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Thread started 11/22/17 11:58am

rogifan

Paisley Park submits request to be able to sell alcohol on the premises the week of the Super Bowl

Did Prince ever allow or sell alcohol at Paisley Park? Just seems disrespectful. They really think no one will show up for Super Bowl events unless they can drink? I hope the city says no but they won’t because they’ll want the business. 😔

EDIT: I think I’ve changed my opinion on this. PP would be crazy not to open it’s doors for the Super Bowl. Most likely it will be private parties not random yahoos showing up and getting drunk.

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Reply #1 posted 11/22/17 12:01pm

laytonian

He personally had wine and champagne there BUT the no alcohol policy was due to city ordinance and licensing.
That's also why most events were "donations;.
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Reply #2 posted 11/22/17 12:07pm

rogifan

laytonian said:

He personally had wine and champagne there BUT the no alcohol policy was due to city ordinance and licensing.
That's also why most events were "donations;.

On a podcast (I think it was Funkenberry) Adrian Crutchfield told a story about how he and a couple other NPG Hornz players smuggled in some alcohol without Prince knowing because there was no alcohol allowed in the building. I hope if this request is approved it’s for champagne only and not a sign that they want to start selling alcohol there on a regular basis (hopefully the city would never approve that).
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Reply #3 posted 11/22/17 12:21pm

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Some people 😂😂 may have put vodka in their NPG water bottles back in the day. Damon Dickson got on a table at Xenophobia and yelled at the line about it.
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Reply #4 posted 11/22/17 3:27pm

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Just another way for PP to make $$$

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Reply #5 posted 11/22/17 3:32pm

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I'm waiting for Lemon Crush, Raspberry Beret and Peach cocktails with an exclusive Purple Rain bitter.
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Reply #6 posted 11/22/17 4:36pm

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coldasice said:

Some people 😂😂 may have put vodka in their NPG water bottles back in the day. Damon Dickson got on a table at Xenophobia and yelled at the line about it.

eek lol hmmm wonder which NPG members that was?...walks away thinking about THAT!

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Reply #7 posted 11/22/17 5:09pm

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OperatingThetan said:

I'm waiting for Lemon Crush, Raspberry Beret and Peach cocktails with an exclusive Purple Rain bitter.

Now that, is a GREAT idea. martini absolut

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Reply #8 posted 11/23/17 6:19am

AnnaSantana

Please folks, let's not be naive and act like Paisley Park NEVER served alcohol. Before Prince found religion he used to serve it all the time at parties and shows
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Reply #9 posted 11/23/17 6:41am

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AnnaSantana said:

Please folks, let's not be naive and act like Paisley Park NEVER served alcohol. Before Prince found religion he used to serve it all the time at parties and shows

Jehovah's Witnesses have no prohibition of alcohol though, and many do drink and have alcohol at parties and other gatherings.

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Reply #10 posted 11/23/17 6:51am

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I wonder if they are planning some special events for that week? Or they just want to be able to serve alcohol during their normal business operations at the moment? I was under the impression PP is only open a few days a week for tours and thats about it right now. I often drive by in the early part of the week and the parking lot is vacant and the place looks dark save for a few token purple exterior lights.
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Reply #11 posted 11/23/17 9:20am

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I don't have a problem with it. Prince isn't around to complain anymore and a lot of people enjoy a drink. I don't see why it matters that PP makes money off of it either so that was an odd comment.

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Reply #12 posted 11/23/17 9:22am

rogifan

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Please folks, let's not be naive and act like Paisley Park NEVER served alcohol. Before Prince found religion he used to serve it all the time at parties and shows

Who cares what he once did it’s about how it before he passed. And it sounds like for special events he did serve wine, champagne but not for concerts and such as PP didn’t have a liquor license.
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Reply #13 posted 11/23/17 9:38am

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IDK, it's a complicated question: do the dead rule over the living?

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I seem to remember that Prince once said in an interview that he'd sold the Glam Slam clubs because he was uncomfortable making money from people getting drunk at the bar. For all I know the club just weren't profitable and it may have been just an excuse, but maybe he also was sincere (and alcohol-free clubs were obviously not something that would have worked).

