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Thread started 07/12/17 3:12pm

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What would Prince have thought of Revolution reunion?

I think in his heart of hearts he would be cool with it.

I'm seeing the Revolution in SF tonight and am so psyched!

Prince will definitely be in the house tonight.

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Reply #1 posted 07/12/17 3:56pm

TrivialPursuit

Well, we know he and the band were in early talks to do a possible reunion set of shows. So there's the answer.

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Reply #2 posted 07/12/17 4:09pm

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I can only think he would be extremely proud of what he and they accomplished.
I attended the concert in San Diego.The fams were so kind and loving,deeply knowledgeable regarding Prince and his music.
Many of the people in line with me had visited Paisley Park and shared their stories with me.
I think he would be very moved by the depth and permanence of the love he inspired.
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/17 5:02pm

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Not to mention since 2012's reunion @ First Avenue, he knew they were going to start doing that more often. Prince was 100% on board with them.

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/17 5:04pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Well, we know he and the band were in early talks to do a possible reunion set of shows. So there's the answer.

+1

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Reply #5 posted 07/12/17 5:41pm

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Reply #6 posted 07/12/17 5:48pm

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Never would've happened. He wouldn't allow it.
(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #7 posted 07/12/17 5:56pm

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Considering that the nature of Piano & Microphone Tour was introspective and Prince's tone was often wistful about his father, acknowledging the contributions of Wendy and Lisa, Dr. Fink and others from the January 21st gala and on-he probably would have been less resistant to the idea of the members reuniting but would have elected to let Wendy, Lisa, Bobby, Matt and Mark have their shine.

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Reply #8 posted 07/12/17 6:04pm

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Don't think he would have cared overall. He may have had some conditions but considering they already performed as a group, I don't think a reunion would have bothered him overall. He may have chosen to NOT be involved in the reunion however.

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Reply #9 posted 07/12/17 6:20pm

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if they couldnt make money off it ..they wouldnt do it

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Reply #10 posted 07/12/17 6:44pm

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DarkKnight1 said:

Never would've happened. He wouldn't allow it.

he 'allowed' it in 2002 @ Family Jamm 2002 Charity

and 2.19.2012 My Purple Heart benefit @ First Avenue w/the Revolution

Image may contain: 1 person, crowd and night

and March 9.2013 My Purple Heart benefit @ First Avenue

Image may contain: 4 people, people on stage and indoor

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Reply #11 posted 07/12/17 6:44pm

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luvsexy4all said:

if they couldnt make money off it ..they wouldnt do it

what money are they making off it?

What's the matter with your life
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Reply #12 posted 07/12/17 7:25pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

luvsexy4all said:

if they couldnt make money off it ..they wouldnt do it

what money are they making off it?

whos getting the money for the tour?

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Reply #13 posted 07/12/17 7:25pm

TurnItUp

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Never would've happened. He wouldn't allow it.

He should've put his set ways aside let it happen. Maybe it would've helped heal him

instead of hindering him.

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Reply #14 posted 07/12/17 7:35pm

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ask ---- The Time. lol

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Reply #15 posted 07/12/17 7:43pm

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He would have gotten his lawyers after them to block them from using the Revolution name.
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Reply #16 posted 07/12/17 8:14pm

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He would have gotten his lawyers after them to block them from using the Revolution name.


Curious, so if they couldn't use the name would they essentially be a cover band
Covering the "revolution's" music. Is that how that would work? Gosh that would
Have been kinda dreadfull.
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Reply #17 posted 07/12/17 8:17pm

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MD431Madcat said:

ask ---- The Time. lol

I hate to say it, but thats what i think ^^^ lol

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Reply #18 posted 07/12/17 8:36pm

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This reunion wouldn't have happened if he hadnt died though confuse

I know they've said it in a few interviews over the years that they didn't mind the occasional gig for charity or just fun and wished prince would turn up for them but it wouldn't feel right to do a full tour without him.

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Reply #19 posted 07/12/17 8:54pm

purplefam99

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This reunion wouldn't have happened if he hadnt died though confuse

I know they've said it in a few interviews over the years that they didn't mind the occasional gig for charity or just fun and wished prince would turn up for them but it wouldn't feel right to do a full tour without him.



I agree, I think there would have been little draw for them to perform and tour
On the hope he would sit in. I saw them last month and it seems that they are doing this tour mainly for the fans( my take away) to have a musical way to process and that it's
Up to us to keep it going, the "it" Wendy spoke of I took to mean, the desire to still imbue these experiences with his spirit. We all got to take away part of him that he gladly gave, now how will we give back.
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Reply #20 posted 07/12/17 9:11pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



luvsexy4all said:


if they couldnt make money off it ..they wouldnt do it




what money are they making off it?


