Elvis Presley appeared at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas on October 11, 1956 at the age of twenty and broke all attendance records with an outdoor concert that had over two thousand teenagers at the venue. In 2005, Elvis posthumously made headlines once again.
As my wife and I lined up to view the Elvis memorabilia exhibit on a beautiful sun-filled day at Fair Park, we noticed that there was some kind of delay going on. After a substantial wait, we entered the exhibit and found yellow crime scene tape encasing the all of the memorabilia. Several police officers and detectives seemed to pulling a CSI-like investigation on the display. “What’s happening here?” I asked one on the detectives.
“Believe it or not, someone has stolen one of Elvis’ sequined silk shirts that is valued at about $100,000.”
“You have got to be kidding,” I said.
“No sir, I am not. If you see any suspicious characters, please let us know.”
My wife and I exited the exhibit and looked at each other in amazement. “Who would do something like that?” I asked her.
“I don’t know but better yet, where would you wear the shirt?” she responded.
After a full day of State Fair activities we decided to call it a day. Pulling out of the parking lot into the less than desirable surroundings of Fair Park I saw a man drinking out of a paper bag in front of a liquor store wearing a red sequined shirt. “There’s Elvis!” I shouted to her as I pointed to the culprit.
The following day the shirt was turned into a post office with wine stains on it.
Believe it or not.