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Seattle: Experience Music Project!

The “experience” actually begins outside of Seattle’s Experience Music Project: the museum’s structure makes quite a statement of its own. Built by renown architect Frank Gehry, the curvy building is said to be inspired by the lines of electric guitars. Inside, the inspiration is American popular music. EMP houses the world’s largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia (guitars, clothing, lyrics written on hotel paper). The gallery of guitars is a true tribute to the instrument including guitars once owned by Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Kurt Cobain, and the bands Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. Also on display were the glitzy and glamorous gowns worn by the ladies of the Supremes. Our favorite part was jamming in the Interactive Sound Lab. Bria had a drum lesson while James jammed on the electric guitar. Great fun!

[PS: sorry the photos are so dark – no flashes allowed in the EMP.)

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September 9, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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