Not much of a talker here, but I hope you can help me. I am glad to have found this section, because if any of you are bootleg concert experts, maybe you can answer my question.
I saw Elvis at the Hilton 15 times (1970-1976). Because Life Happens
my records to remember the dates are gone. I have a few dates I have never forgotten, some I have been able to discover and many I just can't even recall one tiny tidbit to help me research it.
But hopefully, this could help you help me find an exact date from this memory of mine.
I saw Elvis in Dec 75. I was able to sit reasonably close. I had purchased a boating cap, the largest size I could find (7 3/4) and attached a note. I remember agonizing where to attach and pin the note so that Elvis would notice it and read it.
What happened to my best planning was this: Elvis was talking a little bit between songs. I threw the hat (like a frisbee) and it nearly landed at his feet (behind him). He fortunately turned and noticed it. He picked it up, looked at it, put it on , and said "Hot Damn, what do ya know, it fits?!" Being shy , I did not stand up, I did not say anything, but fervently hoped that he would see my note. My heart was racing. He wore it only a moment. In spite of his handling to put it on and take it off, Elvis didn't see the note. He handed it to Charlie, and Elvis turned away. Charlie saw the white paper flip & silently read the note, but heartbreakingly to me, Charlie did not show it to Elvis.
Elvis continued on with the show. My best & last chance to get a kiss from Elvis was gone...
I always remembered that he had something dark on, so now I truly believe it was the Silver Phoenix.
I don't know what day of the week it was. I used to see Elvis shows regularly on a Fri or Sat, but I remember when I made the reservation that since I was a high school graduate and currently waiting to report for Navy duty, my schedule was open. I could pick anything and I believe I went during the week. But I have no clue what date. I have listened to every Dec 75 concert I could get to, but I know there are still quite a few that I have not been able to listen to.
Hopefully, someone out there has a Dec 75 recording and recognizes where he says that. (and now you know why!)
viva elvis ~ viva las vegas