The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Part 2)
The current exhibit at the Rock Hall is Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. It features women who have influenced rock and roll, from Billie Holiday to Meg from the White Stripes. It was exciting to see the dresses these women performed in and the scraps of paper on which they wrote their now famous lyrics for the first time ever. You can see Lady Gaga’s meat dress (now colored beef jerky), Cher’s elaborate Indian costume (apparently she’s part Native American), and Queen Latifah’s yearbook (she looks so cute as a high school senior). Thank you Reena for all of my fun facts =) I almost had a heart attack when I saw Janelle Monae’s Tightrope video outfit! I highly recommend seeing this exhibit while it’s still up - you have until the end of February 2012.
On Tuesday night, the first ladies of rock and roll - Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart - came to the Rock Hall to participate in a Legends Series Interview. I have to admit I didn’t know much going about Heart in, but I left feeling completely inspired by these two women. Nancy explained that getting into rock and roll was “like being called in a migration… like some kind of National Geographic moment.” I respected their drive and success in finding an equal footing with the other giants of their day. Ann said, “We didn’t want to be the girlfriends of the Beatles… we wanted to be the Beatles!” We were even lucky enough to hear them perform a few songs - complete with awesome kick jumps by Nancy - ending with a beautiful tribute to Cleveland’s Jane Scott. It was a great night and I was incredibly lucky to be there.