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12-09-2009, 02:40 PM
Elvis’ final Las Vegas gigs for 1974 were between August 19th and September 2nd at the Hilton Hotel. The final gig of the run, the dinner show on September 2nd, is among the biggest disaster of his career (almost as bad as the...

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Genie
12-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Elvis’ final Las Vegas gigs for 1974 were between August 19th and September 2nd at the Hilton Hotel. The final gig of the run, the dinner show on September 2nd, is among the biggest disaster of his career (almost as bad as the...

Link To Original Article (http://www.elvisnews.com/articles.aspx/strung-out-in-vegas/1401)

:hmm: This was extremely unlike Elvis, but you know my opinion is not so much saying that it was alright to do this, but to understand that these people were almost in touching distance from him...they were talking to themselves, drinking, half of them were disrespectful and drunk, they ate and they ignored him as though he were some pathetic etertainer trying to make a name for himself, not the KING!
I personally believe that he had a lot to say that night, he was sick of the Vegas tours and he didn't belong there at all. He was way too big for Vegas.

I have to take up for him in the fact that he may have appeared to everyone that he was wired, but I believe he was just very very angry:angry:
He put it out there, just like he said another time, maybe that time? I take an asprin and a drink of water and it's automatically vodka and drugs!
Anyone who loved him, who was at those few tiring points of his career knows that the audience even smart mouthed him, and he said: "Does anybody care to hear me sing, or would ya' all rather just keep talking?"
That isn't a direct quote, but close.
~Genie

KPM
12-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Didn't we just have a thread on this same subject in the last couple weeks?

debtdbruno
12-09-2009, 03:06 PM
Yep...................

epmoodyblue
12-10-2009, 05:36 PM
yeppers same thread..and what are u sayin...is among the biggest disaster of his career ...(n)was not..http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/smiley-gen101.gifhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_elvis-071.gif

medleyofcostumes
12-11-2009, 12:18 PM
I defineteley do not consider these shows as disaster! Why?

Because Elvis in LAs Vegas, particularly near the end of the engagement became friendly with the audience?

It is not the first (or last) Vegas engagement where Elvis said or did outrageous things.

September 1973 CS he came on stage held by Lamar Fike, wearing a stuffed monkey on his shoulder. Later on a bed was moved on stage where Elvis laid down on it!

For me the August - September 1974 Vegas engagement is considered a potential opportunity to change, which unfortunately was not taken advantage of (repertoire and costume wise)

Many songs were sung for the first time (Good time Charlie's got the blues, Promised Land, If you love me, It's midnight, If you talk in your sleep) reintroduced others (Big boss man, Never been to Spain, Softly as I leave you, I'm leavin, The wonder of you)

Introduced new, contemporary costumes.

Ok he was rather talkative, but still gave very good shows, including many karate demonstrations.

So hardly a disaster after all!

May
12-11-2009, 12:32 PM
I'll have a glass of chilled white wine please, oh and a pink balloon if you have one!!

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 12:35 PM
I defineteley do not consider these shows as disaster! Why?

Because Elvis in LAs Vegas, particularly near the end of the engagement became friendly with the audience?

It is not the first (or last) Vegas engagement where Elvis said or did outrageous things.

September 1973 CS he came on stage held by Lamar Fike, wearing a stuffed monkey on his shoulder. Later on a bed was moved on stage where Elvis laid down on it!

For me the August - September 1974 Vegas engagement is considered a potential opportunity to change, which unfortunately was not taken advantage of (repertoire and costume wise)

Many songs were sung for the first time (Good time Charlie's got the blues, Promised Land, If you love me, It's midnight, If you talk in your sleep) reintroduced others (Big boss man, Never been to Spain, Softly as I leave you, I'm leavin, The wonder of you)

Introduced new, contemporary costumes.

Ok he was rather talkative, but still gave very good shows, including many karate demonstrations.

So hardly a disaster after all!
perfecto response.well said (y)since its a repeat thread no other words are needed:lol:.http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_6hh.gifthis is my 2000th post:wiggle: ballons for everyonehttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/balloons-black-string.gifbar is open drinks 4 everyonehttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/bartinder_ani.gif http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/smiley-gen101.gifhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_elvis-071.gif

May
12-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Well I don't like to complain, but you say the bar is open and i am STILL waiting for my wine!!!!!!!!

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 12:54 PM
I'll have a glass of chilled white wine please, oh and a pink balloon if you have one!!http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_wine.jpghttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_pinkballons.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/smiley-gen101.gifhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_elvis-071.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 12:57 PM
:partytime...my 2000th http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_dance1e.gifLVIS POST:lol:(y) http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/smiley-gen101.gifhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_elvis-071.gif

May
12-11-2009, 12:59 PM
WONDERFUL.. What a fab host you are!!!!!! Cheers:clap::peace::cheers::partytime

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:17 PM
WONDERFUL.. What a fab host you are!!!!!! Cheers:clap::peace::cheers::partytimehttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_cocktail.gif:blush::blush:
ur way too kindhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_thank-you.gifbut we need more peeps here to party:lol:

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:20 PM
yippie !!!! give me an Jhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_static.gifAN Ohttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_static.gifEhttp://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_static.gif,.....Joe http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_smiley-signs017.gif!!!!http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_static.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:27 PM
enjoying my party..with a plate of spagettshttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_eating-spaghettis-18.gif http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/smiley-gen101.gifhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_elvis-071.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:29 PM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/woohoo-022.gif,,what aparty...hidden under the strung out thread:lol:(y) http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/smiley-gen101.gifhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_elvis-071.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:46 PM
important peeps have shown up at my party(y)....and on the drums king of all drummers..ronnie tutt..play it http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_battery-017.gifronnie(y)http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_action-smiley-033.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:50 PM
eh marty lacker just popped inhttp://www.freewebs.com/elvisnowyoulightupthesky/PICS1/rubberface.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:54 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/joe1cooldude/th_smiley-dance017.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:56 PM
doctor nickhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_doctor-118.gif just stepped in

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 01:56 PM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f137/bellaselena/th_dance1e.gif

epmoodyblue
12-11-2009, 02:00 PM
http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_hug007.gifjooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyy

TotallyInsane
12-11-2009, 09:00 PM
http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/selenauno/th_hug007.gifjooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyy

Looks like I missed another party!!! (n)(n)

Unchained Melody
12-11-2009, 09:51 PM
I defineteley do not consider these shows as disaster! Why?

Because Elvis in LAs Vegas, particularly near the end of the engagement became friendly with the audience?

It is not the first (or last) Vegas engagement where Elvis said or did outrageous things.

September 1973 CS he came on stage held by Lamar Fike, wearing a stuffed monkey on his shoulder. Later on a bed was moved on stage where Elvis laid down on it!

For me the August - September 1974 Vegas engagement is considered a potential opportunity to change, which unfortunately was not taken advantage of (repertoire and costume wise)

Many songs were sung for the first time (Good time Charlie's got the blues, Promised Land, If you love me, It's midnight, If you talk in your sleep) reintroduced others (Big boss man, Never been to Spain, Softly as I leave you, I'm leavin, The wonder of you)

Introduced new, contemporary costumes.

Ok he was rather talkative, but still gave very good shows, including many karate demonstrations.

So hardly a disaster after all!\

Could not agree more.

So Elvis on Closing night let everyone know how he felt about the drug rumours going around, big deal, he was the BOSS!!

Merry
12-11-2009, 09:59 PM
Later on a bed was moved on stage where Elvis laid down on it!

!



What happened then, with some in the audience? :hmm::D