Sunday, August 15, 2010

Graceland, Beale Street & My Elvis Circle Skirt

Saturday morning at 5am Jonny and I got up and drove to Graceland! This past weekend was a big deal at Graceland. Every August they have what ya call Elvis Week, a celebration on Elvis's life. I have never been able to go to this and there was no way just being a few hours from Memphis I was going to miss it this year! While there we joined thousand of other Elvis fans of all ages in celebrating Elvis Presley. Me, I did it all in my Elvis circle skirt, hehe! So, here a just a few of the pics Jonny took...

All morning and afternoon we hung out at Graceland and took it all in. Here I am sitting at the Elvis fashion exhibit. It's a room filled with Elvis's personal wardrobe! *sigh*

Here I am after walking through Graceland, at Elvis's grave.

Later that evening Jonny and I headed down to Beale Street and enjoyed some southern cooking and listening to the sounds of the blues, being played everywhere! I even got sung to by a sweet gentlemen on the street! After Beale Street we headed up the block just a bit to the gorgeous Orpheum theater to see a special screening of Elvis On Tour.

The movie was amazing! The audience was reacting as if Elvis was really on stage! Screaming, crying, clapping and laughing. Me I was quite, keeping my eyes on the screen the entire time. Later they showed never before seen rehearsal footage which was AMAZING! Then last but not least Elvis's background gospel group The Stamps came on stage and sang three songs. I think the entire audience had tears in they're eyes. Me, I sobbed! Hehe.

This is a screen capture Jonny snapped for me from a home movie. I think it's so sweet!
I hope you enjoyed my little recap of our Elvis adventures.

I'll talk to you all very soon! I have a fun photo shoot happening tomorrow with a new blogger friend and Wednesday a post I've been very excited about! :o)

14 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

that's so fantastic you got to experience that, Q. I can't imagine ANYONE enjoying such Elvis tribute fabulousness more.

MarieBayArea said...

that elvis circle skirt is the best! looks and sounds like you had am amazing time.

Cara said...

That Elvis print skirt is so cool <3
The tribute looked fantastic!

Justice Pirate said...

aww how very very nice!! It must be so wonderful for you to live near enough to there!!

Miss Molly said...

That elvis skirt is perfect! and that home movie pic is precious!

casey said...

I LOVE your Elvis skirt!!! :D (Ironically, I made a circle skirt over the weekend... haha. I guess your idea rubbed off on me! lol.) Sounds like you had an amazing time! Too fun!!!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Darling L said...

Both your oufits are amazing! The Elvis skirt is indeed a great choice for the event and that purple dress is perfect for the evening :) You always look so smiley and happy around Elvis and your happiness is so contagious, that's a blessing :)

sueper said...

such a fun trip - I just adore the picture of you both, so sweet! <3

FASHION ICE said...

love vintage, great post! come follow me xoxo

reckless daughter said...
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reckless daughter said...

(oops, sent that too soon)

how fun! sounds like the ultimate Elvis vacation! that's my birthplace you know (Memphis I mean) I want to go visit so bad!

the skirt is fantastic and perfect for the occasion. I went to see a band over the weekend and they had an Elvis appreciation set. Suffice to say, it rocked!

tongtong said...

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Fabiola "Fab" said...

oh wow wow wow! this super Q!

MonaLisa said...

Amazing place! I would visit Graceland in the future - it is my dream!!!
Cool skirt and COOL BLOG! :)

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