Photos: 'Tonight feels like heaven,' partying in Prince's memory


Passionate Zylka, 25, at the Late Night Dance Party at First Avenue.
1 Passionate Zylka, 25, poses for a portrait while bathed in purple light during the Late Night Dance Party. 
Prince fans dance and cheer at First Avenue.
2 Prince fans dance and cheer during a celebration of the Minnesota musician's life. 
Rachel McKenzie from Birmingham, England dances at First Avenue.
3 Rachel McKenzie from Birmingham, England, wears light up glasses. McKenzie came to Minneapolis with a group of friends to celebrate Prince's life on the anniversary of his death. 
Prince fans dance while images of the musician appear on a screen.
4 Prince fans dance while images of the musician appear on a screen. 
Chad Ness from Brooklyn Park, Minn., dances at First Avenue.
5 Chad Ness from Brooklyn Park wears a pair of glasses his 11-year-old son gave him. 
Prince fans dance and cheer during a celebration at First Avenue.
6 Prince fans dance and cheer. 
A woman wears Prince's "The Love Symbol" earrings.
7 A woman wears Prince's "The Love Symbol" earrings. 
The Purple Rain star is illuminated at First Avenue.
8 The Purple Rain star is illuminated above a stair well. 
Monica Mingo and Shelly Clark take a selfie.
9 Monica Mingo, left, and Shelly Clark, both of New Orleans, La., take a selfie. Mingo and Clark are part of a Facebook fan group for Prince and booked their tickets to Minnesota for the anniversary two month's after his passing in anticipation of a possible celebration, though they did not know what, if any, events would be going on. "We look forward to coming back every year," said Mingo. 
Prince fans dance while images of the musician appear on a screen.
10 Prince fans dance while images of the musician appear on a screen. 
Simon Clerget and Laura Kent pose at First Avenue.
11 Simon Clerget and Laura Kent, both of St. Paul, pose while Almarie Coleman takes their photo in front of the Prince star on the wall outside First Avenue. 
Tashalee Kahey, of Las Vegas, Nev., poses for a portrait.
12 Tashalee Kahey, of Las Vegas, Nev., traveled from Las Vegas to spend the weekend celebrating the musician's life. 
A Prince fan records video on his phone.
13 A partier records video on his phone. 
Lisa McGuire, of Minneapolis, strikes a pose.
14 Lisa McGuire, of Minneapolis, strikes a pose on the dance floor. "Tonight feels like heaven. So, thank you, Prince, for a lifetime of inspiration," McGuire said. 
David Leandro, of Burnsville, Minn., poses for a portrait.
15 David Leandro, of Burnsville, said that while Prince was alive, he would regularly be mistaken for the musician and people would rush up to him in anticipation, only to be let down when he told them he was not the iconic Minnesota musician. 
Over 1,500 people attended the sold out show.
16 Over 1,500 people attended the sold out show.