude said:

I wish the title of the thread could be "Paisley Museum Gets Denied" and then some rich fan bought it and turned it into something much better - the way Prince would have wanted it.


Turned it into what? Prince was working on making it a museum. Dr. Funkenberry even confirmed that.
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Reply #85 posted 12/01/16 12:08pm

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sonshine said:

I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get.
The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended.

I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well.

I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead.

Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future.

I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.

The original business plan did mention limited use of recording studios and monthly concerts for the future. I think it's early days and things will change over time. I'll be curious to see how it does over the winter when it's cold and snowy in Minnesota.
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Reply #86 posted 12/01/16 1:17pm

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rogifan said:

sonshine said:
I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get. The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended. I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well. I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead. Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future. I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.
The original business plan did mention limited use of recording studios and monthly concerts for the future. I think it's early days and things will change over time. I'll be curious to see how it does over the winter when it's cold and snowy in Minnesota.

Yeah, I worry about that too. In the meantime I think The Revolution should go on tour and have Sheila E and The Time as their opening act. They could play small clubs. I'd pay $100 to see that. Enthusiasm for Paisley Park will slowly wane. Not enough casual fans even know it exists.

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Reply #87 posted 12/02/16 5:34am

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3rdeyedude said:



rogifan said:


sonshine said:
I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get. The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended. I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well. I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead. Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future. I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.

The original business plan did mention limited use of recording studios and monthly concerts for the future. I think it's early days and things will change over time. I'll be curious to see how it does over the winter when it's cold and snowy in Minnesota.


Yeah, I worry about that too. In the meantime I think The Revolution should go on tour and have Sheila E and The Time as their opening act. They could play small clubs. I'd pay $100 to see that. Enthusiasm for Paisley Park will slowly wane. Not enough casual fans even know it exists.


-Forbes is saying that the 25 million in the last 7 months and their are events this weekend.
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Reply #88 posted 12/03/16 4:30am

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Apparently the panel boards from the Mall of America exhibit are now in the merchandise tent at PP.

https://twitter.com/serpa...6586600448

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Reply #89 posted 12/03/16 4:45am

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laurarichardson said:

3rdeyedude said:



rogifan said:


sonshine said:
I just got home from my tour. It was nice and I hope the museum is a success. I'm glad I went but I think its a bit over priced for what you get. The gift shop was disappointing. Hoping they add more items. Mostly leftover t shirts from past tours is what I saw. I wanted a shirt but not one from a tour I never attended. I got pretty emotional initially upon starting the tour but managed to control myself until the end while we watched his super bowl performance. I had to seek refuge in the bathroom for a few minutes while I composed myself and dried my tears. My favorite part just off the top of my head were the doves for some reason. It was comforting somehow seeing them and hearing them cooing. I could imagine Prince in that space, enjoying their presence as well. I heard one person in our group say he was disappointed we didn't get to see more as far as personal living space. Altho i admit I wanted to know what was up those stairs too I knew it wasn't part of the tour and wasn't expecting it. I was pleasantly surprised with how light it was in there as the place lacks windows but there are lots of skylights overhead. Our tour guide was fine but didnt offer any information I didn't already know. Never tried any of the food offered in the cafe area off the gift shop. All in all it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes at PP. The round bldg looks to be in disrepair somewhat. Hope they fix it up and use it for something in the future. I still think its a waste to let all that equipment and those studios stand empty and quiet. Artists should be encouraged to use PP for what it was meant to be. Concerts should be held there. Just my two cents. Staff we encountered were all nice and pleasant.

The original business plan did mention limited use of recording studios and monthly concerts for the future. I think it's early days and things will change over time. I'll be curious to see how it does over the winter when it's cold and snowy in Minnesota.


Yeah, I worry about that too. In the meantime I think The Revolution should go on tour and have Sheila E and The Time as their opening act. They could play small clubs. I'd pay $100 to see that. Enthusiasm for Paisley Park will slowly wane. Not enough casual fans even know it exists.


-Forbes is saying that the 25 million in the last 7 months and their are events this weekend.

The price for the dance party last night was reduced to $25. I saw a couple posts on Twitter from people who went and it sounds like they had a good time and the DJ was great. I think it can be successful but prices will probably have to come down a bit. It's possible they're pricing things to get a feel for how much people are willing to pay and will adjust prices accordingly in the future.
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