The Rolling Stones are coming to Cleveland!
Well, maybe not in concert but certainly in spirit. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has a new multi-level exhibit dedicated to The Greatest Rock N' Roll Band in the World and the Wifey and I got a sneak peek last night ahead of the official Memorial Day Weekend opening.
Membership to the Rock Hall certainly has its privileges and I highly recommend joining, even if you live out of town. We drove over and back from Detroit last night for the free VIP member Preview Party and had a wonderful evening. Two floors of food and refreshments, complete with Stones' inspired drink specials and buffet tables, greeted us along with a huge banner announcing the arrival of The Stones!
The presentation of the food was great. Different tables featured themed selections based on Rolling Stones albums. The 'Aftermath' spread included breakfast-type burritos and paper bags full of fish and chips. Bangers and Mash were found on the 'Exile on Main Street' table and the 'Tattoo You" table had 'Little T & A' appetizers. (Little Tomatoes filled with Avocado guacamole!)
The upper levels of the Museum have been transformed for the year long exhibit and they are packed with rare memorabilia, letters, stage costumes, album artwork and instruments from over 50 years of Rolling Stones' history. After entering through a custom famous tongue and lips curtain, you're transformed through time on a chronological journey of Rock N' Roll legend. There are tons of great video walls, oversize photographs and headphone stations too. The whole layout is superbly done and I absolutely loved it.
Here are some photos to give you an idea of what to expect...
|Mick Jagger 1981 Stage Outfit|
|Keith Richards 1969 Stage Outfit|
|Rolling Stones Mellotron|
Go check it out.
The building is always fabulous and with The Rolling Stones finally being fully represented here, a summertime trip to Cleveland makes for a perfect Rock N' Roll excursion.
For more information CLICK HERE to visit www.RockHall.com