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Thread started 11/06/19 7:49am

PURPLEIZED3121

What's the biggest amount of $ you've spent on anything Prince related & did you tell your partner!

Prompted by the fact that I read about a fan who went to every 21 nights in London gigs + the aftershows & tried to hide the cost form his wife! lol

For those with partners assume a false ID now!

I'll go first:

Opening night & closing night of 21 nights in London. Seats cost around £750.00 each for premium & no my partner never knew!...& still doesn't! Also factor in hotel & train..OUCH!

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Reply #1 posted 11/06/19 8:51am

Romeoblu

Mine will actually be 1999 super deluxe.

The wife is aware. She doesn't understand. She said "haven't you already got that record".
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Reply #2 posted 11/06/19 9:53am

ChickenMcNugge
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I only started spending much money on Prince stuff fairly recently, so nothing spectacular. My future spending record (pun unintended) will be TGE on vinyl if a Legacy reissue doesn’t turn up soon. lol
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Reply #3 posted 11/06/19 10:28am

PacketMan

I spent over $300 on the chain hat at Paisley Park. I regret nothing--I'd wanted that since I was a teenager. smile

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Reply #4 posted 11/06/19 2:18pm

skuman777

2 cloud guitars in 2017 1800 each and this past April 2950 on a sign o the times print from Jeff Katz . No I didn’t tell her.

2012 the last time I saw him live I spent 1100 on 2 main shows and 1 after show. Glad I did though because it was the last time I saw him.
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Reply #5 posted 11/06/19 3:41pm

Cindy

Around $1,300 for 4 tickets - 3rd row for the 7:00 show and 7th row for the 10:00 show at the Sony Theatre in Toronto (Piano and Microphone). Plus overnight accommodations. March 25, 2016 - 3 weeks and 6 days before his passing.

Hubby knows, he was there with me at both shows.

Here’s a strange confession. I switch out my contacts every few weeks for a new pair. I STILL HAVE THE PAIR OF CONTACTS THAT I WORE TO THOSE LAST PRINCE CONCERTS. When I was in the process of disposing of them, the thought went through my head.... these contacts saw Prince and you will never see him again. I could not throw them out. Weird, eh?
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Reply #6 posted 11/06/19 4:15pm

mELdOURADOsELV
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Wow 😲 I never spent that much money on anything Prince. I think the ticket to the only concert I went to was about $100 and I was in probably the 19/20th row. Idk how anyone can pay for vip etc and the premium tickets.
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Reply #7 posted 11/06/19 4:19pm

mELdOURADOsELV
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Cindy said:

Around $1,300 for 4 tickets - 3rd row for the 7:00 show and 7th row for the 10:00 show at the Sony Theatre in Toronto (Piano and Microphone). Plus overnight accommodations. March 25, 2016 - 3 weeks and 6 days before his passing.

Hubby knows, he was there with me at both shows.

Here’s a strange confession. I switch out my contacts every few weeks for a new pair. I STILL HAVE THE PAIR OF CONTACTS THAT I WORE TO THOSE LAST PRINCE CONCERTS. When I was in the process of disposing of them, the thought went through my head.... these contacts saw Prince and you will never see him again. I could not throw them out. Weird, eh?

I still wear the glasses that I wore to the concert. At that time it was for overall use until I got Lasik, now I use them for reading glasses.
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Reply #8 posted 11/06/19 4:40pm

AZStreet

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Romeoblu said:

Mine will actually be 1999 super deluxe. The wife is aware. She doesn't understand. She said "haven't you already got that record".

Literally same exact situation with the partner.

No one here bought the Black albums on ebay lol lol

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"
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Reply #9 posted 11/06/19 4:54pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Prompted by the fact that I read about a fan who went to every 21 nights in London gigs + the aftershows & tried to hide the cost form his wife! lol

For those with partners assume a false ID now!

I'll go first:

Opening night & closing night of 21 nights in London. Seats cost around £750.00 each for premium & no my partner never knew!...& still doesn't! Also factor in hotel & train..OUCH!

