UPDATE: See follow up blog post 9/27/12 Guitarmania Returns!
On May 26, 2012, I had the good fortune to see the final version of designer Garrett Weider's (@GarrettWeider) guitar at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (RockHall.com - @rock_hall), along with other Cleveland #GuitarMania guitars displayed on Memorial Day Weekend. Garrett's design is special this year for those active on Twitter in Cleveland, since we were able to add our Twitter names to the art piece at a March 21st TweetUp sponsored by Cleveland.com (@ClevelandDotCom) and the United Way of Greater Cleveland (@UnitedWayCLE) at the Cleveland House of Blues (@HOBCleveland). As I said in my earlier blog post, it is "our" #CleTweetUp guitar!
GuitarMania is a unique fundraiser for the Rock Hall and the Cleveland United Way (@UnitedWayCLE). I recommend reading my original blog post to learn more about the March 21, 2012, "#CleTweetUp: Cleveland.com w/ United Way," which will provide all the details about Garrett's guitar design and GuitarMania.
Garrett Weider Guitar Design - True Grit
Garrett's "Guitarmania! For United Way" blog shows the steps to create the guitar leading up to the March Cleveland TweetUp. At the TweetUp, members of the Cleveland Twitter community were invited to the Cleveland House of Blues to add their their Twitter names to the guitar. It was a great in-person social event with great food, fun, and slips of paper for our names that Garrett later added to the guitar.
Here are photos of the result that was shared with the community at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum before all the guitars were distributed throughout Cleveland.
|Click this link to bring up a map of where "our" guitar (#3 on Public Square) and the other guitars will be located during the summer of 2012.|
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Photo 8: @ItsThePlumber @UnitedWayCLE @HershPR @NEOFoodTours @mcgowanart @WeMakeTheNews @BrianGraz @Szczepanik @BurnRiverSports @ADHicken @koskim @creape @garrettweider @jf329 @jseabury @lmricha @Maninaw @sarahberridge
Photo 9: @koskim @creape @garrettweider @jf329 @jseabury @lmricha @Maninaw @CharitUrbanista @fishface74 @clevelandsaplum @MKate105 @lzone @explorys @PluggedInClev @byron_fernandez @musicstack @janguyen @JennyChalk @tsnyder77 @rickuldricks @KaseyCrabtree @ack @cfaddict @sarahberridge
If you see someone's Twitter name that I did not identify, please feel free to add the photo number and their name in the comments below, and/or send me a message via Twitter at: @sos_jr Thank you.
More GuitarMania Guitars
There were so many great guitars, but I decided to only photograph these few for you. You may view all the 2012 guitars at: www.cleveland.com/guitarmania/index.ssf/guitars
Please click on photos to enlarge.
Note that this QR code took me to: Beastie Boys Intergalactic
What others are saying about GuitarMania
Here are some links to what others were writing about GuitarMania at the time I wrote this. Please also see my earlier #CleTweetUp: Cleveland.com w/ United Way blog post with additional links.
June-August 2012, Guitars displayed publicly
September-October 2012, Guitars displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Remember to mark your calendar for: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7 p.m. Live auction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Next @ClevelandDotCom #CleTweetUp!
I hope to see everyone in the #Cleveland Twitterverse at the next @ClevelandDotCom @Indians #CleTweetUp on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. It will take place 5:00-8:00 p.m at GoodFellers Restaurant (GoodFellersCleveland.com - @GoodFellers19)
Here is a direct link for all the June 20th #CleTweetUp details on Cleveland.com. Please RSVP here on Facebook or to @Dan_Labbe. Thanks @DeniseP for sharing the details on the #CleTweetUp Twitter in her tweet.
These are tweets by United Way Cleveland about the GuitarMania opening and my tweets from my GuitarMania visit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Please note the GuitarMania sponsors listed by the United Way, and thank them for their support of Cleveland:
What are all the cool kids doing today??? They are going to the #GuitarMania kickoff at the Rock Hall! Starts at 11:30, see you there!— United Way Cleveland (@UnitedWayCLE) May 25, 2012
Please feel free to add your comments about GuitarMania to this blog post. Thank you!
Submitted by Crystal @EatDr… (not verified) on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:00
Wow! So cool! I haven't gotten over there to check it out yet. Thank you so much for posting this. Can't wait to head over and see it in person.
Submitted by Sarah @Cooker Girl (not verified) on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:16
I didn't know we were going to be on the back! I was randomly looking at the guitars yesterday (and even saw this one), but didn't think to look on the back. Based on your pictures, I did not see my name. I'll have to check it out in person to confirm, but I'm going to be sad if I got left out! I filled out a paper, I was there! :(
Submitted by maura (not verified) on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 13:52
minimaura and tamariekeehn! love the guitar! can't wait to go check it out in person!
Submitted by Sarah @Cooker Girl (not verified) on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 17:42
I am there after all! It's hard to read because it's orange. I'm under @jseabury in Photo 8 and 9.
Submitted by Stuart Smith on Sun, 09/16/2012 - 09:17
In September - October 2012, the Guitars will be displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, so take the time to see them again!
Details at: Cleveland.com/guitarmania/
Submitted by Crystal @EatDr… (not verified) on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:04
Will they be INSIDE the Hall of Fame, or outside?
In reply to Sept - Oct 2012 Guitars displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall by Stuart Smith
Submitted by Stuart Smith on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:56
The guitars are outside in front of the Rock Hall. I took some photos and video which I hope to post soon.
Here are links to Tweets with photos I took on Sunday: