Last night just after 7, the sky over Graceland got very dark, the winds begun to whip, and the rain fell. Guests visiting Elvis' grave were asked to evacuate the property but refused. EPE employees told that it took 15 minutes to get guests to leave the property (for their own safety) due to the weather conditions. Staff also said, "The fans are passionate. They really love Elvis! And despite the weather, they wanted to stay." The Graceland staff put safety first. And from the picture shown, you can see why they were concerned for tourists. A tree on the front lawn fell down during the storm. It fell and broke the original white wooden fence which has been at Graceland while Elvis lived there.
Weather Causes Damage At GracelandAugust 11, 2009 | Other
theoldscudder wrote on August 11, 2009
I have a sinking feeling that the next cd put out on the king will contain an inch of the tree for the loyal fans. Would look great in the crate. Seriously, glad nobody was hurt.
Steve V wrote on August 11, 2009
Just goes to show you how looney some fans are. Even when their safety is in jeopady and they are told to move on by an official, they defy logic. Now you know why we have rubber ducks & crates.
My boy, my boy wrote on August 12, 2009
I plan to visit Graceland for the very first time in my life this October. Hopefully the hurricane season will leave the South of Tennessee state alone till I get there ! :p
sitdown68 wrote on August 12, 2009
well, maybe they were eager to experience a "memphis flash" ;-)
Mofoca22 wrote on August 12, 2009
they mustve wanted to be buried next to elvis lol. im glad everyone is alright though.
Nilson Rego wrote on August 12, 2009
Elvis has left the building but he´ll always be around. TCB!