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Really... Michael?

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Jo, I love your post! It was a nice, neutral point of view. Well said! I agree, I think it's hard to not pick up this type of language, because it is so common around us. But we also have to remember that Michael has always said that he's not this perfect, good little boy like many people think he is (though I think he's exaggerating a bit too, HAHA).

Jen, I agree! I'm just sad, because I just can't miss out on a Michael concert! But, it's your own individual happiness that matters. And lol! :D

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Wow. What a shame. I guess people in Florida have a better shot at front row seats now!

HAHAHAHAHHA!!! Spoken like a true Jen!!! :lol:

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stop editing woman! lol @ your original entry. haha

hahahaha how did you see it? I edited it straight away, and you were in la la land weren't you???????????

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you know theres one thing i`d like to say about this

Michael is human! lol

why should he not be himself just because he is performing in front of thousands of people?

he`s just being himself..

when is that bad? lol

and everybody uses bad language time to time

just a thought :P

not trying to cause anything lol!

IAG baby!!

Hi HClarkie I agree totally with you and a few others he is only human if people take there kids to one of his concerts they should know what he is like live he has a sense of humour and can get a little rude at times but this is Michael and his personality coming out ,maybe he does swear a little bit but I am sure the kids have heard worse said on the streets of where ever they are from I wouldn't change him one little bit this to me shows me that he is human just like the rest of us and words do slip out every now and then,so give him some slack he has done so well to get where he is today and remember it is about the music he brings to us all at the end of the day if you don't like it then like another person said just buy the cd's and watch the dvd's and stay at hiome and give someone else a chance to get a seat .I love him he is one amazing performer live roll on 27th september sheffield wooop wooop x :P.P.s sorry about the rant but I ust feel I had to have my say :)

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Lindsey1980, I totally agree with you! Well said! He's just being himself is all, and if you don't like it, you can give someone else a chance to get a nice seat, and stay home and listen to his CDs, and watch his DVDs instead. Though I also agree he could use a little less language. But, when it comes down to it, I don't care, I love him just the way he is, and don't want him to change! I don't want him to feel like he can't be himself! Yes, he gives you a great show nonetheless! The concert I went to in July was the most magical one yet, I had so much fun. I'm so happy for you that you'll be seeing him soon too! (I say "too," because I'll be seeing him in November, woo, haha!) I hope you have a great time, which I know you will! Have fun! And lol, don't apologize, this is a friendly environment, we don't get mad at people for sharing their thoughts, there's simply more than one way to think! *Wink* :D

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Lindsey1980, I totally agree with you! Well said! He's just being himself is all, and if you don't like it, you can give someone else a chance to get a nice seat, and stay home and listen to his CDs, and watch his DVDs instead. Though I also agree he could use a little less language. But, when it comes down to it, I don't care, I love him just the way he is, and don't want him to change! I don't want him to feel like he can't be himself! Yes, he gives you a great show nonetheless! The concert I went to in July was the most magical one yet, I had so much fun. I'm so happy for you that you'll be seeing him soon too! (I say "too," because I'll be seeing him in November, woo, haha!) I hope you have a great time, which I know you will! Have fun! And lol, don't apologize, this is a friendly environment, we don't get mad at people for sharing their thoughts, there's simply more than one way to think! *Wink* :D

Hi Bran Muffin thankyou for your lovely reply and I hope you have a great time too at your concert in November ,where is that you are seeing him? ;) .Not long to go woop wooop :P

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I think many poeple "fell" for the image put out there by his "management", and think he's changed, when really he was like this all along. Thats the power of the media for ya!!!

Personally, I think this HONESTY is one of the main attributes that set him apart from everyone else in this industry.

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Hey, Lindsey! You're very welcome! Aww, thank you! I'm seeing him in Washington DC, I live right outside of it, it only seems natural that I go, HAHA! *Wink* And no, not long to go for either one of us, but especially you! Ah! Haha! Just a couple more days! You're going to have so much fun! Have a great time!

And Buck003, I totally agree. I was thinking the very same thing, well said. It's true, the media has this way of making everyone think the way they want them to. And I agree, Michael's always been honest, he's great! It's very refreshing! :D

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Hey, Lindsey! You're very welcome! Aww, thank you! I'm seeing him in Washington DC, I live right outside of it, it only seems natural that I go, HAHA! *Wink* And no, not long to go for either one of us, but especially you! Ah! Haha! Just a couple more days! You're going to have so much fun! Have a great time!

And Buck003, I totally agree. I was thinking the very same thing, well said. It's true, the media has this way of making everyone think the way they want them to. And I agree, Michael's always been honest, he's great! It's very refreshing! :D

Hi Bran Muffin I had to report back of what an amazing time I had at Sheffield Arena on the 27th September,Well as always he was amazing funny, witty ,charming looked soooo sexy in his black suit his voice was spot on couldn't have been any better 9 rows back brilliant view OMG what a night,Oh yeah and not forgetting Naturally 7 who were Brilliant too they are just fantastic so talented in there own unique way.Missing him already I feel like crying at the moment I am on a downer but I just keep looking back and thinking how lucky I was to witness him in action again ;) I also become only feet away from him when he walked down between the aisle didn't manage to touch him though too many in my way plus the bodyguards :( but until next time I have my memories and pictures to look at hope you have a great time just like I did xx

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Hey, Lindsey! Thank you for sharing about your experience! I'm so glad you had a great time! I told you I knew you would! *Wink* Haha! That's so great, I'm glad you had good seats, and that Michael sang well, that doesn't surprise me at all, he always sounds great! You had great seats! I saw him from the 5th row in July, that was awesome, so I definitely know what you mean! Naturally 7 are awesome! They're so great! I'm so sorry you feel sad, I know that feeling! It'll lift eventually, its just that thing where your mood crashes from an unbelievable high to an incredible low. And LOL, I know! Michael walked right by me too, but because of too many people and his bodyguards being in the way, I too didn't get to touch him, haha! Oh well, next time for sure! And yes, remembering your fun times help for sure! Don't be sad! Haha, thank you so much! I know this November will be awesome! I can't wait! Ah! Thank you again for sharing! :D

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I've been watching this conversation from the beginning...........And kinda wondering if it could welcome one more point

of view.................I believe something was mentioned about image.......and the wrong image was presented...................First of all.....None

of us are either ......or.........We are all a combination of a lot of things...............We can be totally different people at a given moment..........

I took a class one time.......and the analogy was given..........we are all actors on a stage..........We perform the way of our choice

...............mainly............we perform so that it brings us the rewards we seek.............That makes perfect sense..............

What I see..........that is so unfortunate in life...........is the judgement and the criticism..........that is belted out........because.......

so many fail to see what really is the truth................We are all many different people...........And what we all battle...........is which one

of these individuals will bring us to that station in life that will provide us with true happiness............. that we feel we deserve...........

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Hello!

This might be a back track but I have a question. I've seen two shows as well as many clips on Youtube and the only "bad" language I've heard is "the S word". Has he said others and I've just missed something? In regards to the first post and first point of the discussion, I personally have no problem with the amount of cursing he does which in all reality is very minimal. Michael has explained his image and how its been misinterpreted before. He shouldn't have to censor his show or who he is on stage

When you go to one of his shows and all you worry about is the fact that since the beginning he's said one or two cuss words then you may be looking for the wrong experience.

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Irene, I agree! Thank you for sharing!

CurseTen, Michael has said the "F" word, but you don't hear that as much, really. I wouldn't worry about it. And LOL, yes, you're right! I mean, obviously, I notice it, but I really don't care, because the concerts are just too much fun! Thank you for sharing your point of view too! *Wink* :D

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Hey, Lindsey! Thank you for sharing about your experience! I'm so glad you had a great time! I told you I knew you would! *Wink* Haha! That's so great, I'm glad you had good seats, and that Michael sang well, that doesn't surprise me at all, he always sounds great! You had great seats! I saw him from the 5th row in July, that was awesome, so I definitely know what you mean! Naturally 7 are awesome! They're so great! I'm so sorry you feel sad, I know that feeling! It'll lift eventually, its just that thing where your mood crashes from an unbelievable high to an incredible low. And LOL, I know! Michael walked right by me too, but because of too many people and his bodyguards being in the way, I too didn't get to touch him, haha! Oh well, next time for sure! And yes, remembering your fun times help for sure! Don't be sad! Haha, thank you so much! I know this November will be awesome! I can't wait! Ah! Thank you again for sharing! :D

Hi bran muffin thanks for your lovely repy and understanding my mood is lifting a bit now I just think about how lucky I am to have seen him live 2 times in a year as not all fans even manage to get to one of his concerts so this makes me happy knowing that I am one of the lucky one's :D xx

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Hey, Lindsey! You're welcome! *Wink* That's good! And that's so true! I've seen him three times, and know people who haven't even seen him once also. We are lucky! We have to be happy! Haha! It's just that Michael is such a heartbreaker, LOL! :D

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Hi everyone..

