So now after a hard day’s photographing Elvii it’s Saturday night, the big night in Parkes for the Elvis Festival.
And we head off to see Silas Lulic in his tribute to Elvis’ early years, “Elvis Forever Young”.
And what a tribute it was! He took on young Elvis faithfully, with no cheese ala Dean Vegas. His performance was incredibly sincere and but not too hung up on doing Elvis vocalisations, which after 3 days starts to drive you insane! Although one table cracked up hysterically every time Silas said “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
Now if you have been looking at this blog over it’s Elvis period you would have seen Silas in black leather, pancake make-up and sweat during the street parade.Well this is what he kicked off the show in…
Silas gets into the Elvis thing, and almost looks like him here
Suddenly Silas rips off his coat and he is all Jailhouse Rock-like
Before you know it there's another costume change! Cute as Kid Creole!
My oh my. Our table went crazy for his G.I Blues look. The girls (and some boys) were sighing & melting
But my eyes were wandering. Thankfully he had a few showgirls on-stage to keep me occupied
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! Showgirls!
ANOTHER costume change & Slias is hurtling through Viva Las Vegas. Turnin' day into night time. Turnin' night into daytimeIf you see it once. You'll never be the same again...
Silas goes and meets the people. The people like
Another costume change and it's Elvis's 1968 black leather comeback outfit. HOT! SWEATY! MORE MELTING!
Thankfully he unplugged his guitar as Silas is the best looking bad guitar player I have ever experienced
Silas looks good in black leather with blue lighting
Silas also looks rather fetching in black leather with red lighting
Black Silas got down with the crowd again. This particular girl was crying, YES! SOBBING! At Dean Vegas. She seems overwhelmed with anther emotion here. Stalkerness perhaps?
Silas kissed this woman several times(or she kissed him). Is it his mum?
Then I ran into some buddies at the bar. The girl I met on our first night in town. The Red Elvis called me shapeshifter
A shapeshifter I hear you ask? As he put it “I’m standing here talking to you and you’re 100% woman. Then I see you over there and it’s a man!”. What the hell does he mean?
Self reflexive moment during a toilet break during the Silas Show
From here the night got even funnier. But that’s another blog…