Michael is never forgotten on his birthday in Barbados. Even before he died radio deejays would play his music all day. This does not happen with other artists to same degree.
This year was no different - some tributes even continued on the weekend, with dee-jays having 1/2 hour jam sessions or presenting documentaries with audio clips and such.
And on Saturday, I was watching Hollywood Game Night. In the final round the contestant has 90 seconds to guess the names of 10 celebrities, based on clues given by another celebrity. Anyway, Janet's name came up as a celebrity and David Guintoli (from Grimm) gave the clue - Michael's sister - and the contestant got it straight away. For me it is interesting that after all Janet has achieved, she can be distilled to one thing - Michael Jackson's sister!
Are you from Barbados? I visited last year and DEFINITELY noticed the Michael love. My first night at Oistens fish fry I heard his music early on plus a remix of Scream later as the club atmosphere took over. I heard his music on the radio a lot, and when I went out for dinner, as I was leaving, the bar tender was singing We Are The World! I wanted to turn around and sing with him SO much, I wish I did but I was too shy, and my family was already out the door.
It is a place I plan to go back to, but I would stay in Bridgetown because I don't drive. I would love to dance to some Michael tunes at Oistens next time!