Because Elvis Week 2017 starts today, I have decided to share my experience in seeing Elvis: Live in Concert with my family. I am not even sure how to begin. It has been weeks since seeing the show and I am still picking up pieces of my brain off the floor– because it freaking BLEW MY MIND!
Anyway, when we arrived at the theatre, the line to get in was out the door. The vast majority of people there, including me, were decked out in Elvis garb. While the average age of the audience was probably about 70, I was pleasantly surprised to see people my age (and younger) there as well!
After waiting for a while in line, we took our seats. I began chatting with the people around me, and met an older couple who traveled almost 300 miles (!!) to see this show. They told me about how they saw Elvis LIVE in 1956, and then again in the ‘70s. I was both amazed, and, admittedly jealous, as this is the closest I would ever get to really seeing him in concert 😂.
Before I knew it, the lights went down, and the conductor, Robin A. Smith came out on stage. My stomach was in knots. I remember thinking, “if this is how I feel right now, I can’t even imagine what the anticipation was like seeing Elvis in person.”
The violins started, and on the screen, a montage of the TCB gang is shown. It slowly goes black…and then…ELVIS.
“LORD ALMIGHTY, I FEEL MY TEMPERATURE RISIN’”
The audience went wild.
And with that, I promptly started crying. TEARS, running down my face. No joke. It. felt. so. real.
For the remainder of the show, I somehow managed to pull myself together 😅 They played quite a range of songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and there was a part where they showed Elvis’s home videos, which Priscilla Presley herself thoughtfully narrated.
In all honesty, I have been putting this post off for a while now. It is so difficult to describe/encapsulate the grandeur and unbelievable power of Elvis’s voice accompanied by a live orchestra. If Graceland does this again in the future and it comes to your area, please, please, PLEASE try and go. You will NOT be disappointed.
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