Las Vegas, Nevada - "It will be the children's first Tour de Force," said Joe Jackson, as he prepared his luggage for the flight back to Los Angeles. "But I assure you it won't be their last Tour de Force, if I got anything to do with it."
Mr. Jackson says that he will use the same training method he used on Michael Jackson when he was a child to get his grandchildren into concert performance shape for their first tour and to keep the Jackson legacy alive.
"You know just because a child is a musical prodigy, music coming to them naturally with little to no effort on their part for preparation is no excuse for not giving them the proper motivation to further perfect their art," said Mr. Jackson, as he packed a suitcase full of belts and ping-pong paddles. "They might know all that there is to know about music. But that's where I come in and teach them how to dedicate themselves full time to fully achieve their artistic endeavor. Instead wasting valuable time playing hind-and-go seek, tag or baseball outside with the neighborhood kids. Goofing off like some 10-year-old. They got to be taught that time is money. My money."
Later on after tipping the skycap at the Las Vegas Airport, Mr. Jackson checked in his bags. Except the one with the belts and paddles, which he held as a carry-on.
"You might say that sometimes you almost got to beat it into them. To get it out of them," continued Mr. Jackson as a TSA agent asked him to open his suitcase, pulling him out of line. "What are you talking about? Those aren't torturing devices. They're instructional aids. Get your hands off me. Don't you know how I am? I'm Joe Jackson. I use to manage the Jackson Five. Ring any bells? Let go of me damn it! I'm Michael Jackson's father!"