Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 71: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

OHIO! Part2

Korea(n) House: 4149, 3700 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Our second trip to Cleveland, Ohio. The first one was to see the A Christmas Story House. Today it's to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We started out early, thanks (I guess) to Buddy who has been waking us up early recently. We stopped at the Jiffy gas station to get some wake up snacks, and made the journey over from Pennsylvania to Ohio.

When we arrived at 10:58, we actually couldn't find the entrance. There were some doors on the side and metal shutters on the front under an awning, but no way to really get inside.

Tasty feesh stew and dak gui with extra rice.

The only thing is the couple who was sitting across from us got offered more 반찬 and we didn't, so we felt a bit excluded. After all, we'd like some more kimchi and potatoes. That's all right, I think we're done with visits to Cleveland.

Learning that parking at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was paid, we drove around looking for the Science Center that has a $2 off validation. But we really couldn't find it after driving down one street and not finding anything. So we just paid $10 for 3.5 hours.

We did a bit of driving trying to find the best place to park. We settled on a parking spot where we could pay $10 to stay 3.5 hours. The front court of the building is swarming with people even on a Wednesday afternoon, and somewhere someone's playing music.
We get closer to the glass building

Inside there's the mirrored Trabant and hot dog spotlights from U2's ZooTV tour. There's noise and not much direction of where to go.
The Hall of Fame, while it stands six storeys high, actually has seven levels. The lower level has this awning from legendary New York music spot CBGBs.

Starting with the blues, the Hall of Fame begins telling the story of how rock came to be.

The great thing about the Hall of Fame is you can listen to the music of those who are featured.

Featured in a big way is the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Tons of people were sitting in this area watching the short film about him.


Also a legend in rock & roll, Jimi Hendrix.

The Doors

U2

Aerosmith

ZZ Top
But the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doesn't just have rock. It's branching out into rap as well.

Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Sean "P-Diddy" Combs

Run DMC

Michael Jackson

Guns 'N' Roses

Metallica

Pinball Exhibit. Just scan your wristband and get a couple of tokens to play!

Peter Criss drums next to the KISS pinball machine in the pinball exhibit.

The Architects of Rock & Roll Exhibit

Geddy Lee's Hybrid Bass made from parts from other instruments.

Near the top I think on the fourth floor are those new inductees from 2018: Bon Jovi, The Cars,


Levels 5 and 6 are devoted to music and TV, including shows like American Bandstand, Soul Train, Shindig and other shows that featured rock and R&B groups.



The last thing we did before leaving was watching the Power of Rock presentation in a theater on the fourth floor. The short film shown every 30 minutes shows performances from past induction ceremonies at the Hall of Fame.

After around 3 hours, our feet were killing us from walking and climbing around this huge building. we took the escallators down to the gift shop, picked up some postcards and a pin and it's back to the car and a long drive back from Ohio to Pennsylvania.

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