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Thread started 03/08/20 3:43pm

bsprout

visit to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Prince

Last weekend I was in Cleveland, Ohio, for my daughter's dance convention (she is a serious dancer). I miraculously managed to sneak in a 2 and 1/2 hour visit to the museum. I was really happy to see all the Prince memorabilia in there! There were some Prince displays, and items donated by the Estate such as the Love Symbol guitar, a baroque-patterned suit, the white suit he wore to his induction in 2004, the Model C guitar. I also watched a cool 12-minute video, with surround sound and light effects, that highlighted all the musical greats that had been inducted. While you only saw snippets of the other performances, to my glee, the video ended with none other than our Prince, and his crushing guitar solo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"- in its ~6 minute entirety. Amazing, considering the other musicians highlighted were also major greats.

On my way out, I stopped in the gift shop, whose entrance had a floor to ceiling picture of Prince. I bought a very cool 'offically licensed' Parade T-shirt (of the Parade album cover), with Prince's signature on the back. When I went to try it on in the fitting room, there was a gigantic framed picture of Prince biggrin

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart

I was trying to upload all of my Prince pictures but it's practically impossible to do this on here...(I've read all the FAQs; is Photobucket the only way?? I used to use tinypic but they're out of business..)

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Reply #1 posted 03/08/20 7:18pm

RJP1205

So awesome that they have more than when I was there a couple years ago! He was definitely well represented in the gift shop but other than that there was one small display and a display of the suit he wore during that infamous guitar solo. I've been to the RRHOF twice, loved it both times. Sounds like a third trip is in order!
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Reply #2 posted 03/08/20 8:12pm

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Sounds like you had an incredible time!

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Reply #3 posted 03/08/20 9:20pm

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bsprout said:

Last weekend I was in Cleveland, Ohio, for my daughter's dance convention (she is a serious dancer). I miraculously managed to sneak in a 2 and 1/2 hour visit to the museum. I was really happy to see all the Prince memorabilia in there! There were some Prince displays, and items donated by the Estate such as the Love Symbol guitar, a baroque-patterned suit, the white suit he wore to his induction in 2004, the Model C guitar. I also watched a cool 12-minute video, with surround sound and light effects, that highlighted all the musical greats that had been inducted. While you only saw snippets of the other performances, to my glee, the video ended with none other than our Prince, and his crushing guitar solo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"- in its ~6 minute entirety. Amazing, considering the other musicians highlighted were also major greats.

On my way out, I stopped in the gift shop, whose entrance had a floor to ceiling picture of Prince. I bought a very cool 'offically licensed' Parade T-shirt (of the Parade album cover), with Prince's signature on the back. When I went to try it on in the fitting room, there was a gigantic framed picture of Prince biggrin

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart

I was trying to upload all of my Prince pictures but it's practically impossible to do this on here...(I've read all the FAQs; is Photobucket the only way?? I used to use tinypic but they're out of business..)

Thanks for sharing in great detail. I'd love to go

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Reply #4 posted 03/09/20 4:04am

bsprout

I hope you’ll all get the chance to visit. I had a great time and could’ve spent much more, but the museum was closing and I had to get back to my kid...Too bad I can’t upload all my pictures. I highly recommend a visit, especially if you’re a music lover.
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Reply #5 posted 03/09/20 6:57am

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bsprout said:

Last weekend I was in Cleveland, Ohio, for my daughter's dance convention (she is a serious dancer). I miraculously managed to sneak in a 2 and 1/2 hour visit to the museum. I was really happy to see all the Prince memorabilia in there! There were some Prince displays, and items donated by the Estate such as the Love Symbol guitar, a baroque-patterned suit, the white suit he wore to his induction in 2004, the Model C guitar. I also watched a cool 12-minute video, with surround sound and light effects, that highlighted all the musical greats that had been inducted. While you only saw snippets of the other performances, to my glee, the video ended with none other than our Prince, and his crushing guitar solo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"- in its ~6 minute entirety. Amazing, considering the other musicians highlighted were also major greats.

