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:




July; Dublin, Ireland; Dangerous concert




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


July – September; Nine European countries; 16 HIStory concerts




July; Munich, Germany; Michael Jackson & Friends concert




May; Monte Carlo, Monaco; The World Music Awards


May; London, England; Elizabeth Taylor Tribute Concert




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




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




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




April; Santa Maria and Neverland Valley; Court hearing


April; Washington, D.C.; Ethiopian Embassy


September; Santa Maria and Neverland Valley; Court hearing




April – June; Santa Maria and Neverland Valley; Trial




November; London; World Music Awards




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



June – October; Las Vegas


October – November; Los Angeles




February – April; Los Angeles


April; Las Vegas; 3-day visit


April – June; Los Angeles

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