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Elvis impersonator entertains at PHS

POLSON — Elvis was in the building on Feb. 18 — the Polson High School building. 

Elvis was really Elvis impersonator Ryan Pelton. Pelton and his five-piece band rocked the PHS auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. About 425 Elvis fans showed up to sing along and clap their hands as Pelton sang Elvis hits such as “Love Me Tender,” “Hound Dog,” “Teddy Bear,” “Aloha Oe” and “All Shook Up.”

With five costume changes from sports jacket to Hawaiian shirt to G.I. uniform to black leather to the iconic Elvis white jumpsuit, Pelton had the crowd in the palm of his hand. Pelton threw scarves, leis, T-shirts and teddy bears to audience members throughout the performance.

Many audience members had been fans of Elvis since he first started performing in the early 1950s. One lady bruised her knee and her arm jumping over an auditorium seat to get a picture of Pelton.

Ronan resident Roberta Woolsey sported Elvis earrings and an Elvis watch. Woolsey said she and her husband were always going to go to Las Vegas to see Elvis, but Elvis died before they made the trip.

Elvis fans enjoyed Pelton’s vocals and his talented band during the generous two and a half hour concert before Pelton was whisked away in a stretch limousine, just like the King.

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