Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jim Elvis is in the building...

Sometime in the early part of 2013 I learned that the Waffle Stop, a fabulous Sarasota diner with an Elvis theme, did in fact hold an annual celebration for The King's birthday, I was determined to make sure I didn't miss it in 2014.

So at the beginning of 2014 I looked up Elvis' birthday and realized it was January 8 and immediately started dialing the Waffle Stop to get the scoop on what was going down. Luckily, Dolly, the manager, told me that yes they would in fact be doing something and that I was more than welcome to come. My awesome boss was down with the idea and told me to block off part of my Saturday to cover the event. Thus last Saturday was pretty epic.

Jim Elvis Reese is not just an Elvis impersonator. He isn't playing Elvis circa 1960s. Oh no! He is the exact same age Elvis would be today is Elvis were still with us. That's 79, folks. So Jim Elvis says his impersonation is more of a tribute than anything else because no one else can actually be The King. And while that may be true, no one else can be Jim Elvis. 

Here are a few shots from the assignment and a link to both the photo gallery and the video I put together. 

live. laugh. love.

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