Monday, June 29, 2009

A Sad Farwell to Michael Jackson

On June 25th, 2009, Michael Jackson left the stage. His sudden departure left the world with a big gaping hole.

Like so many, Michael Jackson songs were a large part of my childhood. After his passing I listened to song after song, particularly "Thriller", and long lost memories came flooding back to me: Memories of shocking pink lipsticks, frizzed hair, banana clips, break dancing, leg warmers, plastic shoes and The A Team. Michael Jackson is an icon in the world of pop, and his sixth album "Thriller" released on November 30th, 1982 is still the best selling album of all time.

(Image)Michael Jackson's custom designed right hand glove made from white spandex and smothered in Swarovski Crystal loch rosen crystals

Michael Jackson loved crystal, and he loved to wow his audience. His stage presence was powerfully electric and the crowd crackled with his energy. In his O2 Arena Concerts ,which were scheduled for this summer, Michael Jackson was going to be dazzling in Swarovski crystals. He had his costume designers integrate hundreds of thousands of Swarovski Crystals into his sets and costumes. The CRYSTALLIZED (TM) Swarovski Elements encompassed 53 unique shapes in 40 sizes and 27 colors totalling 300,000 crystals. The Swarovski Crystal Company, a company who just released a brand new luxury watch line, was inspired by the human race with the "mathe-magical effect". Sadly we won't see Micheal Jackson in his crystals, but they are a tribute to Michael Jackson's life, a life that touched millions.

Farewell Michael Jackson. Rest in peace.
(August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

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