Michael Jackson staged the biggest performance of his career in Seoul’s Olympic Stadium on June 25, 1999, before fifty thousand people and millions more who saw it televised in real time in South Korea and all around the world. Billed as “Michael Jackson and Friends,” the concert started at 6:30 in the evening and lasted five hours. It was so grandly designed that the Korean media praised it as “the very last spectacle on earth in the 20th century.”1 Equipment for the concert weighed more than five hundred tons.
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