Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:35 pm
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Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:46 pm
Spanish_Eyes wrote:The first time I visited the US, when I said I liked Elvis, most people looked at me like saying "Are you serious?". They considered it a thing of the past and others told me "Yeah, he was a good singer but did a lot of bad things during his life"
I don't know, maybe it's the consequence of too much mockering in the tabloids during the 80's, and the image of impersonators, not to mention some people (most of them from a low cultural background) telling they still believe Elvis is alive and well working in a Kalamazoo's Burger King.
Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:49 pm
Daryl wrote:Being an American, I'd like to throw my 2 cents in on this subject. Why do some European fans feel the need to justify that they've supported Elvis more than the Americans? I would surmise that it is because it gives them something to feel good about. Unfortunately some European fans take this to the extreme of bashing the American fans in the process, which is plain petty and unjust.
Daryl wrote:Graceland is open year round and many Americans walk through those gates to see Elvis' home.
Daryl wrote:It would seem the problem some European fans have understanding is that as Americans we have alot of choices in what our interests in music, sports, television, movies, vacationing could be and sometimes Elvis gets put on the back burner from time to time. It's called having a life.
Daryl wrote:When I read in another thread Ger Rjiff commenting that FTD was started without any help from our American cousins I have to laugh.
Daryl wrote:Has the FTD label really stopped bootleggers? Looking at the number of bootleg releases coming out in the last couple of years, I would say that it hasn't done the job.
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:21 pm
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:27 pm
Spanish_Eyes wrote:For what I saw in the US, it seems that if you say you're an Elvis fan, most of the people will tell you "Do you wear cheesy jumpsuits and fake sideburns, don't you"? And "Do you believe Elvis is still alive"? Sad...
I think one of the reasons Elvis is well respected in Europe is the fact that we haven't seen perform live here...our contact was more a romantic an iconic one than that of the US
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:37 pm
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Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:54 pm
Daryl wrote: Unfortunately some European fans take this to the extreme of bashing the American fans in the process
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:58 pm
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