I’m Going To Graceland

I didn’t know what to expect with Graceland, and I was pleasantly surprised. Elvis paid $100,000 for the property in the ’50s, and when you see it now it’s decorated as he left it in when he died in 1977. Which is to say AWESOME.

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Elegant, right? In a retro way.

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I covet that white couch.

Even if it’s not your style, you have to admit it was pretty tasteful for the 1970s. No avocado green anywhere.

But then I saw the pool room, and knew it was the real reason Elvis started abusing prescription drugs:

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AAGGH!

Who wouldn’t need medication after looking at those fabric-covered walls and ceiling?

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  1. Deborah Dash April 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    I went to Memphis for a fast weekend in June 2011 to visit a dying friend. Knowing it was likely the only time in my life I would ever be in that town, I made a point of also hitting Beale Street (for about an hour – SUPER-sketchy neighborhood [in fact, I’m not sure there are ANY good neighborhoods in Memphis, seriously]) and, of course, Graceland. Best bang for your buck EVER. I took the $35 tour and was there for probably three hours. Everyone should see it once.

    • deonne April 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

      Deborah – I agree that Graceland is an absolute must. Fascinating and, I thought, heartbreaking. Such a loss to lose Elvis so early. I didn’t spend a ton of time on Beale, not because of the sketchy factor, though there was that, but it just wasn’t that interesting. I did hear some great music, but mostly it was drunk college kids being obnoxious.

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