Sunday, July 22, 2007

The calm before the storm

For some reason I just realized that EW is only 3 weeks away! Yikes! The time has gone by so fast since I booked my flights and hotel. I'm still doing some planning, buying tickets, etc.

I think this is going to be the biggest Elvis Week ever. Thanks to EPE for pulling out all the stops this year. What a week of events! And mucho, mucho kudos to the Elvis Insiders team for planning that event for this year. (For last year, too, I might add). You guys ROCK!! I look forward to blogging.

Having said that, I also think it will be the last really big EW ever, in terms of attendance. EPE usually goes all out only every big anniversary (20, 25, 30 etc). In 5 years a lot of the original players will have probably - and unfortunately - passed or will not be able to participate. More important, many of the biggest fans are getting older and will be unable to attend. In addition to that, some of them who might attend may be unwilling to attend because of resentment over the price hikes that showed up this year. I don't know. I think we'll forget about that when the time comes and be happy we can still do it.

2 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Susie. How time does fly!

I've heard many others say the same thing-- that this year might be the last biggie. I started coming in 2000 and got hooked. I've been documenting Elvis Weeks for part of a documentary film http://www.the-faithful.com, http://www.myspace.com/thefaithfuldocumentary

Hope to see you in August. We're planning to shoot a daily video blog, so if you see us, please say hello. Thanks for blogging and keeping us all tuned in!

SusieQ said...

Wow. I think I've heard of your project. I have one documentary under my belt about Elvis - 200 Cadillacs, and another one not yet completed.

I'd love to chat with you!