This tour is just amazing. They really get you into it. You feel the energy and soul of Motown.
The first portion is a upstairs in the house with memorabilia, artwork and various gems from the era.
As you cross the bridge between the buildings you enter Barry Gordys Apartment and you are now in the building the music was created in.
Down the stairs and into Studio A and now you can really feel it. The floorboards where the engineers sat are torn up from years of foot tapping to the beat. Photos line the walls of Motown stars standing in the room you are in, belting out music from their soul.
I stood under the microphone where I Wish It Would Rain was sung into. They pulled 3 girls and made them into Supremes. They pulled 5 guys and taught them the Temptations Walk.
It was mind-blowing and soul-stirring. I had already been in a Motown mood lately, being a bit homesick in Chicago and knowing I am moving even farther away to New York City in October. Going to Motown Records was EXACTLY what I needed this weekend.
I love Detroit. I love its culture. I love it’s history. I love Motown. No matter where I end up in this life, I will always call Detroit my hometown.over 5 years ago