Popped in at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon yesterday, and fought our way diligently through the standing-room-only crowd to hear Big Elvis (real name: Pete Vallee) work his musical magic!
It was a Monday afternoon, and Big Elvis still packed ‘em in at Bill’s Lounge. After all, he’s a Las Vegas institution. (He’s weathered several changes in ownership of Bill’s, formerly the Barbary Coast.)
Beyond being an impressive Elvis tribute artist, Big Elvis has been on an impressive journey of his own. When he began performing on the Strip, he weighed in at 945 pounds, and he’s now closer to 425. All done with diet and exercise, from what we understand.
Lesson learned: Arrive early for the best seating! Catch him Monday through Friday at 3:00, 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Elvis fans agree, it’s the best free tribute show in Las Vegas.