Minnesota Family Honors Prince With Spectacular 10,000 Lights Show [VIDEO]
It’s looking a lot like a purple Christmas. A family in Minnesota is honoring Prince in a very yuletide way. They decorated their home with over 10,000 purple lights that blink in unison to “Purple Rain.”
In the video above, you see Prince’s iconic glyph symbol blinking in the window. The Staudts Family created their "Lights on Pascolo" light display, which is named after their street. Every holiday season they transform their home into a Christmas wonderland with their colorful lights display.
But this year, since the Staudts' home is located near Prince’s Paisley Park residence, they wanted to pay tribute to the late music icon who passed away in April.
"We've always been casual Prince fans, but his passing really hit us," Mike Staudt told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We regretted not taking advantage of having such an iconic star so close to us and never attended any of the shows or concerts at Paisley."
"Prince's passing meant so much to our community that we decided to do a short dedication during the intermission of our Christmas light show to honor him," he continued. "We've received compliments on this part of our show and a few people have even mentioned it made them teary-eyed."
Mike estimates that it took him over 200 hours just to set up the whole display. Props to the Staudts family for this wonderful Prince tribute. Their monthly electric bill has to be off the chain.