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Thread started 12/19/17 6:20pm

Thizz

Has Prince ever hiked a mountain?

Has Prince ever hiked a mountain? I ask this question with wonder about whether he was able to experience the tranquility of the experience of reaching the top. Imagine setting up a mobile recording set-up at the top of a mountian for him to work or perform

https://www.youtube.com/w...XQLnrZX9oU

If you haven't hiked your closest mountain with some Prince music perhaps that would be a nice tribute. Artists want to be heard and being heard on a mountain probably happens less than you'd expect

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Reply #1 posted 12/20/17 1:57am

Dilan

*Had Prince ever hiked a mountain

I'm feeling a bit fammy™
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Reply #2 posted 12/20/17 2:13am

tbokris

Thizz said:

Artists want to be heard and being heard on a mountain probably happens less than you'd expect

This is the best post on the board right now.

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Reply #3 posted 12/20/17 3:16am

dualboot

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I think his shoestyle would have hindered this plan.

Also his view was that it was way to crowded over there as sung in my Name is Prince:

Cause I've seen the top and it's just a dream
Big cars and women and fancy clothes

[Edited 12/20/17 3:18am]

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Reply #4 posted 12/20/17 3:44am

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I'm not sure I see the point in taking music - ANY music - to a tranquil place like a mountain top. It would defeat the purpose of going there in the first place.


I doubt Prince ever ascended any mountains. He didn't really strike me as the outdoors type.

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Reply #5 posted 12/20/17 3:47am

jjam

Duh, what do you think he wrote "Mountains" about? It's also a little known fact that "I Would Die 4 U" was orginally called "I Would Hike 4 U".

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Reply #6 posted 12/20/17 3:54am

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He did, of course, cover Liathach a couple of times - Liathach is a mountain less than an hour's drive from my house.

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Reply #7 posted 12/20/17 4:46am

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jjam said:

Duh, what do you think he wrote "Mountains" about? It's also a little known fact that "I Would Die 4 U" was orginally called "I Would Hike 4 U".


He did also say he didn’t want to stop, until he reached the top....
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Reply #8 posted 12/20/17 4:56am

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People, of course he did--there's a thread active right now about 26 years ago today, when Prince stood upon the Summit in Houston, Texas. Now, I'm not sure how big this mountain is (since I thought Houston was pretty flat), but if it's got a summit it can't just be a hill, and if it's capitalized, it must be pretty important, right? And looking closer at the thread itself, it looks like... yep, there were tickets for a concert there. So, yes, most definitely, Prince played music from the Summit!!!!

See what you can find out with a minimum of research? I didn't even have to go to Princevault for this one. lol

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Reply #9 posted 12/20/17 4:57am

EddieC

Lianachan said:

jjam said:

Duh, what do you think he wrote "Mountains" about? It's also a little known fact that "I Would Die 4 U" was orginally called "I Would Hike 4 U".

He did also say he didn’t want to stop, until he reached the top....

But he also said "I've seen the top, and it's just a dream." Clearly, it happened, and he wasn't impressed. Some people just don't like heights.

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Reply #10 posted 12/20/17 5:27am

tbokris

question is do you think Prince is more of a trail mix kinda guy or energy bars?

An old aquaintance of mine is from Minneapolis and once he said he was working in a supermarket on the night shift and Prince came in in the middle of the night and asked for a recommendation on granola.

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Reply #11 posted 12/20/17 7:16am

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jjam said:

Duh, what do you think he wrote "Mountains" about? It's also a little known fact that "I Would Die 4 U" was orginally called "I Would Hike 4 U".



I don't believe that any more than I believe Prince, James Brown and Michael Jackson all appeared on the same stage one night.

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Reply #12 posted 12/20/17 7:54am

EddieC

RodeoSchro said:

jjam said:

Duh, what do you think he wrote "Mountains" about? It's also a little known fact that "I Would Die 4 U" was orginally called "I Would Hike 4 U".



I don't believe that any more than I believe Prince, James Brown and Michael Jackson all appeared on the same stage one night.

The concert video is fake, but not the Polaroids taken at the top of K2 (the mountain, not the drug). Unfortunately, each photo includes only two of them, since the third person was taking the picture. And no one knows where the three photos are today, if they still exist at all. We can always hope they come to auction at some point.

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Reply #13 posted 12/20/17 8:41am

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Why hike a mountain when you are the mountain?

[Edited 12/20/17 8:41am]

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EddieC said:

RodeoSchro said:



I don't believe that any more than I believe Prince, James Brown and Michael Jackson all appeared on the same stage one night.

The concert video is fake, but the Polaroids taken at the top of K2 (the mountain, not the drug). Unfortunately, each photo includes only two of them, since the third person was taking the picture. And noone knows where the three photos are today, if they still exist at all. We can always hope they come to auction at some point.



I have some K2 skis. That makes me feel closer to Prince than ever before.

