Monday, March 27, 2017

I Miss the Old Days

Forgotten Glamour at Mermaid City: Girls would come from as far as Tokyo to audition for the chance to be a Weeki Wachee mermaid in the 1960s. They performed to sold-out crowds; half a million people a year came to watch their dazzling underwater shows, including the King himself, Elvis Presley. They took etiquette and ballet lessons and they were treated like royalty wherever they went in Florida.

1 comment:

Greg Daniel said...

If you miss the Old Days, you can still find them at Weeki Wachee -- 3 shows daily and 365 days a year. One of the few remaining old school Florida attractions. I recommend it as much today as I did mumblety-mumble years ago and there ain't much of Florida I can say that about any more.