As many of you know by now, Prince died today. San Francisco paid respect to the unparalleled icon by turning the exterior lights of City Hall appropriately purple. As expected, folks gathered at Civic Center Plaza to pay tribute by blaring choice Prince tunes, and dancing together throughout the night.
So while you're listening to Sign 'O' The Times, 1999, or Purple Rain on repeat all night — as we should all be doing, really — here are some scenes from outside City Hall.
As for the large inflatable bunny cameos, they are part of an art installation underway at Civic Center Plaza, which you can read all about here.
Following is the moment the lights turned from blue and yellow (in honor of the Warriors being in the playoffs) to glorious purple:
- SF City Hall Will Light Up Purple In Remembrance of Prince [Curbed SF]
- Price has died at age 57 [The Verge]