Ever since the tragic news of Prince’s passing broke yesterday, fans around the world have been grieving this major loss and remember a music icon in their own ways. After the initial shock, many music lovers took to social media to express their sorrow and share personal memories of Prince. But as the reality of the situation begins to fully sink in, more fans have taken to the streets celebrate his legacy.
Last night, Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis came together as a community to celebrate his life and the music he gifted us with. Thousands of fans gathered downtown to create an impromptu block party outside of First Avenue. The see of fans, all donning shades of purple in his honor, brought flowers and played a string of Prince’s hits and danced together as various parts of the city remained lit in purple. However, the most touching moment of the evening may be watching the huge crowd, filling the streets as they joined to sing “Purple Rain” in unison.
Watch the footage via Star Tribune above.