I took a slight detour on my way in to work this morning to check on the house that was featured in “Purple Rain” at 3420 Snelling Avenue South. The house was for sale a short while ago, and was advertised as “needing a lot of work.”
Neighbors were standing watch outside casually and making sure people were being respectful at the property, but I ducked out of my car quickly to take pictures. On the front steps, someone had placed the newspaper in memorial, and the tree on the boulevard had a purple balloon tied around it, and on the front walk, the remnants of a small fire shrine from last night.
If you want to see “Purple Rain” this weekend, St. Anthony Main theater will be playing starting Sunday.