Europe

60 Elvis Impersonators Leave Building After Smoke Machine Panic in England

ROCHESTER, England -- A group of 60 Elvis Presley impersonators had to flee a hotel in southeastern England when a DJ's smoke machine set off a fire alarm.

The rhinestone-clad lookalikes, who were performing a charity gig late Saturday, were all shook up by the panic and had to gather in a parking lot in Rochester, the Medway Messenger reported Tuesday.

"It was certainly a talking point," organizer Katie Mosey said. "I think the people who got dragged out of their rooms were a bit stunned when they saw us all in the car park."

The rock 'n' roll kings were allowed back inside the building after bemused firefighters gave it the all clear.