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Reply #180 posted 10/06/16 8:03pm

musicfan77

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purplethunder3121 said:



rogifan said:


Someone on Facebook said the urn is a replica of PP but his ashes aren't in it. Anyone here confirm?

If that is true, then I take back everythng negative I said.



How would they know? The guides are confirming his ashes are there.
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Reply #181 posted 10/06/16 9:20pm

TXfan

Here's my experience
Started my day taking a guided tour of First Avenue. What a treat! There was so much to see and it tied in perfectly to my visit to Paisley Park.
My scheduled PP tour was 4:20 to 6:00pm
I was surprised to see the lack of traffic, got there early and had time to do some shopping (target) and eat lunch (axels). The town of Chanhassen is nice and pleasant, I can see why Prince chose to live there. I showed up to PP at exactly 4pm, My VIP ticket let me park there at PP. I went in, my ticket was scanned and I was directed to the left to get my purple wrist band and was able to purchase my PP USB jump drive ($10). The tour then started, beginning in the atrium ( small displays of guitars and other items) and of course his Remains I'm told were in a display in the center. Then we went to his office and the editing room where we watched video of a pre show rehearsal of the musicology concert in DC. The tour continued with us going to several rooms including studio A, PR room, sound stages, etc. being a fan I was excited to finally see PP and also sad to be there, the place where he died. It was nice to see all the costumes, instruments, and other Prince belongings. I mean just to be there was an honor and it seemed so peaceful at PP, I can see why Prince thought of it to be such a special place. The tour ended after the sound stages and led into a tent where souvenirs were sold. I did meet a few nice people during the tour. There was a woman who was crying thru most of the tour. I really felt her pain but could see that she needed to be there to finish healing. Another woman was a super Prince fan and was nice to talk to while in line. We shared stories about going to past Prince concerts. Then there was another woman who I wish would have booked another tour. She was annoying to say the least. She pushed her way to the front of every exhibit and room. Had something to say or complain about everything during the tour, she told the tour guide to turn off her radio because she didn't come to hear Her radio! The girl told her she had to keep it on to get tour info on going to next rooms. Then when it came to taking a picture by the piano the woman wasn't pleased with her pics so she demanded to re take them. The guy told her ok but to get to the end of the line, she refused and skipped to the front to take another set of pics ( which I'm sure came out just as ugly as the first set lol) anyway, was glad to attend the very first day that Paisley Park was open to the public as a museum. Truly a historic day that I will always remember.
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Reply #182 posted 10/06/16 11:28pm

Latin

rogifan said:

Here's a picture of the tasting plate.

https://twitter.com/bostc...6613166080

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This looks delicious. Thanks for posting it.
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Reply #183 posted 10/07/16 12:28am

rogifan

musicfan77 said:

purplethunder3121 said:



rogifan said:


Someone on Facebook said the urn is a replica of PP but his ashes aren't in it. Anyone here confirm?

If that is true, then I take back everythng negative I said.



How would they know? The guides are confirming his ashes are there.

Why I was asking if anyone here could confirm. smile
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Reply #184 posted 10/07/16 1:48am

RachB65

purplethunder3121 said:



terrig said:




starkitty said:


NOOOOOPE. NOPE.





I think it would bring me to my knees. I can't/won't process the urn yet.

nooooo fck its painful just thinking about it -



Uh, this is actually quite shocking news to me. I'm beyond shocked, Iim flabbergasted. This is totally WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! His remains DO NOT belong on display for the paying public to see ina a museum--even if it is PP. My opinion of Tyka now is lower than dirt. Prince deserves more than that. Even Elvis' family had the dignity to put his remains somewhere besides Graceland. Not in a display case. disbelief hrmph mad sad



Isnt Elvis buried in his backyard along with his parents? I believe i read an article where Lisa Marie called it the backyard of the dead(or something similar)
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Reply #185 posted 10/07/16 2:46am

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RachB65 said:

purplethunder3121 said:



terrig said:




starkitty said:


NOOOOOPE. NOPE.





