Carnegie Science Center’s Guitar Exhibit

This summer, I’m a “CSC Insider” — meaning that I’m getting some VIP treatment, in return for blogging twice a month about the Carnegie Science Center. First off, I attended the opening night gala for Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World.  I also went back with my family the next day. (The video shows clips from both events.)

I know very little about music, so when I found myself with two passes to the opening, I invited my musical friend Mark, who impressed me with his diverse knowledge and  instrumental versatility. (He was game for the washbasin guitar, but opted not to try the guitar hooked into the flaming gas jets.)

Mark demonstrates his musical versatility with this washbasin guitar.

Fire. At an event serving alcohol. The bar was a good thirty paces away from the fire, but it was still rather exciting to contemplate the possibilities.