Prince fans still visiting Paisley Park

Fans continue to pay their respects to Prince

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Carver County and the City of Chanhassen are getting ready to re-open the road adjacent to Prince's recording studio Paisley Park, as fans continue to visit a growing memorial there.

Audubon Road has been closed since Prince's death Thursday as thousands of fans began visiting, leaving mementos along the chain link fence surrounding the property.

Fans can continue to visit the memorial by parking at Lake Ann Park and walking Lake Ann Park trail and underpass.

As a super-fan who saw Prince perform 160 times, just one trip to the growing memorial at Paisley Park wouldn't do for Mark Bonde.

"This is my third time," Bonde said.

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As Prince fans continue to grieve, they leave poems  and paintings, expressing love and sadness.

"All I needed was his music. The other music was just music. This had so much more meaning for me," said Prince fan James Krohn.

Regretting they didn't make it to more concerts when he was alive, one couple flew into the Twin Cities from Florida as soon as they heard the news.

"We just thought, all right, you only live once. No more regrets. Let's just drop what we're doing. And we made a decision on the same day," Eric Misset said.

A Sunday sea of fans saying a very public goodbye contrasted his family's very private farewell.

Prince was cremated and they held a small service at Paisley Park on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Twin Cities, the bells at Minneapolis City Hall rang Prince songs at 1 p.m.

A resolution honoring the life and music of Prince will be introduced Monday in the State House of Representatives.

It is unclear what lies ahead as far as larger public memorials, concerts, or celebrations.

For now, at the recording studio, concert venue and home Prince called "his playground," the public continues to gather.

"And I love the fact he was born here and didn't do like most famous people and move out of state. He stayed in his hometown," Makeena Adkins said.

They're sure to keep him here in their hearts.


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