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In any case, Prince was generally opposed to any use of mind-altering substances for recreative purposes. But IDK how profitable maintaining PP is, and that raises a deeper question: should it only become a museum in P's memory, in which case it may be unappropriate to sell booze, or should it also be a place for living creative people to record, rehearse, film and publicly perform music? In the first case, having people getting drunk at for the Superball may be unappropriate. In the second case it's a place for the living and a certain level of tolerance is OK, as long as people don't start writing racist or anti-religious graffitis on the walls and as long as it doesn't become a place where people just come so they can get drunk while listening to shitty commercial music.

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PP could become a start of the art recording studio, and an ambitious, challenging concert/DJing venue with focus on quality artists and DJ's. I wouldn't mind that. Life is always preferable to death.

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Reply #14 posted 11/23/17 9:45am

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Let's have steak burgers as well with an exclusive 'Purple Rain' coloured ketchup.

And chicken wings with 'Sexy MF' spicy sauce.
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Reply #15 posted 11/23/17 9:58am

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Let's have steak burgers as well with an exclusive 'Purple Rain' coloured ketchup. And chicken wings with 'Sexy MF' spicy sauce.

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Reply #16 posted 11/23/17 12:58pm

AnnaSantana

rogifan said:

AnnaSantana said:

Please folks, let's not be naive and act like Paisley Park NEVER served alcohol. Before Prince found religion he used to serve it all the time at parties and shows

Who cares what he once did it’s about how it before he passed. And it sounds like for special events he did serve wine, champagne but not for concerts and such as PP didn’t have a liquor license.


WRONG. back in the 80s and early 90s,Paisley did in fact have a liquor license.
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Reply #17 posted 11/23/17 1:41pm

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AnnaSantana said:

rogifan said:
Who cares what he once did it’s about how it before he passed. And it sounds like for special events he did serve wine, champagne but not for concerts and such as PP didn’t have a liquor license.
WRONG. back in the 80s and early 90s,Paisley did in fact have a liquor license.

Paisley Park never had a liquor license and he didn't serve it at public parties and concerts. I went to some private parties in the early 90s where liquor was served. When Prince opened it to the public in 1995, alcohol was never served.

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Reply #18 posted 11/23/17 2:20pm

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Well, I drink at all other Prince party nights outside of Paisley .


I figured this would eventually happen. Being that it is such a huge vacinity and many people would be able to dance all night long to Prince music (especially people from all over the world will be here that weekend) I think this is a great way for Paisley Park's legacy to remain open and pay the bills.

I understand from the point of view if he was still here, but we have more people than ever attending Paisley Park to pay respects who never been there or seen him live. I don't think it will be a big problem as long as they dance and party to Prince music and legacy.

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Reply #19 posted 11/23/17 2:22pm

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motherfunka said:

AnnaSantana said:

rogifan said: WRONG. back in the 80s and early 90s,Paisley did in fact have a liquor license.

Paisley Park never had a liquor license and he didn't serve it at public parties and concerts. I went to some private parties in the early 90s where liquor was served. When Prince opened it to the public in 1995, alcohol was never served.

Exactly.

We even know Prince loved Pinot Gris, thanks to his butler at The Rio (2007)l.

This is about legalities. Obviously, he didn't want liability issues and drunkenness at the public events (which were already "shady" because PP was not a licensed, public facility until it became the museum and had modifications). But at private parties, fund raisers, etc? That's different.

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Reply #20 posted 11/23/17 3:15pm

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I had a great time dancing to what the dj was spinning when I was there in May of this year without having one drop of alcohol. I hate to think that it's going to turn into another club where drunken 'guests' will be stumbling about, falling over things and/or breaking them. I don't think this needs to happen at all.

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Reply #21 posted 11/23/17 8:37pm

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laytonian said:



motherfunka said:




AnnaSantana said:


rogifan said: WRONG. back in the 80s and early 90s,Paisley did in fact have a liquor license.


Paisley Park never had a liquor license and he didn't serve it at public parties and concerts. I went to some private parties in the early 90s where liquor was served. When Prince opened it to the public in 1995, alcohol was never served.




