This is just sick...
We Aussies have discussed the Parkes Elvis festival in other threads. The whole thing is disgusting. But here is an article from the news wires: they've just broken the world record for the number of Elvis impersonators singing at once. This is just sick...
Elvis disciples sing in harmony for new record at Parkes Elvis
By Vincent Morello
SYDNEY, Jan 14 AAP - It maybe 30 years since Elvis Presley permanently left the building, but the burgeoning Elvis Festival at Parkes has given ?The King? a posthumous birthday present in the form of a new world record.
Canada's Collingwood Elvis Festival had held the record for the most Elvis impersonators singing at once - 78.
But 147 men in big black hair, sunglasses and jumpsuits smashed that record when they delivered a simultaneous rendition of Love Me Tender in Parkes yesterday.
?We couldn't get them all on stage,? Parkes mayor Robert Wilson said.
More than 6,000 Elvis Presley fans descended on the central western NSW town for the four-day annual festival which ended today, almost doubling the town's usual population of 10,500.
Mr Wilson, who joined in the fun by donning his own Elvis costume, said festival attendance was up by at least 20 per cent from last year's 5,000-strong crowd, in itself a record attendance.
More than 1,600 alone attended this morning's gospel church service, held at the Big W car park.
?Not a bad effort in a small country town,? Mr Wilson said.
More than 60 Elvis-themed activities featured at the festival which culminated in today's ?hunka hunka? pancake breakfast, the gospel service, and an all-day Elvis in the Park concert.
Couples renewed their wedding vows with Elvis at the Love me Tender Archway, courtesy of Dean Vegas, Australia's only official Elvis marriage celebrant.
Organisers erected a tent city - dubbed Gracelands on the Green - after accommodation in Parkes and nearby Peak Hill sold out.
The start of this year's event marked 30 years precisely since Elvis's death on January 8, and 15 years since the first Parkes Elvis Festival.
?It was an incredible success and that credit should be given to the organising committees and all of the volunteers,? Mr Wilson said.
This is just sick...
Some of you all never been down South too much...
I'm gonna tell you a little story, so you'll understand where I'm talking about
I agree with you guys. It is pathedic !
"How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977
its ok if like Jammie Kelly breaking the record singin all 728 songs in one/two days. But I think it was pretty cool.
Love to all,
Tim Dudley "A Tribute To Elvis Show"