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Reply #30 posted 01/30/20 9:35pm

RODSERLING

I really hate when people are outing their cellphone in a concert. That s disrespectful for the audience and the artist performing. But particularly for the audience.
Sometimes you have to fight to see something because some nerds put their hands in the air with their dambed cellphone s.
Sometimes you have to watch your concert by watching their cellphones.
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Prince hated that too. I remember at one of his concert in 2014, I was near the scene, and bodyguards pointed out with torchlights those who filmed with their cellphones. Prince even began his concert telling to shut our cellphones down.
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I agree 125$ is too expensive for that TV concert. Besides Beck and John Legend, there were not first class artist in this show. Not even Lenny Kravitz
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Since it was televised, I was sure there would be some fuck up like the artist have to go back his performance because he fucked-up.
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Reply #31 posted 01/30/20 10:19pm

Lovejunky

June7 said:

This is my report and review of the Grammy/Prince “Tribute” Show. https://vocal.media/beat/...e-a9c30s63 Response to (specifically one Orger - he knows who he is) but also anyone who doesn’t understand where I’m coming from. 1. I got the ticket that day, hours before the show. 2. I was aware there would be filming of a concert. I wasn’t aware it would be a television production. The two are NOT the same. 3. I mentioned I do not fault the artists. 4. I never complained about the sound. Glad you agree about the seating. 5. This wasn’t a Prince concert. But, what’s your point? That people should accept being treated this way? As a brown person over 50, I know this treatment all too well. I make it a point to not accept this treatment and to speak against it when it happens. Everyone should. 6. I didn’t go to ‘hate watch’. I was extremely excited to go to this. I wanted to see Sheila E. again, and I had never seen The Revolution before. I still haven’t, if being treated like a criminal is the price tag? I’m not going to pay it. 7. I was so looking forward to this. I didnt go in hostile, I went in excited and humble. I left hostile and disappointed. 8. I felt the love - I joined in on the love, but if you think I’m going to accept shoddy treatment, think again. 9. (For one Orger in particular) I don’t need you to deem whether what I say, report, write or feel is credible to you or anyone. I write for me. I write for what I believe in and how I think things should be. I love Prince and have supported and promoted him and his music for over 40 years - so, don’t think I am just talking out of my ass. If I were to be mistreated and stayed, I wouldn’t be me, and I refuse to be treated that way.

Im really sorry that you felt mistreated...thats really awful...

Suprised am I however that you didnt know that there would be no phones allowed...

Isnt this kind of a given since Prince wanted people to be "present" at his concerts, he banned them, and most Prince fans are well aware of that...This was a tribute to Prince, so stands to reason a similar rule would apply....

I also dont get what difference it made to you personally that the filming was for a television production...

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Reply #32 posted 01/31/20 3:33am

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RODSERLING said:

I really hate when people are outing their cellphone in a concert. That s disrespectful for the audience and the artist performing. But particularly for the audience. Sometimes you have to fight to see something because some nerds put their hands in the air with their dambed cellphone s. Sometimes you have to watch your concert by watching their cellphones. . Prince hated that too. I remember at one of his concert in 2014, I was near the scene, and bodyguards pointed out with torchlights those who filmed with their cellphones. Prince even began his concert telling to shut our cellphones down. . I agree 125$ is too expensive for that TV concert. Besides Beck and John Legend, there were not first class artist in this show. Not even Lenny Kravitz . Since it was televised, I was sure there would be some fuck up like the artist have to go back his performance because he fucked-up. [Edited 1/30/20 21:36pm]

LOL John Legend is not a first class artist, he's mostly just a famous "my wife" guys these days. Shakin' Smokey Robinson.

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Reply #33 posted 01/31/20 5:16am

RODSERLING

jaawwnn said:



RODSERLING said:


I really hate when people are outing their cellphone in a concert. That s disrespectful for the audience and the artist performing. But particularly for the audience. Sometimes you have to fight to see something because some nerds put their hands in the air with their dambed cellphone s. Sometimes you have to watch your concert by watching their cellphones. . Prince hated that too. I remember at one of his concert in 2014, I was near the scene, and bodyguards pointed out with torchlights those who filmed with their cellphones. Prince even began his concert telling to shut our cellphones down. . I agree 125$ is too expensive for that TV concert. Besides Beck and John Legend, there were not first class artist in this show. Not even Lenny Kravitz . Since it was televised, I was sure there would be some fuck up like the artist have to go back his performance because he fucked-up. [Edited 1/30/20 21:36pm]

LOL John Legend is not a first class artist, he's mostly just a famous "my wife" guys these days. Shakin' Smokey Robinson.



