The Michael Jackson tribute down at Dundas Square started off with the DJ’s on stage playing the best hits from Michael Jackson. The MC proceeded to invite everybody onto the stage and it became a dance party. The DJs all had their turns on the turntable to mix their Jackson hits. The whole Dundas Square was covered by the crowded. There were people standing on Yonge street and across the street at the entrance of Eaton’s Center just to watch the show.
I was given access to the stage and took the following pictures:
There were also some popular DJ’s and MC’s on stage:
Check out the rest of my pictures on my flickr account:
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I went to the Toronto Ribfest today at Centennial Park. Since it’s Canada day and the fact that other events are cancelled due to the Toronto Worker Strike, the Ribfest was more crowded than usual.
Pictures from Ribfest:
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Update: The event has passed, check out the pictures here: https://saikit.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/pictures-of-michael-jackson-tribute-at-dundas-square-toronto/
I will be attending this event on July 1st, 2009. This is going to be a big gathering to pay tribute to the King of Pop.
WHAT: 3 straight hours of MJ love with DJ and Dance tributes
WHERE: Dundas Square Toronto
WHEN: July 1st from 8pm-11pm, RAIN OR SHINE.
WHO: DJ Starting From Scratch, Son of S.O.U.L., Mensa, Sean Sax, Jason Palma, Rated X
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This is my personal favorite Michael Jackson live performance of Billie Jean in Motown (Detroit) back in 1983.
Check out these dances moves by Michael Jackson.
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The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has passed away on Thursday, June 25th, 2009. He was pronounced dead at 2:26pm at the age of 50 years old.
Michael was 65 days shy of his 51st birthday and 14 days shy of his final concert tour called “This it is”.
The main cause of Michael Jackson’s death was Cardiac Arrest. The straight-up definition of Cardiac Arrest is simple, Michael’s heart had stopped pumping.
However, Cardiac Arrest is NOT the same as a heart attack. There were reports that Michael had died from a heart attack. This is not true.
A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when a coronary artery (one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart muscle) becomes suddenly blocked. The sudden blockage robs a portion of the heart muscle of it vital blood supply, and the muscle dies. So a heart attack is the death of a part of the heart muscle.
A cardiac arrest, in contrast, is caused by a sudden heart arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation. In ventricular fibrillation, the electrical signals within the heart suddenly become completely chaotic. Because these electrical signals control the timing and the organization of the heartbeat, when those signals degenerate to total chaos, the heart suddenly stops beating. That is, it goes into “cardiac arrest.” The most common outcome of a cardiac arrest is sudden death.
Cardiac Arrest Kills
Sudden cardiac arrest kills 200,000 to 300,000 Americans a year.
What kills people during cardiac arrest is a condition called the ventricular fibrillation, a rapid quivering of the main pumping chambers in the bottom of the heart. When this occurs, little blood gets out. Brain cells die within minutes (source: Forbes).
For every minute that goes by without the heart being restored to a normal rhythm, the patient’s odds of survival drop by 10%. After ten minutes they’re gone (source: Forbes).
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If you were downtown this weekend near Front St, you probably noticed lots of dogs barking. That’s because Woofstock 2009 happened outside of St. Lawrence market this weekend. We decided to check out the scene and take some pictures of the various dogs.
Here’s a snippet on what Woofstock is all about (from woofstock.ca):
When Woofstock launched in 2003, the Toronto Star called it “the summer of canine love”. What else can you call 140,000 dog lovers and their four-footed friends coming together each year for this wildly popular doggie love-in!
Woofstock is the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.
We saw many different breeds at the show. Here are the more popular breeds:
Here are the pictures we took of the dogs:
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Its the talk of the gaming world no doubt, but E3 is here and ready to make us drool over the games to come. While there is way to much to cover for E3, I’m gonna focus on my favorite gaming genre RPGs!
It’s only one day in, but already there has already been some eye-opening annoucements for the RPG lovers out there. There are a lot of RPGs annouced, but I’ll focus on the ones that interest me.
Lets start off with the most influential of them all and my personal favorite, Square-Enix.
Final Fantasy XIV
Wtf? Seriously?! At least finish FFXIII before going on with the next, my god we waited waaaaay too long. Oh well, there are some sexy cinematics FF14.
Continuing with the Sqeenix games, heres …
Kingdom Hearts for the DS
Little but the gameplay has been released, nothing new to the battle mechanics, as theres still the one-button mashing and auto targetting. Really its just a DS port with extended side stories added.
That’s enough of Squeenix stuff for now. I would update on FF13, but they didn’t release much more than what they already have.
Mass Effect 2
ME has been one of the greatest xbox rpg-shooter (it’s really more rpg than shooter) ever made! Bioware never ceases to impress, and how they really did with their annoucements and information on their upcomming sequel. It boasts improved dialog options and combat system, and a new playable race! how that will turn up is still up in the air.
Dragon Age: Origins
I have been expect this game for a year now! Now more stuff has been released with a playable demo at E3. It appears to play like your average action RPG except with a VERY VERY deep and immersive character development system. Think Diablo meets the Sims. You can score relationship points and such, while riding and killing dragons. What more can a fantasy lover want?
Finally to end this update off, I present…
Mario and Luigi RPG 3!
The most beloved brothers are back, and once again recking havoc somewhere in the most trippiest places ever. In fact its so trippy that I decided to just post a vid instead of explaining.
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Tags: 2009, Dragon Age, DS, E3, Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts, Mario, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, RPG, RPGs