Meet the biggest Elvis fans around.
Elvis Presley didn't earn the nickname “The King” for nothing. From his early days making girls swoon with his swiveling hips, to his full-throated love ballads, to his inimitable style, Presley attracted millions of fans from around the world — even after his death.
On the 40th anniversary of his death, thousands of people swarmed Graceland to celebrate Presley's life and legacy. Graceland estimated that about 50,000 people came to the event.
Each year in August, Graceland, Elvis' home in Memphis, Tennessee, hosts a series of events known as “Elvis Week.” Festivities include dance parties, gospel music concerts, and a candlelight vigil. Priscilla Presley, Elvis' former wife, and Lisa-Marie Presley, his only daughter, were both in attendance.
"“This is the largest anniversary we have ever, ever had, so I want to thank you all,” Priscilla Presley told festival-goers. “You are keeping Elvis Presley alive.”
Los Angeles-based photographer and fan of the festival, Daniel Gonçalves, traveled to Memphis for the second year in a row to get an inside glimpse into the world of Elvis and his biggest fans.