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Not A Memorial, It’s A Celebration For The Life Of Michael Jackson!

July 7, 2009
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Part of my wants to be there and the other half says, “Forget it”.  The “forget it” part is the part of me that wants to save my hide because the fans of MJ are no joke.

Who knows what could be going on in Los Angeles the next few days?  What I do know for sure is that there is going to be one hell of a celebration for a celebrity who’s life touched so many.

There are those who will pan this outporing of love towards MJ, but at this point, who cares.  In a world so plagued by destruction and death, why not have a celebration to remember the life of one of the most  famous people in the world.

Damn, the man can be dead and still fill a stadium.  Now, that’s not famous, that’s infamous.

LOS ANGELES – The curtain is slowly rising on Michael Jackson‘s last show.

As in Jackson’s life, Tuesday’s public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show — legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live worldwide broadcast, unsavory accusations, even a parade of elephants — all adding up to what could be the biggest celebrity send-off of all time.

Ralph Ramirez, of Los Angeles, smiles as he has his photo taken ...he has a ticket for the Michael Jackson Memorial on 7/7/09

Ralph Ramirez, of Los Angeles, smiles as he has his photo taken ...he has a ticket for the Michael Jackson Memorial on 7/7/09

On the eve of the memorial, activity was spotted late Monday at the Forest Lawn Cemetery involving the Jackson family. The cemetery is the location where relatives were expected to hold a private funeral.

La Toya Jackson, wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, was seen being driven away from the cemetery. KCAL-TV showed helicopter footage of a hearse backing up to the Hall of Liberty — a circular building at the cemetery that contains a 1,200 seat auditorium — to deliver a casket.

A few hours later, the casket was reloaded into the hearse and delivered to another nearby building, this time covered in a blue cloth.

More than 1.6 million people registered for free tickets to Jackson’s downtown memorial. A total of 8,750 people were chosen to receive two tickets each.

Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, July 6, 2009, where the Jacksons memorial service will be held on Tuesday

Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, July 6, 2009, where the Jackson's memorial service will be held on Tuesday

“I got the golden ticket!” one fan screamed out of his car window in a Willy Wonka moment as he drove out of the parking lot.

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