January 15, 2000
The next highlight of the tour was in Springfield,
IL. This city was played in by the original tour but unfortunately
after the plane crash. Unbeknownst to us, a national Elvis convention/contest
was in town the same night we were! At first we were a little worried
that our attendance would be split or low but it turned out better than
anyone could have imagined. Over 775 people crammed the Masonic Temple
where we played. We sold it out! Apparently there is room for
Elvis and Buddy.
our show on Saturday night we all went over to the Elvis convention as
the promoter invited us to do a few numbers for his audience. To
our surprise all of his "Elvises" were singing without a live band, ala
Karoke style, but no matter, we set up a few amps and went to town.
Fernando had a lot of ladies screaming to "Donna." It was fun and
certainly very interesting! Thank you Springfield! Let's do
it again! Thanks to Matt Dietrich at the Springfield Register for
his superb coverage of the event.