Lord have mercy, Elvis mania has taken over Sydney's Central station as revellers in bejewelled jumpsuits and well-gelled quiffs pack two trains headed for the annual Parkes Elvis Festival.
Hundreds of fans and impersonators paid tribute to the King before heading to the NSW country town, 365km west of Sydney, for the annual January pilgrimage.
Hours before Thursday's 9.20am departure, crooners sang Elvis hits to daily commuters and even stole kisses from doe-eyed fans who came to pay their respects to the memory of rock'n'roll royalty.
Fans packed the Blue Suede Express and Elvis Express for the seven-hour trip to Parkes for the festival to be attended by thousands over the next four days.
While the trains may not be 16 coaches long, passengers expect the ride to set their souls on fire.
Hip-swivelling Scotsman Stewart Munro is among a group of five, ready to shake, rattle and roll.
"We're all here for Elvis, he's the king," he told AAP on Thursday.
"The whole world loves Elvis."
His cousin Ross Cummings, also heading to Parkes, says he was impressed by the Elvis fever at the station.
"I've never been, but if this is anything to go by, it's going to be good."
Tourism Minister Adam Marshall said more than 25,000 revellers are expected to pack the rural town, but there is also the money, honey, with a forecast $14 million pumped into the local economy.
"It's the largest celebration of the King globally and it's right here in NSW," he said, before handing over to Parkes Mayor Ken Keith, the "best-dressed mayor in all of Australia".
Wearing a baby blue studded jumpsuit, Elvis shades and sideburns, Cr Keith was looking more like Elvis than Elvis himself.
With two trains from Sydney and two coaches from Canberra and Tamworth, the festival is "bigger and better than ever", he gushed.
"We're looking forward to this quirky, unique festival to provide all the fun and entertainment you'd like to see," he said.
This year marks 50 years since Elvis's 1968 comeback, although he's likely always on the minds of the colourful festival devotees.