I too attended the Raleigh, NC concert! That was my first time seeing him in concert! I just have to say that I disagree with you! He was beyond amazing. You have to understand that he is a jokester! Everything that he was saying and doing was pretty much rehearsed and he was just teasin! You have to have a sense of humor and be completely open minded with him because he has such a spontaneous and sparatic sense of humor and personality. Another thing all of us need to consider is he too is human! He too goes through frustrations and hard times and no matter how much you or I paid to see him, whatever extraneous variables taking place in his life right then are going to show through.......no matter how much he would like to keep them surpressed and put on a happy face....because that's what he gets "paid to do". It doesn't make sense. He, just like us, needs room for err too. I hope not to offend anyone I just feel it's unfair to treat him as if it is a MUST that he pulls through for us and completely satisfies our every entertainment desire..........not gonna always happen! Like he said......which was absolutely hilarious might I add, " you already paid for your tickets" He's gettin paid whether you're satisfied or not. So just take it for what it was....Absolutely Amazing!
YES....I am a newbie but a newbie that's absolutely engulfed in BUBLE!
Hey,I know there have been, like, 35 or so replies to this poor woman's post but I have to aggree with ShailaMarie. IT'S AN ACT!!!!!! If you go on youtube and type in any city and watch one of his teasings, it will be generally the same in any other city. He does the same bits in every city. It's a script...that he did help write, but it is rehearsed. He's joking most of the time. I have to admit, when I saw him, I thought it was real, too. I thought he was a complete smartass and honestly, thought he was kind of a jerk. Because I took what he said seriously. Most artists are not that sarcastic and not that much into their shows. They play the songs (or sing them) and that's it. That's the show. Michael gives a little more and I like that. No one gets short-changed. Every city he goes into the audience, in every city a woman grabs his ass and he's "surprised" by it. He makes every city feel like they're seeing something special. He makes everyone feel special without leaving anyone out. I don't know if that makes sense but anyway...Bottom line, it's not real. Yeah, he's not a "good boy" but who is? Sinatra wasn't. Martin wasn't. Why should he be any different? I feel like you were expecting him to charm you, like his music does. But that's not who he is and that's not who anyone is. He doesn't want to fake it and why should he? It's not nearly as entertaining.