Prince died yesterday. I got a call from a co-worker who told me the news. So, I yelled out, "PRINCE DIED!" to my office (similar to how on February 8, 2007 I yelled out "ANNA NICOLE SMITH IS DEAD!" to my office (they rely on me for celebrity news).
Anyway everybody in Minnesota is grieving in one way or another. We've lit up our Capitol building and many bridges with purple lights. A free block party and a free dance party at First Avenue was organized. About a bajillion people showed up and danced all night. They were still lining up to get in at 3:30am.
A facebook friend of mine posted that she called her dad after hearing the news and this was their conversation:
"I know. I just heard."
"Prince is dead."
"Oh no - it IS real."
Moment of silence...
How sweet. They shared something together. A love of Prince and his music.
Curious, I called my own dad. This was our conversation:
"Dad! Prince is dead!"
"WELL WHAT THE HELL DO I CARE?"
|I guess we share something else.|