I think it would bring me to my knees. I can't/won't process the urn yet.

nooooo fck its painful just thinking about it -



Uh, this is actually quite shocking news to me. I'm beyond shocked, Iim flabbergasted. This is totally WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! His remains DO NOT belong on display for the paying public to see ina a museum--even if it is PP. My opinion of Tyka now is lower than dirt. Prince deserves more than that. Even Elvis' family had the dignity to put his remains somewhere besides Graceland. Not in a display case. disbelief hrmph mad sad



Isnt Elvis buried in his backyard along with his parents? I believe i read an article where Lisa Marie called it the backyard of the dead(or something similar)



I found this:


Presley and his mother Gladys were buried in a mausoleum in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. for two months after Elvis' death in 1977. The bodies were then moved to Graceland, freeing up the space for a fan willing to lay down major cash to lay to rest in Elvis' original grave.


Elvis Presley died at the estate on August 16, 1977. Presley, along with his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, and his grandmother, are buried there in what is called the Meditation Garden. A memorial gravestone for Presley's stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon, is also at the site.
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Reply #186 posted 10/07/16 5:13am

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I have no problem with PP being his final resting place (and I hope all of him is there - I have never been a fan of splitting up cremains). I hope the area/stand the repository is on is wired to an alarm system (don't want him stolen). For me, I might have wanted a little chapel or small area where people could pay their respects, but where it is is fine with me. Also, that plate of food looks so unappetizing. I guess you can tell I am not a veggie and grains girl.

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Reply #187 posted 10/07/16 5:35am

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morningsong said:

lotusflower0000 said:

The amount of LOVE that Prince put into Paisley Park is overwhelming. Its like I could feel his spirit through the entire place.

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



This is all I need to know.

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Me too.

Thanks for all the updates everyone. In 2017 I'm going to say visit Paisley Park to pay my respect.

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Reply #188 posted 10/07/16 5:36am

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morningsong said:

lotusflower0000 said:

The amount of LOVE that Prince put into Paisley Park is overwhelming. Its like I could feel his spirit through the entire place.

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



This is all I need to know.

.

Me too.

Thanks for all the updates everyone. In 2017 I'm going to say visit Paisley Park to pay my respect.

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #189 posted 10/07/16 5:53am

tmo1965

1Sasha said:

I would break down. But then I thought ... where else in the world should he be?

When you think about it, it's the perfect place to put his remains.

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Reply #190 posted 10/07/16 6:01am

tmo1965

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i reject it. i don't want it.



prince is not of this earth. i get it. it really doesn't even matter. but i don't want it. i also don't want to think of paisley as a museum.




i don't want any of it.

Prince wanted PP to become a museum. The reason they were able to get it up so quickly is because he was actively working on turning it into a museum when he died. There was detailed plan that he came up with. For all we know, he may have wanted his remains to stay there as well.

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Reply #191 posted 10/07/16 6:24am

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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

[Edited 10/6/16 19:03pm]

This is beautifully said AA1slot and on point.

Thank you everyone for sharing your experience in such detail. You are representatives for us all. Brave and forward moving- just as he was. For those of us who can't go or are too emotional, you have allowed us to go with you. Cheers for this fam.

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Reply #192 posted 10/07/16 6:36am

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tmo1965 said:

starkitty said:

i reject it. i don't want it.



prince is not of this earth. i get it. it really doesn't even matter. but i don't want it. i also don't want to think of paisley as a museum.




i don't want any of it.

Prince wanted PP to become a museum. The reason they were able to get it up so quickly is because he was actively working on turning it into a museum when he died. There was detailed plan that he came up with. For all we know, he may have wanted his remains to stay there as well.

Well said TM.

Remember, it's not what you want but what Prince wanted for his fans. I too am happy Prince's ashes are there. As long as its appropriately done, I have no problem with it. His doves, candles and warm light.... a place where fans can reflect and say "Thank You Prince".

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Reply #193 posted 10/07/16 6:36am

ksl1974

TXfan said:

