We Will Rock You!

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The Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle, 1 May 2014

Known as the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) since November 2016, this museum is dedicated to contemporary culture, and was really a cool place to visit when I was in Seattle back in 2014. This contemporary looking building was built by Frank Gehry and it amazed me to see the monorail go through this building!

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It’s not going to crash into the EMP right!?, Seattle, 1 May 2014

At the time of my visit, there was a special exhibit on the rock band “Nirvana”. A volunteer took us through the tour and we sort of ‘attained Nirvana” after that. There were 2 photos in the exhibit which showed Kurt Cobain striking a pose with Ronald McDonald & Colonel Sanders when they came to Singapore in 1992 on their “World Tour”!

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Kurt Cobain posing with Ronald McDonald & Colonel Sanders in Singapore during their 1992 World Tour, EMP Seattle, 1 May 2014

Nirvana Exhibit at EMP Seattle 1 May 2014

Nirvana – Taking Punk to the Masses Exhibit, EMP Seattle, 1 May 2014

There were so many things to see at this museum! The Guitar Gallery was impressive, and during my time of visit (1 May 2014), there was a Jimi Hendrix exhibit, a “Block By Block” exhibit which showcased impressive architecture around the world built by ‘bricks’!

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Guitar Gallery inside EMP, Seattle, 1 May 2014

Block By Block Exhibit EMP Seattle 1 May 2014

Block by Block Exhibit, EMP, Seattle, 1 May 2014

The Sky Church within the EMP has a very large screen and good acoustics. Definitely cool if some great bands were to perform here!

The ‘Sound Lab’ was rather interactive and allows your inner rock star to be unleashed! Step into the ‘soundproof’ rooms to try jamming, mixing, or even singing! You could also try playing the drums, guitar, keyboard, etc!

Sound Lab EMP Seattle 1 May 2014

Sound Lab allows you to bring out your inner rock star! Start Jammin’, EMP, Seattle, 1 May 2014

We also ventured into the “Horror Section”, “Sci-Fi Section” and even the “Fantasy Section”! The exhibits were really awesome! Sometimes I wonder why only USA would think that monsters and aliens are living among them!

Horror Section EMP Seattle 1 May 2014

Scare yourself silly with all the Monsters and Ghosts in USA!, EMP, Seattle, 1 May 2014

Icons of Sci-fi EMP Seattle 1 May 2014

Can you name these Icons of Sci-Fi? EMP, Seattle, 1 May 2014

Fantasy EMP Seattle 1 May 2014

Fantasy Section in EMP, Seattle, 1 May 2014

I definitely find this museum very entertaining. At only US$20 (May 2014 admission ticket), I “attained Nirvana”!

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