Fifty years ago Elvis came to town. Yep! Elvis. THE ELVIS! The king of rock n' roll came to Podunk in 1961 to film the movie, Follow That Dream. Yesterday, we attended the "Elvis" festival. I use that term loosely because it was the sorriest display I've ever seen.
There were only a few people dressed up as Elvis. The two pictures below are the worst and the best Elvis. I'll let you decide which is which.
Local singers regaled the crowd with karaoake
Even the blow-up Elvis ( a travesty in itself) gave it up after this guy.
If I had to make a caption for that, it would be "Lawdy, lawdy, is this what it has come down to?"
Anyway, since this is Podunk and the other big thing here is the Cooter festival, (that's another embarrassing story!) a lively crowd showed up to celebrate the 6 weeks Elvis spent here. We gave up before the peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich eating contest was over. Oh, I almost forgot, the last time we saw big doings at the courthouse was when Ted Williams died and his son had his head cryogenically frozen and his kids were wrangling over it.
But, below is a nice little video of our county's time with the King. Enjoy!