Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elvis, Elvis everywhere...

From the Waffle Stop birthday party to actually going to Jim Elvis' Chinese New Years party to the Shake, Rattle and Soul competition I think it is safe to say that Elvis and I have become well acquainted in 2014.

The Shake, Rattle and Soul festival was pretty entertaining. The Elvis tribute artists were REALLY good and I even got to meet the guy who made Elvis' famous sunglasses with the EP on them. I covered the Saturday portion of the competition and got to see an awesome black Elvis (who also does a James Brown impersonation) and a little eight-year-old Elvis who had some sweet moves. The crowd was mostly women from Elvis fan clubs from around the state. I was bummed I didn't get to photograph the woman who does an Elvis tribute, but I did get to meet her. 

Here are some shots I took for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune at the Shake, Rattle and Soul competition that took place a few weekends ago in Sarasota. 


Jason Baglio from Independence, Louisiana was one of the eight Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota.  



Hank Poole, 8, watches all the Elvis performers from backstage Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. Poole also performed after an intermission in the show. 



Elvis enthusiasts took part in performing and watching Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



Dan Barrella from Staten Island, New York was one of the eight Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



Elvis enthusiasts took part in performing and watching Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



 Robert Washington from Auborn, Maine was one of the eight Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



Artie Dadyan was the creator of the EP Elvis sunglasses that Elvis wore in the 70s. Elvis bought 488 pairs from Dadyan. 



 Elvis enthusiasts wore their best Elvis shirts, outfits and accessories Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



Those attending tried to get autographs from all the Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota.



 Debbie Knight, also known as Lady E, performed Friday night as one of the Elvis tribute performers and came to watch the others Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



 Hank Poole, 8, from West Virgina, was a special Elvis tribute performer who took the stage Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 



David Lee from Birmingham, Alabama was one of the eight Elvis tribute performers Saturday, February 8 at the 2nd Annual Shake, Rattle and Soul Festival at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. 


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