The skeleton crew is joining Marfi at Marfi-topia for some spooky fun leading up to Halloween. For the next couple of weeks Burt and Ivy will be at home, keeping the spirit of the season alive and upsetting the neighbors while HM and I drive to the east coast.
We are delivering a carload of stuff to our son Andy and his wife, Kristin. They bought a house this past summer so now we are taking the opportunity
to get rid of a lot of some clutter to pass on a few family heirlooms to them. Since this trip is more about transporting goods than being on vacation, we are trying to convince ourselves we are having fun by calling it our autumnal adventure.
Of course, no adventure is complete without a skeletal stowaway,
Kibitz believes in getting an early start to the day, whether we like it or not.
Cleveland was on our route so we decided a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was in order.
Kibitz was ready to rock!
As you can imagine, the museum was filled with lots of stuff, too.
Since it did seem like this might be the kind of place than would really embrace Halloween or at least refer to it but apparently they didn't feel it was necessary. Come on guys, what about Smashing Pumpkins?
At least there were skeletons everywhere. They showed up on guitars - throwing the horns,
and wearing cowboy hats.
playing a starring role in a psychedelic posters from the 1970's,
and on murals from a former music venue. This one was riding a hybrid airplane/horse while playing a guitar - now that takes coordination!
Then there was this stage costume with a matching cyclops skull bass guitar. I can't remember which band this came from but it was displayed between memorabilia of The Talking Heads and the Ramones. It doesn't seem to fit with either of those groups but he really has a great smile.
There may have not been any signs of the season but at least The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame overlooks Lake Erie. Ok, the name of the lake is spelled differently, but they sound the same.
So, while it didn't quite live up to our expectations, it was fun place to visit. The early history of rock and roll and how it developed was interesting and it's probably a great place to catch some live music. Unfortunately, we came on the wrong day for that! It was a little hit or miss with who and what was featured, my guess is that most of the really significant guitars and memorabilia have already been acquired by the Hard Rock Cafe. Maybe as time goes on they will fill in some of the gaps and possibly even include a few women! To be honest, the best part of the museum was the music and it was loud! Not at concert levels but definitely not dinner music. No one was complaining or maybe I just couldn't hear them, ha!
A late (or early?) Happy Haunted Humpday!
Thanks for stopping by.