I am beyond inspired and awestruck. I saw Michael Jackson's This Is It tonight, and I am still shocked as to how incredible he was, both as an entertainer, and a person. I am so sadened that I never really had time to be his fan before. By the time I was old enough to pay attention, Michael Jackson was all over the media, but only for the bad things. Such as dangling Blanket over a balcony, and getting charged for molestation. His music was, should I say 'before my time'. I just grew up thinking he was a weird guy with serious problems. But now, I truly see how much of an idol he was and still is to the entire world. He was an incredible performer, and produced some of the most popular songs of all time. He completely revolutionized the world of dance and had an incredible voice as well. He was such a great guy, and I am really disappointed that I never realized this until he died. He was thrown into the music industry at a very young age, and was forced to grow up and be very mature. Many think that he was still living his unlived childhood, later into his life. Whatever the background story is, he was an incredible man, and I will forever remember him. I recently learnt the Thriller dance, and I am so glad that I learnt it, just as a small personal tribute to Michael Jackson. I can not express how much of an impact he has made on me, just tonight. I can guarantee that I will be listening to only Michael Jackson for the next week, because I will never be able to get the songs out of my head. I was watching a video on youtube the other day, of him performing, and there were people passing out left, right and center. At first I was kind of confused, but now I realize that he made just as big or an ever bigger impact on the rest of the world.
In regards to the movie itself, I thought it was very well done. It was basically footage of his upcoming tour (which looked phenomenal) and rehearsals and the process behind it. There were funny bits, and very touching bits, and I just really enjoyed it. There were even green advocation bits about saving the earth, and how he loved to help save the earth. The whole place was completely packed. A great film. I don't care if you're not a fan, go see this movie, it will inspire you, and make you love his music, and all his efforts in the industry.
I know that there is just so much more to write about this incredible man, but I just wanted to make it clear how much I admire him and believe that he made a difference in the world.
"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." - Michael Jackson.
Rest In Peace, Michael Jackson.
We love you, and will never forget you.
Sitting on the Strawberry Swing
Every moment was so precious.
- This Is It.