Such is the life of a rockstar. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and of course rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t really give you any intel into that lifestyle. But it does tell you about the origin of rock and roll and its hall of fame inductees, and it’s equally as interesting. When rock and roll really started gaining popularity in the 1970s or so, there was a whole hysteria where people were linking the genre to devil worshipping. So you’ll learn about stuff like that, among many other things. Even if you’re not a fan of rock and roll, the museum is still worth checking out. It’s not limited to that one category but they also have displays on hip hop, pop, jazz, you name it.
And what does it take to become inducted into this prestigious hall of fame? Artists are eligible 25 years after the release of their first record. They also have to have had some kind of great contribution towards “the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.”
The museum has seven floors, so you definitely want to allow yourself three hours at the minimum. The main floor is the basement, which is the biggest floor. The other floors are a lot smaller, some only featuring one exhibit. You work your way up from the basement.
As of October 2015, adult admission costs $23.50. If you want to save a couple of bucks, check your company’s discount tickets website. I was able to nab tickets for $19. Also, look out for any special exhibits on their site.