July 7, 2009

Remembering MJ (For a scalped ticket)

"DUDE, I'm going to the funeral baby, I just got tickets" 
-Man in bar 7/5/09

I don't know if the hype around Michael Jackson's funeral today is normal. When any superstar dies there is a massive public turnout, but there is something about this funeral that feels different. Maybe it's the way the ticket is a hot item with people bidding for it on ebay and craigslist.  Maybe it's the movie theaters that are streaming the event. Or the 3 million price tag for the city. Or perhaps it's just the massive public turnaround in how people remember the man in the mirror, but the whole event seems very surreal, but it's fitting for a man who was surreal himself. Then again, what isn't surreal in thislalife.

UPDATE: Watching this Memorial Live right now, and it seriously emotional. Very very classy.

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