Saturday, September 20, 2008
Passengers on the 62 line witnessed a rare treat when “The King” Elvis Presley boarded the bus on Friday evening. Elvis was in town for a private function, however he and his band were gracious enough to perform the song, “Burning Love” while riding to their destination. Fortunately, surveillance cameras on the bus were able to record the entire performance.
When asked why a man of his stardom would ride public transportation, Elvis replied, “Whenever I'm in Portland, I always ride TriMet. I've always had a pleasant experience and I particularly enjoy the 62 line because the drivers are so courteous and knowledgeable. I can leave my limo at Graceland.”
Elvis signed autographs and posed for photographs before leaving and promised to be back again.