I knew we were going out for my birthday, but I love a surprise so decided to keep it this way.
My dad had purchased the tickets and I didn’t open the envelope until we arrived at the o2, whilst enjoying a Nando, I finally opened the envelope to reveal 2x MJ world tour tickets
Ok, so the disappointment on my face was clearly readable. And I kind of felt 'why would someone buy me MJ tickets?' I imagined an entire concert of some wannabe performer, performing all of MJ's greatest hits - Pure Cheers!
Doors opened at 7pm and at around 8pm the Show began!
Straight away I was hooked! Totally hooked! I didnt know where to look, there was so much going on and I didnt wanna miss abit of it! It was NOTHING like I imagined and was a show of pure genius! Welcome to the dreams of Neverland!
The show was actually created by Cirque du Soleil, I have heard this name floating around the theatre scene, but it’s never been on my to 'go and see' list - well it is now. Although the stunts performed in MJ show will be nowhere near comparison, I’m sure.
Cirque du Soleil used the entire stage, the presence was amazing, and the dancers were on Point. Every move was choreographed to the finest detail.
We had brilliant seats on the floor right up close to the stage. Apart from a slight bit of neck ache from looking up, and not being able to watch everything at once, which you could have if you was seated in front of the stage - rather than at the side (Block C1) the seats where one of the best.
The costumes were detailed incredibly well, and they reflected MJ's style. Of course appearances from 'The Glove' were seen, lots of lights, glitz, underwear (your have to see it!) sparkles, silver foil and more!
Towards the end of the show you really felt there was a presence of Michael, not in the sense of performance, but spirit. Although not be seen, it felt like he could have actually been backstage directing the entire programme.
So to conclude, The Immortal World tour is nothing like you would expect, the use of lighting, costumes, performances, stage is just incredible and could not compare to any show I have ever seen. Towards the end it felt like a tribute to the man himself for all those diehard fans (Me- not being one!) I still appreciated every detail. The show wasn’t forced, it wasn’t cheesy and it certainly didn’t feel like a money spinning con.
I highly recommend you visit whilst it’s on at the o2. I bet my blog on it your LOVE it!
Everyone in this show deserves a huge pat on the back. Well done guys x
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
― Michael Jackson