The first of its kind travelling rock and heavy metal exhibition is to be shown at the end of this month in Veliko Tarnovo. It is owned by the Mayor of Kavarna Tsonko Tsnonev. The Mayor will put on display the relics from his private collection in a rock bar in the Old Capital of Bulgaria. The exposition will be opened on May, 30th.
The one of its kind museum comprises of items that the Mayor has been gathering for the last eight years. Among the exhibits is the guitar on which Manowar played rock version of the Bulgarian national anthem, Burn – the gold record of Deep Purple, of which there are only 50 copies in the world and a retro phone with the AC/DC logo on it, used by the so-called Metal Mayor to keep in touch with the band (this is a joke of course).
16 pieces in total will be shown to the guests and citizens of the town. The exhibits are all presents gifted by the numerous rock and heavy metal stars that have performed in Kavarna. Tsonko Tsonev has some of the items granted to charitable causes – the leather jacket of John Lawton was sold at a charity auction for nearly 800 euro. The Mayor’s collection also features a car with the autographs of legendary names like Alice Cooper, Udo Dirkschneider, Tarja Turunen, Scorpions, Glen Hughes, Ronnie James Dio, Simon Wright (AC/DC), Manowar and many other stars who have visited Kavarna. The precious autographs are signed on Mayor’s car dashboard and interior door panels. There are over 30 signatures in total but soon there will be lot more – the next edition of Kavarna rock fest in the Black sea resort will welcome eight rock and heavy metal bands, said the Metal Mayor. On June 27th, 28th and 29th the stadium in Kavarna will be the stage for Europe, Halloween, Sabaton and many more stars.