Saturday, 15 October 2016
Music fans around the world and Minnesota residents have long wondered about Paisley Park, the late pop icon Prince's mysterious studio complex to which few have had full access. On Thursday, the mystery came to an end for some fans who snared tour tickets and descended on the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen to see inside the late "Purple Rain" star's 55,000-square-foot (5,100-square-meter) inner sanctum. The unveiling was decidedly muted. Organisers required ticket holders to meet at an offsite location and be bused into the complex in groups. Fans described the tour as an emotional experience, especially when they were confronted by Prince's ashes in a Paisley Park replica urn.