I have loved Michael Jackson all my life, minus a couple of years after birth, so by default I love the rest of The Jacksons. There was no way I was missing this concert and I’m glad I didn’t because I had a ball! The anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death is today and attending this concert so close to the anniversary of his death felt good. Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, and Marlon performed many Jackson 5 and Jacksons songs, but they also performed some of Michael’s jams like, “Wanna Be Startin’ Something“, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough“, “Rock With You”, “I Can’t Let Her Get Away”, and Jermaine sang “Gone Too Soon” as a montage of Michael images appeared on screen.
Jermaine also performed a medley of solo hits that included, “Dynamite” and “Do What You Do”. The brothers performed songs I love like, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Show You The Way To Go“, “Lovely One” and opened the show with “Can You Feel It”. I wish they would of performed “Body”, “Torture” and “Nothing That Compares To You”, but I know they sacrificed performing their own music to celebrate Michael. The dancing and the stage show was not as epic as it would have been if Michael was a part of the show, which is to be expected, though Marlon still has some moves! What I didn’t expect was to see one of the guitarists from the This Is It tour as part of the band. What a nice surprise!
One downside was the sound. The brothers could not be heard clearly or at all during most of the songs. At one point Jermaine asked if his mic could be turned up. There were also some other sound issues, but it didn’t affect the show overall. I was also near a situation that almost turned into a fight because a man and his date would not sit down during a moment in the show when everyone else on the main floor had sat down. How ridiculous would a fight at a Jacksons concert have been? Very!
As usual, I had a good time with a few other concert goers and The Jacksons ’84 Victory Tour concert t-shirt that I wore once belonged to my mother and it was a huge conversation piece. I always love the atmosphere when I am around other people that love Michael and the rest of The Jacksons. I don’t know what it is, but it makes me feel good and reminds me why I have remained a fan throughout my life.
I do have one complaint; where’s RANDY??? One concert goer said Randy was working at Little Ceasars and another said he was in jail. I know damn well that neither of those goofy ass statements are true, but why is he not on this tour? Oh well, this video is for you Randy. Marlon, where the hell were YOU?