Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Talk Elvis

I love Elvis Presley. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Ever since I was a little girl, I've always had a huge fascination with his life, his music and his legend. 
Inside the Graceland living room

Growing up, my family and I would often take trips to Tennessee, which in turn fueled my love for Elvis even more. I'd always end up at a tribute show and would be rushing the stage for a scarf. Yep, you read that right. I would stand there waiting and hoping that I'd be the one going home with a scarf. I mean really... who didn't want one? If you attend a tribute show, then obviously you have some kind of love for Elvis and his music. 
Bottom of the Graceland steps to the 2nd floor

I grew to love his late 1960's and 70's era the most. Maybe it was the jumpsuits, maybe it was the sideburns or the great tan he was rocking. I would and still do, watch footage over and over from his On Tour and That's the way it is specials. 
(Graceland vip room)

So when I visited Graceland for the first time, it was like the mother ship calling me home. I couldn't believe that I was actually there. Walking and talking where Elvis himself had actually lived. I was standing in his television room. Yep, little ole' me just standing where Elvis use to watch tv. I still can't wrap my mind around it. Seeing everything up close and personal just deepened my love for the King. 
(Graceland television room)

When it came time for me to decide my vacation, there wasn't any hesitation... Elvis Week! This August I'll be heading to Memphis and spending a week with fellow Elvis fans. I can't even imagine how packed it's going to be. This is my first time being there during Elvis week so it should be exciting! The one thing I'm looking forward to most is the tribute artists contest! I'm hoping that once tickets go on sale that I can hook myself up with some vip seats. Cause I mean what Elvis fan/blogger wouldn't want the good hook up? 

21 comments:

Kerr said...

the powder blue jumpsuit in the back of your photo is great!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

So fun!

Domestically Deficient said...

Cool pictures! I'm a big fan of touring famous houses. So fun!

Kelly Marie said...

aw fun!! Did you ever get a scarf??

Jennifer B said...

Is it true that you can't go in his bedroom??

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

PERFECT vacation for you! And I'm sure it'll be awesome being around other die hard fans.

Epiphany said...

Look at YOU! What an adventure. Totally jealous! Love the pictures. xoxo

Tiffany said...

ELVIS WEEK. :) I WANT TO GO. i also told Scotty I want that book you are reading "ast Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley"

Claire Kiefer said...

This is so hilarious!! I was born on the day Elvis died (well, I was born a few years later, on August 16th, 1981). I have never felt as deeply connected to him as I have to Madonna, with whom I SHARE a birthday! August 16th was also in the middle of the original Woodstock, so I'd say it's a pretty important day, musically, right?? I can't wait to see your pics!

ModernMom said...

Oh I love Elvis too! Grew up listening to him. Thanks for the tour:)
PS You look fab in these shots:)

Liv Kit @ Simply Sunshine and Daisys said...

I love Elvis too! I was born on his birthday! January 8th. I got to TN every year for like an Elvis homage! haha, with my ch emo treatments however I probably will not be going this year.

Ashley said...

I loooove that you're going to Elvis Week! I would love to go! Elvis is one of my favorites. I've been to Graceland twice, and I absolutely loved it!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I've never been but I hear his house is amazing. It must be so special to walk in the same rooms he was in! Very exciting about your vacation - I can't wait for pictures!

Amber said...

That's awesome! I LOVE Elvis too :)

Random Musings said...

So funny. Every time I see something Elvis I think of you!

And what a FUN vacation!

Sandra said...

Have always loved Elvis, always wanted to visit Graceland. Honestly, this blog is the closest I've ever come! Might be the only time I get to see it so clearly, so thanks!

Deidre said...

I went to Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis' Death and it was PACKED. PACKED. but so much fun.

Julie said...

How fun is that? My best friends's husband is from Austria and LOVES Elvis. They even had an impersonator come for their wedding. He can't wait to visit Graceland someday :)

Cait said...

wow great post hun! i love the pictures! xo

mariahsmile said...

Did you ever get a scarf????

Laura Darling said...

This is so funny because apparently it was Elvis day on one of the stations around my house...they played his songs all morning! And what a fun trip!! Great pics!