The tributes to Prince have been pouring in from all around the world. One of my favourites that I’ve seen since his untimely passing was simply the video of Prince’s guitar solo from While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2004.
Another fantastic one happened Saturday night, when Bruce Springsteen hit the stage in Brooklyn. He kicked off the show with Prince‘s classic Purple Rain. And I won’t lie, I kinda got goosebumps watching it.
In last night’s NHL game between the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars, the Wild paid tribute to the Minnesota native in a few ways. First, this display was set up in the seats:
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And this one on the bench:
They also held a moment of silence to remember him.
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AND, the Wild changed their goal song to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy.
While it took them until the third period to get their first of the game, and they had been trailing 4-0 at that point, the Wild stormed back to make it an interesting one. It was 4-3 before a flukey goal that Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk knocked into his own net gave the Stars a 5-3 lead, and the Wild were only able to pull within 1, and that was all she wrote for another Minnesota Wild season.
Speaking of that song, Let’s Go Crazy… Did you know it was used in a commercial for the Stanley Cup Playoffs 20 years ago?
I don’t know for sure, but I don’t get the impression Prince was a huge hockey fan – but then again, hailing from Minnesota and having spent a few years living in Toronto, it wouldn’t surprise me if he was… But the hockey world definitely was a fan of Prince!