Thoughts about today’s memorial service? I just finished up watching a replay on VH-1 a few minutes ago.
Did anyone else feel like they experienced some Church? Or did it feel like the most somber, star-studded concert ever?
To me, the organizers seemed to hit all the notes that BET missed – badly – during its Awards Show a couple weeks ago. It was a memorial service fit for a King.
Stevie was Stevie. Usher sounded better than ever. I loved Magic’s story about sharing a bucket of KFC with Michael – it was especially humanizing. Rev. Al was particularly stirring. Marlon made it a little, uh, drizzly in here.
And Paris’ impromptu tribute to her father stole the show. It was touching but I really hope that’s the last time we’ll hear from her for quite awhile.
By the end, I felt like part of the family. To borrow a riff from Jamie Foxx, today’s service proved without a doubt that Michael really did belong to us.
If only for a passing moment.