But I am a litttle shocked there aren't other MJ fans amoung "old" folks who grew up at the same time he did.
From what I have read online, and in game with my son, many who are old enough to remember him and his music from the '80s are/were 1) staying away from the controversy surrounding his life for the past 10 years, 2) uncomfortable with his gyrations in concerts and videos 3) never fans in the first place.
For me, I've been able to separate what the media states and inflames vs. what I believe to be true based on many various sources.
No matter what, it is a tragedy. I had looked forward to his upcoming tour, and had hoped for a return to the MJ that I danced, hopped, skipped, ran, biked, and relaxed to.