A couple of years ago I was walking down the hallway of my high school with my little sister, mocking the inspirational posters that hung on the walls.
“Always remember, Jess, ‘Everyone has the potential to be great,'” I read with feigned seriousness.
“Well yeah,” she said after a moment’s thought, “everyone except Michael Jackson.”
Jess is too young to know much about Mr. Jackson aside from his plastic surgeries, public trials, and oddly attired children. I myself only discovered the music behind the man after I went to college, but I have many fond memories of rocking out to “Billie Jean” at dances and, more recently, of singing along with the Jackson 5 as Micah and I drove up and down Oahu’s windward coast.
The other night a friend suggested having a Michael Jackson themed party to commemorate the man and his music and for some reason I woke up thinking of what I would do. So far I’m stuck on playing Karaoke Revolutions because earlier this week I was walking by a store and “Billie Jean” was playing and I suddenly knew we had to have a KR party if only so we could sing that song. But besides that, I haven’t a clue.
So now, dear reader, imagine for me please what your Michael Jackson party would be like. Then tell me so I can rip it off.