Yes I was trying to be nice.
But the first class artist nowadays are Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay Z, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey...
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Reply #34 posted 01/31/20 6:34am

Pokeno4Money

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I feel bad about what happened to you. The venue definitely was at fault for not making it more clear about the no-phone policy. If I was late for the show and got there after it started, I probably wouldn't have paid attention to the little signs either. They should have used something like Yondr to ensure nobody takes pics or videos, that's what has become common these days with concerts and comedy shows.

However ....

I also think you over-reacted.

They didn't kick you out.

They didn't yell at you in front of everyone else while you were still in your seat.

They specifically told you, in front of everyone else, that you weren't in trouble.

They talked to you in private.

And nobody would have thought of you as a "criminal" if they had seen you return to your seat, especially knowing you got there late and probably missed a verbal reminder to the audience.

It sounds like you were aggravated with the audience instructions because you felt the ticket price didn't justify the forced audience participation.

Regardless, if I were in your shoes I would have made damn sure to get there early ... and there's no way a little incident like that would have kept me from enjoying 95% of the show and participating in a soon-to-be televised event that millions would have loved to attend.

I also have to ask, since you already felt that Prince would have hated watching others perform his songs ... why did you even want to attend since you already felt that way?

Most importantly, Val was kind enough to sell you the ticket at face value with no fees etc. How does she feel about all this?

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Reply #35 posted 01/31/20 7:52am

fielder

I've told you before this site is no place for your personal shit.

Also, you were clearly in the wrong.

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Reply #36 posted 01/31/20 8:36am

nayroo2002

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fielder said:

I've told you before this site is no place for your personal shit.

Also, you were clearly in the wrong.

eek lol

Aahhhh.

The Privileged.

And also using boss Ben's name to justify the re-/actions is not cool.

You just got a ticket and got caught taking a picture of an event that is planned for broadcast.

You want appreciation for walking out because of nitpicking?

Like i said, the t-bone wasn't IN the menu, but it was ON it.

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #37 posted 01/31/20 9:51am

LoveGalore

Well zamn, y'all ain't tell me there would be a roast. Where my bib at
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Reply #38 posted 01/31/20 11:32am

rdhull

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Seriously, this stickified thread makes the site lose a lot of credibility. Its not even a review of the event, just a rant of what happened to someone within ten minutes of entering the venue. Why this is a sticky is beyond me.

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #39 posted 01/31/20 3:22pm

MIInsane

Pokeno4Money said:

I feel bad about what happened to you. The venue definitely was at fault for not making it more clear about the no-phone policy. If I was late for the show and got there after it started, I probably wouldn't have paid attention to the little signs either. They should have used something like Yondr to ensure nobody takes pics or videos, that's what has become common these days with concerts and comedy shows.

However ....

I also think you over-reacted.

They didn't kick you out.

They didn't yell at you in front of everyone else while you were still in your seat.

They specifically told you, in front of everyone else, that you weren't in trouble.

They talked to you in private.

And nobody would have thought of you as a "criminal" if they had seen you return to your seat, especially knowing you got there late and probably missed a verbal reminder to the audience.

It sounds like you were aggravated with the audience instructions because you felt the ticket price didn't justify the forced audience participation.

Regardless, if I were in your shoes I would have made damn sure to get there early ... and there's no way a little incident like that would have kept me from enjoying 95% of the show and participating in a soon-to-be televised event that millions would have loved to attend.

I also have to ask, since you already felt that Prince would have hated watching others perform his songs ... why did you even want to attend since you already felt that way?

Most importantly, Val was kind enough to sell you the ticket at face value with no fees etc. How does she feel about all this?

This.

I guess the thing I don't understand is why would you want to take crappy cellphone photos of an event that is going to be broadcast nationwide?

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Reply #40 posted 02/01/20 9:31am

Germanegro

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Genesia said:

TheEnglishGent said:


Because it happened to a mod? I do sympathise that they felt like they were treated badly, but it's not like they tried to give anyone a sand dollar.


falloff

I had tickets to the event of that occasion! I still kick myself heartily for missing it!

disbelief pissed

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Reply #41 posted 02/01/20 10:53am

jfenster

the org gets stranger and stranger

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Reply #42 posted 02/01/20 6:03pm

loveandkindnes
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I was there... the first thing I was told when I walked in was ....no pictures no videos.....nothing about audio tho
wink wink wink

Even at the end of the show the anchore
Loveandkindness
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Reply #43 posted 02/01/20 6:08pm

loveandkindnes
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loveandkindness said:

I was there... the first thing I was told when I walked in was ....no pictures no videos.....nothing about audio tho
wink wink wink

Even at the end of the show the anchore

I did get my phone at the very end and was told....nope!

