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#1 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Spent a couple of days at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend, the highlight being the Grateful Dead exhibit that is closing at the end of next month.
What a great exhibit!
All sorts of cool stuff like old decorated mail order envelopes, handwritten lyrics and music, Bill Graham's Father Time robe, the Hammond that Keith and Brent played, Bobby's pink Strat, and of course Rosebud.
I was not prepared to be so emotionally moved at the sight of Jerry's guitar - I mean, come on.
It's just a guitar.
But it's not just a guitar.
I started thinking of all the shows I saw where that guitar was singing it's heart out and when I thought of how that guitar will never sing like that ever again, I got all choked up and geez.... it's been 17 years... I'm even getting a little misty eyed just typing this out now.
Must be going soft in my old age.

They also had some old hotline tapes.
I picked up the red phone and there was that familiar voice, rattling off the dates and the mail order rules.
"Thank You, and stay in touch".

I highly recommend getting to see this exhibit if you can before it's gone.

#2 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Found a bar that we kept calling WinkyDinkys and cracking up.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Glad you had fun. I went to the Hall of Fame on the one and only super long roadtrip I have done solo. Stopped on the way as I was going to Rothbury. I was quite proud of myself that I found it with no directions without getting lost. So much cool stuff in that building.

#4 Lemireacle

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

Look Out!!

I need to get back there again, that place is amazing!

#5 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

Glad you had fun. I went to the Hall of Fame on the one and only super long roadtrip I have done solo. Stopped on the way as I was going to Rothbury. I was quite proud of myself that I found it with no directions without getting lost. So much cool stuff in that building.




Yes there is - I could have spent another whole day in there.

And congratulations! :clap:

#6 Mind Left Body

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Spent a couple of days at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend, the highlight being the Grateful Dead exhibit that is closing at the end of next month.
What a great exhibit!
All sorts of cool stuff like old decorated mail order envelopes, handwritten lyrics and music, Bill Graham's Father Time robe, the Hammond that Keith and Brent played, Bobby's pink Strat, and of course Rosebud.
I was not prepared to be so emotionally moved at the sight of Jerry's guitar - I mean, come on.
It's just a guitar.
But it's not just a guitar.
I started thinking of all the shows I saw where that guitar was singing it's heart out and when I thought of how that guitar will never sing like that ever again, I got all choked up and geez.... it's been 17 years... I'm even getting a little misty eyed just typing this out now.
Must be going soft in my old age.

They also had some old hotline tapes.
I picked up the red phone and there was that familiar voice, rattling off the dates and the mail order rules.
"Thank You, and stay in touch".

I highly recommend getting to see this exhibit if you can before it's gone.


I was there a long time ago. Very cool place.

I can understand you getting a little emotional about seeing the guitar. The wonderful music that came from Jerry and that guitar stirs something inside every Deadhead. I would have teared up a little myself. Glad you were able to see it. :bigsmile:

#7 Lemireacle

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Which guitar was it? At one point several years ago, they had four of five of his guitars on display.

#8 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

Yeah - there were a couple different ones.
But this is the one I'm referring to.


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#9 Lemireacle

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Ah... that would be Rosebud.

#10 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

Guess you missed that part in my op :funny1:

#11 Lemireacle

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

yup! D'oh!! :lol:

#12 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

We found this bar that had a trough between the taps and the patrons.
No, it wasn't a vomitorium.
It was made of stainless steel and had freezing coils underneath so when they sprayed it down with seltzer it created a thin layer of frosty ice to keep your beers cold.
Here's a picture of LJ cooling his heels.



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#13 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Pretty sure that was taken just after the photographer had a couple of tequila shots. :lol:

#14 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

did you drive there?

:tapfoot:

#15 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

No, but we sure did stumble back to the hotel!

#16 CTMuleman

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

did you drive there?

:tapfoot:

No, but we sure did stumble back to the hotel!


It was a time avoiding a turtle trampling, ostrich overrunning, elephant engulfing and monkey mauling. You'd think we'd stumbled through the lolclevelandzoo! :mrgreen:

#17 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

just wanted to make sure you didn't shuffle on right past BuffaLOL w/o stoppin by :rolling:

#18 CTMuleman

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

:lol: I thought you meant driving to the bar!

We did call out UC and waved from the plane over BuffaLOL. What, you missed it? :rolling:

#19 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

Me too. Thought we were going to get a lecture on the perils of drinking and driving.

#20 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Me too. Thought we were going to get a lecture on the perils of drinking and driving.


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#21 Lostsailr

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

I saw the Jerry Guitar display a few years ago, but this sounds fun. Maybe a January weekend, but driving past the lake at that time can be a risky venture.

#22 JBetty

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

You won't be sorry if you do and you can always ditch out at UC's house. :winkydinky:

#23 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

I suppose.

#24 Lostsailr

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Nahhh, I'm scared of him, and I'd just get Lost :lol:

Got family there, but they REALLY scare me

Besides, I prefer my chains locked and tied across the door :wink: