December 07, 2009

Jacko Lives...

The Wife and I went to see Thriller Live last night, and what a great showcase of Michael Jackson's music it was. It didn't have a story ala We Will Rock You (which incidentally, we saw a few weeks ago and it was also fantastic). It was just purely about the songs, the dancing, and the entertainment, and was probably all the better for it.

There were fedoras and sequined jackets and jewel-encrusted white gloves everywhere you looked. It was great to see the audience really getting into the show as well, including a kid of no more than ten who couldn't stop his feet from moving. Don't worry Michael, it seems that a new generation of fans won't be too hard to find.

It just shows you what a great depth of talent there is in this country, just out of frame, as it were: guys and girls that don't really get the kudos they deserve. Most of the songs were right on the money, and in particular, the solo performance of She's Out of My Life was certainly a step up from that given by what's-his-face on The X-Factor a couple of days ago...

And the Thriller sequence - complete with red leather jacket and a zombie dance troupe - as part of the finale, was right off the top shelf.

4 comments:

The Wife said...

Yes, much better than those 'kids' off of X Factor! Smooth Criminal (my fave song) was also great dancing - good night out!

Rich said...

I'm a huge MJ fan. Despite all the crap and mental stuff he got upto, you only have to watch Moonwalker to remind yourself of greatness.

Love to see the show, maybe I'll treat the wife...

Brian G Ross said...

Yeah, Moonwalker was a classic piece of Jacko cinema.

Rich - the show is an excellent tribute to the man. The Jackson 5 stuff was particularly memorable.

Ben said...

I really enjoyed we Will Rock you... awesome songs and a half decent story!