My 2nd visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland 10.17.15

I haven’t been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2002, before U2 was inducted. I was going to Cleveland for the Broncos game, so I decided to stop by the Rock Hall as well and make it a weekend of Music and Sports – what else is there? I just want it on the record that I still believe the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be in Memphis where Rock and Roll was born (Sun Studio), not in Cleveland where a DJ coined the phrase Rock and Roll.

After a six-hour drive from Maryland, I parked at the Science Center next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame around 2pm. (The Rock Hall does not have its own parking and the Science Center gives you $2 off parking.) As I walked out of the Science Center, I was greeted by clouds and a wind so cold it tore through my soul. Ok, maybe I exaggerate, but it really was cold maybe 40 degrees.

12107083_10153685519764168_5762544898604851085_nAs soon as I walked into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I saw U2’s huge florescent ZOO TV sign and Trabant cars hanging from the ceiling in the lobby just as they were in 2002 when I was there. Then I immediately saw a huge Elvis sign directing visitors to the exhibits. It’s great when my worlds collide like that. Then I walk into the intro movie and see Larry Mullen talking about U2. Yeah my trip to the Rock Hall started out perfectly. Elvis had his own room with a movie and all sorts of memorabilia including an Elvis jukebox. U2 had their own case of memorabilia including Larry’s snare drum from 1980, his hat from ZooTv and his Harley Davidson leather jacket he wore in the “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” which is my favorite song and video. There was a wall with etchings of the signatures of all the inductees, a great rock photo exhibit by Herb Ritz and a ZooTv inspired exhibit on music videos titled “Music Killed the Radio Star.”

Please click here to see all of my photos from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (543 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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