Jester, your expressions are priceless; the happiness in your eyes and smile are a joy to see....couldn't have happened to a nicer person.
Last night on the PRINCE Spreecast with DrFunkenberry & Seth Everett, a 20 year old fan from Texas named Jesse Jenkins, who has never seen his favorite performer PRINCE live before, and lives an hour from where the SXSW Festival was being held, was given a gift he was not expecting!
Jesse was hoping to see PRINCE at the SXSW Festival when it was announced that PRINCE would be playing. The $800 weekly pass and the VIP pass of $1,595 were really out of Jenkins budget. Samsung, who is hosting the party is giving away 250 tickets for people in Austin who have the Samsung Galaxy SII & SIII. Jesse unfortunately, does not have the Galaxy and did not have the $700 to purchase one.
Cue PRINCE & The NPG & 3rdEyeGirl to the rescue. Drfunkenberry announced during last night's show that he will be seeing PRINCE live this Saturday at SXSW courtesy of PRINCE & the crew!
Jesse's reaction was priceless. We are so happy for him we cannot even tell you. Check out him talking about not being able to go around the 56 minute mark and his reaction around the 58 minute mark! Priceless!
It felt great to play the role of Ellen and be able to surprise Jesse like that.
When we contacted Jesse later that night, he had this to say;
I can hardly get any sleep Doc! I'm just so amazed! I could not even expect this and the fact that it's at my front door..WOW! Such an amazing reality!
I want to thank PRINCE, The NPG, & 3rd Eye Girl for making it happen and allowing us to do it live on the show to catch Jesse's reaction!-DocFB
Diagnosis: When U have no expectations and no sense of entitlement, U will be rewarded
Congrats to you jesse I know it was amazing. I myself has never seen him live. He came to mobile al in the early 90s that's been a long time ago. Maybe hell visit again one day
That's great news! He's in for a treat the first time I saw Prince live I was blown away. Very happy for him...Also even more impressed that Prince still pulls a younger fan base that's the sign of true talent
This is such a class move that my Boo done all but yanked out her weave cuz she can't figure out how to bad-mouth Prince about it. There's a first time for everything, I guess. Well played, P. Well played.
Thank U all 4 all the love! Seriously! I don't know how 2 say it enough! I just really thank U Elisa, I do thank u as well! I'm ready 2 have a time of my life! I'm really looking forwards 2 jamming & having the time of my life! I'm right now, counting the hours! CONUTING The time! :)
Kudos to Jester! That happy dance he did had me laughing with tears! It was hilarious. So cool for him to get unexpected news like that! Have fun Jester! You will need some purple therapy from the purple withdrawals you will experience, after witnessing Prince in concert for the first time! Have lots of fun, take pics of your concert outfit, and don't forget to share your experience with the rest of us! :smile:
MAN! What a night last night on Spreecast I am still in AH about what happen 2 my Boi Jes this is what the PURPLE GENERATION is ALL about not only am I PROUD of Prince, NPG, and 3rd Eye Girl but I am just as equally PROUD of my 2 favorite guys N tha WHOLE WIDE WORLD DOC and SETH for making this happen 4 our Boi Jes. This is what the true meaning of life is ALL about 2 B UNSELFISH in Life and 2 allow God to work. I am so HAPPIE 4 Jes I know that this couldn't have happen 2 a better and Wonderful person than Jes. So Jes ENOY U'RE PURPLE EXPERIENCE and we look forward 2 hearing ALL about next Spreecast. ALL my LOVE and Blessing 2 U from ThaReelQueenBee. And 2 DOC and SETH ALL my LOVE and Blessings 2 both of U guys so glad WE the PURPLE GENERATION could be apart of this AWESOME EXPERIENCE and also 2 PRINCE, NPG, 3RD EYE GIRL Sending ALL my PURPLE LOVE and Blessings 2 my FAMS. Debbie a.k.a TheReelQueenBee
Jesse, I hope you have the BEST time at the show! I'm so happy that you can go. Was watching the spreecast in Australia and hoping that a miracle would happen for you (and was about to try to donate to a 'send Jesse to the Prince show' fundraiser if it didn't!!). Lots of love to you all from OZ!!!
that is awesome - he seems like a real nice dude - but I'm worried he might not be able to handle the excitement - Jester, better give your ticket to me :-)
Stellar move Prince. This was so great to witness, and he was so genuinely happy. He is blessed, and thanks to you, his dream is coming true. I can't wait to hear his review!