I guess mine is also the summer of 21 nights in London. I didn't do all 21 though, I think I ended up with something like 12 main shows and 9 aftershows. Does my wife know and does she mind? Well, I met her at one of the shows, so I think she's pretty happy with the situation. biggrin

As far as an individual purchase, it must be the 1999 super deluxe CD set.

RIP sad
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Reply #10 posted 11/06/19 6:04pm

motherfunka

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$1750 each for the blue and yellow cloud guitars from Paisley.

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #11 posted 11/06/19 9:21pm

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Just the accumulation of flights, tickets, and accomodation, etc., following Prince around on the 2012 Aussie tour! I saw 5 main shows and 3 aftershows, most of which were interstate. Probably cost me a few grand if I think about it. My girlfriend at the time didn't seem to care. She knew I was a huge fan!

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Reply #12 posted 11/07/19 12:00am

mk456

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As an often penniless student in 1988/89 I spent (literally) my last 60 pounds on a vinyl (bootleg) version of the Black Album. The guy had advertised it for 650 pounds claiming it was an original – we agreed 150 over the phone subject to inspection I told him it was all I had - I suspected it was a boot as it was’nt too hard to negotiate the price down – on the day could tell from the packaging and record itself it was a bootleg but I still wanted it.. by then luckily I only had about 60 pounds left after rent etc cos if I had more I would have paid it.. (it’s the version that looks like the original but with the missing ‘h’ in rockhard)

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The symbol chain from the paisley park store back in the day..

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The London 21 nites shows – 2 friends and I travelled from Ireland – went to 6 main shows and 3 aftershows. I had a seat very near the stage for one the shows. Fun times.

God Bless Prince
(I've been on prince.org on and off since 1998. This is my 3rd or 4th username as I forgot passwords. Previous usernames were mgck01, sledgemcpeak. Peace to all here)
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Reply #13 posted 11/07/19 7:19am

PURPLEIZED3121

TheEnglishGent said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Prompted by the fact that I read about a fan who went to every 21 nights in London gigs + the aftershows & tried to hide the cost form his wife! lol

For those with partners assume a false ID now!

I'll go first:

Opening night & closing night of 21 nights in London. Seats cost around £750.00 each for premium & no my partner never knew!...& still doesn't! Also factor in hotel & train..OUCH!

I guess mine is also the summer of 21 nights in London. I didn't do all 21 though, I think I ended up with something like 12 main shows and 9 aftershows. Does my wife know and does she mind? Well, I met her at one of the shows, so I think she's pretty happy with the situation. biggrin

As far as an individual purchase, it must be the 1999 super deluxe CD set.

wow, that's incredible that you met your wife at a gig!

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Reply #14 posted 11/07/19 7:21am

PURPLEIZED3121

skuman777 said:

2 cloud guitars in 2017 1800 each and this past April 2950 on a sign o the times print from Jeff Katz . No I didn’t tell her. 2012 the last time I saw him live I spent 1100 on 2 main shows and 1 after show. Glad I did though because it was the last time I saw him.

2 Cloud guitars....you my friend are a brave man!

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Reply #15 posted 11/07/19 6:05pm

LoneCrone

Oh Lord, so very, very many.

When I couldn't get into the first Fillmore show and paid a $2,500 "charitable contribution" to get into the second.

The last minute overnight trip to Vegas for the House of Blues show.

The thousands of dollars spent on flowers sent backstage.

But, really it's NOHB.

And if I had paid to see every single live show, I wouldn't regret it. In fact, I regret that I didn't.

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Reply #16 posted 11/07/19 6:23pm

looby

Over $1000 for 2 tickets for hubby and myself, to his Essence Fest (New Orleans) concert in 2014.

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Reply #17 posted 11/08/19 1:26am

jgreco7

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Used 2b the Opus (got a deal) but recently acquired a tricked out Hondamatic motorcylce replica of the movie bike... when the transport delivered it, I couldn't keep it a secret any more eek

got Prince?
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Reply #18 posted 11/08/19 2:29am

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My biggest purchase has yet to be spent! I'm saving to go to France and get a portrait of Prince by Thomas Carli Jarlier (IMO the best tattooist in the world). With travel, hotels and actual cost, this will be by far my biggest spend yet (concert tickets are my biggest up until now). Here's his Hendrix:


We are all okay, as long as "we" are the ones living on top of the empire of eternal war. - Jaawwnn
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Reply #19 posted 11/08/19 7:19am

andrewm7

not telling you guys but I did tell my partner 😊

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Reply #20 posted 11/08/19 8:57pm

udo

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Hha, there is no partner. (hint...)

