James: Michael Jackson- Billy Jean
“This was the first song I ever bought. I listened to it all the time. I practised the moves on the way to school, during breaks, at lunch, on the way home. I danced to it so much I wore holes in the carpets.
I had a ticket to see him at the 02 before he died. I still have the ticket. Along with Lady Gaga, and Goth fashion he’s been the main influence in my life.
My Mam and Dad got this Thriller jacket handmade in China for Christmas. I didn’t take it off for three months. In the end I had to. It was so dirty from all my face paint I had to wash it. I wear the makeup all the time. I have a very supportive family.”
Photo: Biddick Hall, South Shields