Stone the Crows Festival, Wagga Wagga- Easter 2015

It has been some time since I sat down and made a serious effort to record our adventures on the road. I must admit to be shamed in to resuming this activity at a recent seminar at the Chapter rally in Numurkah.

For the last couple of years we have spent Easter in Wagga Wagga at the Stone the Crows Festival or the Stone the Crows website.Basically a celebration of Grey Nomads. You need to be at least 50 to attend. Linda and I just qualify 😉

We arrived at the the festival grounds on Wednesday April 1. It was after 12 noon so no pranks could be perpetrated. The line if vehicle was long and it took us just on an hour to enter the grounds and set up at our allocated spot.

The afternoon was spent in setting up and getting our registration package, entering the disc bowls tournament and just catching up with friends. We also ended up on a trivia team made up of people we had played with at Numurkah.

The entertainment at this festival is top class. I will tell you about this as it happens. ( Well that is one one to stay on top of the blog posts). Happy Hour came and before you knew it it was time for dinner. The Charities for this Festival are The Wagga Wagga Men’s Shed and Wagga Wagga Breast Cancer Support Group. The Men’s shed cooked up sausages and steak.

The entertainment for the night was provided by Jamie Way. He is a performer, writer, photographer and student based in Wagga Wagga. He won the Elvis sound alike competition in Parkes in 2007. He was selected to play in a movie ,a story about a boy you sounds like Elvis Presley. He is entered into the Parkes competition and wins it. The only way that the movie could be convincing is by actually entering Jamie into the contest. He won. A story of life imitating art.Jamie did readily admit that 7 years and 30 kilos was not conducive to wearing the Elvis costume. His voice was amazing. He entertained us with a mixture of Elvis and the favourites from the 60s and 70s.

I have attached 2 short video clips of his performance so you can judge for yourselves whether he sounds like Elvis or not.

 

 

 

 

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