In 1997, the king of pop, the legend himself, the one and only Mr. Michael Jackson took the stage in Munich, Germany. After a heart-wrenching speech in which he profusely thanked the crew, his band, the people who made the show possible, and of course, his legions of adoring fans, he launched into one of his old-timey crowd-favorite songs. Truly, it was a tear-jerking experience for any real Jacksonian in the crowd. Despite not having some of the fancy, hi-tech light shows and 3D LED walls that we have today, no one can deny that this was one hell of a production. Tens of thousands of screaming fans were treated to the performance of a lifetime, and a moment that they’ll surely never forget. But between the extended speech and his modern rendition of The Jackson 5 classic “I Want You Back”, something else happened that not many people can recall… Sir Jackson broke his speech mid-sentence. There was a teeny tiny little bug on stage next to his feet. Not knowing what to do, Michael yelled a phrase that he’d shouted countless times since he was a small boy — “SECURITY!” He had a security guard come onto the stage to pick up the bug and remove it, making sure that it wouldn’t accidentally get stepped on and killed during one of the many moonwalks or spins that would follow. The security guard picked up the tiny bug, and escorted it off stage. That little bug was The Bearded Man. Michael Jackson saved his life that day, and for a few minutes, The Bearded Man got to stand on stage next to him in front of 100,000 fans. That’s just the kind of guy Michael was, and our hero thanks him for it! Connect with Armada Music!