On my way out, I stopped in the gift shop, whose entrance had a floor to ceiling picture of Prince. I bought a very cool 'offically licensed' Parade T-shirt (of the Parade album cover), with Prince's signature on the back. When I went to try it on in the fitting room, there was a gigantic framed picture of Prince biggrin

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart

I was trying to upload all of my Prince pictures but it's practically impossible to do this on here...(I've read all the FAQs; is Photobucket the only way?? I used to use tinypic but they're out of business..)


Thanks for sharing all of that detail. You've inspired me to want to tour the museum.


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Reply #6 posted 03/09/20 8:52am

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bsprout said:

Last weekend I was in Cleveland, Ohio, for my daughter's dance convention (she is a serious dancer). I miraculously managed to sneak in a 2 and 1/2 hour visit to the museum. I was really happy to see all the Prince memorabilia in there! There were some Prince displays, and items donated by the Estate such as the Love Symbol guitar, a baroque-patterned suit, the white suit he wore to his induction in 2004, the Model C guitar. I also watched a cool 12-minute video, with surround sound and light effects, that highlighted all the musical greats that had been inducted. While you only saw snippets of the other performances, to my glee, the video ended with none other than our Prince, and his crushing guitar solo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"- in its ~6 minute entirety. Amazing, considering the other musicians highlighted were also major greats.

On my way out, I stopped in the gift shop, whose entrance had a floor to ceiling picture of Prince. I bought a very cool 'offically licensed' Parade T-shirt (of the Parade album cover), with Prince's signature on the back. When I went to try it on in the fitting room, there was a gigantic framed picture of Prince biggrin

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart

I was trying to upload all of my Prince pictures but it's practically impossible to do this on here...(I've read all the FAQs; is Photobucket the only way?? I used to use tinypic but they're out of business..)

i was there last April and i was surprised by the lack of Prince stuff. A small display with a glove and a letter or something. However, everyone kept telling me to check out the auditoriam. The vide in there theatre had 30 sec clips of many many artists who'd played the RRHOF shows over decades. What was most thrilling was that they ended the show with Prince's ENTIRE solo from While My Guitar Gently Weeps. What is better is that they used diff camera angles - not shown on the Youtube vid we have all seen to death - instead they used more angles. When they zoom back and you see that he was quite literally 180 degrees flat out on his back when his body guard held him up, I was astonished....then the vid ends with him throwing the guitar up!

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Reply #7 posted 03/09/20 9:22am

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I drive by Cleveland frequently, I think I will stop by now. Thank you for sharing!

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Reply #8 posted 03/09/20 2:42pm

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I think the exhibit ends this summer, at least that's what the ad said in Rolling Stone magazine.

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Reply #9 posted 03/09/20 4:06pm

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bsprout said:

Last weekend I was in Cleveland, Ohio, for my daughter's dance convention (she is a serious dancer). I miraculously managed to sneak in a 2 and 1/2 hour visit to the museum. I was really happy to see all the Prince memorabilia in there! There were some Prince displays, and items donated by the Estate such as the Love Symbol guitar, a baroque-patterned suit, the white suit he wore to his induction in 2004, the Model C guitar. I also watched a cool 12-minute video, with surround sound and light effects, that highlighted all the musical greats that had been inducted. While you only saw snippets of the other performances, to my glee, the video ended with none other than our Prince, and his crushing guitar solo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"- in its ~6 minute entirety. Amazing, considering the other musicians highlighted were also major greats.

On my way out, I stopped in the gift shop, whose entrance had a floor to ceiling picture of Prince. I bought a very cool 'offically licensed' Parade T-shirt (of the Parade album cover), with Prince's signature on the back. When I went to try it on in the fitting room, there was a gigantic framed picture of Prince biggrin

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart

I was trying to upload all of my Prince pictures but it's practically impossible to do this on here...(I've read all the FAQs; is Photobucket the only way?? I used to use tinypic but they're out of business..)

Sounds cool, glad you enjoyed it. Wish we could see the pics.

