They were bathing in the “Purple Rain” — and also the actual rain.
Hundreds of Prince fans filled Fort Greene Park on Friday to celebrate the legendary musician’s life and work, enduring spring showers to dance to the artist formerly known as Love Symbol’s classic tracks, according to one attendee.
“It was a fun but sad event,” said Tanya Mandusow. “Everybody was upbeat and we all enjoyed hearing the songs that we love.”
Attendees grooved on the damp grass as local disc jockeys spun the innovator’s tunes for three hours, then snuggled on the grass as “Purple Rain” played on a giant projector once the sun went down.
Mandusow said she wasn’t always a fan of the Purple One, but his death — and the subsequent public celebration of his life — made her realize what a genius he was.
“It was like living in the time of Mozart and he’s our Mozart and it was like, ‘Wow, what a loss,’ ” she said.
Borough President Adams and Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D–Fort Greene) organized the shindig to remember the iconic musician’s life and pay tribute to Kings County’s love for the entertainment legend, according to a Borough Hall release.
The Beep’s favorite Prince tune is “When Doves Cry,” according to a spokesman.