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The Kings are wild: Elvis artists wow crowd at Big E Festival
Doug Thompson performs before a capacity crowd Saturday afternoon at the Main Street Event Center in Cornelia during the annual Elvis tribute artists competition as part of the annual Big E Fest.
The Main Street Event Facility in Cornelia was turned into a Vegas lounge for the afternoon on Saturday as Elvis fans from around the region gathered for the 14th Big E Fest and ETA Competition. Multicolored lights reflected off the spangled jumpsuits of some 14 ETAs — Elvis tribute artists — who were performing almost 40 years to the day when Elvis Presley died suddenly on Aug. 16, 1977. From “Can’t Help Falling in Love” to “Suspicious Minds,” the performers’ songs and outfits spanned all three decades of Elvis’ career.