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!
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 ;)
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. :)