The curse of 2016 has once again reared its ugly head. As I’m sure you’ve heard, we’ve lost another icon, singer/songwriter/philanthropist George Michael. As much as so many public losses have hurt this year, for me, this one cuts deeper. George Michael’s music was a big part of the soundtrack to which my husband and I fell in love. We continued to follow his music and performances through the years, even when those were hard to come by in the States, and we loved what he did for the LGBTQ community. We were excited to take our daughter with us to see him perform at Equality Rocks in DC in 1999, and to his 25 Live Tour in 2008. We even contemplated flying to Copenhagen to see him perform again, but the shows sold out before we could get tickets.
So today has been a sad one for us. We’ve been consoling ourselves with his music, which, of course, lives on. Below are links to a few of my favorite George Michael live performances. RIP, George Michael, and give David Bowie and Prince a hug from us.