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Reply #30 posted 10/16/20 12:48pm

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LoveGalore said:

I'm shocked so many of you have quite specific memories of what you were thinking the day before something momentous happened. That isn't usually how the brain works.


Yup.

I remember that whole week (April 21 was a Thursday, which I know because the rehearsal calendar for the play I was doing ran Sun-Thurs every week and that was our last night of rehearsal for the week) because I had very specific, very memorable stuff going on at the time - apart from what happened with Prince. But honestly, that play was such a mess that there's no way for me to know whether what I was feeling on April 20th had anything to do with Prince, at all.

That said ... if you ask me what happened and how I felt the day he died and a couple days after? Those feelings are burned into my memory as if it were yesterday.

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Reply #31 posted 10/16/20 2:27pm

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Actually, I had a bad feeling after Vanity passed. I didn't quite know why, but I was angry for 2 months off and on as if something was about to happen. Luckily, and for some strange reason that to this day I cannot explain, I just happened to take April 21st and 22nd off from work. I couldn't even fathom how I would have been had I found out the news while at my job....smh.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #32 posted 10/16/20 5:37pm

donnyenglish

The tear on the Eternal Phase avatar told me everything I needed to know. But, I was in denial.

[Edited 10/16/20 19:36pm]

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Reply #33 posted 10/16/20 5:56pm

LoveGalore

Genesia said:



LoveGalore said:


I'm shocked so many of you have quite specific memories of what you were thinking the day before something momentous happened. That isn't usually how the brain works.


Yup.

I remember that whole week (April 21 was a Thursday, which I know because the rehearsal calendar for the play I was doing ran Sun-Thurs every week and that was our last night of rehearsal for the week) because I had very specific, very memorable stuff going on at the time - apart from what happened with Prince. But honestly, that play was such a mess that there's no way for me to know whether what I was feeling on April 20th had anything to do with Prince, at all.

That said ... if you ask me what happened and how I felt the day he died and a couple days after? Those feelings are burned into my memory as if it were yesterday.


Absolutely.

The day of and days after, I reckon I'll never forget. Couldn't tell ya what I was doing the days prior. Then again, I'm not too sure I would've had the freedom to focus that heavily on Prince and what he might be up to any random day (much like you describe).
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Reply #34 posted 10/16/20 6:35pm

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Funny thing about Prince fans, when you're a fan of his, most around you know it. When he passed, I had people calling me, asking how I was doing, because they all knew how much I loved the guy. I was kind of surprised by that, because although I knew that all my relatives and friends were aware of how much I loved Prince since the man came on the scene, I didn't think that they would actually remember it, and even call me, as if I knew the man personally or something. I wonder how many other Prince fans that actually happened to, just because people knew how much they loved him? biggrin

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Reply #35 posted 10/16/20 7:03pm

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looby said:

Funny thing about Prince fans, when you're a fan of his, most around you know it. When he passed, I had people calling me, asking how I was doing, because they all knew how much I loved the guy. I was kind of surprised by that, because although I knew that all my relatives and friends were aware of how much I loved Prince since the man came on the scene, I didn't think that they would actually remember it, and even call me, as if I knew the man personally or something. I wonder how many other Prince fans that actually happened to, just because people knew how much they loved him? biggrin


That actually happened to me as well.Almost everyone I knew messaged me that they were sorry for my loss and hope I was doing ok.Your not alone in that department
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Reply #36 posted 10/16/20 7:04pm

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The tear on the Eternal Phase avatar `told me ecerything I needed to know. But, I was in denial.


Do you know or have a estimate of how long he had that tear avatar or when he put it up?
[Edited 10/16/20 19:05pm]
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Reply #37 posted 10/16/20 8:02pm

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If I did I don't remember.

"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 #38 posted 10/16/20 9:12pm

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looby said:

Funny thing about Prince fans, when you're a fan of his, most around you know it. When he passed, I had people calling me, asking how I was doing, because they all knew how much I loved the guy. I was kind of surprised by that, because although I knew that all my relatives and friends were aware of how much I loved Prince since the man came on the scene, I didn't think that they would actually remember it, and even call me, as if I knew the man personally or something. I wonder how many other Prince fans that actually happened to, just because people knew how much they loved him? biggrin




Same thing happened to me. Family/friends reaching out to see if I was ok and offering condolences.
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Reply #39 posted 10/17/20 8:03am

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No. But when I heard that Vanity died. I immediately worried about Prince. At the time I didn't even know about the Piano and microphone tour. Then i heard about his flu. I had the worse feeling in the pit of my stomach. sad

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #40 posted 10/17/20 1:06pm

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I had a dark feeling in the back of my mind since the Molina plane incident, because having the 'flu' just didn't add up (nor did the ensuing media cover-ups by Paisley Park). So when April 21st came around it wasn't really a surprise but then again I was in shock. The shock lasted for days. I didn't go to work on the 22nd and should have stayed home for the rest of the week because I was not right. It took me probably a full week until I was able to process what had happened. I'm still missing him but life has to go on, right?

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Reply #41 posted 10/17/20 3:01pm

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Poplife88 said:

looby said:

Funny thing about Prince fans, when you're a fan of his, most around you know it. When he passed, I had people calling me, asking how I was doing, because they all knew how much I loved the guy. I was kind of surprised by that, because although I knew that all my relatives and friends were aware of how much I loved Prince since the man came on the scene, I didn't think that they would actually remember it, and even call me, as if I knew the man personally or something. I wonder how many other Prince fans that actually happened to, just because people knew how much they loved him? biggrin

Same thing happened to me. Family/friends reaching out to see if I was ok and offering condolences.

