Celebrating Prince’s life and music with an impromptu U Street dance party

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[nectar_dropcap color=””]O [/nectar_dropcap]ne of my favorite things about living in a city like Washington are the spontaneous celebrations, protests or memorials that happen around big, emotional events. So, it was fitting that after Thursday’s news that Prince had passed away, people would gather to remember the legendary musician who gave us such amazing music over parts of five decades.

But the hundreds who showed up at the corner of U and 14th streets didn’t come to mourn his passing as much to celebrate what his music meant to them with an impromptu dance party. It was cathartic. As the organizers wrote on Facebook: “We need to sweat out these tears!”

All images © Joe Newman or Jeffrey Morris. You can follow Joe’s work on Instagram at @cosmicsmudge. You can see more of Jeffrey’s work on Jeffrey Morris Photography and on Instagram at @jeffreyindc.

Joe Newman

Multi-media story teller, non-profit do-gooder, international street photographer, serious poker player, intrepid traveler.

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