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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

MY BROTHER WASN'T ALONE

VIEWER ADMITS TO MJ OBSESSION

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I know my brother wasn't the only one who got the Michael Jackson jacket.

There was another style equally, if not more popular than the Beat it jacket, and that was the gear MJ wore in "Thriller."

The blog about my brother and his jacket of zippers prompted this email, and photo from Sally:

"Just saw your blog about your brother's Michael Jackson jacket.  I'll fess up.  I had the "Thriller" jacket in a beautiful cheap red vinyl.  I was 14 at the time.  A very impressionable age to be in love with any pop star that moved.  I had Michael's face plastered to every available space in my room, knew every dance step to every video which I video taped from Friday Night Videos (remember that show?).  And I saved up my allowance to buy that jacket.  Can you believe I used to wear it to school?  I also made a sequined glove, all sown on by hand.  Now when I look back, it's so embarrassing!  But at the time, Michael Jackson was "it" for me.  And just so I can laugh at myself, I saved the jacket, right next to my high school letter jacket in the back of the closet.  My husband makes fun of me every time he sees it.

And no, you will not get a picture of me wearing the jacket.  There's only so much embarrassment I can take."

Now... doesn't that feel better, Sally?

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

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