Right after my flight landed in Long Beach, we met up with our friends Shaun and Amber for an afternoon at LA Live. The Grammy Museum had been our to-do list forever (in fact, I'd bought discount tickets last year that expired right after I had Jake. Oops!), and it was time to cross it off. I wasn't sure what to expect since there isn't a whole lot of information about it online, so I kept my expectations low and was pleasantly surprised.
The Grammy Museum is very interactive, which in turn makes it a lot of fun! We explored and listened to many different types of music from many different decades. There were numerous displays with wardrobes and mementos -- ranging from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket to Luciano Pavarotti's tuxedo to Taylor Swift's handwritten "Tim McGraw" lyrics to hard rock guitars to Katy Perry's fruity outfit from the 2009 Grammy's. There were also recording booths in which you could sing, remix, and produce your own songs to your heart's content. But our favorite parts, by far, were the instruments. Jakey got his first taste of drumming, I played a little piano, and Matt loved the electric steel drums. The conga drum was pretty entertaining, too. We could have stayed there all day!
After our visit to the museum, we headed around the corner at LA Live for dinner at Yard House. It was a delicious way to end our little outing.