As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosted pin collectors Friday and Saturday on Prospect and Old Falls streets. Memorabilia aficionados from Cleveland, San Antonio, Las Vegas and around the world came in to eat, trade and swap stories (pins, too).
On Friday night, Hard Rock held a reception to welcome its diehard fans. The 20th anniversary pin set and cordial were unveiled Saturday morning. Collectors were treated to breakfast, as they tried their hand at a Chinese auction. Guests were asked to bring an anniversary pin and city magnet to add to the auction bowls.
Afternoon events were set to include a trip to Niagara Jet Adventures in Youngstown and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls.
Next weekend, the Hard Rock welcomes the Gin Blossoms for a free concert. The event begins at 6 p.m. outside of the restaurant.