Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Elvis Week 2011 Recap 2

Wednesday & Thursday Recap can be found here .

On Friday morning, I set out to tour Graceland. I've been inside a few times before but I really wanted to go through the house again during Elvis Week. I always love getting to see the funky and unique decor that Elvis surrounded himself in. I love all of the mansion but my favorite rooms are these two...
The Living Room
and the 
Jungle Room

I don't know why, but those have always been my favorite rooms to see in Graceland. I also love the outside of the house. The lions and the steps are my favorite. 
After I got done touring Graceland, I finished touring the remaining and surrounding museums that are attached to the Graceland complex. They have a lot of his cars, personal clothing and accessories on display. They also have his two planes and many of his jumpsuits. My favorite jumpsuit is still on display in the VIP room...
Once I was done touring Graceland, I headed down to Beale Street for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist finals. They started round one with 26 guys and went into round two with 15 and the final round went from 10, then 5 and the winner announced! Here's a few photos from the first two rounds then the final. 
waiting for the results of round 1
Ben Portsmouth Round 2
Ben Klein & David Allen Round 2
Kevin Mills & Cody Slaugher Round 3
 The Top 5 ETA's waiting for the results
The 2011 Ultimate ETA Champion: Cody Slaughter!

I know a lot of people personally do not like the ETA competitions but I love them. In fact besides one other event, I thought it was one of the best parts of Elvis Week. I just hope I can score front row seats again next year! 


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Okay this is way too fun!

star said...

It looks like you had an amazing time! I hope I get to go to Graceland one day, and take my mom with me, shes a huge Elvis fan!

Tina L. Hook said...

Cody really does look like Elvis. How fun.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm visiting Nashville, I wonder if a trip to Graceland is do-able? May be fun!

Bri said...

Looks like you had a blast!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

totally awesomeness!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

My mom just went to Graceland!!! HOW fab!

Stephanie said...

Oh you look so happy! Yeah for all things Elvis:)