I think its a shame that this is being made the focus of Michael's performances, not just by this post but by a few others recently.
I completely understand that some people do not like the use of "bad" language, but unless this particular show was any different to ones I've seen, the "profanity" really wasn't that bad, in my opinion. Yes, ok, there were gestures, and a couple of jokes which were a little "risque", but its not like he swears his way thru the show.
What I find more disturbing is that there are little kids in the audience in the first place. Im not talking 12 or 14 year olds, I mean five year olds!! I get that kids like Michael's music, my four year old loves it, but there is NO WAY I would take him to an arena show. Its too dark, too loud there are too many people, the risk of them being separated, I just dont feel any arena show, is the place for very young kids. I honestly think people take young kids, for one reason only, to gain Michael's attention. Again, my personal opinion only. So, in this respect, I feel any arena show should be adults, or at young adults only.
I also feel it is unfair, that it is insinuated that these "arena shows", are somehow less "worthy", that they attract people who dont take his music "Seriously". Sure, some people are louder, more vocal, but the vast majority are there to see Michael, because they appreciate his talent, his voice, his performance, otherwise they wouldnt pay!! Larger audiences are capable of being silent and REALLY listening to his voice,I've experienced it. And, I mean complete silence.
Michael's success may not make everyone happy, his shows have changed, his audience has changed, he is singing songs which, some feel are too far away from what made him successful to begin with.
Has HE really changed, or is it just that now he has more "freedom" to be himself than he did before??????
Something else to think about!!
Well said! respect!
Michael has not changed, his populairity did. His fanbase has grown really fast. That's why he can't perform in smaller venues (where the sound is much better) anymore as he did before.
I think that's too bad too, but we still do have the chance to see him and i'm thankfull for that, even if he has to perform in soccerarena's
About the kids; i agree with what Gill says. You're not making them happy to take your little kids to a show like that. they might sing along with some songs, but it's an 2 hour show, they get bored really fast and it's just too late for them, they should be in bed at that time. i think it's quite egoistic to take them to a show.
There are many people who might never get the chance to see him perform a show.
I'm sorry to hear that people are dissapointed, but why should they ruin it (by writing such bad reviews) for the people who do have that chance and who look so much forward to their Michael Bublé moment?