CNE 2013 – Elvis – If I Can Dream

On August 23, 2013, in Entertainment, by admin
Stephen Michaels performing, "Elvis - If I Can Dream"

Stephen Michaels performing, “Elvis – If I Can Dream” at CNE, Toronto, ON. All images by: Norm Johnstone © 2013

On August 20, 2013, I went to the Canadian International Exhibition in Toronto, ON to see the concert, “Elvis – If I Can Dream,” featuring the very talented, “Stephen Michaels.” Michaels performed numerous hits from Elvis’ Golden years, to the Vegas years. Near the beginning of the concert, a video clip was displayed on two huge screens of Ed Sullivan introducing Elvis to the world. Numerous costume changes were made throughout the performance–and by the cheers of the crowd, the all black-leather outfit that Elvis wore in the 1968 comeback show, seemed to be a definite favourite.

Some of the songs that were featured throughout the evening were songs like: “Don’t Be Cruel,” “G.I. Blues,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Unchained Melody,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “How Great Thou Art,” and at one point Michaels came out in a gold-glittered jacket, rocking out to the legendary, “Hound Dog.”

Near the end of the show, Michaels was dressed in the famous white sequinned jumpsuit, and was about to sing his next song, when he said, “Just a minute…I’m caught up…”–I think people thought he was kidding around, but he said, “No seriously…I’m caught up.” I guess his rings, or chains got caught up on his jacket, so one of the female back-up vocalists, came down and got him untangled….he was then ready to continue wowing the crowd with his great vocal ability, and all the “Elvis,” trademark moves.

If you have the opportunity to see Stephen Michaels perform, check him out as I’m sure you will enjoy the show!!

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