Here's my experience Started my day taking a guided tour of First Avenue. What a treat! There was so much to see and it tied in perfectly to my visit to Paisley Park. My scheduled PP tour was 4:20 to 6:00pm I was surprised to see the lack of traffic, got there early and had time to do some shopping (target) and eat lunch (axels). The town of Chanhassen is nice and pleasant, I can see why Prince chose to live there. I showed up to PP at exactly 4pm, My VIP ticket let me park there at PP. I went in, my ticket was scanned and I was directed to the left to get my purple wrist band and was able to purchase my PP USB jump drive ($10). The tour then started, beginning in the atrium ( small displays of guitars and other items) and of course his Remains I'm told were in a display in the center. Then we went to his office and the editing room where we watched video of a pre show rehearsal of the musicology concert in DC. The tour continued with us going to several rooms including studio A, PR room, sound stages, etc. being a fan I was excited to finally see PP and also sad to be there, the place where he died. It was nice to see all the costumes, instruments, and other Prince belongings. I mean just to be there was an honor and it seemed so peaceful at PP, I can see why Prince thought of it to be such a special place. The tour ended after the sound stages and led into a tent where souvenirs were sold. I did meet a few nice people during the tour. There was a woman who was crying thru most of the tour. I really felt her pain but could see that she needed to be there to finish healing. Another woman was a super Prince fan and was nice to talk to while in line. We shared stories about going to past Prince concerts. Then there was another woman who I wish would have booked another tour. She was annoying to say the least. She pushed her way to the front of every exhibit and room. Had something to say or complain about everything during the tour, she told the tour guide to turn off her radio because she didn't come to hear Her radio! The girl told her she had to keep it on to get tour info on going to next rooms. Then when it came to taking a picture by the piano the woman wasn't pleased with her pics so she demanded to re take them. The guy told her ok but to get to the end of the line, she refused and skipped to the front to take another set of pics ( which I'm sure came out just as ugly as the first set lol) anyway, was glad to attend the very first day that Paisley Park was open to the public as a museum. Truly a historic day that I will always remember.

So VIP can park at Paisley Park now? I thought everyone, VIP included had to park at that parking garage down the road?

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Reply #194 posted 10/07/16 6:40am

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Dibblekins said:


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PLEASE let us not forget that Prince sent his friends and family DETAILED instructions regarding how he wanted things to be done in PP once it was turned into a museum.

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I wouldn't be at ALL surprised to learn he wanted his ashes there, in a mini Paisley Park - he wanted to be in his home, with his fans (fams); he said as much - that he wanted everyone to come to his home, where he could be with them. He loved that place; he loved the whole idea of sharing his home and his love with all of us.

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Given everything he said and did in recent times, I think relegating him to a cupboard in a relative's back room would be the LAST thing he would want. I have every reason to believe that him 'greeting' his guests in the atrium would be EXACTLY what he would want!

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yeahthat

I think it's extremely generous of the family and I think Prince would have loved it. JMO

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Reply #195 posted 10/07/16 6:58am

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musicfan77 said:

tmo1965 said:

Prince wanted PP to become a museum. The reason they were able to get it up so quickly is because he was actively working on turning it into a museum when he died. There was detailed plan that he came up with. For all we know, he may have wanted his remains to stay there as well.

Well said TM.

Remember, it's not what you want but what Prince wanted for his fans. I too am happy Prince's ashes are there. As long as its appropriately done, I have no problem with it. His doves, candles and warm light.... a place where fans can reflect and say "Thank You Prince".

Tyka's exact words.... about knowing Prince would pass soon. http://www.etonline.com/n...two_years/

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Reply #196 posted 10/07/16 8:57am

4anothertime

I was there at the 3:20 VIP group (in case any of you were there I was the bald guy lol )

So my experience was very good. I was there early, like an hour early. Got on the bus with only like 5 other people. Got there and was immediately told not to take pictures inside or outside. Whatever. I went in to the lobby without anyone even asking me for my tix. The staff were very cordial except the lady at the door... confused

Lots to look at in the lobby as I waited including Kirk Johnson walking in and out. As I stood there a few of Prince's brothers were there with "Justin" and one of Prince's lawyers. I stood next to them by the door and it was a bit surreal I have to admit. The crowds came in in waves. I pretty much had free access everywhere I wanted to go on the first level. Again surreal.

I purchased my PP thumb drive just to have lol

Our tour welcomer was this very sweet Julia Childs sounding lady. Very sweet but clearly not super in the know yet.

Side note, this tour is definitely for the die hard fans. Not quite complete enough to capture the casual fans in my opinion. Those of us who have been around will love the access we get as well as the the items that are out for display. Including the guitars and outfits. Very cool stuff to be seen throughout. I think the items currently just out will eventually need climate controlled boxes to preserve them. Everything is pretty much out in the open when you go in to the soundstage and NPG Music Club areas. Die hard fans may have an issue with the knowledge level and cue cards that the staff use. Some of us would do better but they are doing their best!

