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Reply #150 posted 10/06/16 4:24pm

SquirrelMeat

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rogifan said:

BillieBalloon said:
Pretty cool, my kind of food and it looks like a generous amount.
Why do I get the feeling this is not what Prince's plate would have looked like? He probably would've had half the amount of food on here. lol


I bet he had his served in a shell, delivered by mermaids. lol

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Reply #151 posted 10/06/16 4:28pm

BillieBalloon

SquirrelMeat said:



BillieBalloon said:


SquirrelMeat said:




Nice side salad. Now slap a 20oz rump on there and I'm game. wink



And a pancake?


I'll just pull a few of those out of the fence and save some money lol




After your PP visit you might need to go and snatch your kiss jacket back from the kid in Ethiopia. If the kid let's you have it you can stick it on the fence ( don't forget to pop a pancake in the pocket). PP can exhibit it.
Baby, you're a star.

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Reply #152 posted 10/06/16 4:29pm

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rogifan said:

BillieBalloon said:




Pretty cool, my kind of food and it looks like a generous amount.

Why do I get the feeling this is not what Prince's plate would have looked like? He probably would've had half the amount of food on here. lol



Prince probably just had the stick of Broccoli.
Baby, you're a star.

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Reply #153 posted 10/06/16 4:36pm

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babynoz said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Honey...they are selling dinners and I just saw a picture on FB that somebody paid extra for of them sitting at his piano. I really just can't deal with this. disbelief



I'm going by what's being said by those who have actually visited already. The positive experiences they shared seems credible to me.

I will be happy just to be in the place he loved and called home and to feel his energy around the place. That's the most important thing to me.

To each his own but none of this seems to actually be about Prince to me. shrug

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #154 posted 10/06/16 4:39pm

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By the way, tha name of the song with the hand written lyrics in Studio A in the "granite room" was "Stay Cool". the chorus went something like, "Stay cool baby, stay cool"

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Reply #155 posted 10/06/16 5:03pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

babynoz said:



I'm going by what's being said by those who have actually visited already. The positive experiences they shared seems credible to me.

I will be happy just to be in the place he loved and called home and to feel his energy around the place. That's the most important thing to me.

To each his own but none of this seems to actually be about Prince to me. shrug



shrug

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #156 posted 10/06/16 5:10pm

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Thank you, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. It sounds simply amazing.

Maybe one of these days I'll be able to go.

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Reply #157 posted 10/06/16 5:13pm

destinyc1

Thank you everyone

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Reply #158 posted 10/06/16 5:13pm

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CuddlyBear said:

I feel better knowing his remains are at home in Paisley Park.



"For what it's worth, you're somewhere here on Earh."


Me too. Paisley Park was his home. I think Tyka was trying to give his fans that loved him , a way to be in his presence and pay respects. I know it hurts. I was supposed to go VIP tomorrow but now not going. I would have wanted to see the urn even though it would make me cry. I even wanted to go in the elevator alone and sit for a while . I love Prince so much. I wanted to get close to him .
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #159 posted 10/06/16 5:20pm

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oliviacamron said:

CuddlyBear said:

I feel better knowing his remains are at home in Paisley Park.



"For what it's worth, you're somewhere here on Earh."


Me too. Paisley Park was his home. I think Tyka was trying to give his fans that loved him , a way to be in his presence and pay respects. I know it hurts. I was supposed to go VIP tomorrow but now not going. I would have wanted to see the urn even though it would make me cry. I even wanted to go in the elevator alone and sit for a while . I love Prince so much. I wanted to get close to him .


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Reply #160 posted 10/06/16 5:21pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

rogifan said:

BillieBalloon said: Why do I get the feeling this is not what Prince's plate would have looked like? He probably would've had half the amount of food on here. lol


I bet he had his served in a shell, delivered by mermaids. lol



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Reply #161 posted 10/06/16 5:21pm

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BillieBalloon said:

starkitty said:



BillieBalloon said:


The fact that he knew he was dying for 2 years has upset more than his urn being at PP.



that's far from a fact.




The fact that he told his sister two years ago that his time on earth was done..how do you want me to word it? She knew two years ago he was living on borrowed time. He told her.

Didn't Prince get death threats 2 years ago when he had a celebration for getting his master's back?
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #162 posted 10/06/16 5:27pm

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foreverfan1984 said:

A couple of things that stood out to me. The live stream with the representative. Touching. He was so emotional, voice cracking. I got choked up listening to him speak. I think they are really trying to abide by Prince's wishes and his explaining how if they had waited that his things would deteriorate.



