What people don’t know about the chrome outfit, particularly the plastic chest plate, is that on the right side of the crotch area, we drilled a one inch diameter hole. Michael’s intent was to unhinge a hose from his space pod, hook it to his crotch, and, through a valve connected to the hole, spray the audience with smoke. “The fans are going to love it” Michael said excitedly with the idea first came to him in Bucharest during the tour. “And nobody has ever done it before.”
Yeah, well. I wonder why. As outlandish as it sounded, though, it was typical Michael. I was rooting for it to happen, and I think it would’ve if the pyro technician had more warning. But even though this idea wouldn’t come to fruition, it didn’t stop Michael from sharing his other wild ideas. And we were so glad for that, as it was Michael’s compulsion for pushing the limits that always sent Dennis and me in search of the next.