Wednesday, February 20, 2008

E is for Elvis Impersonators on ABC Wednesday

An Elvis hired to perform at a business meeting dinner. He sang a few songs and swooned some of the women.


Saw this one in Las Vegas this past Christmas Eve.


Saw this one dancing at a local community event. After he saw me photographing him, he handed me his business card to let me know he was for hire.


This is my friend Kenny as Elvis Trooper.


Here are a few pictures of Elvis impersonators I photographed over the years. Because we had the President's Day holiday on Monday, I totally forgot it was ABC Wednesday already until I started visiting my regular blogs.

Thinking it was only Tuesday, see my extra post below.

To see additional ABC Wednesday photos from other bloggers, visit Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

- AV

38 comments:

Deb said...

I can never figure out why this fascination with Elvis, and it's all over the world, not just in America. why arent there a host of james brown impersonators, for instance? or john lennon lookalikes roaming Vegas. hmmm.

Ida said...

Elvis lives forever....! :) Through all his fan`s.
But did he leave the building? ;)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Deb: I never really gotten into Elvis either, but so many people want to impersonate him. Go figure.

Ida: As far as I know, he did leave the building, but I guess he lives on, as you say, through his fans.

Liz said...

Elvis is alive and living in Las Vegas ... San Francisco ... South Wales!

I loved Elvis (the real one).

Liz said...

Elvis is alive and living in Las Vegas ... San Francisco ... South Wales!

I loved Elvis (the real one).

Dirty Knees said...

Elvis is E-verywhere! Yep, in Canada, too! ;-)

Ackworth Born said...

He was in Hyde in 2001 - see http://www.geraldengland.co.uk/gx/hyde012.htm
there were two so click "next" for the second one.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

haha!This is a good choice of E for ELVIS the second, with ABCwednesday , thank you!

Greetings,
And please visit my blog for ABC day

JoAnn from Holland

dot said...

What a neat idea to do Elvis! I guess you had to grow up in his age to appreciate him. He was a one of a kind original and I love his music but his movies are disgraceful. lol

daryl e said...

Brilliant!

Anne-Berit said...

There`s been only one Elvis,and he was the King of Rock,And I will allwais be a big fan.The King is dead,long live the King:o)Great E:o)

ellen b said...

What a great idea for E! Good ole Elvis...

Gemma said...

Ha ha That's hilarious
Can't imagine why anyone would want to be an Elvis impersonator.
Entertaining "E" post.
:-)

Janet said...

There are so many of these guys around! They say imitation is the best compliment.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Amazing how many want to be Elvis there is LOL

Helena said...

HAHAHA thanks for the giggles!

Great ABC post!

Paulie said...

Looks like Elvis never died after all. lol

RuneE said...

"Elvis has left the building" - or so I have thought.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. It appears Elvis is still popular as ever and living around the world. I guess imitation is the best compliment, but no one can be THE original.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Oi, Elivis is still alive!!! Nice E:)

Argument Cottage said...

Uhuhu I love it..........in fact when I was on BBC Tees with Edmund the explorer teddy on tuesday I said that Elvis had wanted to stay at Argument Cottage...........I should have said it was an Elvis Impersonator..........Have you seen the 3 ages of Elvis episode of Father Ted (Comedy series)? it is fantastic?

well done
Maria

leslie said...

Your friend Kenny has the sneer down pat! :D I thought there would be more Elvis photos for today, but yours is the only one I've seen so far. :D

Dragonstar said...

Excellent post for a spur-of-the-moment thing! Some good shots.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Leslie: I'm sure Kenny would smile with pride at your comment. He even speaks like him.

Dragonstar: Thanks! But, I can't take all the credit for a last minute post because I try to plan a few days ahead. :)

Jean M Fogle said...

YOur friend Kenny is pretty funny! Never thought of a storm trooper as an Elvis!

Katney said...

Elvis is alive and living---well, jsut about everywhere!

Andrea said...

I have seen all kinds of "E's" today but this is the first Elvis. Good one.

Oswegan said...

Nice shots. I like the stormtrooper elvis.

LAD said...

you're friend must be a fan of elvis and buzz aldrin haha. nice photos. makes me do elvis songs here haha

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I could of posted an Elvis or two.
I was having a time wondering what
I would post.

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Healthy Year!!!

VP said...

I don't get it either - I was more of a Beatles fan myself. But your post did make me laugh - a lot. I particularly like your friend Kenny - the Elvis/Star Wars combo is inspired

Yolanda said...

Nothing like Elvis to brighten your day.

Anna said...

It is amazing that the Elvis's legacy continues, and it is amazing how may want to be him, lol. Thanks for sharing these photos. Anna :)

Neva said...

What a hoot! elvis...this is very good!-

AVCR8TEUR said...

All: Kenny has gotten a niche here although I have yet to hear him sing. If anyone feels like belting out an Elvis song, please go ahead. My favorite is "Suspicious Minds".

As usual, thank you all for visiting and commenting! :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

Elvis trooper...lol, now that's original.

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

Tee Hee!
Bet you were "All Shook Up" LOL!

Web-OJ said...

Edmund said it! Lol! The King would be thrilled