But secondly the first person off the bus to tour. Shouting "yay" and "I've always wanted...". I know different people have different reactions, but I can't imagine being remotely joyful at arriving and entering. Not so soon after his passing, maybe ever. I think I would be quite somber and sad.




Just sad. sad


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I feel you. It will be a very emotional visit for me.
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #163 posted 10/06/16 5:35pm

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lotusflower0000 said:

My tour was at 9:30am. I think we were the first group inside of Paisley Park. Here's a bit of what I observed/experienced. (Sorry ahead of time for typos etc. If only you knew how long I drove from home lol)



The Reactions From "Fans": Everyone I talked to was very friendly. There were people from ALL over & some people from outside the U.S. Some people were quiet. Others mingled, in awe of the atmosphere. I personally was quite bummed (not becuase the tour wasn't amazing/life changing) because of the fact that Prince wasn't in the building alive & breathing.



Paisley Park GA Experience: AMAZING. I would have to actually talk to you guys on the phone to explain how wonderful this experience was for me. I'm nearly crying as I type this. The amount of LOVE that Prince put into Paisley Park is overwhelming. Its like I could feel his spirit through the entire place. While in the atrium, LONG BEFORE they told us about his remains being in the mini Paisley Park building, thats were I felt his spirit the most. It was very intense. Then when they actually told us that his remains were infront of us, I wanted to start crying. I just felt a deep sadness. In that same area they have many different rooms that were all open. Except for one room/closed space (basically a mini kitchen with comfy furniture) with see through glass, that has been left untouched. The tv was on the sports channel. Apparently, this room was kept just how Prince left it before he died. I'm telling you guys, I would have to talk on the phone to tell you about it all.



Taste Experience: I didn't purchase that before hand BUT I have the menu of everything that was served. The food smelled SO good! I could smell it while we were walking around PP. When I have enough time I can post a picture of it.



Merchandise Experience: I also have a picture of the list of everything that was sold today. The set up was quite smail. The line was SUPER long and a tad bit slow (not blaming them b/c of the last minute decision to reopen PP) The setup of the merchandise was neat. They had shirts, keychains necklaces, mugs & much more. I bought two shirts, a keychain and necklace. The tour guides told us that everything for sale in there had been approved by Prince & that this wasn't something they made up themselves (as far as the designs on tshirts & mugs etc)



Parking: We parked in a garage LITERALLY minutes from PP. Everything went smoothly. There were plenty of spaces. The buses were on time. The drivers were great/nice.



OVERALL I have nothing negative to say about this experience. The guides even told us at the end of the tour to feel free to voice our opinions about how they could make the tour even more enjoyable. It's such a shame that some people have it made up in their minds that everything about this is TERRIBLE & REPULSIVE when they have't been & don't plan to go. If you don't want to go then fine but don't make us feel bad. I know I LOVE and RESPECT Prince just as much as everyone else he's made an impact on.



It took me a little while to opened my laptop and type this. My emotions are up and down.. If you have anymore questions, i'd be glad to answer them.

[Edited 10/6/16 13:54pm]


These reports sound so good. I hope the city council will consider meeting sooner and get this place open. I am so so so heartbroken my ticket for tomorrow got cancelled.
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #164 posted 10/06/16 5:37pm

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Here's a review from the Current. Not quite so glowing. Though I suspect things will improve over time. In a way it's good there's only limited tours right now. Apparently visitors were asked for feedback so hopefully this will be a learning experience that they can improve upon for when this is fully approved.

http://blog.thecurrent.or...itors-see/
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #165 posted 10/06/16 5:41pm

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I can't wait to go now. I hope they get more dates figured out soon. I'm actually relieved his remains are there rather than on tyka's kitchen table or something. They wouldn't have to display them as far as I'm concerned tho. But I am happy he is at "home". Well as happy as I can be considering I'm not happy at all that he's really gone in the physical sense, but I believe his spirit is there at PP.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #166 posted 10/06/16 5:54pm

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haipo said:

So while I have been on the .org for many years, I post very rarely. However as I went to Paisley Park this morning and went on both the GA and VIP tours it would be a good time to post my experience as well as the differences between the 2 tours incase some of you were wondering.



This is a very long entry and if you want to be surprised about the Tour, don’t read any further, there are “spoilers” below.





