As a teenager growing up in Toronto, I went to at least one concert a week. You name it, I saw it. Performers like The Rolling Stones, Rush, James Taylor, AC/DC, Hall & Oates, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Carole King, and Bob Dylan passed through Toronto and put on incredible shows.
But nothing, absolutely nothing, compared to Michael Jackson in concert.
I was not only fortunate enough to see him in concert, I also covered the show for the newspaper I was working for at the time. My first reporting job was in Thunder Bay, Ontario and I was sent to Minneapolis, Minnesota to review and photograph the Michael Jackson Bad Tour.
I was the small town reporter working in Northern Ontario shooting photos with the big guys – Associated Press, Reuters, Canadian Press, all the dailies, all professional photographers from around the world. Was I feeling a little (more…)