Sunday, May 16, 2010

Prince at GAYNGS!

Yes, people, it's true: the Purple One casually strolled into First Ave Friday night to check out Gayngs who were having a fantastic time entertaining delighted fans in tuxedos and prom dresses. Prince, according to several witnesses, had a guitar around his neck and was (possibly) thinking about playing, but decided not to. " They don't need me up there" were his words, to be exact. How much do we love this guy?? For the skeptics, we have collected some photo evidence as well. Check out these 3 photos of Prince that our new BFF Claire took backstage at First Avenue:




LOL/OMG offers congratulations to Gayngs for putting on a fantastic show. And of course, big props to Prince for acknowledging and supporting local talent. We heart you.

Photo credits: Claire Molepske

UPDATE: We just got 2 more backstage photos of Prince!
Via: Hard-Up Photography Facebook page

Submitted by @marrina.

31 comments:

  1. great story!!!!

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  2. Thanks 4 posting..too cool!!!!

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  3. that show was totally bunk. Gayngs were wasted, started super late and it was a giant waste of time. Oh and the reason Prince didn't perform was because they did not introduce him (and yes that IS the reason he didn't perform)

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  4. Would have been awesome to see him on stage with the whole Gayngs crew but he can't expect to just jam with a band who barely had time to rehearse themselves...great he was there supporting the scene.

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  5. Either way, it means A LOT that Prince even showed up -- and considering there is a Gayng's member in one of the pics pointing at the stage we expect he knew he was welcome! COOL!

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  6. Hmm. It sorta doesn't look like Prince. Being a long time fan I'd know if it was him.

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  7. To above poster ^ of course it's really Prince! Sheesh!

    Prince shows up and they don't do everything possible to get him onstage? I realize it was probably chaos, but really? really? Also, being wasted at a big production like that - not professional. GAYINGS blew the opportunity of a lifetime and they're not gonna get it again.

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  8. To the haters, I think most people in attendance would disagree with you. I had a blast.

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  9. yeah.... that's not prince

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  10. not 2 sure if thats him...

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  11. That's one ugly ass shirt...Prince has better taste than that. Therefore, that's not Prince. Its some random dude. Not impressed.

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  12. PRINCE

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  13. Prince in baggy clothes? and raggedy hair? ...not.

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  14. Looks like Prince to me... However, none of these are frontal shots of his face? And it wouldn't surprise me that they hired a look-a-like to get some buzz about their band, etc. If so, I'm sure we'll find the truth soon enough if this was a hoax.

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  15. Dear Jerks, Gayngs members may have had some drinks, but they were not wasted. I'm with Chase--the show was a blast! Everyone around me was having fun, singing along, dancing, cheering, etc. Maybe you should get your head out of your ass and stop being so pretentious.

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  16. It was Prince kiddos, he walked right past me- I almost cried. To say that it is not is ignorant (or ig'nant if you prefer).
    Gayngs you threw one hell of a prom, sorry not everyone appreciated what you all put together, but I sure as hell did. Thanks for the fun and thanks lol/omg for posting the Prince photos!

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  17. It was TOTALLY Prince. Trust us. We got preliminary double intel pre-show that was for realzies, yo.

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  18. 2 those that said that wasn't Prince
    Well sorry 2 alert u guys, It was Prince shit heads.

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  19. Prince was definately there and we saw a tall beautiful brunette walk in with him wearing that same white hat! ;) I wonder if that was Bria Valente?

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  20. I was with him talking about what he wanted for his tone for awhile, and he was in a really great mood... We were also not even close to wasted... We were all so excited and just loving the energy of everyone being together in that moment... If u wanna hate? Hate yourself for not just enjoying every moment you are alive!!! Fuck off... Everyone else just keep having fun!!! Much love.... Shon Troth(Solid Gold/Gayngs/Deathcube)

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  21. Thanks for the photos, glad to see the perfect physical condition and perceive Prince happiness on his face.
    A lot of serenity, calm, wisdom, experience, conveys all that and more on the way to personal perfection, hopefully also take you to reach new musical goals, I hope Prince gets to the place we all know is capable of occupying, which is none other than the glory...

    Prince Surprise, please

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