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Reply #10 posted 03/09/20 5:30pm

LovePaisley

Bsprout! You just exactly described my own visit on Feb. 28th! Wasn't it awesome?? Given the sheer number of great musicians honored there, I was very happy with how much Prince memorabilia there was. Seemed like something around every corner. Must be a lot of new stuff.

Of course I was wearing a Prince t-shirt, and the staff seemed delighted to answer questions and direct me to anything I might've missed. The young guy ushering people out of the theater said he loves talking to Prince fans because they're so knowledgeable about him and music in general. We had a great discussion about Prince versus Beatles bootleg culture. He mentioned how many people walk out of the theater remarking that they didn't know Prince played guitar. While that totally blows my mind (what on earth did they think he did??) at least the movie is giving them an amazing taste of his skills

Gotta love the pic in the dressing room right? I've never undressed in front of Prince before.

At least he was politely looking down at his guitar... wink sexy eek
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And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #11 posted 03/09/20 6:18pm

Pokeno4Money

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bsprout said:

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart


Y'all are very lucky, because prior to his death it was the exact opposite. There was literally NO Prince memorabilia in the Rock Hall for several years because Prince refused to donate or loan anything.

Here's one of the threads discussing it:

http://www2.prince.org/msg/100/412922

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Reply #12 posted 03/09/20 7:44pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Y'all are very lucky, because prior to his death it was the exact opposite. There was literally NO Prince memorabilia in the Rock Hall for several years because Prince refused to donate or loan anything.

Here's one of the threads discussing it:

http://www2.prince.org/msg/100/412922



It was a politics vs. money thing for most artists, but you mentioned suspecting his plans for Paisley Park factored, and that's got to be part of what happened too.

I forget the whole story, but when the museum first came about, there was something with how they acquired collections that pissed off a lot of artists who didn't want to participate by then donating their own stuff for free, or were angry that their items (some of which they were unhappy had ended up in the hands of private collectors to begin with) ended up there without it being a donation. So there wasn't consent, suddenly you were represented, or just not represented. Other artists weren't approached, and there was controversy over who would get included. There was also politics around putting it in Cleveland to begin, and industry types that refused to support it.

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Reply #13 posted 03/09/20 8:28pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

I forget the whole story, but when the museum first came about, there was something with how they acquired collections that pissed off a lot of artists who didn't want to participate by then donating their own stuff for free, or were angry that their items (some of which they were unhappy had ended up in the hands of private collectors to begin with) ended up there without it being a donation. So there wasn't consent, suddenly you were represented, or just not represented. Other artists weren't approached, and there was controversy over who would get included. There was also politics around putting it in Cleveland to begin, and industry types that refused to support it.


Interesting, thanks.

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Reply #14 posted 03/10/20 4:56am

bsprout

JoeyCococo said:





i was there last April and i was surprised by the lack of Prince stuff. A small display with a glove and a letter or something. However, everyone kept telling me to check out the auditoriam. The vide in there theatre had 30 sec clips of many many artists who'd played the RRHOF shows over decades. What was most thrilling was that they ended the show with Prince's ENTIRE solo from While My Guitar Gently Weeps. What is better is that they used diff camera angles - not shown on the Youtube vid we have all seen to death - instead they used more angles. When they zoom back and you see that he was quite literally 180 degrees flat out on his back when his body guard held him up, I was astonished....then the vid ends with him throwing the guitar up!




Yes! It was so impressionable that that they played the whole thing, considering they give everyone else a short clip. I missed the glove and the letter. I was rushing to visit all the floors...there are at least 5.
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Reply #15 posted 03/10/20 4:59am

bsprout

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I think the exhibit ends this summer, at least that's what the ad said in Rolling Stone magazine.


Wow. I didn’t know this. It’s not a particular exhibit, though, it’s more like scattered memorabilia throughout the museum. Either way, if it’s on loan I did get lucky.
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Reply #16 posted 03/10/20 5:08am

bsprout

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Bsprout! You just exactly described my own visit on Feb. 28th! Wasn't it awesome?? Given the sheer number of great musicians honored there, I was very happy with how much Prince memorabilia there was. Seemed like something around every corner. Must be a lot of new stuff.

