Michael Jackson is still pulling crowds in Houston
that time of the year when lots of busy people are out and about
looking to buy Christmas gifts. One of the places I stopped on Saturday
was Fry’s Electronics in Houston. As I entered the store I heard a
familiar song blasting through the building. It was Michael Jackson‘s
Smooth Criminal. His greatest hits videos were being played on a big
screen television in the middle of store.
But what I noticed were all
the people who stopped shopping and just watched the videos. At times
more than a dozen people were gathered around watching Michael do the
Moonwalk or several other signature moves. Some were bobbing their
heads and others smiling with excitement as if they were seeing these
videos for the first time.
It was strange to see so many people
embracing the entertainer’s music as if it were new…
I guess great art and great music
will endure despite the adversity of the artist. And did I mention just
how diverse the crowd of onlookers were. Black, White, Hispanic, young,
old, male and female. Way to go Mike in 2008!