Jackson rehearses his classic "Beat It" from this perch above the audience. "Michael loved to fly," says choreographer Travis Payne. "He was fascinated with birds and things that could take flight. So when he's on his cherry picker, it's like he's larger than life. Like a superhero." While aboard the contraption, which was outfitted with fans, lights and a smoke machine, "He actually gets to be closer to the audience," says Payne.