Of course I was wearing a Prince t-shirt, and the staff seemed delighted to answer questions and direct me to anything I might've missed. The young guy ushering people out of the theater said he loves talking to Prince fans because they're so knowledgeable about him and music in general. We had a great discussion about Prince versus Beatles bootleg culture. He mentioned how many people walk out of the theater remarking that they didn't know Prince played guitar. While that totally blows my mind (what on earth did they think he did??) at least the movie is giving them an amazing taste of his skills

Gotta love the pic in the dressing room right? I've never undressed in front of Prince before.

At least he was politely looking down at his guitar... wink sexy eek
[Edited 3/9/20 17:31pm]

Yeeeesss! I can’t properly describe how amazing that video was, ending with the entire Prince solo. I could feel the music in my chest and was grinning from ear to ear.
The song continued playing even after the movie ended and you’re released through a winding black tunnel lined with music memorabilia, including his induction outfit. The dressing room was the icing on the cake. Of course Prince should be in there, lol. I took a selfie.
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Reply #17 posted 03/10/20 5:09am

bsprout

PennyPurple said:





Sounds cool, glad you enjoyed it. Wish we could see the pics.


Thanks- I’ll try again to post them...
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Reply #18 posted 03/10/20 5:13am

bsprout

Pokeno4Money said:



bsprout said:

="bqoa">bsprout said:

Ok so it wasn't Paisley Park but I'm so happy I had the chance to visit this very fun and entertaining museum, and it made me proud to see Prince so well-represented there heart




Y'all are very lucky, because prior to his death it was the exact opposite. There was literally NO Prince memorabilia in the Rock Hall for several years because Prince refused to donate or loan anything.

Here's one of the threads discussing it:

http://www2.prince.org/msg/100/412922


Thanks. Before I posted I checked if there were other threads about it and couldn’t find any. I was surprised how many Clevelanders were dumping on their city. I dunno, I admittedly didn’t get to see much but it had its charms.
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Reply #19 posted 03/10/20 3:52pm

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bsprout said:

Thanks. Before I posted I checked if there were other threads about it and couldn’t find any. I was surprised how many Clevelanders were dumping on their city. I dunno, I admittedly didn’t get to see much but it had its charms.


I like the city, I wouldn't keep going back if I didn't. But I wouldn't even think of going there in the winter.

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Reply #20 posted 03/10/20 4:38pm

LovePaisley

bsprout said:

LovePaisley said:

Bsprout! You just exactly described my own visit on Feb. 28th! Wasn't it awesome?? Given the sheer number of great musicians honored there, I was very happy with how much Prince memorabilia there was. Seemed like something around every corner. Must be a lot of new stuff.

Of course I was wearing a Prince t-shirt, and the staff seemed delighted to answer questions and direct me to anything I might've missed. The young guy ushering people out of the theater said he loves talking to Prince fans because they're so knowledgeable about him and music in general. We had a great discussion about Prince versus Beatles bootleg culture. He mentioned how many people walk out of the theater remarking that they didn't know Prince played guitar. While that totally blows my mind (what on earth did they think he did??) at least the movie is giving them an amazing taste of his skills

Gotta love the pic in the dressing room right? I've never undressed in front of Prince before.

At least he was politely looking down at his guitar... wink sexy eek
[Edited 3/9/20 17:31pm]

Yeeeesss! I can’t properly describe how amazing that video was, ending with the entire Prince solo. I could feel the music in my chest and was grinning from ear to ear.
The song continued playing even after the movie ended and you’re released through a winding black tunnel lined with music memorabilia, including his induction outfit. The dressing room was the icing on the cake. Of course Prince should be in there, lol. I took a selfie.


Naturally! Too good to miss. biggrin

When I was there the black/red suit from WMGGW was out for cleaning, replaced by the white suit he wore for the induction ceremony.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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LovePaisley said:

When I was there the black/red suit from WMGGW was out for cleaning


Didn't they put the darn thing in sealed glass? So how could it get dirty? lol

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