I remember it so vividly, buying the tickets, standing in line and finally filing into the Selland Arena circa 1991. Up first, a group called Troop dressed in all white suits, my favorite was “All I Do Is Think Of You”. Michel’le was next with her squeaky voice saying “What’s Up Fresno!” Amazingly transferring into the sultry and soulful “Something In My Heart” and then all the girls sang along to “No More Lies” which by the way bumped in a system.
A little preview of the gilts and glamour that was about to hits the stage came in the form of Oaktown’s 357 when they threw down “Juicy Gotcha Krazy” I swear it seemed like they only did that one song, but that was enough.
The lights go out, everyone still catching their breath, and then over the speakers it starts out low with a few voices “Please…Hammer…Don’t Hurt’em” then a different voice “Don’t Hurt’em Hammer!” then louder and louder “Please…Hammer....Don’t Hurt’em, Don’t Hurt’em Hammer!” Soon we catch on to the words and all of Selland Arena is chanting “Please, Hammer, Don’t Hurt’em!!!” Music starts and MC Hammer appears, but this was no two turntables and a mic show. The stage is filled with dancers and a live band. Explosions and fireworks, it was electric. No one was in their seats, I remember standing along the rail with…well.. with everyone, and no one was standing still. MC Hammer was in little ol’
This Is The First Time I Ever Heard Of Or Seen MC Hammer