So… I got pinkeye. Yeah, not fun. I also had the opportunity to go to a concert of the Jackson
5 4 at the Apollo in Harlem.
The story of my pinkeye is by far not as interesting as the concert. 😉
The overall experience is definitely a must do. Just because the Apollo is a legendary location to see great performers, and just because it’s something you don’t get to do that often.
Seeing the Jackson 4 definitely brought back all the memories of my youth. My first ever tape I bought at the store was Jackson 5 Greatest Hits. ABC, I’ll be there, I want you back… Oh wow, I missed Michael Jackson’s moonwalk on the stage for a few minutes. His brothers paid him tribute during the entire show, and it was touching to see Jermaine cry when he sang Gone Too Soon.
Of course, his death saddened me. But what I witnessed yesterday proved to the world MJ and the Jackson family marked history forever, just like The Beatles. We get to see and listen to so many performers, but who’s truly making a difference out there?
The Apollo’s motto is “Be Good or Be Gone”. I saw legends. I saw true artists. I saw sweat and tears, and real singing and dancing, without special effects, crazy make up and insane costumes. Thanks for the journey. I had a blast.