We had THE most fun earlier this month at an Elvis tribute artist show. OMG. We first saw this performer, Terry Padgett, at a holiday event at The Club, then I looked to see where he’d be performing just a couple of weeks ago, and found him at a restaurant that has all kinds of performers (heavy on the gospel side) in rural Walker County, Alabama. We had just the best cheesy fun before and I was all about doing something like this again.
at The Club, December 2022
I mean we laughed, we sang…it was just sweet and funny. I’ll put some random Elvis pics at the bottom of this post, but first, this performance in Walker County:
Haaaa I was “scarfed” by Elvis and we both look crazy goofy in this pic!
Just the best, sweetest fun. We laughed so hard! Okay, now let’s really talk Elvis. I’m not a huge fan, but he certainly occupies a certain amount of space and respect in my consciousness as a southerner who started out small and captured the attention of the world. Okay, I do love some Elvis.
We’ve been to Tupelo to the Birthplace Museum; his home:
The museum’s chapel:
Tupelo Hardware, where Gladys famously bought her son his first guitar:
…and the story isn’t exactly as many people know it:
Johnnie’s in Tupelo, where Elvis would frequent (and they have an Elvis booth):
The Arcade in Memphis, where you can still order a peanut butter and banana sandwich, just as he did
And LAWD, Graceland Too in Holly Springs, Mississippi, where Leslie and I toured/survived, and Paul MacLeod gave me a membership card
Elvis in Israel:
A Ned Berry Elvis face jug:
Stereo Jack’s in Cambridge MA:
Clyde Broadway’s Trinity at the Ogden:
At Square Books in Oxford:
A 1991 Howard Finster of Elvis in Army Uniform at the High
Elvis at Corky’s in Memphis
Elayne Goodman’s Altar to Elvis at the Ogden
My fave, from the Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioing Art from Paper exhibit at Dixon Garden & Gallery in Memphis, from a visit in 2017