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The annual Parkes Elvis Festival more than lived up to its growing repute as the Elvis capital of Australia. I’ve never seen more Elvii (the agreed consensus for plural Elvis’) in one spot. And given the heat of almost 40 C plus, I’m mightily impressed by their die-hard dedication to the King.
This year’s theme was Blue Hawaii.
Highlights included the Elvis and Priscilla look-alike and sound-alike competitions (the former my personal favourite – see pics below), renewal of wedding vows – Elvis style with 28 couples re-declaring their committment to one another. The cutest of course, was the couple who’d been married for 66 years, braving not only the elements but the onslaught of Elvii with their walking aids…. there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
Here are some of my photos from the weekend (I’ll post more on my Flickr site eventually):
I’m going for the Elvis typology….. A la Bernd and Hilla Becher…. 😉 Though I’m not sure if I prefer B&W to colour?