You only pass through this life once, you don't come back for an encore. ~ Elvis Presley
Funny that I would write a post about Elvis. I am not really a fan, not even as kitsch. But it has been a silly sorta day. This is the inspiration behind this post, it's a Writing Prompt Generator. The prompt I got, after a couple of spins, was this; "Describe the last time you saw Elvis". Which was made doubly funny because tonight was the night that Elvis plays Fredericton. My mother-in-law bought tickets to go see 'Elvis ' for her sister as a Christmas gift, she was like a teenager all over again, she was so happy. It was kinda cute.
But back to that prompt. The last time I saw Elvis was 3 weekends ago. I kid you not. OK, it wasn't the real Elvis, (that bugger has been dead since what 1977?) it was a cheesy (maybe Korean?) impersonator. I was with my 2 best buddies from high school. They had come down to visit me and met my new born daughter. We were wandering around downtown Fredericton, downtown was packed, it was the weekend of Jazz Fest. A great time to be wandering around downtown. We were half-heartedly looking for another buddy from high school. Peeking in tents, being shuffled away by security, we tried, we couldn't find him amongst the masses.
We did find Elvis however, he was surrounded by a strangely large crowd of onlookers. He was shit in every way, maybe his total shittiness was what attracted the crowds. He might just be the Ed Wood of Elvis impersonators, I dunno? I do know that me and 2 of my best friends also watched him in dumbfounded awe for more minutes than I am willing to admit (Damn you beer!). So there, my friends that was the last time I saw Elvis.