Ditto. Texts, phone calls, FB messages. I got all that from people checkin' on me. I guess our love runs deeper than we imagined, yes?

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #42 posted 10/17/20 4:38pm

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kingricefan said:

I had a dark feeling in the back of my mind since the Molina plane incident, because having the 'flu' just didn't add up (nor did the ensuing media cover-ups by Paisley Park). So when April 21st came around it wasn't really a surprise but then again I was in shock. The shock lasted for days. I didn't go to work on the 22nd and should have stayed home for the rest of the week because I was not right. It took me probably a full week until I was able to process what had happened. I'm still missing him but life has to go on, right?

I do remember having a bad feeling when I heard about the "flu" incident... And the plane landing to treat Prince. But I never thought that it would end the way it did... And, like other people have said on here, I had family and friends sending condolences as if Prince was someone I knew personally... It really did feel like that--and to this day I don't know why. Why did Prince's death feel so much more personal than other musical artists whose music I care about? I don't know. My son even sent me a Prince themed bouquet that year on Mother's Day saying "Prince would have wanted you to have this." I cried my heart out.

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Wow! His music has touched so many lives...and gotten people through hard times. I think many of us felt like he was part of "the family" even if he was not. My personal opinion is that he felt like his fans were more or at least as much of a family as he chose or wanted. Prince's life did not end the way any of us wanted it to. But I choose to remember what he and his music personally meant to my life and those I know who benefitted from it for so many years...and I have no interest in reading any one's memoirs. That doesn't matter. His legacy and the meaning of his life lies in his music...and what it meant and still means to us now.

"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 #43 posted 10/17/20 4:52pm

Phase3

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Very well said
Prince said it himself that it's the music that matters and everything you want to know about him is all in the music
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Reply #44 posted 10/17/20 6:10pm

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Phase3 said:

I know some of you will think I am crazy but did anyone else hear get a bad or weird feeling the night before Prince passed? Technically I am talking about April 21 exactly because it was around 1 am when I felt it.I was listening to the 2 Vanity solo albums at the time for the first time ever and then later on that day...well you know what happened. Maybe I am nuts but am just wondering if anyone felt something similar?

i posted my experience in 2016 but will repeat here since u asked smile On the night of April 20th I was looking at the org and thinking about certain old hilarious posts that I thought prince was the author of, and laughing. So went to sleep happy, woke up around my normal time, maybe 4am eastern time, and a few minutes after i woke up, i started crying intensely, and feeling very pissed and frustrated, without any idea why. Then i thought, this is so weird, and went about my day until i heard the news that afternoon. I have cried an angry cry before, but not often, and i think this was the first time i did so after waking up, and having no idea why, because i usually know why i'm angry.

a few months leading up to this i had had a few dreams that looking back seem to hint at prince dying. Those could have been the output of my mind from the input of prince's many cryptic tweets and interview responses. i remember another orger posting a similar experience of crying around that same time in the morning. i do consider myself an empath, and prince was definitely one of my main interests at the time, and i would think there are more people who had a feeling that day. if prince hadn't died later that day, i probably wouldnt have remembered the details of that morning now, though.

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
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Reply #45 posted 10/18/20 11:56am

setyrmindphree

Spidey senses started tingling after emergency plane stop. Then really concerned when he was riding about on his bike the next day or day after. Was hard to believe. An emergency stop for "flu symptoms". Then out and about. Made me wonder. But I never pictured him doing drugs or being addicted. Don't judge him for it at all. Pain and addiction and be a bitch to deal with. Especially, together. Miss the Dude!

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Reply #46 posted 10/18/20 11:59am

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looby said:

Funny thing about Prince fans, when you're a fan of his, most around you know it. When he passed, I had people calling me, asking how I was doing, because they all knew how much I loved the guy. I was kind of surprised by that, because although I knew that all my relatives and friends were aware of how much I loved Prince since the man came on the scene, I didn't think that they would actually remember it, and even call me, as if I knew the man personally or something. I wonder how many other Prince fans that actually happened to, just because people knew how much they loved him? biggrin

had the same exact experience. Was really sweet that people would call 😄

I guess I was more of a fanboy than I imagined. No wonder everybody got that glazed look in their eyes after a while. Could never get enough

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Reply #47 posted 10/18/20 9:36pm

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herb4 said:

Yep. My ex wife filed for divorce that day.

Awww Herb...as a divorce attorney, I feel you pain. I hope you have been able to heal.

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Reply #48 posted 10/19/20 6:44am

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looby said:

Funny thing about Prince fans, when you're a fan of his, most around you know it. When he passed, I had people calling me, asking how I was doing, because they all knew how much I loved the guy. I was kind of surprised by that, because although I knew that all my relatives and friends were aware of how much I loved Prince since the man came on the scene, I didn't think that they would actually remember it, and even call me, as if I knew the man personally or something. I wonder how many other Prince fans that actually happened to, just because people knew how much they loved him? biggrin


My mother called me. At work. So bizarre.

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Reply #49 posted 10/19/20 8:14am

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I do remember having a bad feeling when I heard about the "flu" incident... And the plane landing to treat Prince.

Same. Part of that was I heard about the plane incident from mainstream news, and I remember thinking "Are they reporting this because there's more to it?" I definitely had a kind of uncomfortable feeling about it at the time.

Strange and sad times indeed.

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