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Vegas showroom

Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:33 am

Recently went to Vegas and visited the Former Hilton, now LV Hotel. Asked a few people around where the showroom was and was lead straight back and to the right from the entrance (through the casino) where a showroom was indeed. My question is can someone with greater knowledge than me and the people I casually ran into at the hotel confirm that this indeed is the stage where Elvis performed 69 to 76? A guy took me backstage and showed me a spot that has different color wood than the rest of the flooring, and said that this was made this way to mark the spot where Elvis stood prior to coming on stage, didn't know if they were pulling my leg, or they didn't really know, so I wanted someone really knowledgeable, perhaps even someone who attended an Elvis show in Vegas, to confirm I was even in the very room and viewing the stage that Elvis actually performed on. Thanks, Mark

Re: Vegas showroom

Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:31 am

Yes, it is indeed the showroom where Elvis performed. It's been altered and remodeled since he last performed there though. The stage has been raised and they took out all of the booths and replaced them with seats on the floor like in an arena. No more tables like seen in That's The Way It Is.

The suite on the top floor where Elvis stayed has also been renovated and expanded. It was originally 5,000 square feet when Elvis lived there but is now 10,000 square feet. His master bedroom, bath and outdoor pool are all still there as part of the newly remodeled suite. It's a sight to see! Looks very swanky and even for Elvis' time was larger than life.

Re: Vegas showroom

Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:43 am

Thanks for reply. You've been in Elvis suite? How? Is one able to show up and ask to go in?

Re: Vegas showroom

Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:09 am

WMarkJ wrote:Thanks for reply. You've been in Elvis suite? How? Is one able to show up and ask to go in?


I wished! No I saw it on Youtube. They have tours of his suite.

Re: Vegas showroom

Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:24 pm

SuspiciousMind, you have been in the Showroom during Elvis life, after or both?

Re: Vegas showroom

Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:14 pm

I was watching one of the Complete Works DVDs, and it looked to me Elvis was entering the Showroom for the concert from the right side of the stage, the right side as it would be if you were facing the stage. Maybe a videotape image can be reversed? I thought I was standing where Elvis entered on the left side when I visited recently. Does anyone know for sure if Elvis typically entered from the left (facing stage) or right? Maybe remodeled, but if I recall there is currently not an entrance on the right?

Re: Vegas showroom

Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:37 pm

Hi,
pleased u got to see the Hilton showroom.
I had the great pleasure to finally see the showroom and hotel back in august.
Managed to get backstage to see some of the dressing rooms!
As regards Elvis former suite on the 30th floor, i tried to bribe!! a guard to show me the suites but he said no chance!
I do believe you can rent each one of them for something like $10.000 a night.
A very dear friend of mine here in the uk managed to watch Elvis 40 times at the Hilton and when i showed her photos of the showroom she said as previously mentioned it had major upgrades.
In the years "69-76" it must of been a great place to watch Elvis perform, although some people to this day say he should never have performed there!!!

Re: Vegas showroom

Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:32 pm

WMarkJ wrote:I was watching one of the Complete Works DVDs, and it looked to me Elvis was entering the Showroom for the concert from the right side of the stage, the right side as it would be if you were facing the stage. Maybe a videotape image can be reversed? I thought I was standing where Elvis entered on the left side when I visited recently. Does anyone know for sure if Elvis typically entered from the left (facing stage) or right? Maybe remodeled, but if I recall there is currently not an entrance on the right?


He entered stage left (to the audience member's right) and exited stage right.

Even when he rode on Lamar's back.

Re: Vegas showroom

Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:13 pm

WMarkJ wrote:....A guy took me backstage and showed me a spot that has different color wood than the rest of the flooring, and said that this was made this way to mark the spot where Elvis stood prior to coming on stage....


I had the pleasure of seeing that in 2005. There was some stage setup going on in the showroom one afternoon, and the doors were open, so I walked inside and made my way down the right side of the showroom (stage left). I saw that spot, and a small old mirror on the wall. I wondered if Elvis saw his reflection in that very mirror. I certainly wasn't going to ask anyone, because I probably would've been tossed out.