The King of Pop
Submitted by wireheads on June 26, 2009 - 15:24
By now, the world knows that Michael Jackson has died. It's amazing that such a HUGE endeavor -- 50 concerts sold out months in advance, staging, film, publishing, recording and all of the ancillary businesses -- would bascially be relying on the performance of this one man. I suppose one might assume, "Well, he's done it before.", but that was twelve or more years ago and there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then. I was in Dodger stadium, what was it?, 1983? to see the Victory Tour -- one that Michael, at the height of his fame, did with his brothers. They performed as the Jackson Five again on stage and sang backup to Michael with all of his Thriller hits. It rained almost the entire time, but no one left. And if you weren't standing on your seat the whole concert, you missed it.
Heartbreaking, tragic... But, hopefully, memories of triumph and pushing music, performanc and fashion to its limits. We'll miss you.