I have been in the same city as him though, Taipei. I remember he kicked all the kids out of Toys R Us and demanded they place bottles of evian around his tub to bathe in at the Regent.[/quote]
I remember the Evian too and the Toys R Us. He also was allowed visa-free entry (at that time they didn’t have the 14-day visa-free deal) under the “medical” category.
He was staying at the Regent, and then his family flew in and stayed at the Sherwood to hold a press conference to lend him support as the child molesting stuff started to unfold. LaToya was noticeably absent though, but Rebbie (Centipede) was there. If you think those photos of him are weird, you should see the snapshot taken of him with some affluent Indian expat couple’s kids who by chance got to go up and meet Jacko.
His visit was so hyped up. The only other artist who has managed so much hype here was Jason Donovan. An ABC intern at the China Past who had a lot of pull (boss family friend) there saw to it that the Past looked as if it was the official paper of his concert, which drew scornful letters to the editor. She put a “King of Pop” logo on the front page and even ran a frigging fruity review of all of his videos. She later got a job at that “ABC Good, White People Bad” headhunter outfit, which I would love to go on and on about, since it was (and still is) such an obviously cliquish, racist outfit, but I digress.
One thing that was never criticized, however, was his concert, which was said to be flawless. “Thriller” was so nice to listen to before the weirdness began.