Offbeat Legend lives on Down Under as Elvis Express departs

13:38  12 january  2017
13:38  12 january  2017 Source:   AFP

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© AFP | Fans take the " Elvis Express " from Sydney Central station to the annual five-day Parkes Elvis festival. For others, the excitement of five days in the Australian countryside, embracing the Graceland legend , is difficult to put into words. "I don't think that any Elvis fan can really tell you what it is about Elvis ," said impersonator Aaron Mansfield.

Peak hour travellers were serenaded by tribute acts performing on a stage erected on the platform, while poodle skirts twirled at one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs as fans danced away the wait for the 9.20am “ Elvis Express ” to Parkes in the Australian countryside. For others, the excitement of five days in the Australian countryside, embracing the Graceland legend , is difficult to put into words. “I don’t think that any Elvis fan can really tell you what it is about Elvis ,” said impersonator Aaron Mansfield.

Fans take the © Provided by AFP Fans take the "Elvis Express" from Sydney Central station to the annual five-day Parkes Elvis festival Sequin jumpsuits and Vegas showgirls outnumbered shirts and ties at Sydney's Central station on Thursday as hundreds of Elvis fans boarded a train bound for a festival dedicated to The King.

Peak hour travellers were serenaded by tribute acts performing on a stage erected on the platform, while poodle skirts twirled at one of the city's busiest commuter hubs as fans danced away the wait for the 9.20am "Elvis Express" to Parkes in the Australian countryside.

The annual Parkes Elvis festival, which last year attracted more than 20,000 people, features five days of tribute concerts, memorabilia exhibits and even a Priscilla Presley look-a-like competition.

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Peak hour travellers were serenaded by tribute acts performing on a stage erected on the platform, while poodle skirts twirled at one of the city's busiest commuter hubs as fans danced away the wait for the 9.20am " Elvis Express " to Parkes in the Australian countryside. Ariana Grande, John Legend Perform 'Beauty and the Beast'. Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Reunite Live on 'GMA'.

Legend lives on Down Under as Elvis Express departs . By Afp. Published: 07:09 GMT, 12 January 2017 | Updated: 07:09 GMT, 12 January 2017. E-mail. Sequin jumpsuits and Vegas showgirls outnumbered shirts and ties at Sydney's Central station on Thursday as hundreds of Elvis fans boarded a train bound for a festival dedicated to The King. Peak hour travellers were serenaded by tribute acts performing on a stage erected on the platform

"It's unique in its own right, especially if you’re an Elvis fan and you love Elvis," said Johnny Angel, one of the hundreds of tribute acts from all over the world performing at the event.

"You got to do this once in your lifetime, it would be grand. You should put it on the bucket list.

"For those fans I'm going to sing 'Viva Las Vegas', because that is the theme -- so I'm gonna sing that one, 'Don't be Cruel', 'Teddy Bear' and some love songs," he added.

One for the money: a fan takes the © Provided by AFP One for the money: a fan takes the "Elvis Express" boud for a festival dedicated to The King

Held in the small rural town of Parkes, about 350 kilometres (217 miles) west of Sydney, the festival began 25 years ago as a modest Elvis-themed birthday party and has since ballooned into a tourism boon for the area, with more than 120 events scheduled over the five days.

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Peak hour travellers were serenaded by tribute acts performing on a stage erected on the platform, while poodle skirts twirled at one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs as fans danced away the wait for the 9.20am “ Elvis Express ” to Parkes in the Australian countryside. A female Elvis fan boards a train from Sydney to attend The Parkes Elvis Festival, an annual event held to celebrate the music and life of Elvis Presley. Anti-incumbency against natives could help AAP live down

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"Absolute flat-out dancing and partying -- every concert, every movie and every karaoke (song)," said Michelle Campbell, from behind her gold chromed Elvis-signature sunglasses, when asked what she planned to do at the festival.

"(It's) his music, his dancing, his costumes," the 50-year-old fan added of the lure of the music icon.

For others, the excitement of five days in the Australian countryside, embracing the Graceland legend, is difficult to put into words.

"I don't think that any Elvis fan can really tell you what it is about Elvis," said impersonator Aaron Mansfield.

"It's magic, it's got this sort of… I don't know man, you just can't describe it."

The Elvis Parkes Festival runs from January 11 to 15.

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