Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Aug 16th Remembering Elvis

Anyone who visits my blog regularly will know that I share my birthday August 16th, with the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.

Each year on my birthday I celebrate by watching Elvis films, documentaries, concerts etc for a full 24hours, usually 5am - 5am .
I have a totally chill out day , drink champagne , eat strawberries and enjoy the music that was Elvis.
It has become a bit of a tradition, Ive done it for about 12 years now, and my family dont say 'Happy Birthday ' anymore, they say ' Happy Elvis Day' .

I also ( since Ive been crafting) like to make a scrapbook page to mark my birthday and its usually Elvis themed.

This year is no exception. In March I went with my daughter to the Newcastle Arena so see a show. It was Elvis on the big screen.
All the footage was from concerts he had performed over his career. However technology being so good all of the sound had been removed from the footage apart from his voice.
His original backing singers , and original band played and sang once again supporting him. So all of the music on the evening was live.

It was done extremely well, and the atmosphere electric. If thats what it felt like to be there with him just on a screen , I cant imagine what it must have felt like to see him in person. ( Something I never got to do)

The production company encouraged the audience to take flash photography at the event , I took aprox 78 photos on the night.
Some of my favourites are what I have used for this layout. This year as it was my 50th birthday I decided I would do a double page.

I had an incredible night at the arena one I will never forget and hopefully memories of that night will be remebered whenever i look at my pages .

Thank you for stopping by its much appriciated


Susan said...

What a concert that must have been. And what a birthday for you. Your double layout looks great.

Happy 50th, Jaqi. I'm glad you got to do something YOU wanted to do for your own special day.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh fab elvis fest Jaqi .... You are such a fan !! brilliant !! I think i have some elvis images somewhere ... let me know and i shall send them
hugs June xxxxx

This is brilliant , i love it !