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It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Tue May 28, 2013 8:24 pm

It get frightened what the impersonators do. :smt023 Don't like most of them but take a look:

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Tue May 28, 2013 8:34 pm

It seems he did only one song. And i think he watched The Way It Is.

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Tue May 28, 2013 8:40 pm

Post more videos!

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Tue May 28, 2013 8:45 pm

That is Ben Portsmouth....the current world champion. His shows are fantastic....keeping Elvis's name alive....more power to him and all the other great ETA's

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Tue May 28, 2013 8:57 pm

elvisarsenal wrote:That is Ben Portsmouth....the current world champion. His shows are fantastic....keeping Elvis's name alive....more power to him and all the other great ETA's


All the other great ETA's what?

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:00 pm

Hey they give people pleasure (more than you do)
Gordon elvis
Pete storm
Paul larcombe
Ben Thomson

Hey doc...look up their sites and see fans enjoying the memories without point scoring and scorn!

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:01 pm

I was referring to your incomplete sentence.

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:04 pm

elvisarsenal wrote:That is Ben Portsmouth....the current world champion. His shows are fantastic....keeping Elvis's name alive....more power to him and all the other great ETA's


Most Elvis irritators wouldn't know a Sun single from a Sundial suit and are just attention seeking exhibitionists. The clip you have posted looks about as good as it gets - bearable.

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:08 pm

Doc....work out the sentence...it is correct

Eta's vary but, from the 50 or so I have seen, they all try to keep the flame going. That's good enough in my book

Watching hundreds of fans on an ETA weekend is great fun....elvis fans all enjoying each others company....I suggest you all try it.....porthcawl and Benidorm are the best :-)

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 pm

elvisarsenal wrote:Doc....work out the sentence...it is correct


No.

This is incorrect and incomplete:
more power to him and all the other great ETA's

This is correct:
more power to him and all the other great ETAs.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Tue May 28, 2013 9:11 pm

now this sort of thing is ok by me pretty good the trouble is anyone thinks he can be like Elvis, but thas a good tribute

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:13 pm

robbie wrote:now this sort of thing is ok by me pretty good the trouble is anyone thinks he can be like Elvis, but thas a good tribute


Who doesn't love a good ETA?

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:16 pm

Yep got me there Doc.....

As I said earlier I enjoy being with fans who all join in together, to remember and celebrate a great man, rather than those who only ever want to point score

Go and watch some ETA clips....be happy :-)

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:28 pm

Surely the Doc would prefer ANY ETA's vocal over Elvis' vocals from 1976 and 1977. Now there's something he could enjoy, as he barely finds anything from those years to enjoy.

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 pm

Ben is a nice lad. He's quiet and shy off stage but he's a real Elvis fan and collector. We've chatted about outtakes, audience recordings and the like many a time. He's a music teacher and plays guitar and piano during shows and also does who segments where he does acoustic versions etc.

Nothing wrong with him. His act is very tasteful.

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:36 pm

Well said swingin-little-guitar-man......Ben cares passionately and always gives a great performance. If members went to one of his shows they might have an appreciation for what ETAs really do to keep Elvis's music alive :-)

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:39 pm

elvisarsenal wrote:Yep got me there Doc.....

As I said earlier I enjoy being with fans who all join in together, to remember and celebrate a great man, rather than those who only ever want to point score

Go and watch some ETA clips....be happy :-)


Why waste time watching clips of a man with false sideburns and a white suit when you could spend the time watching the many wonderful clips of the real Elvis, or listening to Elvis cd's or even reading a good Elvis book?
How many of the people who attend Elvis irritator evenings are genuine ELVIS fans, ie, have a collection of cd's / records / DVD's / books etc? Many I've been to have included drunk people laughing and taking the p@ss out of the irritator on the stage.

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:42 pm

Swingin-Little-Guitar-Man wrote:Ben is a nice lad. He's quiet and shy off stage but he's a real Elvis fan and collector. We've chatted about outtakes, audience recordings and the like many a time. He's a music teacher and plays guitar and piano during shows and also does who segments where he does acoustic versions etc.

Nothing wrong with him. His act is very tasteful.


Does he get more chicks as "Elvis"?

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:45 pm

Why is he using a cordless mic?

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Tue May 28, 2013 9:48 pm

eligain wrote:Why is he using a cordless mic?


Because it's 2013?

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Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 pm

ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".

They make me wan't to puke.

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Tue May 28, 2013 10:13 pm

JoshMorgan wrote:ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".

They make me wan't to puke.


ETAs are here to stay
Whoop-dee-doo, hey-hey-hey-hey

ETAs are A-OK
Give 'em a great big kiss today


I just wrote that.

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Tue May 28, 2013 10:16 pm

The ignorance on this forum is amazing!

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Tue May 28, 2013 10:19 pm

elvisarsenal wrote:The ignorance on this forum is amazing!


Totally!

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Tue May 28, 2013 10:22 pm

JoshMorgan wrote:ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".
They make me wan't to puke.

Respectful performers such as the gentleman posted in the videos above do not damage Elvis' legacy... Elvis tribute artists are certainly not my cup of tea but many fans do enjoy seeing them... and if they get enjoyment out of decent, respectful performances, I say why not... and Yoga Is As Yoga Does is my favorite Elvis song... so go pound salt!!! :P
I do have one question however... why don't ETA's pronounce consonance when they sing???