Flying Hot Dog At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

I’ve heard of flying fish, but this hot dog belongs to the band Phish so I guess I could say flying Phish!

The 15-foot long foot log was a prop in the band’s 1997 New Year’s Eve concert in Florida. According to the band’s manager, John Paluska, they were all throwing around ideas for the concert when Phish’s drummer stated, “What if we flew out in a giant hot dog?” Everyone thought that was the coolest idea ever, so the flying hot dog was created.

If you’ve ever visited the rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the Phish mobile is only one of thousands of props and memorabilia you’ve seen. The massive lobby is host to a few other vehicles including cars from U2’s Zoo TV tour just to the left of the hot dog.

I’ve been asked if the Hall of Fame is fun for kids and my answer is a definite yes. Sure the kids may not know the singers r bands and they may not understand the importance of many of the exhibits, but the whimsical atmosphere is perfect for kids of all ages. I’m lucky that I have a teenager that loves “retro” music, aka the music I grew up on, so she always has a ball with the interactive displays.

Have you visited? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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2 Thoughts to “Flying Hot Dog At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame”

  1. We’ve had a charter membership for ages…bought it the year the museum opened and we’ve been there multiple times. I’ve been wanting to return and do a proper story about the place myself as the one I did was a number of years back—when they didn’t allow you to take your cameras inside! Thankfully, most museums finally got the drift that they were turning down a lot of free publicity via Social Media by not allowing all of us to make our own images when we visit. Unfortunately, we just haven’t been able to go back in recent years.

  2. Karyn Locke

    Hi Dominique! I agree, your readers would love a good story on R&RHoF, especially with all of the awesome, new displays and interactive exhibits. I can’t believe they didn’t allow you to bring in your camera- that’s like not letting your kid in to a travel writer!

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