#AprilPrompts Day 9 – Thriller

The ‘thriller’ genre in books and films can cover quite a variety of subject matter: crime, adventure, spies – the list goes on. But most people, when they hear or see the word ‘thriller’, automatically think of one person . . .

Thriller

Day 9 - Thriller

Day 9 – Thriller

I’ve been a huge Michael Jackson fan since I was a kid. I used to bop around the lounge to ‘Rockin’ Robin’, ‘ABC’, and ‘I Want You Back’, and was glued to the TV watching the cartoon show about the Jackson 5.

Growing up with MJ’s music was wonderful. I loved discos and would always dance with gay abandon to any of Michael’s tracks that were played. The tracks from ‘Thriller’ were favourites, as was his ground-breaking music video. To this day, Thriller is still the best-selling album of all time.

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It was always my dream to see him live and in 1992 I got my chance.

The big day arrived and I travelled to Wembley Stadium full of excitement. Even though I arrived four hours before the doors were due to open, it seemed everyone else had the same idea and the queue was massive. By the time I entered the stadium, the only places available were in the stands. I got as close to the front as I could while maintaining a great view.

When MJ danced onto the stage the atmosphere was super-charged. Everyone danced and sang along and at the end of the most amazing show I’ve ever seen, he strapped on a rocket pack, rose into the sky and disappeared.

It’s tragic he’s gone.

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Journey #BlogFlash2012

Hi Everyone. This is Day 9 of #BlogFlash2012 and today’s prompt is Journey. I thought long and hard about this one. I’ve experienced many fantastic journeys and seen some wonderful things, but which one to choose? Canada in autumn? The Caribbean? Paris? Amsterdam? Athens? Then I had a massive jolt of inspiration (it didn’t hurt that much so don’t worry, lol). So for your reading pleasure, here is my take on the prompt.

Journey

A whoop of surprised joy burst from my lips as the radio announced one of my favourite bands was touring the UK.

Heard it on the radio

I grabbed a pen, wrote down the number then pulling out my credit card, reached for the phone. Ten minutes later I’d booked two superb seats. I rang Vicky, told her I’d secured tickets and what date.

The day finally arrived. Excitedly, we drove to Wembley Stadium, parked then found our seats.

The new Wembley Stadium

The palpable atmosphere was electric, the lights dimmed and the opening chords echoed. Lights suddenly exploded to deafening roars from the crowd; Journey appeared on stage.

WOW!

Journey – one of my favourite bands