You know how there are certain moments in your life where you can recall exactly what you were doing like it was yesterday? Well, for me, the day Michael Jackson died was one of them. I remember clearly that I had just gotten up from a nap in my room in Irvine when I learned from all the Facebook feeds. (Facebook is the best news source!) I was so devastated and spent the entire day and next learning all the dance moves to MJ's videos. There's something about Billie Jean that makes me want to get up and dance and pretend to moonwalk like I'm Michael Jackson. Fast forward time to last January when I learned that there would be a Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil. I spent the entire 2011 asking Mr. Dubs if we could go. Of course, when the time came though, the ticket prices were high and seats were mediocre to crappy, we decided to pass on it. Or so I thought! One night, the ever so sweet Mr. W. surprised me with this text.
He bought me tickets to great seats! I was so excited I couldn't sleep that night!!!! I planned for the next two weeks what to wear and originally I wanted to take on the thriller look with a red leather jacket but decided to do my own MJ with a twist-- a pink blazer instead. A white shirt probably would've worked better for that MJ effect but it's fine. I felt like I was festive enough and my cousin was about to spot me all the way from across the arena! I also took this chance to try out my new hot pink lippy. In case you're wondering, the pink blazer is from H&M (I have two pink blazers now!) and the lippy is MAC's Girl About Town amplified lipstick with Full Speed Ahead prolong wear lipglass.
Here's the set for the MJ Cirque. I wish I could've taken more pictures to show you guys but I didn't want to risk getting kicked out! The arena was pretty full, despite what my pic shows. Those seats back there are actually pretty far back from the stage and directly on the side. People would crazy for paying at least $125 for those seats! Mr. Dubs and I had really good seats and got to see everything down to the very last detail. The show was amazing. Sure, there were some cheese factor to it but Michael Jackson wasn't just this crazy dancing/King of Pop/artist, he was also a huge humanitarian. Is this your typical Cirque du Soleil show? Definitely not. If you're looking for Cirque's famous acrobatics then this really isn't a show for you. I felt like this is more of a tribute show, showcasing a lot of dance and using the soundtrack as the center focus of the show. As a diehard fan of MJ, I was blown away by the theatrics Cirque used to juxtapose the music. My favorite acts of the night were "Billie Jean" since it's my favorite song and they had light up track suits and "Dangerous", another of my favorites and they had a girl do all sorts of crazy on a pole! Watching Immortal made me miss MJ a lot and I can only imagine what watching him in concert would be like. It's a shame the world will never see a MJ come back and although the Cirque du Soleil filled a MJ void for me, I'm sure it doesn't come close to seeing him live.
How can you go to anything MJ related and not wear a glove! I couldn't find my white ones in time but this silver one worked for the night. Thank you Mr. Dubs for an amazing MJ filled night! Thank you MJ for being such an amazing entertaining and such an inspiration to me as a dancer. All hail to the gloved one!