The urn is a bit jarring....because it is right there in the atrium. Literally one of the first things you are told. It is pretty I guess for an urn. Tasteful. Tears were flowing for some to be sure.

Other than that...details have been given about the rest. I will say the merch was pretty cool and prices were great. They need some folks from The Gap or Abercrombie to show them how to keep lines moving though lol It was day one afterall...what can you expect?

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit but will add that even with the 90 minute visit, it would not be long enough in itself. It would be easy to spend a whole day. They were pretty chill with people lingering. I was there for at least 2 hours and no one said a word. Not too crowded but busy. The studios were a bit of a logjam area.

Was also very cool to hear 2 new unreleased jazz trax he was working on at his time of passing. That and the video room where both staffers were quick to point out that this stuff will be released soon.

Worth the visit!

If anyone wants more please orgnote me and I will answer what I know!

I guess heaven really is keeping score...the cosmos are right handed and I am sucker for that right hook.
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Reply #197 posted 10/07/16 9:00am

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Tyka's exact words.... about knowing Prince would pass soon. http://www.etonline.com/n...two_years/

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The only thing that worries me is when she sais they're going to remix the music. I do hope it stays as untouched as possible. No some hip sounding Remixes and reworkings.
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Reply #198 posted 10/07/16 9:04am

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Loefie said:

Tyka's exact words.... about knowing Prince would pass soon. http://www.etonline.com/n...two_years/

The only thing that worries me is when she sais they're going to remix the music. I do hope it stays as untouched as possible. No some hip sounding Remixes and reworkings.

And no "duets!" shake

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Reply #199 posted 10/07/16 9:10am

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4anothertime said:

I was there at the 3:20 VIP group (in case any of you were there I was the bald guy lol )



So my experience was very good. I was there early, like an hour early. Got on the bus with only like 5 other people. Got there and was immediately told not to take pictures inside or outside. Whatever. I went in to the lobby without anyone even asking me for my tix. The staff were very cordial except the lady at the door... confused



Lots to look at in the lobby as I waited including Kirk Johnson walking in and out. As I stood there a few of Prince's brothers were there with "Justin" and one of Prince's lawyers. I stood next to them by the door and it was a bit surreal I have to admit. The crowds came in in waves. I pretty much had free access everywhere I wanted to go on the first level. Again surreal.



I purchased my PP thumb drive just to have lol



Our tour welcomer was this very sweet Julia Childs sounding lady. Very sweet but clearly not super in the know yet.



Side note, this tour is definitely for the die hard fans. Not quite complete enough to capture the casual fans in my opinion. Those of us who have been around will love the access we get as well as the the items that are out for display. Including the guitars and outfits. Very cool stuff to be seen throughout. I think the items currently just out will eventually need climate controlled boxes to preserve them. Everything is pretty much out in the open when you go in to the soundstage and NPG Music Club areas. Die hard fans may have an issue with the knowledge level and cue cards that the staff use. Some of us would do better but they are doing their best!



The urn is a bit jarring....because it is right there in the atrium. Literally one of the first things you are told. It is pretty I guess for an urn. Tasteful. Tears were flowing for some to be sure.



Other than that...details have been given about the rest. I will say the merch was pretty cool and prices were great. They need some folks from The Gap or Abercrombie to show them how to keep lines moving though lol It was day one afterall...what can you expect?



I thoroughly enjoyed my visit but will add that even with the 90 minute visit, it would not be long enough in itself. It would be easy to spend a whole day. They were pretty chill with people lingering. I was there for at least 2 hours and no one said a word. Not too crowded but busy. The studios were a bit of a logjam area.



Was also very cool to hear 2 new unreleased jazz trax he was working on at his time of passing. That and the video room where both staffers were quick to point out that this stuff will be released soon.



Worth the visit!



If anyone wants more please orgnote me and I will answer what I know!


Thanks, could u describe P's office please? I've seen it mentioned but not very detailed descriptions. Also whereabouts is it?
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Reply #200 posted 10/07/16 9:11am

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purplethunder3121 said:



Loefie said:


Tyka's exact words.... about knowing Prince would pass soon. http://www.etonline.com/n...two_years/



The only thing that worries me is when she sais they're going to remix the music. I do hope it stays as untouched as possible. No some hip sounding Remixes and reworkings.



