Sep 15, 2015

Let's Rock and Roll

Our Labor Day weekend fun continued after Canton and we headed to Cleveland for some more museum and hall of fame fun. It's slightly embarrassing that I live in Ohio and didn't realize these two cities were only an hour apart. I'm not exactly geographically inclined. Needless to say, it was a quick drive into the city and after boo-ing the Browns stadium (Sorry CLE friends!) we made our way to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

This place was way cooler than I expected it to be. I think I just pictured all hardcore rock music legends, but they really covered a wide range of music. Learning about the historical influences of music, where the 'big-timers' got their inspiration and just jamming out all day long? So much fun!


And of course they had plenty of current artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and duh- this little gem of a Katy Perry outfit tucked into a corner.  I saw her wear that back in 2011!

My dad and I both agreed we were a little dissapointed with the lack of stuff on two favorites of ours. Elton John for him, Michael Jackson for me. MJ's glove and a couple outfits were on display and we caught a quick glimpse of the Jackson 5 in a video, but that was it. And there was ZERO Elton! We did talk to a staff member there who said that apparently things change a LOT in the Rock Hall. Only 2% of the stuff there is actually theirs; things on loan are always coming in and out. So maybe I'll have to keep an eye out for a bigger MJ exhibit coming to my area ;)
Still freaked out over being that close to THE glove!! :)

Overall it was still awesome. The Elvis area was gigantic and a favorite of all of ours. There was a really cool photography section by Herb Ritts, known for his famous photography of some of the biggest names in music (More Michael Jackson here- hooray!)
It was such a fun time with my parents. It's rare that our schedules all work out to spend a day or two together like this but I'm so thankful we were able to. In fact, we actually snuck ONE more stop in on our way home, but that'll be saved for another day. :)

24 comments:

  1. Y'all have been busy visiting museums recently! I didn't realize either that most of the items that they have on display are actually on loan! I always think that it's so much fun to explore your hometown or the area around hour hometown. You never know what exciting things are closer than you think.

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  2. How fun! LOOOOVE all the Elvis memorabilia! I'm glad y'all got to sneak this in!

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  3. I'm a born and raised Ohioan and I've never been to the museum. Maybe I'll add that to my Ohio bucket list I'm working on!

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  4. SOOOOO COOOOL!!!! Jealous, so jealous!

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  5. I really freaked out when you snapped me that picture of KP's dress! Haha! LOVE!!! This looks like fun but like you said I think it would've been cool to see more MJ! So glad you and your parents got to spend some quality time together, jammin' out!! ;)

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  6. I would love to visit the Rock and Roll hall of fame, it looks like an amazing place!

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  7. That looks awesome! I love that kind of stuff.

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  8. Isn't the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame so much fun?! I did the combo trip with the NFL Hall of Fame right before I went to college and I loved it! I'd love to go back because I'm sure it's completely different now. Just never really have any good excuses to visit Cleveland...haha!

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  9. We went to the Hall of Fame when we first moved to Ohio. I agree there was way more there than I expected. That's so funny you mentioned Elton John because I made the EXACT same observation when we left. Overall cool place though and glad you had fun with your family!

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  10. This seems so neat! I love looking at all the costumes...just insane what people wore and still wear! So cool!

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  11. I really want to go there. It's on my list of places to see.

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  12. My mom went up to Cleveland last time she visited Pittsburgh to go there! Such a fun looking place :) Isn't it awesome to be a "tourist" in your own state?

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  13. This would be so fun to go to!! I have to say I have a slight crush on Elvis lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  14. You are so lucky to have those museums so close to y'all! They look like so much fun. Glad y'all go to enjoy them with your parents :)

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  15. You all saw some great stuff on your trip! I would have especially loved all the Elvis history!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  16. That is totally on my list! I would love to check that out one day!

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  17. How fun! Glad you got to spend some time with your parents. So cool you saw the glove!

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  18. You guys were so busy this weekend. Did you see Gaga's meat dress? I heard it was there and it made me sick - imagine what that thing smells like. Happy Tuesday friend!

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  19. Such a cool trip, I've always wanted to go there! But booo to the MJ exhibit not being very extensive, maybe they'll expand it in the coming years ;-)

    Green Fashionista

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  20. Museums are my all time favorite. I love the history and the just knowing that someone actually used/wore all of those things. I'm so glad y'all made the trip over there.

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  21. That is so cool! I bet it was fascinating to see all of that stuff. I always geek out over getting to actual props and clothes up close. When we were in LA we went on a tour of Warner Brothers studios and they had a lot of Batman props, like the Batmobile, and all of the Batman masks worn in the movies so like....my face has been really close to something that was on Christian Bale's face haha!

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  22. OK, this one we are DEFINITELY stopping at! I would be a total spaz seeing all this cool stuff!

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