OK, this is a long post so be warned. There was a lot of good stuff to see. Check it out!!
Here you can see the Cleveland Browns football stadium which is right near the HOF museum.
Cit skyline and the Science Center below
We arrived EARLY to beat the crowd. Unfortunately, it didn't work. There were a lot of people there which makes sense since summer is just gearing up.
There is all kinds of stuff hanging in the lobby. No idea what this stuff means.
We started off the tour with a video "Mystery Train" that chronicled the history of rock and roll starting in the early 1900s and growing in the 1940s and 50s. Very cool short movie. (Sorry about the blurry pictures. No flash camera shots allowed)
Hail to the King baby!
Tons of good stuff to see here. From top left corner clockwise, you can see Metallica, the Beach Boys, the Who, and ZZ Top. It was AMAZING how many personal belongings and artifacts they had.
Very blurry picture of M. Jackson's glove (that he apparently designed himself)
Beatles stuff. They had a small exhibit of the Rolling Stones on the first floor but the rest of the Stones' exhibit was upstairs on the fifth floor.
A self-shot near the Beatles exhibit.
We got bored here waiting for Dad. Entertainment is never in short supply when around Martins.
First Taxi ride together (Mom is sitting on Julia's lap!). We went to a delicious Indian restaurant. Dad didn't want to leave the museum so he stayed behind.
After lunch, we watched two videos. The first one chronicled many performances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. I had NO IDEA how influential Dick Clark was on American music and culture. I mean, EVERYBODY who was anybody performed on that show.
The second video was an incredible montage of Hall of Fame inductees over the ENTIRE history of the organization. It was a long video but well worth the time. I stayed until the end, 2013, to see Rush who was inducted this year.
Below you can see the signatures of all the inductees.
This is a tribute to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" but we didn't have time to see it close up. We were there for five hours and STILL did not see everything.
Rolling Stones stuff
Touring bus of Johnny Cash and his wife. He used this busy from 1980 until the 2000s. Forgot to take a picture inside :( But rest assured, it smelled and looked like the 1980s.