hey, great story man. I like it...you've had, and still have a great "Elvis life"
I enjoyed reading your story my friend, it was really nice
for me, it started not THAT many years ago...9 years this month, actually! I have a good friend who's an Elvis fan, and I gave him an Elvis cd for his birthday in 2003 (his birthday his dec. 13, but I don't remember if I was at his house ON his birthday, or if it was another day. I just know it was for his birthday I gave him this cd, not for christmas). anyway, it was the 2nd To None cd, and he really wanted to listen to it. I didn't even like Elvis at that time, and he knew that...so he didn't like putting it on while I was there, because he knew I didn't like it when he put on Elvis when I was there....but I said, go ahead, put it on...I didn't even hesitate, not even in my mind. of course he should listen to his new cd that he just got...I'm not a complete a*sshole. so anyway, he put it on, and that did for me. I could not believe that Elvis was this good!! I was sitting there
this is Elvis??? I was absolutely speechless...and that's what did it for me. I was sold. and when the cd was over, I wanted to hear it again. my friend thought I was joking!! and he said, you don't have to do this...I went, JUST PLAY IT AGAIN!!!!!!
and from that moment I became an Elvis fan. I spend almost a week at my friends house listening to his Elvis cd's and lps' and watching his Elvis dvd's and vhs tapes, and borrowed some home with me as well. and from then on, whenever I visited him it was all about Elvis (nowadays things are a bit different of course. back then I was a new fan and knew only very little Elvis. I knew maybe 2 or 3 songs with him before I became a fan)
and Elvis "came into my life" at the right time too...at that time, I was in a deep dark hole and could not see a way out. Elvis music helped me see a light. it really helped me through a very difficult time. and for that he will forever be my inspiration and my hero. and I know I will be an Elvis fan for the rest of my life (why would I ever stop being a fan)