Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was the first record (yes, I said record) I ever owned. And I loved it. It was my first music I owned all to myself as well as the first non-country music I fell in love with (I grew up in a "country music" family, I still enjoy it but my horizons are BROAD). I played that record so much it skipped all over the place.
Beast and I caught a matinee of the long awaited Michael Jackson's This Is It yesterday.
While I was moved, I didn't cry as I expected to(yay me!). It just wasn't like "that". It was a wonderful unintentional documentary of the concert series that never came to be. It was a celebration of his talent, work ethic and love for music and showmanship. The film quoted that the This Is It tour consisted of "...an unprecedented 50 sold out shows"...the man really was a King.
(Please forgive the crappy photos, as they were taken inconspicuously with my cell phone!)
This Is It is only playing for a limited time in the theater, so if you get a chance, get in there and see it.