Thousands of fans gathered outside of Elvis’ Graceland mansion upon hearing the news of his death. Some traveled hundreds of miles to be there, feeling compelled as fans to be at the place where he spent his final moments.
News reporters also converged outside of the Graceland estate, and stopped to ask fans how they felt upon hearing the news of Elvis’ death. When asked why she went through all the trouble to be at Graceland, one fan broke down while explaining it was simply out of admiration for “The King”:
“Because we love Elvis, we still do,” she said. When the reporter told her she wouldn’t be able to get inside the gates to Graceland, she responded, “It doesn’t make any difference.”