My Final Treat in Minneapolis Was Visiting Paisley Park Museum
My visit to Minneapolis was truly a relaxing moment with plenty of joy. I was able to really take in all the great food, good people, and memorable sites. However, my last memory I want to share with you all is my visit to the Paisley Park museum. This was truly on my bucket list, as I had not had a chance to see Prince in concert while he was alive. I have seen every movie and all the live footage on YouTube, but I regretted not seeing him in person.
First of all, we almost missed the turn as the place is in the middle of nowhere. If you don't notice the sign to the left of the road, you will surely pass it by. One you are buzzed into the gates, you can find a parking space and prepare for the ride of your life. The second thing I noticed was this place is not what I expected from the outside. It is a basic looking white building with absolutely nothing written on it. There is the purple symbol out in front of the building that illuminates at night.
This building was referred to as the real White House by Prince himself and is actually bigger than the other White House. We were told Prince wanted to move to another part of the area, but was basically told he wasn't welcome. Prince saw property across the way and bought it all, so he owned several acres of land to do with what he wanted, and a sanctuary of sorts where he could create music and fun was born.
They confiscated our phones for most of the tour, so we were not able to get content from the inside, including plaques and studios. They gave them back to us at the end, and we were able to get pictures from the sound stage. This is where he did plenty of his performances and concerts.
The entire tour and hearing some of the history of this man was a lot to consume. It was truly worth the cost and the memories. There is a new album from the vault that will be released in July. So if you are a Prince fan, be on the lookout for it. I am hearing there are plans to release a new album until the vault is clear. This obviously means we have much more to look out for.