|Happy is the Elvis fan who enters Graceland|
2) Lately, I found out that he is popularly known as the Elvis Presley of Vancouver, Canada. I asked him about it and below is his story explaining what actually happened. Personally I think he looks a bit like Elvis doesn't he?
Here I am, reporting back from Graceland, Memphis, home of King Elvis Presley, mission finally accomplished. It was "surreal" to be visiting Elvis home, with a fantastic and unbelievable feeling, just walking through his home.
That's just an "unofficial" title, nothing important to put in print really!
Having done a few performances at local churches (one of them was 'Aloha Hawaii' with about 350 dinner guests, and me, dressed in an Elvis white jumpsuit) and some other private events, fans here started calling me Elvis (even the Sisters in my church addressed me by the name).
|Happy with one of the original Elvis costumes. A personally tailored one costs US$4,000.|
|A citation explaining Sun Records at 706 Union.|
I was dumbfounded, and pleasantly surprised, that I had some fans. Well, I was invited to the stage by the Elvis performer to do a number which I did, and to their satisfaction, of course. I remember among the many paying guests that evening, was the Consular from Singapore and the Director of the local UOB Bank, among many other luminaries.
So, there you are Andy, that's how I got to be called Elvis here. Comprende?
|With the original microphone used by Elvis Presley at Sun Records.|
Thank you very much for being such a sport with pictures of your Graceland trip and explaining how you got to be called Vancouver's Elvis. Now we also know why you are called Happy and how as a former Singaporean and a present Canadian you are able to shed your inhibitions and perform on stage like The King.
Your sincerity shines through and you truly make us all feel good. Keep the Singapore name flying.
|Happy Tay stays @ the Heartbreak Hotel. Check out his side-burns and sunglasses man!|
It's all in fun and games. As Happy Tay explained in his email, this title is not an official one but we're just wondering who the real Vancouver Elvis is? Or is Happy the only person who deserves it? Anyone? Especially those from Canada?
Hey, Wilson, you reading this?
Images and article provided by Happy Tay - August/September, 2013.