After visiting Graceland and having lunch at the Hard Rock on Beale Street, we decided to go by Sun Studio to see how busy they were. We had planned on going early the next morning to beat the crowds, but at 1:00 it wasn't too busy. The back parking lot is small, but we were able to find a space.
After walking to the front of the building, we heard the girl behind the cash register in the gift shop say that there was a tour starting in 5 minutes (I'm guessing they do a tour every hour). We paid the full price of $12 a person, and it was so worth it. After walking upstairs to the begin the tour, our guide, Jason, spent about 15-20 minutes giving us a detailed history of the studio and the Sun record label. He played us several snippets of songs that had been recorded in the studio. After giving us a few more minutes to look a the displays (including Elvis's high school diploma and Social Security Card), we went downstairs to the studio. After walking through the small front office, we spent about 20-30 minutes in the main room of the studio. Jason told us more about the studio itself. The tiles on the floor, walls, and ceiling are all still the original tiles when the place was built. There is a black X on the floor showing where Elvis stood and recorded a song. It was amazing just knowing we were standing where so many greats had stood and recorded their legendary songs. The back room, where the recording equipment is kept, isn't open to the public, but you can see it through a huge window. After Jason was done with his part, he offered to answer questions. The whole thing lasted about an hour.
Our tour guide, Jason, did a great job telling the story of the studio. He obviously loves his job and is just as tickled to be there as the tourists are. Also, he has a really cool faux-hawk to marvel at :) This tour is for all music lovers!!
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