But we're talking a few thousand, depending on how large the timeframe is.

(think about tickets, transportation, lodging, gear (!), releases, etc)

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #21 posted 11/09/19 11:25am

jfenster

at least y'all didnt buy a frankenstien doll with kim's 4th of july party money

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Reply #22 posted 11/09/19 1:13pm

ChocolateBox31
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Too much money to tabulate & STILL spending!

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye don't think about gone just think about the future when eye don't want 2 speak n real time" prince 2004
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Reply #23 posted 11/10/19 7:46am

RJOrion

$ 375.00 on an H.S. Anderson/Hohner Madcat Telecaster
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Reply #24 posted 11/10/19 8:04am

Se7en

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maplenpg said:

My biggest purchase has yet to be spent! I'm saving to go to France and get a portrait of Prince by Thomas Carli Jarlier (IMO the best tattooist in the world). With travel, hotels and actual cost, this will be by far my biggest spend yet (concert tickets are my biggest up until now). Here's his Hendrix:



It pays to read the whole message. My first thought was "that's not Prince! That's Hendrix!"

But it looks great. Got pics of your Prince one?

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Reply #25 posted 11/10/19 8:13am

Se7en

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Early on, the most expensive thing I bought was the (unofficial) purple paisley Diamonds & Pearls box. I sold it for a loss, but not much.

Since then, I think the Paisley Park Ultimate tour + merchandise (tamborraca, symbol tambourine, guitar book) + hotel stay was probably the most expensive Prince-related thing I've done.

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Reply #26 posted 11/10/19 9:50am

maplenpg

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Se7en said:

maplenpg said:

My biggest purchase has yet to be spent! I'm saving to go to France and get a portrait of Prince by Thomas Carli Jarlier (IMO the best tattooist in the world). With travel, hotels and actual cost, this will be by far my biggest spend yet (concert tickets are my biggest up until now). Here's his Hendrix:



It pays to read the whole message. My first thought was "that's not Prince! That's Hendrix!"

But it looks great. Got pics of your Prince one?

Nope, not had it done yet. Still saving, it will be thousands, but I hate bad portrait tattoos so I really want him to do it. I have a symbol already though.

We are all okay, as long as "we" are the ones living on top of the empire of eternal war. - Jaawwnn
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Reply #27 posted 11/10/19 2:07pm

Se7en

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maplenpg said:

Se7en said:


It pays to read the whole message. My first thought was "that's not Prince! That's Hendrix!"

But it looks great. Got pics of your Prince one?

Nope, not had it done yet. Still saving, it will be thousands, but I hate bad portrait tattoos so I really want him to do it. I have a symbol already though.


If it looks close to that Hendrix one, it will be well worth the wait and the cost!

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Reply #28 posted 11/10/19 2:20pm

kingricefan

Mine would also be my trip to Minneapolis to visit Paisley Park twice over the course of three days. I purchased some items in the 'gift' shop but that didn't come to very much. The plane fare, hotel stay and car rental were the costliest. I'm not complaining. It was well worth it and hopefully I will get back to PP someday soon. Tickets to a few concert tours here and there came close to the trip cost but still not quite as high.

Se7en said:

Early on, the most expensive thing I bought was the (unofficial) purple paisley Diamonds & Pearls box. I sold it for a loss, but not much.

Since then, I think the Paisley Park Ultimate tour + merchandise (tamborraca, symbol tambourine, guitar book) + hotel stay was probably the most expensive Prince-related thing I've done.

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Reply #29 posted 11/10/19 8:08pm

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Too much. The signed guitar, signed microphone, original vinyls. We won't even talk about the Buick Wildcat I am restoring... I do what I do, I don't need permission to buy something.
Cuz baby you shock my wire with sexual electricity extraordinaire
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