Monday, July 29, 2013

What's the coolest work party you ever attended?

Harleysville-based Spring Hill Realty threw a first-class company picnic that featured Lee Alverson as Elton John, with a full band.
I've heard of many tribute acts, but can't say I've heard of this one. 

 Alverson had the glasses, Elton's stage apparel (minus the really awful '70s costumes), Elton's front-teeth gap, and the hits: Your Song, Levon, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Benny and the Jets, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, Pinball Wizard (You forgot about the film version of "Tommy," didn't you?), Tiny Dancer, Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, The Bitch is Back, and these ones as well.

Alverson's band even branched out to cover Great Balls of Fire and Billy Joel's You May Be Right and New York State of Mind, a nod to the Billy Joel/Elton John co-headliner tours.
Lucky me -- I got to attend because my wife works at Spring Hill. Past picnics have featured David Stone as Johnny Cash, and Elvis and Rolling Stones tributes.

Spring Hill's Cheryl and Leo Orloski pose with Lee "Elton John" Alverson.

Spring Hill Realty's Joyce Westerfer dons some authentic-looking Elton John specs.

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