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Friday, February 27, 2009

Trip to the EMP- Experience Music Project!

EMP|SFM welcome mat

For those who loves music, probably you want to visit the Experience Music Project (EMP). My trip was a blast to the EMP, only it was way too pack, and I felt so jammed over there, please don't go there on a free Museum Day! You'll know what I mean. You can get coupons buy one admission get one free from many tourist brochure stands, or entertainment coupon book.

The coolest thing about EMP is their building. According to the description that I read somewhere, the architecture for that building is Frank Gehry. The building was built in 2000, with the concept shape of a smashed electric guitar. From the outside, the material is truly amazing. I love how the materials reflect everything that surrounds it.

One of EMP's popular collections is Jimi Hendrix permanent collection. It's definitely worth to see. For those who don't know Jimi Hendrix, he's a famous American guitarist and songwriter in the 60s. Unfortunately, we lost this talented man too early. He was only 27 years old when he died.

The Guitar Installation
One thing that I truly treasured when I visited this place was the music activities room. As visitors you get to try all kinds of different music instruments, bass guitar, piano, drum, even vocals. AWESOME experience! They even have the recording room, which amazed me.

Another fun activity over there is that you can take a picture of you and your family on a stage- pretending to be in a band, and sing...

EMP connected with Science Fiction Museum, which unfortunately I didn't get a chance to go there at all. See the great thing about it is that you get to go to the Science Fiction Museum when you buy EMP Admission ticket. So it's like getting two things for one deal. IT's Great!

Admission Ticket for EMP : $15

They also offer FREE ADMISSION every First thursday evening of every month from 5pm-8pm.

Check their site here: Official Website