I have been a Michael Jackson fan for as long as I can remember knowing about music so when the ‘Thriller Live’ show came to Aberdeen – I had to go!
It was a packed theatre which was to be expected as it was the King Of Pop after all. Perhaps my expectations of what this show was going to be like were a little bit different from the actual reality.
I was kind of hoping for a like for like replay of his videos on stage. This wasn’t the case and as soon as I got to grips with that I could start enjoying the show for what it was.
A group of guys and gals singing Jacko’s biggest hits and where possible there was a nod to the original performances.
I have to say that the second half of the show saved it for me. I’m not sure if it was because the first half was mostly older songs that weren’t particulary of ‘my era’ or if the cast didn’t seem to be giving it their all. However the second half had all my favourites in it!
There was a group of 4 main performers – three guys and one girl. Although the girl was really good and everything I just didn’t like her. For me, unless she was singing actual ‘girl parts’ of Michael Jackson’s songs I couldn’t get into it. Maybe that’s just me and like I said you couldn’t really fault her performance aside from the fact she has a girl’s voice.
The Michael Jackson look-a-like, dance-a-like and possible sing-a-like was awesome when he made an appearance but the stand out performer for me had to be one of the main performers – Rory Taylor.
When it came to songs that needed a powerful voice – he nailed it. Especially with the songs that had big guitar solos and the guitarist came out of the orchestra area and they just jammed. YES! Rory was the star of the show for me.
With a fantastic encore that had the entire theatre up on their feet this really was a treat for any Michael Jackson fan!
I have to point out I was not involved in this incident.