How to purify yourself before a Prince show at Paisley Park
You can cut the anticipation surrounding Prince's upcoming show at Paisley Park with a purple sword. Hand-clenching Minnesotans want to make sure they get the most out of such an experience. Thus, "How can I do this thing right?" was the overall feeling lurking in the comments section of yesterday's announcement of a Purple One/New Power Generation/3rdEyeGirl performance on Saturday.
Never fear, Gimme Noise readers, we have distilled the wisdom garnered over the past 48 hours into a bit of a clip-n-save guide to attending a gig at Paisley Park.
U Have Arrived @ The Right Place:
The address is 7801 Audubon Rd Chanhassen, MN 55317.
Arrive Early 2 Guarantee Ur Admission
Gimme Noise is not aware of the official capacity of the performance facilities at Paisley Park (commenters?). Given the response we've received so far from the announcement yesterday, there are thousands of interested parties looking to take part in an interesting party. Doors are at 9 p.m. for this event, and there are plenty of folks who are willing to sacrifice a couple hours waiting in line prior to that.
Traffic 2 B Directed to Overflow Parking
There are only a handful of spots on the grounds of Paisley Park, so there will be staffers directing cars to the overflow parking lots nearby. Don't worry, it'll be fine.
Leave Ur Phones & Cameras & Recorders Elsewhere
This policy has been in effect for Prince shows for this entire year, so it's starting to become pretty standard. According to his staff, anyone caught by security using one of these devices at the event on Saturday will be escorted from the building. Having experienced the phoneless feeling at a couple Purple presentations now, I can say that it does give you an opportunity to talk to your neighbors and make eye contact with people, and, y'know, watch the concert.
Tickets R a $50 Donation @ the Door
No advance tickets are available for this event. Planning to hold a crisp Ulysses Grant or any combo of smaller bills on your person is the wisest way to guarantee your admission. If you could only scrape 48 bucks together from all the change under your couch cushions, don't sweat it too hard.
Leave Ur Curse Words Elsewhere
This is probably not as heavily monitored as the recording devices, but it's still a concern. Prince is a religious man, and showing respect to the spirit of his dwelling means dropping some innuendo, but no f-bombs.
U Have 2 Drink Ur Alcohol Elsewhere
Again, house rules. Some folks say that water will be available for purchase, so a little extra cash for that would be a good plan for the thirsty.
B Prepared 4 a Long Night
Prince staff says that there's nothing keeping the party from going until the sun comes up. Narcoleptics beware. Consider this when choosing your footwear.
Bring Ur Dancing Shoes!
Speaking of footwear, this is the only clothing suggestion that comes directly from Prince's camp. Assuming that some purple garb is a nice touch, there is no other official dress code in effect. Though who wants to look unkempt at Prince's palace?
Prince, the New Power Generation, & 3rdEyeGirl. $50 donation at the door, and limited entry. NO ADVANCE TICKETS. Doors at 9 p.m., Saturday, October 5. Paisley Park Studios, 7801 Audubon Rd., Chanhassen. No alcoholic drinks allowed, no cell phones, no audio recorders, no cameras, no reentry. Update: Limited parking on-site, and traffic will be directed to overflow lots once it fills.
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