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    I want to continue with Elvis stadium size of shows (over 20.000 people). Elvis played only 8 these shows.

    All dates with this concerts:

    1970:
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    27th February 1970 (7:45pm) - Houston Astrodome - 36.299
    28th February 1970 (2:00pm) - Houston Astrodome - 37.733
    28th February 1970 (7:45pm) - Houston Astrodome - 43.614
    1st March 1970 (2:00pm) - Houston Astrodome - 40.858
    1st March 1970 (7:45pm) - Houston Astrodome - 27.777

    1974:
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    3rd March 1974 (2:00pm) - Houston Astrodome - 43.974
    3rd March 1974 (8:00pm) - Houston Astrodome - 44.175

    1975:
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    31st December 1975 - Pontiac Silverdome - 60.500

    Setlist for 1970 shows (all concert was same):
    01. All Shook Up
    02. I Got A Woman
    03. Blue Suede Shoes
    04. Don?t Cry Daddy
    05. Heartbreak Hotel
    06. Hound Dog
    07. Love Me Tender
    08. One Night
    09. Release Me
    10. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
    11. In The Ghetto
    12. I Can?t Stop Loving You
    13. Polk Salad Annie
    ---. Introductions
    14. Suspicious Minds
    15. Can?t Help Falling In Love

    Setlist for 1974 shows:
    01. See See Rider
    02. I Got A Woman
    03. Love Me
    04. Trying To Get To You
    05. All Shook Up
    06. Love Me Tender (Steamroller Blues)
    07. Johnny B. Goode (Teddy Bear/Don?t Be Cruel)
    08. Hound Dog (Love Me Tender)
    09. Fever (Johnny B. Goode)
    10. Polk Salad Annie (Hound Dog)
    11. Why Me Lord (Fever)
    12. Suspicious Minds (Polk Salad Annie)
    ---. Introductions (13. Why Me Lord)
    13. I Can?t Stop Loving You (14. Suspicious Minds)
    14. Help Me (---. Introductions)
    15. How Great Thou Art (I Can?t Stop Loving You)
    16. Let Me Be There (Help Me)
    17. Funny How Time Slips Away (An American Trilogy)
    18. Can?t Help Falling In Love (Let Me Be There)
    19. (Funny How Time Slips Away)
    20. (Can?t Help Falling In Love)
    longer setlist marked () is for 8pm show.

    Are there any nice pics like from Pontiac?

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    These numbers AREN?T REAL ATTENDANCE but number of solded tickets!!! It?s large different!

    For example:
    at all sites I found on web was attendance at Omaha show (in June 77) 10.604! But it?s WRONG!!! :x These is tickets which was bought by organizer, not to audience!!! Real attendance at this show was 9.977! 627 tickets was returned or not sold!!!

    And MSG is same! Real capacity is OVER 20.000, it?s true, but tickets which are determined for public are "only" 20.000 (for all concert in this building, but it depends on size of stage)!!! But I think that these concerts were really sold out - 20.000 people for each show + few "ilegal" people in audience - policemans etc. It means really over 20.000 people in audience.

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    Event Number 8...



    Many more photos on Francesc's site: http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/c740303.htm
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    And here's a neat one from the March 1, 1970 afternoon show.



    More where that came from at http://www.elvisconcerts.com/tours/tour1970.htm, again courtesy of Francesc.
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    Small correction concerning the set lists from Houston, Texas 1970. The shows hadn?t all the same set lists:

    February 27th afternoon show: Only performance of One Night ~ at the 5 other shows it was replaced with Kentucky Rain.

    February 28th afternoon show: Long Tall Sally instead of Blue Suede Shoes

    March 1st evening show: Blue Suede Shoes (opener) instead of All Shook Up & Long Tall Sally on the same spot where Blue Suede Shoes was normaly performed. (after I Got A Woman)

    B)

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    It's amazing when you think about those shows. Some of the people would have been straining to see what was on stage, let alone see Elvis's face!

    These days we have the large video screens, showing what it happening on stage. But in 1970, all they had were cheap looking lights flashing Elvis's name!

    I would have still loved to have gone to one of those shows, just to say I had been to an Elvis concert. Even if I couldn't have really seen him!
    Too much monkey business for me to be involved in

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    Here is two pix i found in some old Shaver magazins



    and this are the magz i took the scans from


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    Great picture where he has jumped off the stage Never seen it before.

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    it`s a good one, you do know that the stage was moving ? so maybe the stage left Elvis

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    I think it looks pretty weird to see the (small !!&#33 stage in the middle of a completely empty field. So why didn't they decide to let people on the field? It seems more logical to let the people on the field, higher the stage and close some of the higher rings?
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    Originally posted by kennyelvis@May 1 2004, 08:01 AM
    That image is strange. So where in relation to Elvis is the stage, I wonder, and how far? He's still got the mic!

    Funny to see Elvis in all his jumpsuited glory standing in a muddy field!
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    I LOVE listening to EVENT #8 from the Houston Astrodome show on 3/3/74! It is so cool to hear Elvis perform an entire show with just the TCB Band and back-up singers....it is a very unique sound when compared to the usual orchestral arrangements that Elvis used!

    It basically sounds like a very long rehearsal, which is quite cool in my opinion!! Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE the way Elvis incorporated the orchestra into his concerts....but EVENT #8 is a nice change of pace from time to time!

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    Just imagine what was left on that field in Events 1 - 7..... :cry:
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    One can only imagine...

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    Originally posted by jungleroom76@May 10 2004, 02:56 AM
    I LOVE listening to EVENT #8 from the Houston Astrodome show on 3/3/74! It is so cool to hear Elvis perform an entire show with just the TCB Band and back-up singers....it is a very unique sound when compared to the usual orchestral arrangements that Elvis used!

    It basically sounds like a very long rehearsal, which is quite cool in my opinion!! Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE the way Elvis incorporated the orchestra into his concerts....but EVENT #8 is a nice change of pace from time to time!

    TCB!
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    Couldn't agree more Mike

    Its a fantastic show
    TCB Chris.

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    IT IS INDEED NIGHTRIDER!!

    While the song lineup is pretty standard for a '74 show, the fact that it is done without the orchestration is what sets this show apart from all others! As I said, it is just so neat to hear some of these songs without the orchestra backing Elvis up!

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