Prince died all the way back in April, but that didn’t stop his hometown team from paying their respects with a beautiful tribute during halftime of the the Vikings first home game of the season.
The Minnesota Vikings opened their new home, the $1 billion US Bank Stadium, over the weekend with a thrilling victory against divisional rivals Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The victory made the Sam Bradford-led Vikings one of the eight 2-0 NFL teams. Despite all the memorable plays from the game -including Adrian Peterson suffering a potentially serious knee injury- the most memorable moment of the night may have come at halftime.
Via Rolling Stone:
In honor of music legend Prince, who was born in Minneapolis and supported the Vikings, the team draped the entire stadium in purple lighting for a halftime performance by the Minnesota Orchestra and gospel group The Steeles. Together, they performed Prince’s hit song “Purple Rain” while Vikings and Packers fans lit up the stadium with their cell phones.