The King is Alive in Hong Kong

By Butterboom Writers  /  August 29, 2007

See Elvis in Tsim Sha Tsui tomorrow night.


Yes, a lot of talk of Elvis these days with the passing of the 30th anniversary of his death in 1977. We mentioned a couple of weeks back about the Hong Kong Elvis Fan Club having a commemorative event this past Sunday. We decided to attend and you know what? It was amazing.

he most amazing part of the entire event was the amazing performance of Elvis-impersonator Stephen Kabakos (from Canada and a really nice guy). You may think it’s cheesy Vegas-style shenanigans, but this guy is the real deal (ironically so). Not only does he sound and look like Elvis Presley, but during his entire stage routine he never drops out of character as he does 3 costume changes to walk you though Elvis’ musical career from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s,belting out the tunes and doing the moves.

We cannot recommend this highly enough, even if you only know Elvis from songs like “Don’t Be Cruel” or “Hound Dog” – you will be converted into a full-fledged fan on Thursday night. Click here to download the event detail flyer here for Thursaday night at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford in Tsim Sha Tsui at Tiffany’s New York Bar at 9:30pm. It’s something you don’t usually get to see in Hong Kong and with the real King dead for 30 years this is as close as alot of us will come to see why Elvis has endured all these years.

Here is some video of Stephen Kabakos in action:


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