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Not a lot. They are driving the vans themselves, no fancy costumes, small venues.
Outside of the good feelings, there isn't that much to split among all of them.
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Reply #21 posted 07/13/17 3:39am

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FragileUndertow said:

MD431Madcat said:

ask ---- The Time. lol

I hate to say it, but thats what i think ^^^ lol

Well the Time always toured, the Family did too

Prince never took the Time or the Family to court nor did he sue them

So 4 all 3 of you above, where is the logic in this?
the Revolution would have easily talked to Prince about it

and the band prior was Prince & the Revolution, so for them to tour as the Revolution

would most likely not have been an issue either

What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #22 posted 07/13/17 3:42am

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luvsexy4all said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

what money are they making off it?

whos getting the money for the tour?

dude, how much do you think the tickets sell for?

Tickets on the Purple Rain tour in 1984 went for what 30 dollars?

Selling out arenas, but it was the album sales back then that really made the money

not so today.

So let's see... They have to pay the venue for use, they have to pay the lighting person, technicians etc 5 band members plus Stokely (maybe Susannah)

how much do you think they are RAKING in?

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #23 posted 07/13/17 4:24am

pdiddy2011

OldFriends4Sale said:

luvsexy4all said:

whos getting the money for the tour?

dude, how much do you think the tickets sell for?

Tickets on the Purple Rain tour in 1984 went for what 30 dollars?

Selling out arenas, but it was the album sales back then that really made the money

not so today.

So let's see... They have to pay the venue for use, they have to pay the lighting person, technicians etc 5 band members plus Stokely (maybe Susannah)

how much do you think they are RAKING in?

I certainly hope they are making some good money from the tour. That is business 101, making a profit after all expenses are paid. They're only touring "for the fans" is a great show of solidarity, but they wouldn't be touring if they weren't making money off it, or at the very least setting up dominos for something to come (residency, maybe???). The show is great, it's well performed and arranged, and the crowd is certainly getting their monies worth, at $40 to $80 a ticket. I think Prince would have liked the show.

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Reply #24 posted 07/13/17 11:35am

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pdiddy2011 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

dude, how much do you think the tickets sell for?

Tickets on the Purple Rain tour in 1984 went for what 30 dollars?

Selling out arenas, but it was the album sales back then that really made the money

not so today.

So let's see... They have to pay the venue for use, they have to pay the lighting person, technicians etc 5 band members plus Stokely (maybe Susannah)

how much do you think they are RAKING in?

I certainly hope they are making some good money from the tour. That is business 101, making a profit after all expenses are paid. They're only touring "for the fans" is a great show of solidarity, but they wouldn't be touring if they weren't making money off it, or at the very least setting up dominos for something to come (residency, maybe???). The show is great, it's well performed and arranged, and the crowd is certainly getting their monies worth, at $40 to $80 a ticket. I think Prince would have liked the show.

I hope something bigger and wonderful happens.

I saw them @ the BBKings in NYC GREAT show, Great communal synergy between the band and audience

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #25 posted 07/13/17 12:08pm

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The tour this summer is very well done with great energy & spirit. It's pure love for Prince.

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I don't know what he would have thought, but I know what he does think -- toward the end of the set, after all the highs (Mountains) and sublime moments (SISIA), I saw clearly Prince looking down, with that doe-eyed, teased smile.

"..free to change your mind"
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Reply #26 posted 07/13/17 7:06pm

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my friend.. you have a Brain and know your Prince! cool

FragileUndertow said:

MD431Madcat said:

ask ---- The Time. lol

I hate to say it, but thats what i think ^^^ lol

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Reply #27 posted 07/13/17 7:54pm

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what does this mean?

When did Prince stop the Time from performing?

MD431Madcat said:

my friend.. you have a Brain and know your Prince! cool

FragileUndertow said:

I hate to say it, but thats what i think ^^^ lol

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #28 posted 07/14/17 12:10am

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He definitely would've made them dress better
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #29 posted 07/14/17 12:56am

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pdiddy2011 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

dude, how much do you think the tickets sell for?

Tickets on the Purple Rain tour in 1984 went for what 30 dollars?

Selling out arenas, but it was the album sales back then that really made the money

not so today.

So let's see... They have to pay the venue for use, they have to pay the lighting person, technicians etc 5 band members plus Stokely (maybe Susannah)

how much do you think they are RAKING in?

I certainly hope they are making some good money from the tour.

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In a recent interview, Wendy's already said they're barely breaking even, IIRC.

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Prince fans have this preposterous idea that anyone doing anything related to Prince is making mucho dinero.

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