"Prince, who has a new album, "3121," out on Tuesday, has been renting
the mansion in West Hollywood from NBA star Carlos Boozer, a Utah Jazz
forward, since October, and is planning to host a private concert
there for lucky buyers of the new album who find a purple ticket in
their CD case, à la Willy Wonka." (The Smoking Gun)
Say what? Someone is named "Boozer?" And Prince rented his crib to throw a party? How many cases of Prince CD's should we buy? I'm all about a purple ticket. I had a purple ticket once before, in Albuquerque, NM. I don't remember the circumstances under which I obtained said ticket, but it allowed me in2 "The Purple Circle"- the sort of orchestra pit, if U will, of the acoustically challenged Tingley Colliseum. For ABQ, that's still a big time thrill. Imagine my excitement!
So, I'm wearing my purple dress. It's the break after the opening act, and I decide it is very important 2 have a beer. I leave my seat to C Prince standing on the sound station mid-colliseum, dressed 2 the 9s in a camel tone suit, hat and matching shoes. He is making sure the sound guys have their shit 2gether. As much as they could in Albuquerque, anyway. I was 5 feet away from him, staring up at this wee man, this icon, and I just thought that was so cool. But what do U do at a moment like that? Yell, "Hey, Prince! U rule!"? No, not cool enough, So I stood dumbfounded for a moment, and went 2 get my beer.
I come back 2 my seat, and my seat mates tell me tht just after I walked away, Prince came down from the sound station, sashayed through the crowd, and then walked down our row 2 my chair, stood upon my chair, and danced.
Now, had I still been there, he wouldn't have stood on my seat, at least I don't think so. It is hard to be sure. But he probably would have danced on someone's chair nearby. And maybe I would have gotten 2 see that.
Oh, well. I think it means I am destined to receive this purple ticket, so I will buy my CD. Maybe a couple. Unless U all want to go in on a large quantity. Then, if we win, we can all sit in a room together like that insidious- sounding new gameshow and have to convince each other unanimously that we are the one who deserves the ticket most. And the winner would have 2 take a video camera 2 the show. As if His Mighty Purpleness would allow that!
But I digress. Back to the matter of the rented mansion. Read on:
"According to a report on the Smoking Gun website, Boozer filed a complaint against the rock star for allegedly performing an extreme makeover on the NBA star's West Hollywood home, which Prince is renting for $70,000 a month.
Boozer originally filed suit in January, alleging that Prince violated terms of his eight-month lease by making unauthorized home improvements, including "painting the exterior of the (house) with purple striping, 'Prince symbol,' and numbers 3121."
The significance of those digits? That would be the title of Prince's latest album, which was released Tuesday.
Other unwanted renovations included installing purple monogrammed carpet in the master bedroom and the excavation of a large hole for the presumed purpose of a private beauty salon.
Boozer has reportedly since dropped the lawsuit, but could refile the suit under the same claims if Prince makes any other changes to the home.
Of course, Prince may already have vacated the premises by then. The rental agreement include an addendum that states the lease may be canceled with 45 days notice "should the weather conditions of the Los Angeles rainy season ... prohibit enjoyment of the property."
I really want that ticket!
His Lavender Funkyness is not going 2 vacate before this event, unless there is a mudslide or something. And really, what the hell would U expect if you rented UR mansion to The Purple One? Of course he is going to install a beauty salon and throw up some purple paint and throw down some purple rugs. He has 2! He's Prince, for fuck's sake! He needs purple around him at all times!
And the whole 3121 thing? Click on the title of this post to see the numerological ramifications. And of course, the number contains 23, Hail Eris. And add the 2 ones- that's 7, baby. And that =s magical purple goodness.