Hundreds Gather At Blue Slide Park In Honor Of Mac Miller
Blue Slide Park won’t forget you Mac.
Tuesday night was spent doing more than our daily routines. Hundreds gathered in Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park for Mac Miller’s vigil.
The park is known amongst fans as being a reference from Mac’s debut album. It was a place he spoke about often as he spent a lot of time there when back home in Pittsburgh.
Fans came from different states as much as they did around Pennsylvania to celebrate the rapper. Local artists added to the vigil by creating pieces of Mac around the park.
Zac Rutter, a local Pittsburgh-based artist, looks on at his painting of Mac Miller, framed by playground equipment this afternoon at Blue Side Park in preparation for tonight’s vigil for Miller pic.twitter.com/Gdt5kQIdcE
— Mike Darnay (@MikeDarnay) September 11, 2018
it’s official, I’m driving 9 hours tonight to go to Mac Miller’s vigil in Pittsburgh at Blue Slide Park… sometimes ya gotta do things for your own peace of mind and this is one of them and I’m so happy I’m doing this
— caitlyn rae✨ (@xc8lyn) September 11, 2018
Mac’s grandmother also stopped by the vigil to thank fans for the gathering and to assure them he loved them and would love everything they were doing following the day of his death.
Mac Miller’s grandmother speaks at a vigil held for him at Blue Slide Park..”He loves you all, he loves Pittsburgh and everything you have done for him.” pic.twitter.com/XqysxmRr5J
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) September 12, 2018
Along with speaking about Mac, fans shared memories and sang along to his music around the park. Holding hands and giving toasts, everyone celebrated as if Mac was still here.
The Blue Slide Park vigil is only one of many being held around the country. Other sites have been spotted near his home in California.
In case you missed it, check out this video of the crowd singing ‘2009’ from his latest album.