ELVIS on stage  

catkit13 66F
1257 posts
8/18/2006 4:48 pm

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ELVIS on stage


were you aware that the 16th of this month was the anniversary of the King's death? he died in 1977, fyi
were you ever lucky enough to see him perform live? i was, and i did
he was here in tucson in june, 1976, and my best friend and i decided to buy ourselves tickets to his show as birthday presents to each other. yikes, the tickets were $12.50 EACH - but we splurged anyway, how could i miss such an opportunity?
the tucson community center was packed, of course, with girls and women of all ages screaming and screaming, us included. people were dressed in everything from jeans/tees to formal evening gowns, complete with pearls at the neck. quite an audience! oh, yeah, there were male fans in the place, and their eyes,too, were on the stage waiting for The King
the lights dimmed, the music started slowly and softly, and the excitement was palpable - then HE was on stage, in the same room i was in - oh, be still my heart
yes, it's sad but true, elvis was mumbling and stumbling around the stage, forgetting the words to songs so sacred to the fans . . . and no one cared a whit that he looked so fat, so bloated, so pathetic - he was still an incredible showman, and he didn't let us down . . .
the music, the words, the melodies, THAT VOICE, all came together perfectly to mesmerize each person sitting there . . . each, in our own way, was moved to tears at the performance we were privileged to see
oh, how he must be singing his heart out now, in rock 'n roll heaven, with so many other stars
oh, what an experience - i'll never have another so emotional, so spiritual, so incredible, offered by a public person as that magic night in june when ELVIS gave himself to us

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
8/18/2006 7:43 pm

Those special concerts tend to stand out in my life. I have a couple of Grateful Dead Shows, A Bruce Springsteen show, A Who show and a Chick Corea show that fit in that genre. Isn't it nice when music can transport you to a different place?


catkit13 66F

8/18/2006 9:18 pm

    Quoting AstirRelicLatah:
    Those special concerts tend to stand out in my life. I have a couple of Grateful Dead Shows, A Bruce Springsteen show, A Who show and a Chick Corea show that fit in that genre. Isn't it nice when music can transport you to a different place?
music still has that power for me, but i've not seen too many live concerts lately. the elvis show will always hold a special place in my life


lifeisablast333 53M

8/18/2006 9:26 pm

Hats off to the King......the redneck


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