Elvis was in his element as The Beloved Entertainer, complete with three-piece suit, titfer and a big-wheel for audience members to spin for song requests, some of whom end up dancing on-stage with his go-go girls. During the 40 minutes of encores, he circulated among the stalls, crooning to one lady, dancing with another, snapped with another by her old man. It was a terrific show covering all the crowd-pleasing bases, while also veering off down roads less travelled.
The sound, a little murky to begin with, improved as the night went on, and on. After two hours, he closed with "Tramp The Dirt Down," to massive approval. As well as the stalwart singing, sometimes without a mike, there was Elvis' underrated guitar-playing and sophisticated, witty patter, not to mention his top-notch accompaniment. Value for money all round.