I know, I know.
Look I have two young daughters and was dragged along to the SECC last night.
This show has been in London’s West End and has been touring since early 2009. The Wacko one’s demise just before embarking on 50 nights of shows in London must have helped the ticket sales for this no end.
At the start I thought the music belting out was all pre-recorded but no, lo and behold a band were revealed after a few numbers (they were playing on a stage which slid forward and back, in and out of sight, as required).
The band, the dancing and singing were, to be honest, quite impressive if you are a fan of this sort of thing. It was all there, the choreography, costumes, the Jacko impersonators (one of whom was female) moonwalking and crotch grabbing…..
However the whole thing was summed up by the little vignettes about how Jacko was variously the king of pop and saviour of the world.
Imagine this to a musical backing as images of Martin Luther King, JFK, John Lennon, Barack Obama……then Jacko appeared on stage screen with commentary delivered by a wee squeaky voiced Jacko meetoo
“Michael so cared about making the world a better place and he cared about everyone and he loved you all”
Where’s a sick bag when you need one?
The crowd went wild.
My missus and kids loved the whole thing.
On the other hand I badly need to listen to some Leonard Cohen and drink some malt whisky.