I feel the need to post a positive comment about Elvis' ticket sales.When he came to my town in 74 my mom was able to get us tickets.I had been a fan for a couple years prior since I was 7 so it was a big deal to see him.He added an extra show due to ticket demand.I still got my ticket stub.Two years later he came back to the same venue.This time however the tickets went so fast we didnt even know he was there until the next day.To say I was distraught was an understatement.I dont know how I missed it.I still think about it.The audio is available on a boot called "Eternal Flame".My future wife was at the show.She was interviewed on camera by a local tv station in line for tickets to the show.She was being interviewed because she had been sleeping in a bag on the pavement for a few days to get tickets.She's one of the reason's I probably didnt get one.
Happy anniversary Mr & Mrs Jak! Thanks for sharing your story and heres to many more years of enjoying the king together!
Happy Anniversary to you and your wife Jak! Thanks for sharing your ticket story.
I've told this in another post, but the first ticket we bought to see Elvis at the Oakland Coliseum in Calif. was fairly easy to get. The second time two years later for the concert in Tahoe was sold out before we even heard about it. My husband woefully spoke about it at work and one of his co-workers told him that was ok, just to get in line, mention a name he gave him (plus $20) and said we'd get in. I was sure we were going to be turned away but as soon as my husband mentioned the name and passed the $20, the guy at the door hesitated a bit then produced two tickets, tore them, gave us the stubs and in we went and got fantastic seats close to the stage. We never knew who he was or what the person with the magic name had to do with Elvis. Money and connections do work wonders.
Thanks for sharing your ticket story...at last a cheerful post!...Things have been a bit too serious on some of the threads lately. Hope you and your wife have many more Elvis-filled years together.
Wish I could remember it Kelly but I doubt if even my husband remembers it. Too long ago, too much water under the bridge since then. It was an Italian co-worker who told him that's all I remember. Don't know if the "magic" guy was too or not.
Probably long gone and only worked for Elvis concerts in Tahoe anyway.
My parents were living in Rapid City when Elvis went there in June of '77. Dad stood in line & they sold out just a few people ahead of him. Said the whole town was in absolute mayhem for several weeks ahead of time.
"...You never stood in that man's shoes, or saw things through his eyes, or stood and watched with helpless hands, while the heart inside you dies. So help your brother along the way, no matter where he starts. For the same God that made you made him too...these men with broken hearts." Hank Williams, Sr, as quoted by
Happy Anniversary Jak, sorry its a bit late
So let me rephrase and say that after that first 10 years- its been a happy breeze.
Happy 9 Years That's a great story