Michael Jackson Fans Love Like No Other
As long as there are appreciators of great music, Michael Jackson will continue to live on. He has grown to become larger than a phenomenon and more like myth.
I’m a huge fan and I just got through exploring Michael Jackson’s official website. It is a shrine to the man who thanks to Elizabeth Taylor became known to the world as The King of Pop. The site has a plethora of facts, lyrics, pictures, videos, merchandise, and just about anything else from Michael that a fan can dream of. Every song from Michael Jackson’s solo career and every one of his short films is available to listen to and watch for free.
What stood out to me is the amount of love that his fans showed to him, these are real fans. In the photo galleries are hand drawn and computer rendered pieces of art that are inspired by Michael, one of his songs, or recreations of him. They are crafted with the love that he tried to show everyone in the world through music that often contained messages of hope and inspirations to fight a struggle.
Through most of Michael’s career he fought a struggle. A struggle deep from within that manifested itself in an ever changing face and a retreat into his inner child. That lifestyle garnered national attention, everyone raised an eyebrow… Except for a Michael Jackson fan.
Quincy Jones once said that the one thing that every one of Michael’s songs were autobiographical. If there was any truth to this (I personally believe that there is) then the fans knew Michael through his music. The fans knew that there was no way possible Michael would ever do the things that he was accused of. This was the beginning of Michael’s fall from grace in the United States in the eyes of everyone… Except for a Michael Jackson fan.Continued on the next page