Now showing at the Hard Rock: Madonna's gown, Bieber's skateboard, Ray Charles' Playboy and more
Looking for a good excuse to come in out of the rain? Head to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, which from Wednesday through Friday will open its 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour to the public.
The full list of items on display is too mind-bending to list, but you will see the jacket Michael Jackson wore in the video for Beat It, glasses owned and worn by Buddy Holly, a custom Gibson Flying V played by Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight festival, the wedding dress Madonna wore to the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards (pictured), a skateboard used by Justin Bieber in his video for One Time, Ray Charles' braille Playboy and George Harrison's handwritten lyrics to While My Guitar Gently Weeps. There are also items from Nirvana, the Sex Pistols, U2, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Queen, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Bob Marley and many, many more.
Seriously -- the Hard Rock's collection is unbelievable, as Sean Daly found out when he visited the corporation's memorabilia storage facility in Orlando.
The trailer housing the Hard Rock's 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour can be found at the north garage of the casino, and will be open to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10-12.
And as long as we're talking about the Hard Rock, we might as well tell you, they've just announced another concert at the Hard Rock Cafe: '80s rockers Slaughter, on Sept. 28. Tickets are $25 and will go onsale soon. Click here.