LINCOLN
DAYS
FESTIVAL
HODGENVILLE, KENTUCKY
A hush falls over the crowd as a figure separates itself and climbs the steps to the
stage.  It's Saturday night in downtown HODGEVNVILLE, KENTUCKY on the
second weekend in October, 2005.  The sun is slowly sinking and there are several
hundred people gathered for the evenings festivities.  A melody starts to play and
everyone listens as "MEAT LOAF" (a.k.a. Colonel, 1/2 of The Perkins Brothers)
begins to sing.  
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), the voice is eerily
familiar.  He moves in perfect rhythm to the music, emulating "MEATLOAF'S"
antics.  The crowd belongs to him as he moves through one hit after another, all too
soon his concert is over and then suddenly there is another icon taking the stage.  
The black hair, the sideburns, sunglasses and the jumpsuit are just props that arn't
needed after the first song.  Everyone is convinced "ELVIS" is alive and well as his
hips gyrate to the beat of the music.  He creates envy amongst the men as the ladies
scream and push forward to take a scarf from his neck.  There is such a sense of
excitement as "ELVIS" (a.k.a JESSE, the other 1/2 of THE PERKINS BROTHERS)
performs hit after hit, the lean torso moves and grooves as he did in the early 60's.  
He appeals to every age group during the concert, crossing invisible age barriers and
bonding children to their parents as they become mutually "COOL".  It's "ELVIS",
OH ELVIS" over here, "ELVIS" as the music fades and the concert is over, there is
a sense of disappointment, IT WAS OVER TOO SOON.  Looking ahead to
LINCOLN DAYS 2006, "ELVIS AND MEAT LOAF" (a.k.a. THE PERKINS
BROTHERS) will definitely be back to unleash their energy upon the unsuspecting
crowd once again.
CAROLYN RICHARDS
VICE PRESIDENT
LINCOLN DAYS INC.
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