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    Default What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    What you think about the two 30th Anniversary concerts? I just watched the best quality version we have and I really enjoyed it. I hadn't watched the full thing in a long time. Michael wasn't at his best at these concerts but I think its still fun to watch. My favorite is The Jacksons part because Michael is singing live(I know they did some dubbing for the tv version). One thing I don't like is the set list when he performed solo. I'm suprised that he didn't perform Dangerous because he perfomed that a lot and I would have added Thriller and Man in the Mirror too. I don't like how they changed the song order for the tv version. It doesn't make any sense. They show Michael performing Black or White with the Billie Jean outfit before Billie Jean. I wonder why Michael used the Billie Jean outfit for it? He could have worn the white shirt again that he had when performing with his brothers earlier. They did a good job with the editing but I hate the blur effect they added on Michael's cheeks. Its very noticeable when you know about it. I wish they would have showed the band more. Greg Phillinganes is there but we never see him.

    I wouldn't be against it if they released this concert on DVD/Blu-Ray at some point. They need to add some extra material like a documentary. Also behind the scenes/rehearsal footage and good quality version of TWYMMF peformance with Britney and this:

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    The only good thing about these two MSG 2001 shows is the electrifying atmosphere and reactions from the audience.

    Other than that, there are a lot of issues:

    For instance, Michael Jackson appeared to be bored and uninterested while performing, he also lip-synced his solo numbers, and his dancing was substandard.

    Also, the on stage chemistry between him and Britney Spears is non-existent (in ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’), and that performance looks like an ordeal for her (remember, at one point she backed out of her commitment to perform that song but her label forced her to perform).

    In case of a DVD/Blu-Ray release, the version with Lori Werner (in ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’) is preferable because she is more playful and she interacts better with the singer.

    Also, ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Thriller’ (two dark songs) could not have fitted the celebratory mood of these two nights.

    You cannot include ‘Dangerous’ with the dancers who wear these red, ‘bloody’ gloves, or ‘Thriller’ with the ‘zombies’ that dance on stage.

    Also, his ‘You Rock My World’ performances are both rather embarrassing: Michael Jackson struggles to come up with some new, exciting dance moves and all that he does is a total dancing rehash.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    The good
    1. The reunion with his brothers. Mainly because he actually sings live there. And it was great to hear some old classics he hadn't performed it a while (Can You Feel It and Shake Your Body)
    2. The audience reaction and excitement
    3. Michael had some nice live adlibs on a couple of his solo songs. The Way You Make Me Feel (With Lori Werner) and Billie Jean (Sep 7th) in particular had some cool adlibs.

    The bad:
    1. Michael looked uninterested and didn't want to be there which connects to my next point
    2. I don't know what was going on health wise, but Michael IMO didn't look healthy enough to be performing. Credit to him for pushing through it, but he didn't look up to it.
    3. Slash's Beat It guitar solo. Slash is a great guitarist but his solo for that song just wasn't good.
    4. Nothing to do with the performances themselves but the awful editing of the Sep 7th and 10th shows. Take Billie Jean for example. On that one they edited out all the cool adlibs from the Sep 7th show but then they also edited out the better dancing from the Sep 10th show.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Also, the on stage chemistry between him and Britney Spears is non-existent (in ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’), and that performance looks like an ordeal for her (remember, at one point she backed out of her commitment to perform that song but her label forced her to perform).

    In case of a DVD/Blu-Ray release, the version with Lori Werner (in ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’) is preferable because she is more playful and she interacts better with the singer.

    Also, ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Thriller’ (two dark songs) could not have fitted the celebratory mood of these two nights.

    You cannot include ‘Dangerous’ with the dancers who wear these red, ‘bloody’ gloves, or ‘Thriller’ with the ‘zombies’ that dance on stage.
    That TWYMMF performance could be just extra material. They don't need to replace the solo one. I think Thriller and Dangerous could have easily been performed. Thriller isn't very dark. Beat It choreography they used is a lot darker. One of the dancers got stabbed on stage. :D
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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    I'm not a fan if I'm honest. I know all the terrible circumstances surrounding that point in his life but Mike was far from his best, although I haven't seen them in a long time. I remember feeling disappointed these were Michael's "last performances" (aside from a few charity performances in 2002)
    I wish he would have been on the form he was in at the MJ and Friends concerts in 1999, he looked more energised and healthy there, even more than he did on parts of the HIStory Tour.

    It was great see MJ reunite with his brothers and perform in front of an American audience again, they looked really excited and ready to watch him again

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    He looked great and in full come back mode in 1999. Probably because Invincible was supposed to be released that year, so he was in the comeback mindset. But after issues with Sony and the album getting delayed I think he just stopped caring.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    If Invincible had been released in late 1999, or as the first album in the new millenium - january 1st 2000 - many things could have been different.

    The entire SONY battle was a disaster - in many ways.

    Had the album been released late 1999, maybe MJ would have toured before 9/11 and we would have had more concerts...
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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    When it originally aired in 2001 I was in 6th grade. At the time, I was just excited to see anything MJ on TV. This was during a time when people still had dial up internet. This was before YouTube and Limewire times. The only shows we had access to were Motown 25, The Legend Continues VHS, a TV recording of Bucharest 1992, Dangerous Short Films, History Short Films and whatever shows VH1 used to air. Anything else MJ had to be bought on Ebay. I still find MSG 2001 enjoyable because it was his last true live performance. I find it kind of annoying that it has been analyzed in so many ways for people to critic what was bad about it. Was MJ at his best? No. But the significance of the anniversary was that we did get that one last show. I appreciate it for what it was.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    I love this concert and watch it all the time

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    Love the Jacksons reunion. Would have liked if he sang the full song for Dancing Machine.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    i cant enjoy watching this special or the history tour unfortunately

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    Not his best performance. I don’t really like watching it, he is off to say the least. Constantly covering his mouth so we can’t see the lip sync and he doesn’t like to make eye contact with the cameras 🎥.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    I love it. The Jackson’s medley is great & Michael moves well.

    I do know however it is a product of careful editing as his performance on the 7th wasn’t him at his best.

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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    I really wnjoy the Jacksons part. - even though it's dubbed it's clearly live. - So that part I enjoy a lot.

    And the solo part is also OK. Had he sung that part live too it would have been truely great.
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    Default Re: What you think about the 30th Anniversary concerts?

    It's clearly just TV promo. I barely know any of the guests. It's not long enough to count as a live performance. And for me, he lipsyncs too much for the event to be taken seriously. Needed a few more songs from Invincible as well.

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