My friend Dacia and I wanted to do something fun and unique after brunch last Sunday, so we decided to check out the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live for the Taylor Swift Exhibit (#totalfangirls #swifties #25goingon13… more on this in a minute!). The Grammy Museum is a 30,000-square foot, four floor museum that celebrates the well-known music event on T.V. – The Grammy’s – with exhibits on genres ranging from classical and jazz to rock and hip-hop to pop. If you’re one of those people that cringes at the word “museum,” trust me when I say this isn’t your typical walk-around-and-think-about-what-you’re-going-to-eat-after museum. There are so many interactive exhibits throughout your visit here and if you’re the kind of person that likes letting loose and acting like a kid every once in a while, this is the place for you! Many of the exhibits are interactive which makes for a really fun and unique experience for music-junkies. There are sound proof rooms featuring video clips, headphones and touchscreens at many exhibits, simulated recording booths and instruments, so many beautiful costumes on display, and a ton of super cool memorabilia from some of our country’s most famous musician’s.
Ok…now for the reason why we paid this museum a visit…the TAYLOR SWIFT EXPERIENCE! Taylor and I are the same age, and I feel like I’ve basically grown up with her. She’s helped me through a heart break or two, has inspired me to shake, shake, shake it off when people aren’t kind, and to embrace my uniqueness…awkward dance moves and all! This girl will never go out of style, and I adore her as a musician, person, and public figure. If you are also a fan of hers and are in LA, you MUST check this place out. As you walk into the exhibit on the second floor of the museum, you will be greeted with a giant lit up dance floor. This is not your basic dance floor though – it actually lights up when you step on it and is continuously playing “Shake It Off.” After you take a quick dance break and begin to walk through the exhibit, you’ll find T. Swift memorabilia from when she was a child and throughout her music career, costumes she’s worn, lyrics she’s hand written in journals, and so much more. You can also go into the theatre and watch a 20-minute clip on a general overview of her music career. The movie was my favorite part of this exhibit because it showed some of her Grammy acceptance award speeches, the highlights of her music career, and super cool behind-the-scenes footage of her in the recording studio. We also loved the mural on a large wall completely covered in T. Swift’s magazine covers. Overall, this was a really fun and unique outing that I would recommend any music lovers or Swifties to go and check out stat.
Friends, make sure you plan accordingly - the Taylor Swift Exhibit is only on display until October 4, 2015. And because I love to share the love, click HERE to buy your tickets for 50%! $13 for 2 tickets or $26 for 4 tickets.
The Grammy Museum is located at L.A. Live downtown - 800 W Olympic Blvd. Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. You pack park right under the Grammy Museum at the L.A. Live parking lot – it’s $5 for 2 hours, which should be plenty of time for you to explore the museum.
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