Elvis is Alive and Well and Lives in Paris…

Antique Elvis found in Bruges shop

I’ve always been a little sensitive to the Elvis thing.  For starters my parents named my three siblings normal names like Susan, Patty and John while I was stuck with the name Priscilla.  Born in the 60’s and fully aware of the hot Elvis and the fat Elvis married to the infamous babe Priscilla Presley, people always asked me, “How’s Elvis?” and thought it was a hilarious question – like I had never been asked that before.  I remember when my mother announced that Elvis was gone – her first call was to my Aunt Sue who I believe was in mourning for a good month after hearing the news.  Unreal…

Many Elvis fans found it too painful to believe that he was gone and have given in to the conspiracy theory that he ran away to Europe to escape.  I thought that they were nuts until this year.  Elvis is alive and well, living in Paris and driving a taxi.  Yes, he’s driving a fabulous singing cab!

Elvis picked us up at La Tour d’Argent after our amazing meal which I will blog about another day.  We should have known something was up when the door man at the restaurant put us into the cab and told us we were going to have a fun ride.  Two seconds into the trip our cabbie asked if we liked Elvis and put a tune on.  Happily full from our seven course decadent meal we were game to sing along.  Not long after, Elvis put his white bejeweled sunglasses on while the Gal Pals were joining him singing at the top of our lungs.  Then the true confirmation that he is indeed Elvis came at a red traffic light at the corner of Saint Germain Boulevard – Elvis put the taxi in park and we all jumped out dancing and singing in the street to the shocked locals who were queuing up for movie night at the nearby Odéon theaters.  Some pedestrians chimed in and many danced as well.  Only the REAL Elvis could get stuffy Frenchmen to dance and sing in the streets with strange American women shouting from a cab!!!!

We hadn’t quite embarrassed ourselves enough yet so we asked him to swing by the Gal Pal rendezvous place Café de Paris where we had planned to meet the newly arrived Gal Pal LisaLisa, living in Britain and not terribly big on public scenes was sitting having a glass of Bordeaux (the official wine of the Gal Pals) when to her surprise we pulled up right in front with the windows down banging out our American Idiot version of Jail House Rock.  Needless to say, The Queen Mum as we are now calling her was a bit shocked, but laughed none the less.

I know, I know…you want video as proof – well here it is at last!  Rough and ready…when watching it, look for Lisa who is in the upper right hand corner at a table.  You’ll see her look somewhat annoyed, then she puts on her glasses to see who the heck is yelling in the streets of Paris.  Enjoy folks and until I post some more video, Let’s Rock, Everybody Let’s Rock…

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4 Comments
  • Craig Zabransky
    Posted at 07:43h, 17 April Reply

    It just warms my heart to know the King is still alive and well, glad you found him and I trust Jail House Rock wasn’t a “foreshadowing” of the future the night had in store for the “Gal Pals,” as you seemed to be off to a great start….

    As for me, my name, I often get “Greg” and have to correct people and to “Craig” and it doesn’t often work… In fact, in Mexico I often just go by “Esteban” since my middle name is Steven…

    Stay adventurous, Craig

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 08:56h, 17 April Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the article and thanks so much for taking the time to comment Greg. LOL!
      I think Esteban suits you so I will call you that from now on.
      Cheers,
      Priscilla

  • Ginger Williams
    Posted at 12:11h, 03 October Reply

    Now THAT’S funny !! (How many cocktails had you all consumed?)

    P.S. I relate to the “Hey Priscilla … how’s Elvis?” observation. I, too, was tortured by the completely unoriginal question, “Hey Ginger … how’s Gilligan? How’s Marianne?”

    Keep up the great writing, Priscilla.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 12:25h, 03 October Reply

      LOL, when Elvis picked us up we were stone sober, but he was so hilarious that we just started laughing and it kept going from there. I did not post the whole video showing us doing a Chinese Fire Drill and the people either dancing with us or staring at us. Paris will never be the same! I can’t believe we didn’t get his card!

      Oh Ginger, I am so sorry about the Gilligan thing…it never occurred to me, but now that you mention it….at least the two chicks who share our name were good looking and fun!

      Thanks so much for reading Ginger and for taking the time to comment. It means so much!

      Cheers,
      Priscilla

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