At 10 p.m. last night L.A. City Hall became one of dozens of buildings across the country to go purple in memory of the iconic performer Prince. Here are 7 of our favorites:
— Mayor of Los Angeles (@MayorOfLA) April 22, 2016
The Rain Room at LACMA:
A video posted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (@lacma) on
Prince played the venue multiple times during his 21-concert residency in L.A. in 2011.
Tonight we honor The Purple One. pic.twitter.com/8cR5k6ABHr
— The Forum (@theforum) April 22, 2016
The U.S. Bank Tower:
— Skyspace LA (@SkyspaceLA) April 22, 2016
The Minnesota Twins Stadium:
The Twins honored Prince, who was a Minnesota native, by turning the stadium purple. And after their win yesterday, they blasted “Little Red Corvette” in the clubhouse.
Fitting that it’s raining in Minneapolis today. pic.twitter.com/s5KFurDhHi
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 21, 2016
S.F. City Hall:
The moody sky in San Francisco seemed a fitting backdrop last night.
— City of SanFrancisco (@sfgov) April 22, 2016
Mother Nature provided a tribute of her own over Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minneapolis.
The rainbow over Paisley Park yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ohsusyINXI
— Dave Ryan (@daveryankdwb) April 22, 2016
Coincidentally, Niagara Falls and the CN Tower in Toronto also were lit up in purple yesterday, but it was actually done to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.
Understandably, this led to a lot of confusion:
Even Niagra Falls is purple tonight.pic.twitter.com/46rMQb6GN2
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) April 21, 2016
— Amy Miranda (@AmyMiranda) April 22, 2016
It also gave rise to our new favorite conspiracy theory. Because if anyone has enough cosmic power to orchestrate something like that, it’s Prince:
Prince definitely knew about the Niagara thing today. You don’t live that carefree and not go out on your own terms.
— Spyke Daniels (@turtlewithapen) April 21, 2016