The experience started with taking the bus from Chanhassen parking garage to the park. As I was on the first bus, we were greeted by the media (2 video crews and several additional photographers and reporters). Upon entering the building we were all personally greeted by the mayor of Chanhassen welcoming us to his town. Given all the issues earlier this week it was a nice touch.




VIP’s were asked to go to the left and GA’s to gather in the right side of the entry way. VIP’s were offered the chance to purchase a thumb drive ($10.50) to be used later for a photo opportunity and given an purple arm band.



It was made very clear to all that camera’s, recording devices and phones were not to be used at all. If caught, we were told we would be banned from Paisley Park. This was said in a very nice way (….prince had strong feelings and we have the same so please respect…..)



My first tour was the GA tour, so I will explain next what was covered and after I will tell how the VIP tour differed.



Both groups started the tour together in the entry way. The person giving the intro tour was one of the recent hires and was following cue cards.



She then undid the velvet rope and we all walked into the atrium passing several gold and platinum awards as well as a very cool Musicology award with a ticket from each of the shows and a letter of condolences from President Obama.



Once in the atrium we had a new guide whom talked about the atrium, princes birds, which we could see their cages upstairs and when quiet hear them coo. There were several rooms off the atrium which had small exhibits (some you could walk into the room others had plexiglass and you could look in.



We were able to look into the “little kitchen” which is where we were told prince relaxed, watched basketball and ate.



In the center of the atrium incased in plexiglass was a miniature model of Paisley Park. Inside the model was a purple box, and we were told his remains were inside this box. GULP…that was not something I think anyone was prepared for.




The mini exhibits off the atrium were:



Dirty Mind – I believe Prince’s original Hohner guitar was on display


Sign o the times – you could walk into the room and some of the instruments were on display + a tv was showing concert footage


Diamond and Pearls – you could walk into this room as well and had princes yellow costume from the era and other things on display


Princes office – we could walk into this room as well



There was a 4th exhibit (Lovesexy) however it said it would be ready in 2017.



We were then moved into Studio A where we heard 2 of his newest songs Ruff Enuff, which is circulating and another song called “Soul Patch” which was from a Jazz album he was working on when he passed. In one of the rooms off the main studio was a display of some instruments and on a music stand were 2 songs (one was typed and I could not see the title, the other was handwritten and I believe the song was called “cool down baby cool down”



We then moved into the “inspiration hallway” where they showed us a mural and then into the “purple rain” room. I believe this was at one point a studio and the place Prince played basketball.



It has memorabilia from purple rain (original script, motorcycle, white cloud guitar and his purple coat from the movie)



We moved from this room to the Parade / Graffiti Bridge room. This room had videos of both movies playing as well as the parade drum kit, and some costumes and instruments from graffiti bridge.



From here we walked down the “history hallway” which had images of prince since 1979 and most of his Grammys’ a soul train award and several others.



From here we went into a small room (just outside the main sound stage) which had a ultra rare, futuristic looking grand piano (1 of 14 in the world) and then into the main sound stage.



Inside where several mini-stages which instruments from several era’s (jam of the year, piano and a microphone….)



After walking around for a few minutes they played about 10 minutes of concert video.



From here we walked into the NPG music room (a smaller sound stage) where there had more instrument set ups on stages.



From there we moved into a small entry way type room where they played Prince’s Super bowl performance (while a guide talked about the show) and off to the side was a small installation with items which people placed on the chain link fence outside of paisley.



From there the tour finished and we were brought into a tent which had merchandise (several T-shirts from Piano and a microphone as well as for Baltimore, Third Eye girl, Purple rain, as well as mugs, a program and even ping pong balls). T-shirts (smaller then XXL) were $23.



If you had not purchased the special tasting before hand you could purchase it there.



I had it and it was quite good. Items included:



Wild Rice with Pumpkin Sauce


Coconut Curry with Black Rice and Chickpeas


Grilled Broccoli


Bibb Lettiuce Cups


Kale Chips




I then exited the tent and walked around back to the entrance for my VIP tour.




While it was the first day and clearly there were bumps (people with Friday tickets got in on Thursday, people lost their tours) all was pretty orderly. Tours were seemingly all on time which was very impressive.



As I waited in line for my second tour of the morning, the experience was a bit different. No media anymore a little more organized, and the mayor had left.



While we were waiting to begin, someone from Paisley Park addressed the group. He asked how many people were local (which was about 20%) and asked them to please reach out to their representatives to let them know that Prince’s “Fans” (yes, he said fan’s and not Fam’s) were the type of people that Chanhassen would want in their community and to lend their support for continued tours of the park.




