Elton's costumes are among exhibits on show at Hard
Rock Cafe International's
base in Orlando, Florida, Associated Press
reported on December 23, 2002.
The Hard Rock Vault showcases a portion of the company's
65,000 rock artifacts that rotate among its restaurants, hotels
and casinos worldwide.
"When you look at the cafes, we've done a good job of showing
the memorabilia, but we never get to tell any of the stories behind
it," said Chris Tomasso,
Hard Rock's vice president of marketing.
"That kept coming back to us in what we heard from people. They
wanted to know the significance of what they saw."
Visitors to the exhibit enter through a tunnel illuminated by
vintage images of the Beatles
and the Rolling Stones.
The "Dressing Room" shows off costumes
worn by Elton, Madonna, Gene Simmons, Prince and others.
It leads to the "Psychedelic Meltdown," with Jimi