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Elvis Impersonators Double The Population Of This Town Every Year

"Thank you little town, thank you very much."

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Welcome to Parkes, a small town in rural Australia with a population of around 13,000 people.

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The week is not complete unless you get a selfie The Dish whilst dressed as Elvis.

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A town known for its radio telescope, or "The Dish," which played a huge part in the Apollo 11 mission.

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But each year in January, the town plays host to a five day long Elvis Festival.

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What started as a one night performance in 1993 which drew 300 people, turned into a world famous event.

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With people travelling from all over Australia and the world to experience a town that has gone Elvis crazy.

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The festival has gotten so big, that it doubles the population of Parkes over the five days.

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Some of these impersonators legitimately have the ladies weak at their knees.

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The whole town goes back to the '50s!

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There's '50s inspired fashion...

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And cars on display everywhere.

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The festival brings in everyone! Like families...

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Firefighters get in on the fun!

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Even the local rhino wants in on the action.

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And.. uh... just people being free spirits.

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There's also an Elvis rugby match.

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Each year the festival continues to grow.

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And remember: what happens at the Parkes Elvis Festival stays at the Parkes Elvis Festival.

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"Thank you, thank you very much."

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