HAGERSTOWN - Let's hope Elvis Presley's pleas to "Love Me Tender" in 1956 were sincere.
The roughly 600 people who poured into The Maryland Theatre Saturday night for the Elvis Birthday Tribute concert stood as yet another indication that his followers are still lovin' him tender, lovin' him true and certainly have no intentions of letting him go anytime soon.
Brian Sullivan, executive director of The Maryland Theatre, said audience members came to Hagers-town from as far away as Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida to see the show.
"They knew it was on the East Coast and they didn't want to miss it," he said.
Sullivan said based on past experience, he expected "some characters" to attend the show.
"You have your 'Star Trek' people, you have your 'Star Wars' people and you have the Elvis fans," Sullivan said, referencing the devotion of Elvis tribute followers. "They are great people who very much admired what (Elvis) did and who he was."