Just got home from seeing This Is It. Wow...just..Wow! What an incredible experience to be able to watch the behind the scenes footage. Lost it a bit during "I'll Be There" (And after reading this thread, apparently I wasn't the only one. ) LOVED the HM references during "Thriller." Also loved the "That's why we rehearse." So softly said to the performers. No temper tantrum, no star trip..just the soft "That's why we rehearse."
The only time I really lost it was during that last scene when you see MJ and then they freeze. It was like up until that point, you forgot he was gone.
A beautiful tribute. Was surprised (pleasantly) that the theater was packed today. I'll definitely be getting the DVD.
Forgive me for being stupid, but whois "Paul"? Paul Newman?
Not stupid at all, DW. It was a reference that, as I mentioned, would not be known outside of SoCal. There's a store called "Paul's TV" that sells nothing but big screens, and in his local TV and other ads he is the self-described king of big screens...he says..."I am the king".
All in all, I shouldn't have brought it up, at least not in this thread. It was an attempt at humor after discussing MJ as "King of Pop" and Elvis as "King of Rock N Roll", or as I still think of him, simply, "The King".
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.