Exactly.


We even know Prince loved Pinot Gris, thanks to his butler at The Rio (2007)l.



This is about legalities. Obviously, he didn't want liability issues and drunkenness at the public events (which were already "shady" because PP was not a licensed, public facility until it became the museum and had modifications). But at private parties, fund raisers, etc? That's different.


But from what Adrian Crutchfield said it sure sounds like there wasn’t alcohol around otherwise they’d have no reason to sneak it in. I’d be curious to know in the last decade or so how many private parties at PP there were that Prince hosted where alcohol was served.
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Reply #22 posted 11/23/17 8:43pm

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paisleypark4 said:

Well, I drink at all other Prince party nights outside of Paisley .


I figured this would eventually happen. Being that it is such a huge vacinity and many people would be able to dance all night long to Prince music (especially people from all over the world will be here that weekend) I think this is a great way for Paisley Park's legacy to remain open and pay the bills.

I understand from the point of view if he was still here, but we have more people than ever attending Paisley Park to pay respects who never been there or seen him live. I don't think it will be a big problem as long as they dance and party to Prince music and legacy.


Well the permit is only for the week of the Super Bowl. My guess they will only request it for special events. I doubt PP management or the Estate wants to have to deal with everything that goes along with having a liquor license and who knows if the city would even approve it.
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Reply #23 posted 11/23/17 10:01pm

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My hope is that artists use Paisley for its intended purpose.
Record and perform. Prince is music because it flowed through him.
When not open to the public, it needs its pulse back.
Hallelujah

Whatever supports it is fine. Just in respect and moderation. Drink limit like a ball game.
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Reply #24 posted 11/24/17 12:42am

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coldasice said:

Some people 😂😂 may have put vodka in their NPG water bottles back in the day. Damon Dickson got on a table at Xenophobia and yelled at the line about it.

I remember that. Not pointing any fingers at any people who subsequently became friends biggrin biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 11/24/17 3:24am

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luv4u said:

Just another way for PP to make $$$

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Which they need for the upkeep of the building. Would you rather it dilapidates even further? Considering the sorry state the vault is in, I wouldn't be surprised that the rest of the building wasn't in a great state either.

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Reply #26 posted 11/24/17 10:43am

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OperatingThetan said:

Let's have steak burgers as well with an exclusive 'Purple Rain' coloured ketchup. And chicken wings with 'Sexy MF' spicy sauce.



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Reply #27 posted 11/24/17 10:46am

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WTF has this to do with Prince's music ?

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Reply #28 posted 11/24/17 10:58am

laytonian

kingricefan said:

I had a great time dancing to what the dj was spinning when I was there in May of this year without having one drop of alcohol. I hate to think that it's going to turn into another club where drunken 'guests' will be stumbling about, falling over things and/or breaking them. I don't think this needs to happen at all.



Goodie for you. Anyone who has a glass of wine or a beer is immediately a falling-down drunk?
Really?
The enjoyment of a quality beverage is part of an excellent dining experience, which Prince loved.
So judge him, too.
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Reply #29 posted 11/24/17 11:07am

laytonian

rogifan said:

laytonian said:



motherfunka said:




AnnaSantana said:


rogifan said: WRONG. back in the 80s and early 90s,Paisley did in fact have a liquor license.


Paisley Park never had a liquor license and he didn't serve it at public parties and concerts. I went to some private parties in the early 90s where liquor was served. When Prince opened it to the public in 1995, alcohol was never served.




Exactly.


We even know Prince loved Pinot Gris, thanks to his butler at The Rio (2007)l.



This is about legalities. Obviously, he didn't want liability issues and drunkenness at the public events (which were already "shady" because PP was not a licensed, public facility until it became the museum and had modifications). But at private parties, fund raisers, etc? That's different.


But from what Adrian Crutchfield said it sure sounds like there wasn’t alcohol around otherwise they’d have no reason to sneak it in. I’d be curious to know in the last decade or so how many private parties at PP there were that Prince hosted where alcohol was served.


Prince was all about working hard for long periods.
It's understandable that he didn't want people drinking on the job.
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