The VIP started the same as a large group (about 30 people) and we all went into the atrium and viewed the mini exhibits together. When the group was ready to go to Studio A the VIP’s (maybe 10 or less of us) went to a special Video Editing room where we watched some Musicology concert footage (which included Patti Labelle and members of the band and Prince).



From here we went to Studio A and got a much more intimate tour (same guided content just less people) the Purple Rain room, Parade/Graffiti Bridge and History Hallway.



At this point we got another “extra room” which was Studio B (this studio was off the history hallway). Inside the room was a ping pong table, and an area with 2 of princes piano’s (a black one and a purple one). On the purple one was also a dark blue (or maybe purple) guitar. You could sit at the purple piano and play it (each key had a sample and when you played it you could hear it) as well as a song book with lyrics on top and the piano also had lyrics painted on top (I believe this piano was from the Piano and a microphone tour).



It was here that you could get your photo op while playing the piano or next to the guitar.



The line for the photo op was about 30 minutes (maybe more) as clearly they were having some first day logistical issues, but people played ping pong to pass the time and were generally good mannered. On one side of the studio the wall had huge black and white images of each of the members of 3rd eye girl and Prince.



In the studio they played 3 tracks from Piano and a microphone tour (Black Sweat, dirty mind and joy in repetition). Off the main studio was a small room (I think it was called the galaxy lounge) with the walls painted with stars and planets on it, which had a black light on.



From here we went out to the entry room of the main sound stage (The one with the futuristic piano) then onto the main sound stage, NPG music room, etc. and completed the tour. The VIP tour included the special tasting as well.



While we were in the hallways and atrium there was music piped in. It was a mixture of “Hits” as well as some more rare tracks like “Moviestar”.



The guides did there best to answer all types of questions but it was clear that they were all brought in for the tour and were not folks from the park so they basically stayed to their scripts. None the less they did a great job with the amount of training they were given.



I am sure some of my details might be a little off as it was a lot to take in.



Both tours went faster then I realized and I am glad I went on the tour twice in a row as I picked up on things missed the first time around.



I was also surprised at the variety of people on the tours, there were clearly many die-hards, but also some people who clearly more casual (in Princes office were photo’s of children and someone asked if they were princes grandkids).



We were told that today the park was going to see over 2,000 guests and that we should come back as they would be updating and changing some of the exhibits from time to time. We were told Prince had over 20,000 pairs of shoes and costumes (which will be rotated in and out) and they made a point to tell us that many of the mini-exhibits were already in place before he passed or they had just completed work which he had laid out his vision for.



While I think I saw Kirky J. walking around, no one “famous” was around nor any of the family members. It was clear the security guys walking around were from Prince’s entourage as one of them told us how prince used to beat him at ping pong all the time.




Hopefully all of you will get a chance to see the Park!



Now looking forward to next week’s tribute show!!!!




That story made me feel a little happiness. Thank you.
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #167 posted 10/06/16 6:07pm

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rogifan said:

lotusflower0000 said:

My tour was at 9:30am. I think we were the first group inside of Paisley Park. Here's a bit of what I observed/experienced. (Sorry ahead of time for typos etc. If only you knew how long I drove from home lol)

The Reactions From "Fans": Everyone I talked to was very friendly. There were people from ALL over & some people from outside the U.S. Some people were quiet. Others mingled, in awe of the atmosphere. I personally was quite bummed (not becuase the tour wasn't amazing/life changing) because of the fact that Prince wasn't in the building alive & breathing.

Paisley Park GA Experience: AMAZING. I would have to actually talk to you guys on the phone to explain how wonderful this experience was for me. I'm nearly crying as I type this. The amount of LOVE that Prince put into Paisley Park is overwhelming. Its like I could feel his spirit through the entire place. While in the atrium, LONG BEFORE they told us about his remains being in the mini Paisley Park building, thats were I felt his spirit the most. It was very intense. Then when they actually told us that his remains were infront of us, I wanted to start crying. I just felt a deep sadness. In that same area they have many different rooms that were all open. Except for one room/closed space (basically a mini kitchen with comfy furniture) with see through glass, that has been left untouched. The tv was on the sports channel. Apparently, this room was kept just how Prince left it before he died. I'm telling you guys, I would have to talk on the phone to tell you about it all.

