Rescued Chilean miner who is big Elvi...

Rescued Chilean miner who is big Elvis Presley fan gets invited to Graceland in Memphis

There are 10 comments on the WPMT-TV York story from Oct 13, 2010, titled Rescued Chilean miner who is big Elvis Presley fan gets invited to Graceland in Memphis. In it, WPMT-TV York reports that:

Chilean miner and Elvis Presley fan Edison Pena was pulled from deep beneath the earth's surface on Wednesday and promptly received an invitation to visit the King's home.

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Carol Powes

Oxford, OH

#1 Oct 14, 2010
I am very glad this fellow get to go to a place he wishs to go. I am sure he will enjoy the visit to
Graceland Elvis home..... have a great trip, and enjoy.... If Elvis, was alive he would be there personally to greet you....God Bless
He was the 12th rescued

Managua, Nicaragua

#2 Oct 14, 2010
Hereīs the deal. The rescue operation cost the Chilean Government US$ 22 million, but with the kind of awesome media focus it had, it will be very inexpensive. If of the 600 million plus who watched the rescue, worldwide, only 100 million knew a lot about Chile Chile and about 20 million more knew that it was a country, but nothing else, then weīre talking about a not planned US$ 22 million ad campaign geared by chance for the remaining 480 million. The same with the minerīs visit to Graceland. It will be certainly a media event, and rightly so, even more so, perhaps, that when Koizumi and Bush vivited Graceland in 2006 because, and I know I donīt need to explain it further here, OK, that was unique, yes, but this is a one in a million occurrance, the Elvis fan trapped, gets to go to Graceland, hereīs a story with the right amount of humanity, drama, joy, and all other variables put together. If Graceland doesnīt significantly increase its attendance levels because of that forthcoming visit, I canīt imagine what will, other than something like a hurricane passing through and causing damage to it.
He was the 12th rescued

Managua, Nicaragua

#3 Oct 14, 2010
Hereīs the deal. The rescue operation cost the Chilean Government US$ 22 million, but with the kind of awesome media focus it had, it will be very inexpensive. If of the 600 million plus who watched the rescue, worldwide, only 100 million knew a lot about Chile Chile and about 20 million more knew that it was a country, but nothing else, then weīre talking about a not planned US$ 22 million ad campaign geared by chance for the remaining 480 million to vivit that beautiful country. The same with the minerīs visit to Graceland. It will be certainly a media event, and rightly so, even more so, perhaps, that when Koizumi and Bush vivited Graceland in 2006 because, and I know I donīt need to explain it further here, OK, that was unique, yes, but this is a one in a million occurrance, the Elvis fan trapped, gets to go to Graceland, hereīs a story with the right amount of humanity, drama, joy, and all other variables put together. If Graceland doesnīt significantly increase its attendance levels because of that forthcoming visit, I canīt imagine what will, other than something like a hurricane passing through and causing damage to it.
Walter

Surry Hills, Australia

#4 Oct 15, 2010
He was the 12th rescued wrote:
If Graceland doesnīt significantly increase its attendance levels because of that forthcoming visit, I canīt imagine what will
The attendance for Graceland will remain unaffected by the miner and his family being given a free trip there.

It has remained at roughly a steady 600,000 visitors each year since it opened.
He was the 12th rescued

Managua, Nicaragua

#5 Oct 15, 2010
Hi!! Walter, what I meant was that the publicity which will surely be garnered as a result of the visit by the miner will increase the attendace levels. When he goes there, aither with his wife or with his dad, there will, I promise, be a lot of newsmen who will be there, resulting in free publicity of the mansion.
Sweet Caroline

Cedar Rapids, IA

#6 Oct 15, 2010
Look what Greece offered. Would be great if the world will be this way in all things :
ý6.38pm (2.38pm Chile)
As if getting out of the mine is not enough, the 33 men have been offered an all expenses paid trip to Greece, according to our man on the ground Jonathan Franklin.
Elmin, a Greek mining company, has shown its solidarity with the 33 men by offering to fly each of them and a companion to its country.
"We want them to relax on our beaches with the sun and our sea," wrote Liberis Polixronopulos, an executive at the firm.
The trip includes a stop in Madrid to watch a Real Madrid game, then a trip to England, where they will see Manchester United play. Football clubs around the world have sent signed shirts, while the Chilean football players' association has offered a trip to South Korea.
The men will also each be given a free iPod, apparently sent by Steve Jobs himself. Chilean officials withheld the iPods before the rescue, concerned that the men might use music to isolate themselves from their fellow miners.
gracelandgroupie

Siloam Springs, AR

#7 Oct 15, 2010
Carol Powes wrote:
I am very glad this fellow get to go to a place he wishs to go. I am sure he will enjoy the visit to
Graceland Elvis home..... have a great trip, and enjoy.... If Elvis, was alive he would be there personally to greet you....God Bless
Yea Elvis would.
Walter

Sydney, Australia

#8 Oct 15, 2010
He was the 12th rescued wrote:
Hi!! Walter, what I meant was that the publicity which will surely be garnered as a result of the visit by the miner will increase the attendace levels. When he goes there, aither with his wife or with his dad, there will, I promise, be a lot of newsmen who will be there, resulting in free publicity of the mansion.
And did numbers significantly in the wake of the Bush/Koizumi visit?

No, they did not.

It will be a nice bit of publicity for Graceland and Elvis, but nothing more than that.

“your local handy man”

Since: Oct 10

where do you want me?

#9 Oct 16, 2010
Walter wrote:
<quoted text>
And did numbers significantly in the wake of the Bush/Koizumi visit?
No, they did not.
It will be a nice bit of publicity for Graceland and Elvis, but nothing more than that.
Correct. It won't add to numbers one iota.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#10 Oct 14, 2011
Some sad news.

One year on, and this Elvis-fan miner is in rehab for drugs and alcohol.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/13/us-...

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