He says he was inspired by the wild reaction of fans to Michael's legendary moonwalking and illusion dancing, but Edens' nerves got the best of him at the performance.
"As soon as my feet hit the floor my brain turned off amidst a flood of adrenaline. I entered fight or flight mode, forgot the routine, and started moving on instinct," Edens says. "I was subsequently floored by the reaction to my attempt at imitating Michael Jackson. The persona he created invites a crowd to go wild!"
The former Rochester resident is now 29 years old, working as a Visual Artist in Houston, Texas.
He drew a fedora hat the evening Jackson died as a personal tribute to the King of Pop.
Edens says he will always be a fan of Jackson and that his unique style inspired him to expand his own creative boundaries as an artist.
"Michael Jackson's death reminds me to keep living without creative regret," he says.
Recipe for Cajun Rib-eye, Cheddar Potato Cakes & Corn on Cobb with Voodoo Butter Ingredients for four people 4-Ribeyes (any Steak Works) ½ cup Cajun Seasoning ( Recipe Follows) 1 Cup Voodoo ButterMore >>
Recipe for "Little Bit of Cajun" ... from Wildwood Sports Bar & GrillMore >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Lynn Jacobs at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.