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The King of Pop is recession-proof

Entertainonomics: Is Recession Just a Myth?
Bhuwan Thapaliya (Bhuwan)

The very fact that more than 750,000 tickets were sold out in 4 hours
testifies the man’s greatness as the most influential musical icon in
the entire history of the Pop.

Michael Jackson sold out 50 planned concerts at London’s 02 Arena for his historic comeback concerts in July and next January.

"The shows will start on July 8 and run through September before
resuming in January and February of 2010," according to the media

"The 50-year-old ‘King of Pop‘ will play the 20,000-seat venue near
Docklands. The 02 has hosted comebacks by artists such as Prince, who
staged 21 concerts, and was the venue of the Led Zeppelin reunion in
2007," according to the report published by the Bloomberg.

People all over the world are very skeptical about spending and the
consumer demand has deteriorated a lot, but it seems that Recession is
not having any effect on Michael Jackson’s fans. Michael Jackson is

Governments all over the world are fighting hard to revive their
economy. The World Bank has already forecasted that 2009 will be the
worst year for the global economy and economic forecasts suggest that
the solution is not just around the corner.

Considering so, nobody and not even Jackson, who has sold more than 750
million records and won 13 Grammy Awards, would have thought that his
750,000 tickets would be sold out in 4 hours.

But it did and the king of pop whose last series of concerts was the
History Tour way back in 1996-1997 is all set to take the musical world
by storm.

"Is recession just a myth?"

We are forced to ask this question after the enormous monetary craze
shown towards Michael Jackson’s expensive concert in England, a nation
said to be hard hit by Recession.

750,000 tickets were sold and they say that the world is in recession.
And then you may have scratched your head thousand times and said, "How
it happened, how the concert tickets were sold out in such a little

A hard fact to digest, isn’t it? But it would be a sign that the world has understood what it is to be a great entertainer.

One irony though, these people are spending so much to see Michael
Jackson but why aren’t they spending a little more to boost consumer
demand and revive their economy.

Perhaps, they believe more in Jackson and in his entertaining power than their belief in their economy and its stability.

Maybe the Michael Jackson concert will have a spillover effect and at least give some boost to the faltering British economy.

Let us hope for the best. Hail! Entertainonomics.


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