On Thursday, April 21, 2016 it was reported that the legendary music icon known to most as Prince, passed away.
While details surrounding his death are still unclear, Chicagoans of the city’s North Center neighborhood gathered together to reminiscence, commiserate and dance in honor to the late musician’s memory.
It was of little surprise to me that the North Center Square was host to the event. Through the last few years during the holiday season, I noticed a festive illuminated sign in an area apartment window featuring the artist’s iconic symbol along with the text “Merry Princemas.”
In response to the joy brought on by the unique decoration, a group of Prince themed carolers were formed to help spread some fabulous holiday cheer in the neighborhood.
The group, which seemed to largely organize the vigil, were in attendance in full regalia.
Below are a few images I took during the evening’s festivities.