Seeing as the last post was in October i don´t know if someone will even read this but i have been reading all your comments over the last hour and would like to say something too..

I´ve had luck and have been able to see Michael this year live.. and i don´t remember any swearing words, but then again it all felt like a dream to me so maybe i just missed it..

either way.. it´s how he is and we like him like that. EVRYONE swears once in a while and you can´t appeckt a grown man not to. And as long as not every second word that comes out of that gorgeous mounth of his isn´t a swear word.. I would say that we shouldn´t take it to serious...

Just enjoy the music and the feeling that you get when you see how he moves so many people with his voice and music.

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chimming in a little late but Im bored at work an scrollin through all of these post and have to put in my two cents. I took my 8yo daughter not because I wanted to get his attention but because she never cared about any other artist but loves him and his music. I took her because she said " If I won the lottery, I would go to a Michael buble concert" and " I want a Michael Buble poster for Cristmas sense I can't go to one of his concerts this year." Dont get me wrong, I love me some MB BUT I wouldn't have driven 3 hours and paid over $200 for tickets for me. I knew it would mean so much to her and it was a memory we would share forever. My mother and I shared a love for Van Morrisons music and now that she is gone, I can still listen to his music and it reminds me of countless memories of singing and dancing with her. MB is that artist for my daughter and I. I want her to be exposed to more than our little neighborhood in our little town. So, if she has to stay up a little late or hear a few inapropriate comments to have an experience that she will cherish for a lifetime, so be it! Look at the joy in her little face and tell me I shouldn't have given her this memory.

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I was chatting the other night on Martiniinthemorning.com with many of the great music lovers and for those of you who haven't stopped by... there are some great people and lots of musical knowledge there.

I specifically wanted to check with Nikki in Houston, as she'd just experienced her first Bublé concert and handed out over 200 Martiniinthemorning.com listener cards. I had actually logged in over the weekend, which I never do because I'm way busy doing normal "stuff" that need to be caught up on around ones house. But, I was so excited about her seeing her first Bublé concert, I wanted to check in with her......

So, I left a message on "chat" and later during the day, she came on with such enthusiasm about how "great" the concert was.

Monday morning, I logged onto chat on Martini.... and she and a friend who had seen the concert in Jacksonville were on. I was so excited to ask them about the concert, firsthand. This is what I received back from both of them..... I want to first say... these people are not prudes... One is a young gal, who is very into music and the other is an older gentleman, who has great respect and knowledge of music.

What struck both of them.... was Michael's use of profanity.... I moved back in my chair and thought to myself.... "yeah... that had bothered me at Staples"...... First.... there are kids in the audience....... Sidebar.... "Michael.. if you don't want kids there.... make it an adult show".... second... I don't "get it".... what is the need to use words that so many might find disturbing and a disruption to what is supposed to be a great evening?"

I suppose I go back to a question I've asked a few times...... How much is enough?..... How many fans are enough?.... How big a venue is enough?..... How much of the world do you need? OK.. I've expanded my thoughts... but ultimately... 'WHY?' What is the need for bad language and to bring the "water" down a few levels? You can see these kind of antics at almost any concert today.... But, "THIS" concert has always had class.

See... we get the audience, we deserve.... They probably will yell much louder than most, but your beautiful, gifted voice won't be heard.

I suppose if you want to be a "Rock Star" this is where "it's at"...... But, YOU can't be heard. I found myself at Staples.... straining to hear you "SING"...

I would think you'd want to be "heard" and your music be taken seriously.... maybe not what you're looking for now... maybe, it's not about that anymore... hmmmm something to think about.

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Okay, first of all, michael has no conltol over who buys the tikects to his shows. When I went to see him, he did swair, but really, come on now....

He is much, and I mean soooo much more cleaner then say Lady Gaga. Yes, I don't think there should be young kids ther, like say four, or five. But again, like I have already said, he can't control who comes and who doesn't. Yes, if he wanted to put an age limit for his shows, then the problum of little kids being there would be taken care of. But, guys, this really is pointless. If you don't like the way he does his shows, then maby you should not go to see him anymore.[/color [color=#0000FF]I wasn't bothered by the swairing, but everyone has there own thoughts. I looooooooooooooove michael, and unless he does something dumb, I wil pay anything to go see him over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over agin!!!

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Hi,

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!!

Gill

xx

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?

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