Monday, January 28, 2013

another brush with fame

Somewhere in Florida, Chuck and Janis Hendrickson had a brush with fame, or a facsimile thereof.  This fellow may or may not have the singing skills of his mentor and Janis made no mention of it in her email, but he certainly seems to have some of the girth.

At a Lions Club event a few years ago we sold out the hall with an Elvis impersonator and I thought he did a really good job.  Afterwards he told a few of us privately that he was disappointed that some in the crowd seemed to have some disgust with what he was doing, unfortunately.  "They just don't get it," he said.  "I'm supposed to be the guy pretending to be Elvis, and they're supposed to be the audience pretending to be entertained by Elvis.  What don't they understand?"

In its own way, that was indeed profound.  Janis, did you get this fellow's email?

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if the "Elvis" (AKA Chris Olson) you're speaking of is the same "Elvis" who sang (very well!) for us. He's wintering in FL, but he performs at Breezy Point in Minnesota in the summertime. Small world, if he's the same guy!

    We're meeting up with Chuck and Anne Helgeland later this week for a mini-reunion of the class of '62. :)


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