Sorry you had a bad experience, it hurts the feelings. Hurt mine...but I thought maybe at the very end when cameras were off...it was ok to take a few pics shaking hands..but it was a no or go policy.

Prince4Ever
Loveandkindness
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Reply #44 posted 02/01/20 7:52pm

djThunderfunk

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Last time I saw Prince, Louisville 2015, I saw someone ejected for taking pictures.
Just saying.

Censorship is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it or how noble their motivation.
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Reply #45 posted 02/01/20 10:15pm

loveandkindnes
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djThunderfunk said:

Last time I saw Prince, Louisville 2015, I saw someone ejected for taking pictures.
Just saying.


cool
Loveandkindness
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Reply #46 posted 02/02/20 3:43am

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loveandkindness said:

anchore

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Oh for crying out loud.

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Reply #47 posted 02/02/20 6:05am

feeluupp

rdhull said:

Seriously, this stickified thread makes the site lose a lot of credibility. Its not even a review of the event, just a rant of what happened to someone within ten minutes of entering the venue. Why this is a sticky is beyond me.

One of the worst threads ever on the Org... This is right behind the Does Prince Use Chemical Hair Relaxers thread lol

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Reply #48 posted 02/02/20 6:49am

Pokeno4Money

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I didn't mention this earlier, but the OP wrote "as a brown person over 50, I know this treatment all too well" which certainly seems to indicate they believe they were the victim of discrimination.

Which begs the question, did they see anyone else - of any colour - in the audience taking pics or video? If so, how were they treated?

If not, all the more reason I would have gone back to my seat and paid extra attention to what was going on in the crowd.

It's not discrimination when everyone gets treated the same. The burden of proof that you were treated differently falls on you, sorry.

"Never let nasty stalkers disrespect you. They start shit, you finish it. Go down to their level, that's the only way they'll understand. You have to handle things yourself."
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Reply #49 posted 02/02/20 7:03am

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Pokeno4Money said:

I feel bad about what happened to you. The venue definitely was at fault for not making it more clear about the no-phone policy. If I was late for the show and got there after it started, I probably wouldn't have paid attention to the little signs either. They should have used something like Yondr to ensure nobody takes pics or videos, that's what has become common these days with concerts and comedy shows.

However ....

I also think you over-reacted.

They didn't kick you out.

They didn't yell at you in front of everyone else while you were still in your seat.

They specifically told you, in front of everyone else, that you weren't in trouble.

They talked to you in private.

And nobody would have thought of you as a "criminal" if they had seen you return to your seat, especially knowing you got there late and probably missed a verbal reminder to the audience.

It sounds like you were aggravated with the audience instructions because you felt the ticket price didn't justify the forced audience participation.

Regardless, if I were in your shoes I would have made damn sure to get there early ... and there's no way a little incident like that would have kept me from enjoying 95% of the show and participating in a soon-to-be televised event that millions would have loved to attend.

I also have to ask, since you already felt that Prince would have hated watching others perform his songs ... why did you even want to attend since you already felt that way?

Most importantly, Val was kind enough to sell you the ticket at face value with no fees etc. How does she feel about all this?

lol clapping

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Reply #50 posted 02/02/20 5:47pm

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Did you not read that it was going to be on CBS and airing in April. There is a thread about it, right here on the org. CBS is a television production.


What happened to you has nothing to do with your brown skin. It has to do with you broke the rules by taking pictures, and instead of you deleting them and getting back to the show, it sounds like you had an attitude and left.


What difference does it make that you got the ticket just hours before the show?


You can't take pictures at Paisley Park, you couldn't take pictures at a Prince concert.


You are lucky you weren't thrown out, ...that's what happens here on the Org, when we 'go against the rules'.


I'm sorry June, I don't feel sorry for you, you could have stayed and chose not to. It's on you.

Free Poppy's, Bombsquad, 13, Nero, Mdiver, shanti0608, RDhull. If Glamslam can get a 2nd chance, they should be able to also. 2020=CHANGE
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Reply #51 posted 02/02/20 6:07pm

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And if this was just a posters thread, it would've been moved to the Concert section of the forum. Instead of being in the main forum and stickified.

