Prince 'Purple Rain Day' second line memorial parade in New Orleans | NOLA.com


A pair of white draft horses pulled a purple-draped casket atop a caisson, with a cluster of grape-like purple balloons bobbing above.  It was the symbolic centerpiece of the "Purple Rain Day" second line parade that took place in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans on Monday (April 25) in memory of pop superstar Prince, who died Thursday.

Celebrants danced, drank and found friends in the crowd. Someone completely unfamiliar with the 1980s icon would have immediately surmised the late singer's signature color, from the feather boas, wigs, hats and other accoutrement...



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