Michael Jackson, a true angel

Have you ever met an angel? I have. He has a mesmerizing presence, a dazzling aura and a heart of gold.

Michael Jackson Talitha
Michael and me, Los Angeles, May 2009

My name is Talitha and I grew up in Ireland. I went to Michael Jackson as a fan but, as he did with so many others, he treated me as a friend. 


I have created this blog to share some of what I observed and experienced over the years, as a tribute to the angel that he is and for all of those who love him - for those who spent time with him and have their own special memories and those who didn’t so you know that if you’d gone to him, he would have welcomed you into his world and loved you too. Because that’s all he knows how to do…is love.


I began traveling to see Michael in 1996, spent a day with him at Neverland in 2003, was around him on a daily basis for months at a time, and visited him and his children inside their LA home in 2009.

 

Stepping into Michael’s world was like stepping though a secret doorway to Narnia or sliding down a rabbit hole to Wonderland. Whenever I was with him, I felt like I was inside a fairytale, being swept up in a cloud of magic and joy and love. I will never forget the silvery quality of his voice and the light of his presence, floating me to heaven again and again.

 

Everything Michael did, he did for all of us, for children, for animals, and for the future of the planet. He is a true angel. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or is wrong.


Michael Jackson Talitha
Michael and me, Los Angeles, April 2009

Here's when and where I saw Michael, and coinciding public events, if any:

 

1992

 

July; Dublin, Ireland; Dangerous concert

 

1996

 

September; Prague, Czech Republic; Opening concert of the HIStory tour

 

July – September; Nine European countries; 16 HIStory concerts

 

1999

 

July; Munich, Germany; Michael Jackson & Friends concert

 

2000

 

May; Monte Carlo, Monaco; The World Music Awards

 

May; London, England; Elizabeth Taylor Tribute Concert

 

2001

 

February; New York, New York; Heal the Kids seminar

 

March; London; Oxford University speech

 

September; New York; 30th Anniversary Special concerts

 

October; Washington, D.C.; United We Stand concert

 

November; New York; Virgin Megastore signing

 

2002

 

February; Los Angeles, California; Art for Aids – A Tribute to Rock Hudson

 

March; New York; Liza Minnelli’s wedding

 

April; Los Angeles; American Bandstand's 50th Celebration

 

April; New York; A Night at the Apollo

 

June; London; Sony protest, Killer Thriller party

 

August; New York; MTV Video Music Awards

 

November; Berlin, Germany; Bambi Awards

 

2003

 

February; Neverland Valley

 

May; Indianapolis, Indiana; Scheduled court hearing

 

August - September; Los Angeles and Neverland Valley; 45th Birthday Party

 

October – November; Las Vegas; Radio Music Awards

 

December; Neverland Valley; You Are Not Alone

 

2004

 

April; Santa Maria and Neverland Valley; Court hearing

 

April; Washington, D.C.; Ethiopian Embassy

 

September; Santa Maria and Neverland Valley; Court hearing

 

2005

 

April – June; Santa Maria and Neverland Valley; Trial

 

2006

 

November; London; World Music Awards

 

2007

 

February; Las Vegas

 

March; Tokyo, Japan; VIP & Fan parties

 

March – June; Las Vegas and Los Angeles


Michael, Berry Gordy, friends and me at Jesse Jackson's 66th Birthday
Los Angeles, November 2007

 

November; Los Angeles; Jesse Jackson 66th Birthday

 

December; Las Vegas


2008

 

June – October; Las Vegas

 

October – November; Los Angeles

 

2009

 

February – April; Los Angeles

 

April; Las Vegas; 3-day visit

 

April – June; Los Angeles

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