But strangely, it doesn't affect how I feel about James Brown or Michael Jackson at all.

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Reply #15 posted 12/20/17 9:30am

Empress

You should all ask Laurarichardson. She knows every single thing there is to know about Prince. rolleyes wink

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Reply #16 posted 12/20/17 9:40am

NorthC

He's been 2 the mountain top and it ain't what it seems.
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #17 posted 12/20/17 9:51am

darkroman

"There's a mountain and it's mighty high
You cannot see the top unless you fly"

This may be the mountain in a "land called Fantasy".

I feel prince may have visited various mountains but no lyrical evidence of ever going up one!

lol lol

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Reply #18 posted 12/20/17 10:21am

delirious

darkroman said:

"There's a mountain and it's mighty high
You cannot see the top unless you fly"

This may be the mountain in a "land called Fantasy".

I feel prince may have visited various mountains but no lyrical evidence of ever going up one!

lol lol

I had a dream last night
That I was singing and the sound of my voice
Seemed to come from every mountain top
Like it had no choice



So his voice at least has been on mountain tops...in a dream smile

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Reply #19 posted 12/20/17 10:22am

RodeoSchro

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ZOMG we have distressed Thizz so much that s/he deleted their account!

Thizz, come back! These were all jokes! And the best jokes we've had since Prince died and you'd better believe we NEEDED these jokes!

Come back Thizz, come back!


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Reply #20 posted 12/20/17 12:32pm

EddieC

I hope it wasn't anything I said--but then, Thizz also had started a "Flashback: Prince.org Classic Thread" trying to start discussion about one of their own old threads, and no one had responded to it and Langebleu locked it as nonsense, so maybe it wasn't anything we did here.

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Reply #21 posted 12/20/17 12:54pm

RodeoSchro

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EddieC said:

I hope it wasn't anything I said--but then, Thizz also had started a "Flashback: Prince.org Classic Thread" trying to start discussion about one of their own old threads, and no one had responded to it and Langebleu locked it as nonsense, so maybe it wasn't anything we did here.



The thought of a temp ban did cross my mind but I wasn't familiar enough with Thizz to know if that was a possibility.

In any event, this has been the funniest thread in a loooooong time! Kudos to everyone!

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Reply #22 posted 12/20/17 3:32pm

jjam

It does seem as if Thizz has made a mountain out of a molehill. Come back, Thizz!

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Reply #23 posted 12/20/17 5:31pm

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Reply #24 posted 12/20/17 10:45pm

dodger

RodeoSchro said:[quote]

ZOMG we have distressed Thizz so much that s/he deleted their account!

Thizz, come back! These were all jokes! And the best jokes we've had since Prince died and you'd better believe we NEEDED these jokes!

Come back Thizz, come back!


Thizz has just gone to listen to I Hike It There.
Sure he’ll be back
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Reply #25 posted 12/21/17 6:45am

poppys

tbokris said:

question is do you think Prince is more of a trail mix kinda guy or energy bars?

An old aquaintance of mine is from Minneapolis and once he said he was working in a supermarket on the night shift and Prince came in in the middle of the night and asked for a recommendation on granola.

We do know he liked to munch.

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Reply #26 posted 12/21/17 9:40am

RJOrion

"...what difference does it make?... we're still a group, right?..."
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Reply #27 posted 12/21/17 10:49am

Darshy

No way has Prince hiked a mountain. Didn't he suffer from vertigo?
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Reply #28 posted 12/21/17 2:04pm

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EddieC said:

People, of course he did--there's a thread active right now about 26 years ago today, when Prince stood upon the Summit in Houston, Texas. Now, I'm not sure how big this mountain is (since I thought Houston was pretty flat), but if it's got a summit it can't just be a hill, and if it's capitalized, it must be pretty important, right? And looking closer at the thread itself, it looks like... yep, there were tickets for a concert there. So, yes, most definitely, Prince played music from the Summit!!!!

See what you can find out with a minimum of research? I didn't even have to go to Princevault for this one. lol

I dont know why they moved my thread about P on top of the Summit to the Concert thread.

eek

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

EddieC said:

People, of course he did--there's a thread active right now about 26 years ago today, when Prince stood upon the Summit in Houston, Texas. Now, I'm not sure how big this mountain is (since I thought Houston was pretty flat), but if it's got a summit it can't just be a hill, and if it's capitalized, it must be pretty important, right? And looking closer at the thread itself, it looks like... yep, there were tickets for a concert there. So, yes, most definitely, Prince played music from the Summit!!!!

See what you can find out with a minimum of research? I didn't even have to go to Princevault for this one. lol

I dont know why they moved my thread about P on top of the Summit to the Concert thread.

eek



I go to church in that building now. The music is incredible. Pretty much everyone in the band has won a Grammy or a Dove award or both. I was thinking about - and this is no lie - seeing if there was any way Prince would come play with the Lakewood Church band. I know the chances would have been about 0.00001% but you cannot win if you do not play.

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