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"ELVIS & FRIENDS
2015" - ELVIS PRESLEY 80TH ANNIVERSARY
CASA DO TORREÃO -
VILA DE CUCUJÃES - 08/03/2015
On 8th March 2015 - also Women
International Day - we have celebrated Elvis' 80th Birthday Anniversary and the 14th
year of activity of Elvis 100% Fan Club, at the beautiful
property that exists in Vila de Cucujães, the Casa do
Torreão, followed by a lunch and two Elvis tribute
performances by the Portuguese artist,
António Carlos Coimbra,
intersected by a performance by the musician/singer,
Carlos Santos (also one of the co-founders of the fan club) and, at last, a joint performance by both
artists, with several themes in duet. The idea for this
initiative came following the one that took place the previous year
- the first "Elvis & Friends" - since it was so successful and we
wanted to repeat the experience.
We have just regretted the absence of the Elvis tribute artist,
who, due to personal and force majeure reasons, on last minute could
not be present at this special event. He was sorry about it and
promised to make up for everybody in a future opportunity.
The Portuguese TV
channel, SIC, wanted to be present to cover the event, having
done a direct broadcasting at the venue
for SIC Notícias and a special
report that was broadcasted several times throughout the day
and also on 9th March, at SIC and SIC Notícias.
This day was marked
by several special moments, among them: the beautiful socializing
among all the present people; the offering of a rose (courtesy of
Casa do Torreão) to all the present ladies; the offering of sachets
with a card dedicated to the 80 years of Elvis, stickers and sweets
(courtesy of Elvis 100%); distribution of leaflets with important
information on the event and the day's agenda; the release of the CD
"The Songs Elvis
Didn't Sing" / "As Canções que Elvis Não Cantou",
by António Carlos Coimbra and the rafling of several Elvistic
articles among all present people (including 3 CDs that António
Carlos Coimbra donated for that purpose).
some photos and movies below that mark the day. We advise the checking up of the
photo albums (many more photos and with better quality) on the Fan
Club's Facebook page (see the links below). After having received so
many and positive testimonies on this initiative, we are left
wanting to organize another "Elvis & Friends" for 2016!
(See Extra Special Magazine
on this Event!)
At the entrance we have a real life Elvis,
welcoming everybody! Of course practically all that were there wanted to
take his/her photo with him. On the right we see the elements of the board
of directors of Elvis 100%, Sandra Santos, Célia Carvalho and Carlos Santos.
Photo of the room where the event
took place, before people arrived and also a photo on the big canvas we have
done dedicated to Elvis Presley's 80th Birthday, and which decorated the
Several offerings during the day: roses,
sachets with card alusive the Elvis' 80 years, sweets and stickers.
The stage area, getting ready with
marketing material, advertising António Carlos Coimbra and Elvis 100%.
All tables had names and marked seats for the present people. Everyone
received a leaftlet explaining this initiative.
All ladies received roses. On the photo we
see Jorge Custódio presenting Fátima Silva. On the right photo we see Célia
Carvalho, on the job of addressing people to their respective tables.
One of the 18 tables in the room, this one
was the Elvis Table.
On the right photo, we see Marco Pereira and Lisa Simão, who have helped a
lot so this event could be possible.
Célia Carvalho and Mary Lu, getting ready to be interviewed live for SIC
On the right, Célia Carvalho is being interviewed for the SIC report.
See the direct
broadcasting by, here:
Olga Susana Gabriel was also interviewed for SIC report.
The first raffle of the day, for the ladies, went to Balbina Carvalho, who
won an Elvis watch in a pendant.
The second raffle of the day, dedicated to children, went to Sofia Carvalho,
who has won a teddy bear, dressed as a soldier, like Elvis when he went to
the Army, and it sings Teddy Bear when its tummy is pressed.
The third raffle of the day, of a CD by António Carlos Coimbra, went to Mr.
João Ribeiro. On the right, Jorge Custódio introduces António Carlos
Coimbra, for his first performance.
The first performance by António Carlos Coimbra presented several themes of
1968 Elvis show, the Comeback Special.
The forth raffle of the day, also for the ladies, was for the luck Ariana
Oliveira, who has won an Elvis bag.
The second CD by António Carlos Coimbra
went to one of our sponsors, from Avanca, Moisés dos Leitões.
The fifth raffle, an Elvis clock allusive
to the party, went to Mr. João Ramalhosa.
Carlos Santos performance, very much
applauded, entertained the audience while António Carlos Coimbra got ready
for his second performance. He sung several themes, in English and
Portuguese, of the 50's, 60's and 70's.
The raffle of the third and last CD by António Carlos Coimbra, went to Mrs.
Teresa Mota, of Adega Mota, a sponsor of the event.
The eight raffle of the afternoon went to Rui Rodrigues, who won a white
hooded sweatshirt, with the symbol of Elvis' 80 Years.
The ninth raffle of the afternoon, of a black t-shirt, with a special mirror
printing of Elvis, went to Vítor Dinis.
António Carlos Coimbra's second performance presented several songs that
were previously suggested by the fans.
One of the surprises during this
performance was the invitation by António for the fan, Carlos Silva Sales,
to come up to the stage and sing. He sang Young and Beautiful, that he has
dedicated to his wife, also present, Ângela Sales.
Another surprise for César Santos, who had celebrated his birthday on 4th
March, and António Carlos got everybody in the room singing Happy Birthday
And not pleased with just that, he invited
him on stage to sing Blue Suede Shoes with him!
After the second performance by António Carlos Coimbra, a joint performance
with Carlos Santos followed. They sang several themes in duet.
They have sung, among other themes,
Don't Cry Daddy. The end was very emotional and both artists ended hugging
The tenth surprise raffle was an illuminated piece, with a poster of the
party, a microphone, the word ELVIS and a tribute Elvis CD, by Ronnie
McDowell and the Jordanaires. Emília Faustino was the lucky one.
"This was one of the happiest moments of my
life. Thank you, Célia Carvalho and Jorge Custódio, for making these
unforgettable moments real for us." Emília Faustino.
Time for the final ackowledgements. We have
offered António Carlos Coimbra and Carlos Santos an Elvis belt buckle.
We have also gave them appreciation
diplomas, for without them, there would have been no party.
We have been surprised with flowers, a
generous offer by Emília Faustino. And we ended all together, singing for
the and with the audience, The Wonder of You.
As we have received so many testimonies by
many people present on this event, with such constructive words and we have
so many photos and so much has happened during this afternoon... those will
be assembled in a special Elvis 100% edition, an extra magazine, totally
dedicated to this celebration party of Elvis' 80 years in Portugal
(available only for members of the Fan Club).
To see all these photos (and many, many more)
with quality, please check out the photo albums posted on Elvis 100%
Album 1 - "Elvis 80 Years" - Room and Preparation
2 - "Elvis 80 Years" - Present People
3 - "Elvis 80 Years" - António Carlos Coimbra's 1st Performance
4 - "Elvis 80 Years" - SIC at the Event
5 - "Elvis 80 Years" - Carlos Santos Performance
6 - "Elvis 80 Years" - António Carlos Coimbra's 2nd Performance
7 - "Elvis 80 Years" - Rafflings
8 - "Elvis 80 Years" - António Carlos and Carlos
9 - "Elvis 80 Years" - The End of the Party
Movies on the Party (from 1 till 11):