And no "duets!" shake



Duets! Oh no, please no.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #201 posted 10/07/16 9:14am

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NinaB said:

purplethunder3121 said:

The only thing that worries me is when she sais they're going to remix the music. I do hope it stays as untouched as possible. No some hip sounding Remixes and reworkings.

And no "duets!" shake

Duets! Oh no, please no.

Not like Justin Timberlake and MJ... barf

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Reply #202 posted 10/07/16 9:15am

4anothertime

NinaB said:

4anothertime said:

I was there at the 3:20 VIP group (in case any of you were there I was the bald guy lol )

So my experience was very good. I was there early, like an hour early. Got on the bus with only like 5 other people. Got there and was immediately told not to take pictures inside or outside. Whatever. I went in to the lobby without anyone even asking me for my tix. The staff were very cordial except the lady at the door... confused

Lots to look at in the lobby as I waited including Kirk Johnson walking in and out. As I stood there a few of Prince's brothers were there with "Justin" and one of Prince's lawyers. I stood next to them by the door and it was a bit surreal I have to admit. The crowds came in in waves. I pretty much had free access everywhere I wanted to go on the first level. Again surreal.

I purchased my PP thumb drive just to have lol

Our tour welcomer was this very sweet Julia Childs sounding lady. Very sweet but clearly not super in the know yet.

Side note, this tour is definitely for the die hard fans. Not quite complete enough to capture the casual fans in my opinion. Those of us who have been around will love the access we get as well as the the items that are out for display. Including the guitars and outfits. Very cool stuff to be seen throughout. I think the items currently just out will eventually need climate controlled boxes to preserve them. Everything is pretty much out in the open when you go in to the soundstage and NPG Music Club areas. Die hard fans may have an issue with the knowledge level and cue cards that the staff use. Some of us would do better but they are doing their best!

The urn is a bit jarring....because it is right there in the atrium. Literally one of the first things you are told. It is pretty I guess for an urn. Tasteful. Tears were flowing for some to be sure.

Other than that...details have been given about the rest. I will say the merch was pretty cool and prices were great. They need some folks from The Gap or Abercrombie to show them how to keep lines moving though lol It was day one afterall...what can you expect?

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit but will add that even with the 90 minute visit, it would not be long enough in itself. It would be easy to spend a whole day. They were pretty chill with people lingering. I was there for at least 2 hours and no one said a word. Not too crowded but busy. The studios were a bit of a logjam area.

Was also very cool to hear 2 new unreleased jazz trax he was working on at his time of passing. That and the video room where both staffers were quick to point out that this stuff will be released soon.

Worth the visit!

If anyone wants more please orgnote me and I will answer what I know!

Thanks, could u describe P's office please? I've seen it mentioned but not very detailed descriptions. Also whereabouts is it?

Hi...It's right off the atrium. Right across from the urn I guess. It was a fairly small office with an oval table. Family pics on a table in front of the windows. His desk at the other end of the room. Small desk with purple phone and notes. A camera tripod and a satchel. It was very unassuming and could have been anyones office really.

I guess heaven really is keeping score...the cosmos are right handed and I am sucker for that right hook.
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Reply #203 posted 10/07/16 9:17am

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^ Thanks
[Edited 10/7/16 9:18am]
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #204 posted 10/07/16 9:22am

4anothertime

For anyone wondering what was in the giftshop area: There were lots of concert looking tshirts. Coffee mugs, tour book, guitar picks, ping pong balls lol

No music yet. At some point there will definitely be a REAL shop area. This is a tent set up adjacent to one of the exits. It is temporary. No way anyone would be out there when it gets cold out.

Important to note that this is just the very beginnings of what this will be. This museum and tour will look a lot different in a year, 5 years and beyond. There will be a permanent gift area at somepoint. MANY more displays of costumes. 30 more rooms for the albums not having their own spaces yet. Who knows...maybe even the second floor opening up somewhat.

I guess heaven really is keeping score...the cosmos are right handed and I am sucker for that right hook.
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Reply #205 posted 10/07/16 9:27am

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This is a bunch of awesomeness right here.

