What’s your Michael Jackson story?

A Facebook/college friend just posted a status update about how everyone has a Michael Jackson story. A few people posted theirs… “roller skating to P.Y.T. at the rink on Friday night,” “swapping ali jean for billie jean on car rides home from MSP,” “singing heal the world everyday for like a year.” At first I thought “oh lord, more Michael Jackson talk” but then I immediately thought of my story.

I don’t know what year it was (I’d look it up but I’d probably be embarassed at how old I was) but it was the year the first Free Willy movie came out. I used to stay up late at night watching the 24/7 music video channel waiting for the Michael Jackson “Will You Be There” video to come on. I don’t know what it was about it (sea mammal theme perhaps, gospel choir maybe) but I was ob. sessed.

Everyone’s doing their own little tribute to Michael Jackson, (which most I think are lame) but here’s mine… watch and enjoy!

3 responses to “What’s your Michael Jackson story?

  1. Oh Derek…. I find this tribute both strange + endearing at the same time…

  2. 1993 – you were only 10!

  3. Derek John Brookmeyer I Loved when we went and saw that movie. This gave me goosebumps and I got teary eyed. R.I.P. Michael!!

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