Tickets to Prince’s Paisley Park compound turned museum are on sale now. They went on sale last Friday. According to Star Tribune, fans everywhere scrambled to purchase tickets, which at this point are only available online.
Seemingly, many Prince fans are buying tickets to tour Paisley Park, because they were never lucky enough to see the musical icon in person. Nancy Norwood, who resides in Fargo, North Dakota, is one of those fans. She looks forward to seeing both Prince’s artwork and costumes.
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Prince’s museum at Paisley Park is slated to open on October 6. This was all made possible due to a partnership agreement between the trust company handling the singer’s estate and Graceland Holdings LLC, which is involved with the operation of Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
General admission tickets cost $38.50. The 70-minute (self-guided) tours will be available seven days a week. They’ll run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Unfortunately, fans won’t be allowed to tour the private areas of Prince’s home. The tour is restricted to his concert hall, his recording and mixing studios and his video-editing suites.
The special guided VIP tour costs $100 per person. It includes a 100-minute tour, photo opportunities and a look a more of Prince’s personal archives.
Fans like Amina Peterson bought tickets right away. She even set her alarm clock to remind her when ticket sales began. This is what she had to say about visiting Prince’s Paisley Park in October.
“I really want to just experience firsthand where all the creativity came from. He was such a major part of my life. Him being gone has been challenging, to say the least. I just want to be there to honor him, really.”
The Verge tells readers that Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson recently revealed that Prince wanted to open up Paisley Park to the public. The idea of a museum was something he had been actively working toward for several years. She went on to say this.
“Only a few hundred people have ever been inside Paisley Park, Nelson said, but now fans from around the globe will be able to step into the world of Prince Rogers Nelson.”
There are tentative plans to offer fans the chance to grab a bite to eat during their visit to Paisley Park. The menu choices will consist of vegetarian food offerings, in honor of Prince’s strict vegetarian diet.
Will the ticket sales be as chaotic as ticket sales for his concerts were? :-) https://t.co/ylPPmOa2rD
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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there was also talk of adding Paisley Park to the National Register of Historic Places. However, the compound isn’t old enough to meet the age requirement. In order to be included on the list of National Historic Landmark’s, a contender must be at least 50-years-old.
Paisley Park was constructed in 1985, which means it misses the mark by 19 years. The compound was designed by Bret Thoeny. Even though Prince had no idea how to read blueprints, he was very involved in the entire construction process.
The following video is a collection of photos taken inside Paisley Park. If you take a couple of minutes to watch it, you’ll get a glimpse at some of the things Prince loved the most.
Paisley Park tickets, which are good until the remainder of 2016, are available at the official Paisley Park website until December 31. Museum tickets for 2017 will be sold at a later date. You can also sign up for tour-related email updates on the same website.
Do you have plans to tour Paisley Park, once the venue is open to the public? If so, are you investing in a VIP ticket and what are you looking forward to the most? Feel free to leave a comment about anything relating to Prince and his music below.
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