Elvis Has Left the Building (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

What Is the Origin of the Saying "Elvis Has Left the Building"?

The term "Elvis has left the building" means the show has come to an end.
Elvis Has Left the Building (Origin)
"Elvis" refers to the American singer and superstar Elvis Presley (1935-1977). At the end of one of his shows, fans would be given the news that Elvis had left the building to let them know there was no chance of an encore. Nowadays, "Elvis has left the building" effectively means "there is nothing left to see, so go home!" It can be used in any situation with a crowd.

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