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(The New Yorker)   To pay maintenance and tax bills, Prince's sprawling Paisley Park has been open to the public as a museum for the past year and a half. With Prince around as an urn mounted 15 feet above you, the VIP Tour ($100 plus parking) is something   ( newyorker.com) divider line
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2018-06-22 06:17:03 AM  
They ought to rename whatever road it's located by to Alphabet Street.
 
2018-06-22 06:23:43 AM  
I don't see what the big deal is.  He's only a bloody Prince.
 
2018-06-22 08:24:25 AM  

Gr3asy: They ought to rename whatever road it's located by to Alphabet Street.


It's named Audubon Road now in honor of Glenn Frey.
 
2018-06-22 09:14:25 AM  
Because Paisley Park is expensive to maintain, and because the estate was facing a considerable tax bill they wanted to milk the gravy train as much as possible, the family made one decision quickly: Prince's sanctuary would become a museum.
 
2018-06-22 09:35:00 AM  
I recorded an album there in the early 90s. it's really an amazing facility and well worth visiting.
 
2018-06-22 10:13:29 AM  

FlashHarry: I recorded an album there in the early 90s. it's really an amazing facility and well worth visiting.


My brother (a excellent amateur guitar player) and my SIL, who is a huge Prince fan, took the tour a few weeks ago. They said it was really interesting and seeing the studios and guitar collection was the highlight.

The rules were a little odd but apparently some of these were rules Prince set up for visitors while he was still alive. No gum or candy of any kind, no photos or cell phone use (they actually lock your cell up), and silence must be maintained in the area where his ashes are.
 
2018-06-22 11:59:47 AM  
Paisley Park has gotten crazy busy at the end of April these past 2 years with people from all over the world coming to visit on the anniversary of his death.
 
2018-06-22 02:13:15 PM  
The CRAZIEST bass you've ever seen... and it was Prince's!
Youtube e2wjMnMpaR4
 
2018-06-22 03:33:11 PM  

catmandu: The rules were a little odd but apparently some of these were rules Prince set up for visitors while he was still alive. No gum or candy of any kind, no photos or cell phone use (they actually lock your cell up), and silence must be maintained in the area where his ashes are.


When we were there, Prince was touring Europe, so our producer took us down a secret elevator to Prince's "vault," where he kept all his awards - Grammys, gold records, etc. That was super-cool.
 
2018-06-22 05:10:25 PM  
I love museums.  I love history.  I don't think any museum tour (VIP or not) is worth a hundred bucks.
 
2018-06-23 01:38:52 PM  

Klockwork218: Gr3asy: They ought to rename whatever road it's located by to Alphabet Street.

It's named Audubon Road now in honor of Glenn Frey.


"I hate the farking Eagles, man."
 
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