Friday, June 26, 2009

Music Break! Michael Jackson

Normally I wouldn't do this, but this video is special to me. I was the assistant production electrician for this concert at Madison Square Garden. We worked for a solid week getting this rig together and the stars that performed that weekend included Usher, Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, Britney Spears and the rest of the Brothers Jackson. There were two concerts, one on Friday night and one on Monday night celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five. After the second concert we worked all night to load out the show and ended at about 10am... on the morning of September 11, 2001.

Enjoy Billie Jean.


Fraulein said...

That's some story. I find this whole thing incredibly sad. This guy had such problems. I hope he's resting in peace now.

veralynn said...

incredible story. thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

What a story, thanks for sharing. He wasn't just a singer he was an entertainer, but his problems most of his own making kept him from achieving the greatness he could have been.

Anonymous said...

I think Berry Gordy summed it up best"an artist like Michael Jackson doesn't come along once in a lifetime or once in a century,he comes along once.R I P