Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:26 pm
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:57 pm
Greybeard wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote:How did your experience on July 19, 1975 compare to seeing him at MSG in June 1972? Or Pittsburgh on December 31, 1976?
Doc- these shows were exciting. I walked away fully satisfied in what we witnessed-especially the "extra added" and spontaneous songs he did at these events. Very cool to be present for.
Due to the fact that the internet did not exist Elvis' decline unfolded much slower to those who only got to see him once or twice a year. or even every other year. These were my first events since the Long Island 1973 shows so I was happy with the concerts. The change really became apparent to me in 1976 at Buffalo and then Philadelphia. There was a much more obvious weight gain and energy was way off in these shows. The performances were very lackluster in comparison to what I had seen.
As I have said Pittsburgh NYE made me feel things were back on track to an extent. Then news trickled in from friends who saw other shows. By the time I saw him in Philly in 1977 I can recall looking through my movie camera lens while he was ending "Can't Help Falling In Love" and thinking that I couldn't bear to see him like he was. I doubted I would effort to see another show. Unfortunately fate made that decision for me as I would never again have such an opportunity.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:08 pm
stayawayjoe001 wrote:converted to jpg
Im sorry for the wrong file format
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Nearly complete list there my friend- I was also at the 7-19-75 evening show as well as Philadelphia on May 28, 1976 also.
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