And now, some nice news: on October 6, Prince’s Paisley Park studio and residence will open to the public for daily tours.
According to the Associated Press, opening Paisley Park to the public is something the reclusive singer had been actively working towards. In a statement, his sister Tyka Nelson said, “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”
Visitors to Paisley Park can expect to see a whole mess of stuff, “including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.” They’ll also be able to walk through recording studios and see the soundstage where he rehearsed for concerts and gave private shows.
While it will certainly be nice to walk through and look at where Prince recorded music, I am much more interested in seeing his clothes. Prince Rogers Nelson knew how to turn it the fuck out. Here are three outfits I sincerely hope are on display.
These sunglasses, that jacket.
This casual orange lamé loungewear look that he wore to the Grammys, cane included.
This aqua-ass suit and that guitar which, if you recall, he used to great effect.
Paisley Park is officially open to the public October 6. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26 at 3pm EST and you can sign up for all of that right here.