This is not edited in any way at all. I happened to snap the picture as soon as the light hit my camera. I kind of like it a lot.
Glee Live in Concert at Target Center in Minneapolis June 1st, 2011.
So, tonight I went with Avian to see This Is It - the Michael Jackson movie - and I have got to say that I was thoroughly impressed. The sheer talent of that man was breathtaking. It was basically a movie documenting the last few dress rehearsals he had before his big show was due to open in London.
Of course, we got to watch the process all the way from dancer auditions to lighting design, to music rehearsals, choreography, and the very end with costumes and such. It is such a shame that the show never went on. It was beautiful. Michael wanted all of his songs to sound just like they do on the records because that’s what people want to hear. He wanted his fans to enjoy his music just as much there as they did at home and I find that to be very admirable of him. He was adamant about making sure every single drum beat, guitar strum, vocal riff, light, and sound cue were on point and nothing else was acceptable… and somehow he did all of that in the most humble way possible. He was never rude, bossy, or even harsh with anyone. He laughed with people, explained his mindset to them, and was so appreciative of everyone else’s talent. He was genuinely professional and I feel lucky to have seen it.
Being somewhat of a performer myself, (though it’s REALLY hard to even consider myself in any category near that man after seeing that performance tonight) I felt such an adrenaline rush when Michael and the dancers would perform, the music fell together, and they were - Michael included - giving it their all. 100% across the board. The steps were in sync, Michael never sang off-key, the musicians were rocking… I could’ve sworn I was actually there. Definitely worth the $6.50. Definitely.
The movie does not at all mention anything about his personal life or anything other than those few rehearsals and I am very glad of that. It was just shots spliced together of the man doing what he did best - perform.
My review - Two thumbs way up.