Saturday, January 9, 2010

Elvis the Pelvis

Elvis’s seventy fifth birthday would have been yesterday, so I decided to get out and celebrate. An Elvis impersonator in a snazzy leather suit caught my eye in the Denver Post, so I kept reading. Anyone who can pull off a full on leather suit deserves attention. Turn outs out, Johnny Barber can really recreate that Rock ‘N Roll legend Elvis left behind in 1977 at the age of 42.
A full house came aboard at the Oriental Theater in Denver to remember the King of Rock. The dance floor was rock’n and we were trying to swerve our hips like Elvis the Pelvis. Johnny Barber can move his legs like an earthquake, but a controlled one that leaves you with no choice but to get up and dance.
All the hits were played and the whole theater was digging deep to sing out “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and “All Shook Up.” There also came the time for the gospel songs and many other uncharted Elvis songs that I was unfamiliar with. However, regardless of if the lyrics rang in my ear the Elvis mystique comes through in all of them.
Someone even thought to bring Elvis’s favorite, peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, and the crowd went wild! After the birthday candles were blown out people were now swiveling heir hips as they licked the last of the peanut butter off their hands. I am always ready to try something new but to me bacon and peanut butter together is almost as scary as flying on a trapeze without a net. But if someone with Elvis’s taste like it, I might have to pull out the griddle one of these days.
Even without the cake I was still fueled to keep on rock’n for the nearly two hours that were played, all in a leather suit. That deserves a standing ovation in its self. There was an artist on the side of the stage mixing dancing and painting. You would think it would turn out a little messy but here are the pictures to show how an Elvis tune can inspire an artist.

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