The Circus Continues As MJ’s Memorial Service Tickets Will Be An Online Lottery

First sign up here to be entered for tickets: http://www.staplescenter.com/memorial.php

Second, I am going to take from the press release so as there is no confusion.

Those who can't get the precious tickets – 11,000 in the Staples Center and another 6,500 to watch on big screens at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live across the street – can watch a live worldwide television feed being provided free to networks or on streaming video on the Web.

Organizers are using a wristband system to crack down on scalpers.

"This is a memorial. I'm hoping that people have dignity. We're doing our best to accommodate the worldwide demand," said Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of AEG, which owns the Staples Center. "For those who would try to take advantage of this, shame on them."

No details of the memorial were released, except that there will be no funeral procession. "It is still being developed," said Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine. He added: "Everything about the memorial has to do with accommodating as many fans as possible. ... It is all about the fans."

Jan Perry, a Los Angeles city councilwoman, said fans who do not get tickets "might want to consider watching this from the comfort of your own home." The ceremony will not be shown outside the venue on any of the jumbo screens.

The registration for tickets will end at 6 p.m. Saturday, when 8,750 names are drawn randomly for two tickets each to either the Staples Center or Nokia Theatre. Those getting tickets will be notified on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. with instructions on picking up tickets and wristbands.

3rd, TMZ is reporting you have to be a U.S. Resident.

4th, I cannot believe I am going to say this, but, good luck with the tickets.-Dr.FB

Comments (3)
  1. Fans around the world need not worry! The ‘memorial event’ will probably go on tour. Failing that, there will always be the video

  2. Well….I think it’s an interesting process and you really can’t blame them for saying you need to be a US residence seeing as you won’t know if you have a ticket until Sunday. At least they didn’t say you had to be a california resident…..They should have asked people who were from out of state if they were already in los angeles…..but good luck to all….we shall see….lol

  3. TMZ is correct. I read the “official rules” this morning when the site went public.

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