I love Michael Jackson's music, especially the music from the 80's. So much so that in 1984 I convinced my aunt to go to Montreal with me to see Michael in concert. The Victory Tour, in the height of the Thriller success, was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget.
Jen was born in 1981 so grew up in the era of Michael Jackson's best music. Jen has danced many of Michael's best pieces during the annual show put on by her dance studio. Her cousin Blair, a year older, used to break dance to 'Billie Jean' - socks hanging half off his feet as he spun and grooved on the kitchen floor.
I think my favorite Michael Jackson choreography is Thriller. One year the dance studio performed that number, and it was outstanding. I'm a bench mom, really wishing that was me up on the stage doing those moves. Who can keep their feet still when Michael's best songs are playing?
I know there is a lot of bad press about Michael's private life, but I'm not interested in that...I will remember Michael Jackson for his music and his amazing dance moves. He was one of my favorites, and I am sad for the fans who will not get to see him in concert. I'm sure it would have been a wonderful show.