April 21, 2017 02:48 PM
On Friday, fans gathered outside of Paisley Park to honor and celebrate the life of Prince Rodgers Nelson on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Rhonda Soso from Compton, California, booked a flight to Minneapolis to visit Prince's hometown in Chanhassen for the anniversary celebration.
Rhonda sat on the grass with a few fans outside of Paisley Park before the gates opened. She wore a pair of white pants adorned with iconic Prince symbol.
“After today I am framing these pants,” she said. “I wore them to all of his concerts.”
The group passionately spoke about the superstar, and the creative music he produced and sang.
“He created music that touched souls,” Soso said. “Throughout my life he taught me how to be myself and express myself the way I want.”
Sosa said she first came to Minnesota when the death of Prince was confirmed in April 2016. She also returned when Paisley Park opened its doors to the public providing tours around the facility.
“Now I am here for a third time to get my boogie on and enjoy the Prince celebration,” she said. "I was here last night and my arms hurt from dancing."
Soso and hundreds of other fans are expected to attend "Celebration 2017," at Paisley Park. It is a four-day musical event that will include several high-profiled artists who will sing a collection of songs that were written, produced and recorded by Prince.
“I want to hear all of my favorite songs and party with everyone,” she said. “All the fans here are considered family because of our bond.”
Updated: April 21, 2017 02:48 PM
Created: April 21, 2017 12:49 PM
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