1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

MJ Live

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by breanna61, Dec 9, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,906
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    106
    Saw this show on Thursday at The Rio; it was actually quite a lively, entertaining show.....much better than I expected. Got a good price on vegas.com and would recommend it for any Michael Jackson fans.:eek:
     
  2. sammasseur

    sammasseur VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,785
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    63
    Oh, heck no. Hasn't Vegas reached the saturation point with MJ yet? They've already had one Cirque show, another permanent one on the way, a Michael Jackson nightclub at Mandalay Bay coming, slot machines, the music playing in nearly every casino and elevator, impersonators on the sidewalks and Fremont Street, Dealtertainer at The Quad, in every Impressions/Legends show, and even the drag shows (most appropriate, if you ask me). Yet during his final decade of life, he couldn't sell a record or pay a bill. The only thing he could do was get arrested.

    Enough already with Michael Jackson in Vegas. No thanks...

    What's next, an Elmo Tribute Show?
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  3. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,698
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    With sam detailing it like that, I kinda feel bad for MJ non-fans.

    Being a fan of the man, I barely notice and am delighted with the interest. In fact, the craze surrounding MJ will further increase my interest in Vegas.

    I have MJLive lined up for my next trip so thanks for the review. I hear it's the same guy from Legends, whom I did not like so much because he did not embody MJ in totality the way Corey from American Superstars did but oh well. I still enjoy all the impersonations.

    As I can tell, MJ was like the best performer of all time. I am not saying this is necessarily fact but what I believe is so. I loved the man way more than the music. So when people truly embody his personality, I swoon. Yes, he was a weirdo but oh what a precious weirdo he was. Loved him. adored him. Glad to see the proliferation of stuff surrounding MJ. I do intend to enjoy it while it lasts.

    After all, I'm no fan of Elvis or Sinatra (though both of their music is pretty fine) but as musicians they have pretty much defined the Vegas music landscape. MJ injections here, there and everywhere works for me!

    Cirque du soleil fans have their thing while I have my MJ! Workkkss for me...
     
  4. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,462
    Location:
    3H-30M Away
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    43
    Most of what you posted could be said for other celebs as well. You don't like MJ? Cool. Don't patronize the establishments who choose to capitalize on his name. It's all about the money, though.

    I like his music, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see the MJ show. And my decision is not based on whether he couldn't pay a bill or got himself arrested. :peace:
     
  5. sammasseur

    sammasseur VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,785
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    63
    I would gladly do so if it was even remotely possible. That was the entire point of my comment. It's everywhere in the city. And no, I do not like him, his music, or anything about him. I find it very revealing about our society that such a bizarre, self-mutilating, self-indulgent and possibly criminally-inappropriate human being could be given iconic stature in the otherwise conservative culture of the United States, and worshiped from one end of Vegas to the other...We pick and choose our villains to suit our ever-changing moral compass. Jerry Sandusky, for example, was put on trial and sentenced in just a few months, because we couldn't find anything redeeming in him. People enjoy MJ's music, so he was automatically considered innocent. Nice. Then again, Jerry couldn't pay off his accusers like MJ did. Despite decades of bizarre and sometimes dangerous behavior (like the dangling a baby over the balcony and showing up in court in pajamas and an umbrella), all was forgiven and forgotten when MJ died. That's very convenient if you "like the music, even though the dude was weird". No wonder his songs and albums were called "Bad", "Leave Me Alone", "Dangerous", and "Smooth Criminal". He got away with anything he wanted to do. :vomit:

    And, moderator, I'd appreciate it if you didn't delete this post. I realize it's not the popular stance, but I'm entitled to my opinion nevertheless, and I think it needs to be said.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  6. GREGRIO

    GREGRIO Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    5,108
    Location:
    Oakland, California
    Bre...Greg here, what is the King Showroom like inside?
    Is there a decent stage? lighting? sound? chairs? and...
    is this guy really a bit 'chubby' AND... 'white' like I've read?

    I was there last weekend and they line up pretty well for his Show...
     
  7. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    19,131
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    I don't like CDS shows - I no longer go to them and ignore the omnipresent advertising. I'm not a Jackson fan so I won't see those shows. Have to say I've never found it difficult to avoid MJ in Vegas, so my experience differs from that of SM....
     
  8. sammasseur

    sammasseur VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,785
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    63
  9. shiny

    shiny Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    356
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Well, I am neither lover nor hater of MJ. I have problem with your statement of "conservative culture of the United States"?! OJ Simpson got away from double murders and acquitted by the US judicial system. You think that the US culture is conservative? :rolleyes2:
     
  10. sammasseur

    sammasseur VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,785
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    63
    Nope, but we sure do claim to be.....
     
  11. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,906
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    106
    Hi Greg,
    He's definitely not chubby and a pretty darn good dancer! He appears as Michael did at the end of his life, white. The stage was adequate in size for the performance and dancers, sound was good. We sat in VIP. The seats are set in a rounded formation. Some on the floor, some elevated.

    Sam, I'm not saying the man wasn't flawed.....he was definitely "broken" in some way, but there's no denying he was very talented.

    A reasonably priced entertaining show.
     
Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.