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