Prince Fan from California Visits Paisley Park for the 3rd Time

Fans inside Prince'€™s Paisley Park attending Celebration 2017.

One year ago today (April 21), Prince unexpectedly died at age 57.

Liz Larson, 36, of Minneapolis, stopped by the star outside First Avenue on her way to work Friday to pay her respects.

Prince was born in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958, and started his career in the late 1970s.

The Revolution reunion tour: Right after their gigs Friday at Paisley Park, Prince's mid-'80s bandmates - who first reunited over three emotional nights last September at First Avenue - head to Chicago to kick off a 24-gig outing scheduled through July and spread out from NY and Toronto to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Artists paid tribute with live performances while The Weeknd shared our collective thoughts in one tweet "We live in a world where Prince passes away???" Prince was declared dead at 10:04 a.m. on April 21, 2016, due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

While there was an emotional rawness to the First Avenue shows last fall, Friday the Revolution took a much more celebratory approach with a set list focused nearly entirely on upbeat, party songs like "1999" and "Raspberry Beret" and avoided the likes of "Sometimes it Snows in April", which had audience members in tears at First Avenue. Much has changed since then, but the emotion surrounding places like Paisley Park and First Avenue are still very real and very raw.

Day's and Prince's decades-long friendship had its share of rocky moments: The two reportedly clashed on the set of Purple Rain, and decades later, Prince barred Day from using the name the Time for the reunited group's 2011 album Condensate.

Previously unseen portraits of Prince have been revealed, a year after his death.

FILE - In this January 11, 1985, file photo, Prince performs before a sold-out audience in Houston.

Here at home, The Grand Social is hosting a Prince night tonight.

Rhonda Soso said Friday that she came from California to Paisley Park "just to be a part of the purple family, the purple army, just be a part of just his spirit, just his energy". Some Prince fans lamented Friday over the commercialism of the tours and now, the high price of the remembrance celebration tickets.

The Minnesota History Center is staging a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia, including his iconic "Purple Rain" suit. "It was a play on the money man who walks into the room and everyone stops and looks", Day says.

"17 Days" (a B-side from "When Doves Cry", from 1984's Purple Rain) - It's hard to find anything that Prince released in 1984 that you could call "underrated"; this song probably would have been a centerpiece for most other artists' albums; for Prince, it was just a B-side. "I might even have poked him in the arm and said you're not helping".

A memorial street party outside the club is also on tap for Saturday. She wore a pendant of Prince's symbol, which she had also spray-painted in black along the legs of her white trousers.

Several landmarks, including the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, will be bathed in purple lights.

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"We have to celebrate his life, not his death", said Elings.

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