Tuesday, July 7, 2009
It could get weird
Michael Jackson, who died June 25, is finally having his memorial service this morning at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Why do I get the feeling this could look like a three-ring circus?
The city of Los Angeles is already wanting the Jackson family to share in some of the expense of putting on the service. Many blocks around the Staples Center are blocked off, but that's not going to prevent thousands of Jackson's fans to get as close as they can.
More than 1.6 million fans registered online to see if they would be chosen for one of the 8,750 tickets that were drawn for the service. A total of 11,000 will be seated at the Staples Center, and 6,500 at the adjacent Nokia Theater.
Whenever I see the name of Al Sharpton linked to anything, I start to wonder. There will be many words used today to describe Jackson's service, but I doubt "dignified" is one of them.