Hi everybody hope you are all enjoying the lovely Bank Holiday weather. My Elvis Tribute Show in Camber Sands East Sussex this Bank Holiday went great. Im posting a few photos of the evening, I wore the famous Elvis Owl Suit which Elvis wore from the 1972 documentary “Elvis On Tour” where he sang “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”. Im sure I will be back there in the very near future.
Chris Field as Elvis pleasing the audience in Camber East Sussex
With the great weather this weekend I have been washing some of my Elvis 1970s jumpsuits taking advantage of the drying conditions. Probably the worse part of being an Elvis Tribute is the cleaning of these rhinestone suits. They can get dirty and sweaty on stage so need to be cleaned regularly to keep a clean image on stage.
I have had this conversation with many other Elvis Impersonators and we all seem to have different techniques. I use soda crystals in warm bath water followed by a good rinse in cool clean water, finally finishing in a pool of clean cool water with added fabric conditioner to leave them smelling great. The worst incident of a dirty Elvis Jumpsuit was when a person accidently spilt red wine on a white suit of mine when I was an Elvis Impersonator in Ipswich Suffolk performing at a private party. Unfortunately these events occasionally happen from time to time.