April 23, 2017 07:52 PM
The iconic Minneapolis concert venue, First Avenue, hosted a Prince-inspired dance party Sunday morning.
First Ave's party rounded out a weekend of Prince tributes one year after his unexpected death.
Billy Diaz was one of the many grateful parents who lined up before the doors opened at 10 a.m. His three kids, however, had no idea what they were in for.
"I surprised them," Diaz said. "I told them we were going to a new church and they were just thrilled when they saw the line out there."
Some parents were eager to bring their kids after attending last year's all-night dance parties that followed Prince's death.
"First Avenue is my favorite place and we love Prince," Rachel Halliday said. "It was kind of a no-brainer."
All weekend long, Prince fans flocked to the venue for more dance parties, including one outside. They also lined up to take photos with his gold star painted on the side of the venue.
Others traveled to Paisley Park to leave a memory on the fence surrounding his former home.
"I grew up playing music, so he was a very big influence in my life," Merriah Aikins said. "When he died, I just absolutely lost it."
Fans lucky enough to score a ticket also had four days to take in Celebration 2017 inside Paisley Park. After a special tour and panel discussions between Prince's friends and bandmates, fans heard performances from The Revolution and Morris Day and the Time.
Updated: April 23, 2017 07:52 PM
Created: April 23, 2017 12:03 PM
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