Taste Experience: I didn't purchase that before hand BUT I have the menu of everything that was served. The food smelled SO good! I could smell it while we were walking around PP. When I have enough time I can post a picture of it.

Merchandise Experience: I also have a picture of the list of everything that was sold today. The set up was quite smail. The line was SUPER long and a tad bit slow (not blaming them b/c of the last minute decision to reopen PP) The setup of the merchandise was neat. They had shirts, keychains necklaces, mugs & much more. I bought two shirts, a keychain and necklace. The tour guides told us that everything for sale in there had been approved by Prince & that this wasn't something they made up themselves (as far as the designs on tshirts & mugs etc)

Parking: We parked in a garage LITERALLY minutes from PP. Everything went smoothly. There were plenty of spaces. The buses were on time. The drivers were great/nice.

OVERALL I have nothing negative to say about this experience. The guides even told us at the end of the tour to feel free to voice our opinions about how they could make the tour even more enjoyable. It's such a shame that some people have it made up in their minds that everything about this is TERRIBLE & REPULSIVE when they have't been & don't plan to go. If you don't want to go then fine but don't make us feel bad. I know I LOVE and RESPECT Prince just as much as everyone else he's made an impact on.

It took me a little while to opened my laptop and type this. My emotions are up and down.. If you have anymore questions, i'd be glad to answer them.

[Edited 10/6/16 13:54pm]

Thank you for sharing this. I'm so happy for you and everyone else who got to experience it. smile It would be great if you shared your experience with Dr. Funkenberry. The positive experiences need to get out there as much as possible to drown out all this negativity. 🙏🏻💜

Thank you so much for sharing this...and am glad that you got so much out of being there. Frankly, I can't see anywhere else his ashes should be. Some of his latest words from concerts now make sense about the next time he would see them would be at PP and take care of it. I pray that it will remain open since it sounds like P put so much into it as a lasting gift. Thanks again

[Edited 10/7/16 4:58am]

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Reply #168 posted 10/06/16 6:07pm

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rogifan said:

Here's a review from the Current. Not quite so glowing. Though I suspect things will improve over time. In a way it's good there's only limited tours right now. Apparently visitors were asked for feedback so hopefully this will be a learning experience that they can improve upon for when this is fully approved. http://blog.thecurrent.or...itors-see/

This statement I wholeheartedly agree with:

"Whether you love or hate what’s been done with Paisley, there’s no escaping the fact that it’s a place like no other. The most important thing that remains to be done is to return performances and recording sessions to the building, so it can again be alive with music. Guides and galleries aside, making Paisley Park a place for new music again will truly be the most important tribute to Prince’s incomparable legacy."

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #169 posted 10/06/16 6:10pm

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Initially I didn't know how I felt about Prince's ashes being at PP but the more I think about it, I feel as though he is exactly where he is supposed to be. He should be at the center of his most music and creativity with people who love
him. Thanks to all who have shared tour stories today.
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Reply #170 posted 10/06/16 6:14pm

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lotusflower0000 said:

My tour was at 9:30am. I think we were the first group inside of Paisley Park. Here's a bit of what I observed/experienced. (Sorry ahead of time for typos etc. If only you knew how long I drove from home lol)

The Reactions From "Fans": Everyone I talked to was very friendly. There were people from ALL over & some people from outside the U.S. Some people were quiet. Others mingled, in awe of the atmosphere. I personally was quite bummed (not becuase the tour wasn't amazing/life changing) because of the fact that Prince wasn't in the building alive & breathing.

Paisley Park GA Experience: AMAZING. I would have to actually talk to you guys on the phone to explain how wonderful this experience was for me. I'm nearly crying as I type this. The amount of LOVE that Prince put into Paisley Park is overwhelming. Its like I could feel his spirit through the entire place. While in the atrium, LONG BEFORE they told us about his remains being in the mini Paisley Park building, thats were I felt his spirit the most. It was very intense. Then when they actually told us that his remains were infront of us, I wanted to start crying. I just felt a deep sadness. In that same area they have many different rooms that were all open. Except for one room/closed space (basically a mini kitchen with comfy furniture) with see through glass, that has been left untouched. The tv was on the sports channel. Apparently, this room was kept just how Prince left it before he died. I'm telling you guys, I would have to talk on the phone to tell you about it all.

Taste Experience: I didn't purchase that before hand BUT I have the menu of everything that was served. The food smelled SO good! I could smell it while we were walking around PP. When I have enough time I can post a picture of it.

