This now ranks as one of my favorite LGBT films. There are plenty of parts of the movie that aren’t perfect, but what is perfect are the feelings expressed between the two main characters as they fall in love. The desire and desperation are downright palpable. It also doesn’t hurt that the soundtrack is so full of great music – like the luscious “Lie To Me” by Shane Mack.
Did I mention we have SIXTH row tickets to see Dolly Parton at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago?!? Honey’s mom is a huge fan, but has never had the opportunity to see Dolly live. I had to fix that, so this will be my third time seeing Dolly, Honey’s second time, and his mom’s first. Fun, fun!
I was very surprised to find tickets this good on TicketMaster, but they were quite expensive. It will be worth it though. The concert is coming up at the end of July and we will be sitting in section 103. Can’t wait!
September 10, 2001 was a very special day for me. Blissfully unaware of what would occur the next morning, I attended my first and only Michael Jackson concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ironically, it turned out to be the last concert the legend ever performed.
I ran across my ticket stub the other evening and decided to scan it so I would have a digital copy in case something ever happens to the original. Today I discovered someone selling an exact copy of a Michael Jackson doll that I’ve owned for several years online today with an asking price of $1500. Although I can’t imagine parting with any of my extensive collection, I wonder what this ticket stub might be worth.
I had two tickets, and as you can see, the face value on a single ticket was over $350. That was a lot of change for a concert ticket, but it was worth every penny!
Everyone had a judgment about Michael Jackson, but I think Michael was a messenger and he was here to teach us. He was a really good friend of mine. When he was charged with pedophilia, he still lived his life with such dignity. Even when he was under the most horrible of times, he never lost it, he never freaked out. He just lived it out with dignity, and kindness, and talent.
- David LaChappelle
Here are some of the digital portraits that LaChappelle, renowned photographer and personal friend of Jackson, created in homage to Michael after his death in 2009. They are part of a collection he calls “American Jesus.”