Do you readers remember when I paid a visit to the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery in order to share with you my findings during the “Blondie 40th Anniversary” Exhibit? If you answered “Yes” that is fantastic and if you said “No”, just click that title referenced and you can check out the piece. This time around would be a exhibition dedicated to the late great Dee Dee Ramone, bassist, founder and one of the primary songwriters of the legendary Ramones band. I got there earlier this afternoon and let my trusty Samsung do its thing so please enjoy this mostly photographic presentation.
They had a display of the Fender Custom Precision bass “Dee Dee Ramone” model. This is not his actual base in case you wondered. I neglected to ask if the leather jacket was the real deal but it probably was. There were spots to sign your name and a little something. You might notice the logo for the also legendary Misfits. On opening night Jerry Only made an appearance and even jammed out on this bass. Kind of cursing that I missed that to be honest.
These next bunch of photos were taken by Mr. Bob Gruen. Somehow I neglected to snap an image of his name sign. I guess I was momentarily distracted. Sorry Bob, we love your work here at Piercingmetal.com 🙂
So that is it for the proper exhibit as a whole. Next up is some attention to all of the merchandise that they had available for sale. There were books, teeshirts, buttons, patches and even some of the prints that you saw hanging around on these walls.
Fortunately someone helped me make sure that I had a quality photo for Social Media purposes and I thank the ladies who did this for me. I of course did one for them with this same cutout.
The downside is that this exhibit will end on January 1st 2015 and while I was there I inquired about a possible extension. Sadly there was no word yet on if this would be the case. If you live in NYC you should swing over as its a quick and worthwhile visit. Just think of how lucky you are to live in a city like this who does this sort of stuff over and over again. See you next time.