Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Helen Anne Gately, also known as "Hell on Wheels," poses for a picture with Stephanie Wichmann of West Seattle, right, before the performers take the stage. Gately has organized the event for the last three years and has been performing as a female Elvis tribute artist in the Seattle area for the past 16 years. Wichmann, new to the scene, called Gately her lady mentor. "I asked myself, 'am I an Elvis fan, or do I want to be Elvis?' It was like a coming out," Wichmann said.
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