Merchandise Experience: I also have a picture of the list of everything that was sold today. The set up was quite smail. The line was SUPER long and a tad bit slow (not blaming them b/c of the last minute decision to reopen PP) The setup of the merchandise was neat. They had shirts, keychains necklaces, mugs & much more. I bought two shirts, a keychain and necklace. The tour guides told us that everything for sale in there had been approved by Prince & that this wasn't something they made up themselves (as far as the designs on tshirts & mugs etc)

Parking: We parked in a garage LITERALLY minutes from PP. Everything went smoothly. There were plenty of spaces. The buses were on time. The drivers were great/nice.

OVERALL I have nothing negative to say about this experience. The guides even told us at the end of the tour to feel free to voice our opinions about how they could make the tour even more enjoyable. It's such a shame that some people have it made up in their minds that everything about this is TERRIBLE & REPULSIVE when they have't been & don't plan to go. If you don't want to go then fine but don't make us feel bad. I know I LOVE and RESPECT Prince just as much as everyone else he's made an impact on.

It took me a little while to opened my laptop and type this. My emotions are up and down.. If you have anymore questions, i'd be glad to answer them.

[Edited 10/6/16 13:54pm]



This is all I need to know.

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Reply #171 posted 10/06/16 6:20pm

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So there is no viewings in the large concert hall? Im happy for you who are seeing it for the first time. I spent a week there for one of the celebrations. It was magical!!
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #172 posted 10/06/16 6:23pm

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rogifan said:


Here's a review from the Current. Not quite so glowing. Though I suspect things will improve over time. In a way it's good there's only limited tours right now. Apparently visitors were asked for feedback so hopefully this will be a learning experience that they can improve upon for when this is fully approved. http://blog.thecurrent.or...itors-see/

This statement I wholeheartedly agree with:



"Whether you love or hate what’s been done with Paisley, there’s no escaping the fact that it’s a place like no other. The most important thing that remains to be done is to return performances and recording sessions to the building, so it can again be alive with music. Guides and galleries aside, making Paisley Park a place for new music again will truly be the most important tribute to Prince’s incomparable legacy."


This! +1 million!! I hope the powers that be agree. This would truly be of some comfort.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #173 posted 10/06/16 6:31pm

GimmeThat

Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences! I will definitely go next year, when I am less emotional.
2 sevens together
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Reply #174 posted 10/06/16 6:37pm

ksl1974

Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences. Next Friday can't get here soon enough for me!!!!!! I'm gonna soak in every bit of that place when we walk thru the doors!!!!

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Reply #175 posted 10/06/16 6:51pm

ldmendes

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This is great..thank you...I don't know what I was so worried about..I guess I thought it would be sadder..a cry fest..this is doable..just need some other lovers of everything Prince like myself to come with me so we giggle, scream and cry together.

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #176 posted 10/06/16 7:00pm

AA1slot

I can't believe people are complainaing about what Prince's family has decided where his ashes will be or how PP is laid out. Prince wanted PP as a museum and left plans...maybe that's where he wants to be...remember his comments about next time you see me will be at PP? How can someone say that is what Tyka is about. If you haven't been there to PP yet, don't complain. Contempt prior to investigation is ignorance.

The family is proud of what's been accomplished and the work that went into it. Remember they are blood (we aren't) and they loved him as best they could. Opening up PP with/out Prince makes it real for them too. They are dealing with it and appears that others can't, won't or aren't. Sometimes it's very healing to think of others rather than only ourselves.

Placed in the wrong spot ....sorry ...it's been a long day

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Reply #177 posted 10/06/16 7:18pm

Superfan1984

I think it's great that his ashes are at PP!! How wonderful! Where else would you want them to be? I'm sure Prince would approve.... smile

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Reply #178 posted 10/06/16 7:32pm

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rogifan said:

Here's a review from the Current. Not quite so glowing. Though I suspect things will improve over time. In a way it's good there's only limited tours right now. Apparently visitors were asked for feedback so hopefully this will be a learning experience that they can improve upon for when this is fully approved. http://blog.thecurrent.or...itors-see/



that review was pretty harsh on the tour guides confused i doubt it was *their* faults. the opening day event shouldn't have also been an attempt to squeeze in as many people as possible. hats off to the staff who survived their first day!!!

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Reply #179 posted 10/06/16 8:00pm

rap

To someone who has been on the tour - is the offical photo of the atrium a recent one?

I'd love it as a poster!

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