So happy for Jester-looking forward to putting an even bigger smile on his face when we start to jam ;o) There is no one more generous and thoughtful than Prince. I'm proud to be a part of such a loving family as the NPG. Thanks Doc Funkenberry for spreading the word and the love of music to every boy and girl. Luv Elisa a.k.a. EzD.
That was a real cool Spreecast last night. To see Jesse delighted and full of joy to see Prince was uplifting. To my dude Prince Hugs N Kisses---To DocFB and Seth Thanks 4 sharing on the show!!! To Jesse have fun and report back!!! P.S. Maybe we can get a pic of U with your purple pants!!!
A sweet moment indeed! It was like Charley being handed the keys to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. "So shines a good deed in a weary world" It has me feelin' good. Thank You
Couldn't have happen 2 a better person. Eye am really happy 4 him....It pays 2 b a good person......:-)
People like Pro Fan are better left ignored and alone to stew in his own bitterness. PLEEZ put a lil mo' sugar in ur Haterade!
This is SO awesome! Jesse is so special. There's a light inside him that shines so bright! I've been subcribed to his Youtube channel for a while now. His reviews are spot on and his enthusiasm is infectious! NOBODY deserves this honor more. I love Prince even MORE now! (if that's even possible) We were aboutto raise money to get Jesse to that show and then this!!! Prince, u are a class act man! We love u and we love Jesse! THANK U again!
This was the BEST! It was my first time viewing the spreecast and I'm so glad I did. I'm very happy for lil brotha Jesse. I hope he has the time of his life. I'm in my mid 40's so I have been "possessed" by Prince's music for a long long time. Let's just focus on the music and share the love y'all. It's all good for real. Seeing and hearing Andre perform was priceless. You all rock! I will mos def tune in next week and I will spread the word. Thank U!!
I wish somebody would give me a free ticket to go see Prince, I have loved Prince ever since I knew who he was, I have been a fan of his for at least 35 years! I own several Samsung phones and just purchased by daughter the SII last month! Somebody please make my dreams come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm happy for Jesse. This is really another PR stunt for Prince to promote his upcoming shows. Prince is rewarding Jesse for being a good sycophant. The same way you've been a good sycophant drfunkenberry so please stop with the "When U have no expectations and no sense of entitlement, U will be rewarded". Prince is using people for his own benefit the way he usually does. Stella, Jesse, and Madison are just a few people Prince has decided to use this year.
I really enjoyed last night's show... I liked Jester's reaction to the news of him seeing Prince at SXSW happy for him and hope he has amazing time on Saturday looking forward to his full report next Wednesday. Best show so far and to Andre Cymone was a real treat as well... hopefully I will get to see Prince for the first time this year
This is really great for him, and a really nice move from our favorite artist. I don't want to feel jealous of Jesse, but i can't help myself to think that there are a lot of fans here and there who are working hard (and on their free time) promoting and spreading official messages, organizing events (with no money in return) to keep people on the purple focus when activity is sketchy at Paisley Park. True loyal fans who've seen Prince play live more than 40 times since 1986 and spent thousands of € in travels, accomodations, tickets, buying records etc... should get rewards sometimes too. Again no jealousy or negativity here, on the contrary i would like to see this kind of things happening more often and for more people. Have a good time Jesse!
This is awesome and especially with Jesse being a young fan. He is going to have the time of his life!!