35before35: candlelight vigil at graceland.

for all my years of elvis fandom and for all the visits i’ve made to graceland over the years, i somehow never made it to the candlelight vigil. as this year marked 40 years since elvis’ death, i knew this had to be the year i made my appearance at the vigil, and i was not disappointed.

it was amazing to see so many fans from around the world, speaking so many languages, coming together over their shared love of elvis. we met people from europe, asia, south america, and australia who came to memphis to commemorate the life and legacy of a man who was so much more than just a performer to so many people.

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crowds filling in. memphis, tennessee. august 2017.
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taking it all in. memphis, tennessee. august 2017.
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queueing up to get inside the gates. memphis, tennessee. august 2017.
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a shrine to the king. memphis, tennessee. august 2017.
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graceland sign by night. memphis, tennessee. august 2017.
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raising a candle in remembrance. memphis, tennessee. august 2017.

this was definitely an experience to remember, and one i will return to as and when i can.

xx

ps — i also wrote a recap for the ilovememphis blog, which you can read here if you are so inclined.

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