Free Poppy's, Bombsquad, 13, Nero, Mdiver, shanti0608, RDhull. If Glamslam can get a 2nd chance, they should be able to also. 2020=CHANGE
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Reply #52 posted 02/02/20 6:54pm

rdhull

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BartVanHemelen said:

loveandkindness said:

anchore

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Oh for crying out loud.

lol

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #53 posted 02/03/20 5:12am

Neversin

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What a dramaqueen...
You've been handled professionally and Prince would have hated you using a phone/camera at a gig... So suck it up and stop whining, you made a bad call and they did their job and handled it professionally, accept it...

And pretty pathetic that you use this site, and even make this bullshit topic a sticky, for your own stupid whining...

Neversin.
O(+>NIИ<+)O

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Reply #54 posted 02/04/20 2:59am

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LoveGalore said:

Well zamn, y'all ain't tell me there would be a roast. Where my bib at


Kind of reminds me of the old days. This place used to be brutal.

As far as the OP, i kind of get where he was(is) coming from. I think it's about choices and power. He chose to leave the show, and took back his power(control) by doing so. And as long as he can realize that he is not a victim(not implying that you think you are, June 7), then he's on the right path. I also don't have a problem with him venting. It's good to let things out. Just don't let it go on for too long. Life is too short to stress on the not so important things. And because of certain events, I'm sure June 7 is aware of that.


Oh, and, i think it's important to pay back the ticket. thumbs up!

The rest of the stuff(should it have been a sticky or not, etc) i don't care about.

Lighten up folks.

[Edited 2/4/20 3:03am]

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #55 posted 02/04/20 7:27am

darkroman

I totally agree with June7.

This is an issue about respect.

People just don't respect people anymore! There is a way to treat people and a way not to! The security person could have very politely said, ''please pop your camera away'' and I'm sure June7 or anyone else would have happily done so!

As I say, the problem is bigger than this!

People hate people, people hate animals, people don't care! The news is full of people killing people and people destroying the environment.

This week in Australia we saw a farmer MURDER 100+ Koala when the world is trying to help Australia with their insurmountable ecological disaster!

This problem is getting worse and worse!

The human race is sinking into a cesspit of it's own making.

However, there is a glimmer of hope. Some people are great and together we can achieve great things! Again, look at the kindness, love and respect shown around the world for the animals of Australia!

So how about we all start to show each other a little respect. Be nice. Be polite. Be courteous.

A small start can lead to great things!

cool


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Reply #56 posted 02/04/20 7:35am

Genesia

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darkroman said:

I totally agree with June7.

This is an issue about respect.

People just don't respect people anymore! There is a way to treat people and a way not to! The security person could have very politely said, ''please pop your camera away'' and I'm sure June7 or anyone else would have happily done so!

As I say, the problem is bigger than this!

People hate people, people hate animals, people don't care! The news is full of people killing people and people destroying the environment.

This week in Australia we saw a farmer MURDER 100+ Koala when the world is trying to help Australia with their insurmountable ecological disaster!

This problem is getting worse and worse!

The human race is sinking into a cesspit of it's own making.

However, there is a glimmer of hope. Some people are great and together we can achieve great things! Again, look at the kindness, love and respect shown around the world for the animals of Australia!

So how about we all start to show each other a little respect. Be nice. Be polite. Be courteous.

A small start can lead to great things!

cool



Respect starts with following the rules.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #57 posted 02/04/20 7:44am

Pokeno4Money

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Genesia said:

Respect starts with following the rules.


Yup, Mod Privilege doesn't work everywhere.

And I'd much rather be spoken to in private, as he was, instead of at my seat with so many people around looking and listening. Plus security had to ensure the pics were deleted, can't do that from a distance.

"Never let nasty stalkers disrespect you. They start shit, you finish it. Go down to their level, that's the only way they'll understand. You have to handle things yourself."
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Reply #58 posted 02/04/20 7:48am

darkroman

Genesia said:

darkroman said:

edited so thread isn't too long!


Respect starts with following the rules.


No, no, no!

Never follow rules! Rules should always be challenged and questioned!

Find your own way, but be respectful along the way!


cool

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Reply #59 posted 02/04/20 7:53am

Genesia

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darkroman said:

Genesia said:


Respect starts with following the rules.


No, no, no!

Never follow rules! Rules should always be challenged and questioned!

Find your own way, but be respectful along the way!


cool


Fine. Challenge away. But don't whine if you find yourself on the outside looking in.

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