Paisley Park, Prince’s home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, opened its doors for fans last Thursday and Saturday. This was the first time since the musician passed in April, and additional tours will be given this Friday, October 14th.
Guests were escorted throughout the 64,000 square-foot property and were surprised and emotional to discover that they were among the late singer’s remains. His ashes were placed in a purple urn reportedly made of ceramic and glass.
“We thought, ‘ Wow, Price is here.’ It just got silent. People were standing around. Some had tears in their eyes. I wasn’t expecting that,” said a fan upon discovering the urn in the recording studio where the musician passed.
There are several rooms in the estate that represent different eras in Prince’s career featuring various stage costumes and instruments. Guests also toured through a massive sound stage where Prince shot numerous music videos and hosted private concerts and parties. It has been said that the recording studio in his home will open for artists to use in the future.
“As soon as I got in, I felt really honored to be in a space that he had created to bring people into his world and his thoughts and vision,” said visitor Erin Goedtel.
In December, The Chanhassen City Council will consider rezoning Paisley Park so that it can operate as a museum and offer daily tours.