Elvis died 27 years ago, aged 42. If not would he have spent his 70th birthday Lawn Bowling?
Strange combination you might think?
I was cycling today and went through Tui Glen Park. Its an old holiday camp/park by the river that is being re-developed into a public park. Its usually not busy but today was very crowded as there was an “Elvis in the Park” event run by the Memories of Elvis Fan Club NZ with classic cars, other displays and a sound system blasting out Elvis music (some dancing from what I saw from the bike path).
Then went over the bridge (Yellow is GPS track) and found the NZ Lawn Bowling Championships was at the Henderson Bowling Club, a few hundred metres away, on the other riverbank. I stopped for a few minutes for a drink and it was strange to see, it must be said somewhat staid, Lawn Bowling with Blue Suede Shoes as a live sound-track!
While writing this I found out there is a Memorial to Elvis in the park. Have no idea where or why its there – 12,662 km from Memphis according to my GPS – but I’m not a fan of either Elvis or Bowls. Put them together maybe…