“The artist’s sister and nephew, Tyka and President Nelson, collaborated with Foreverence artists and craftspeople on an original concept that symbolized the Prince’s home, recording studio and sanctuary,” according to the press release. It continues:

Made of ceramic and glass and measuring 19” x 18” x 14,” the urn features several distinctive elements that reflect the artist’s personality. Tyka Nelson hand‐selected seven iridescent crystals – representing the artist’s favorite number – to be part of the urn design and placed the final jewel in the piece herself. The urn opens up to reveal lighting and scale‐model details from Paisley Park, including the main atrium, Prince’s famous purple Yamaha piano and white ornamental doves.

http://blog.thecurrent.org/2016/10/princes-paisley-park-burial-urn-eden-prairie-artist-shares-details/

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Reply #206 posted 10/07/16 9:31am

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purplethunder3121 said:



NinaB said:


purplethunder3121 said:


The only thing that worries me is when she sais they're going to remix the music. I do hope it stays as untouched as possible. No some hip sounding Remixes and reworkings.



And no "duets!" shake




Duets! Oh no, please no.

Not like Justin Timberlake and MJ... barf


Nooooo!!!
shake
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #207 posted 10/07/16 10:06am

destinyc1

4anothertime said:

I was there at the 3:20 VIP group (in case any of you were there I was the bald guy lol )

So my experience was very good. I was there early, like an hour early. Got on the bus with only like 5 other people. Got there and was immediately told not to take pictures inside or outside. Whatever. I went in to the lobby without anyone even asking me for my tix. The staff were very cordial except the lady at the door... confused

Lots to look at in the lobby as I waited including Kirk Johnson walking in and out. As I stood there a few of Prince's brothers were there with "Justin" and one of Prince's lawyers. I stood next to them by the door and it was a bit surreal I have to admit. The crowds came in in waves. I pretty much had free access everywhere I wanted to go on the first level. Again surreal.

I purchased my PP thumb drive just to have lol

Our tour welcomer was this very sweet Julia Childs sounding lady. Very sweet but clearly not super in the know yet.

Side note, this tour is definitely for the die hard fans. Not quite complete enough to capture the casual fans in my opinion. Those of us who have been around will love the access we get as well as the the items that are out for display. Including the guitars and outfits. Very cool stuff to be seen throughout. I think the items currently just out will eventually need climate controlled boxes to preserve them. Everything is pretty much out in the open when you go in to the soundstage and NPG Music Club areas. Die hard fans may have an issue with the knowledge level and cue cards that the staff use. Some of us would do better but they are doing their best!

The urn is a bit jarring....because it is right there in the atrium. Literally one of the first things you are told. It is pretty I guess for an urn. Tasteful. Tears were flowing for some to be sure.

Other than that...details have been given about the rest. I will say the merch was pretty cool and prices were great. They need some folks from The Gap or Abercrombie to show them how to keep lines moving though lol It was day one afterall...what can you expect?

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit but will add that even with the 90 minute visit, it would not be long enough in itself. It would be easy to spend a whole day. They were pretty chill with people lingering. I was there for at least 2 hours and no one said a word. Not too crowded but busy. The studios were a bit of a logjam area.

Was also very cool to hear 2 new unreleased jazz trax he was working on at his time of passing. That and the video room where both staffers were quick to point out that this stuff will be released soon.

Worth the visit!

If anyone wants more please orgnote me and I will answer what I know!

For those that attended pp yesterday there are some fan pics on twitter.type in hashtag pp you might see yourself.

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Reply #208 posted 10/07/16 10:10am

PurpleDiamonds
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Dibblekins said:


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PLEASE let us not forget that Prince sent his friends and family DETAILED instructions regarding how he wanted things to be done in PP once it was turned into a museum.

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I wouldn't be at ALL surprised to learn he wanted his ashes there, in a mini Paisley Park - he wanted to be in his home, with his fans (fams); he said as much - that he wanted everyone to come to his home, where he could be with them. He loved that place; he loved the whole idea of sharing his home and his love with all of us.

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Given everything he said and did in recent times, I think relegating him to a cupboard in a relative's back room would be the LAST thing he would want. I have every reason to believe that him 'greeting' his guests in the atrium would be EXACTLY what he would want!

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Yes to this
I think that is what he would have wanted too.
Thanks to everyone that shared their experience! Somehow reading all the positive feedback brought a little peace.
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Reply #209 posted 10/07/16 10:35am

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It was great reading about fams' experience going to PP. Hope it brought closure and healing to them, in some way, in their grieving process.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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