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EXCLUSIVE: $25 Charge To Attend Michael Jackson Memorial
Radaronline ^ | Jul 02, 2009 | NA

Posted on 07/02/2009 5:16:47 PM PDT by buccaneer81

EXCLUSIVE: $25 Charge To Attend Michael Jackson Memorial Posted on Jul 02, 2009 @ 03:15PM

Fans who wish to attend Michael Jackson's star-studded memorial service at Staples Center will have to shell out $25 to sit in the stands, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Family, friends and VIPS will have seats on the main floor for The Tuesday, July 7th Staples service, first reported by RadarOnline.com, while the general public will be plucking down $25 to sit in the stands.

The memorial service will feel like a concert production featuring guest speakers, a lot of music and video screens inside and outside of Staples, a source close to the planning tells RadarOnline.com.

Michael Jackson's close friend Elizabeth Taylor is expected to attend, along with Diana Ross.

T-shirts that were going to be sold on Michael's upcoming "This Is It" tour will not go to waste. They will be sold outside Staples to people entering the service.

The service will be held between 10am PST and noon PST. The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus will be on standby, literally. The circus act just happens to be in town and is slated to begin their run at the Staples Center from July 8 to July 11.

"We will not be taking part in the memorial service," spokesperson Stephen Payne confirmed. "We are prepared to make any logistical changes with equipment and such to help out."


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LOL! This may be more crass than the Wellstone bash.
1 posted on 07/02/2009 5:16:47 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81
What's Al Sharpton’s cut?

SOB has a nose for blood in da wadda.

2 posted on 07/02/2009 5:19:52 PM PDT by ryan71 (We're in deep kimchi!)
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To: ryan71

Maybe the Phelps gang from Westboro Baptist will protest. That would be quite a show.


3 posted on 07/02/2009 5:21:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

>>T-shirts that were going to be sold on Michael’s upcoming “This Is It” tour will not go to waste.<<

There has never been a more aptly named tour.

Maybe they should just give in and haul his carcass to venues all over the world. No one will be able to tell the difference between his corpse and the walking corpse that we saw the last few years anyway.


4 posted on 07/02/2009 5:21:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: buccaneer81

I knew people were gonna make money off Michael Jackson’s death, but I didn’t think it was going to happen at the funeral... LOL...


5 posted on 07/02/2009 5:21:32 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: buccaneer81

What’s the betting that The Kenyan will be lumped in with all the adulation?


6 posted on 07/02/2009 5:22:13 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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>>SOB has a nose for blood in da wadda.<<

MJ’s daddy Joe will be looking to squeeze every penny available.


7 posted on 07/02/2009 5:22:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: buccaneer81

That’ll cut down on the crowd. LOL,

parsy, who is sick of this crap on TV


8 posted on 07/02/2009 5:23:20 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: Star Traveler

Someone said that what has been sold since his death is already enough to wipe out his debts.


9 posted on 07/02/2009 5:23:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: buccaneer81
KA-CHING!!!


10 posted on 07/02/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Star Traveler

Me too. Just last night I told my wife there would be a charge for attending the funeral. LOL


11 posted on 07/02/2009 5:24:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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God Bless Michael Jackson,

and we’re the capitalists i don’t see a problem with this...as long as it goes towards his children...not to mention there is probably a real high demand to go to Jackson’s funeral

or maybe Michael faked his death and is using this to pay off his debts...would be a great plan


12 posted on 07/02/2009 5:25:46 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: buccaneer81

It should be a part of the circus, they could shoot him out of a cannon! I’d pay $25.00 to see that!


13 posted on 07/02/2009 5:26:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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It should be a part of the circus, they could shoot him out of a cannon! I’d pay $25.00 to see that!

LOL! He always aspired to be Peter Pan.

14 posted on 07/02/2009 5:28:20 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Three or four days ago I said that I bet there would be pay for view at the funeral. he He


15 posted on 07/02/2009 5:29:03 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: buccaneer81

Michael Jackson was a talented enough individual, and certainly seemed to be pleasant although very strange- but he always hung out with the wrong crowd.

I’m not suprised at all with his “friends” and family charging for his funeral.


17 posted on 07/02/2009 5:30:18 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: buccaneer81

And a booth or two that has pin the nose on the face game.


18 posted on 07/02/2009 5:30:22 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Might make enough to cover the cost of the casket....
19 posted on 07/02/2009 5:31:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: freedumb2003

Lenin can open for Jackson on the new tour.


20 posted on 07/02/2009 5:31:43 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: buccaneer81
It's an ancient Roma custom to go begging for money to bury their own dead. When Billy Blythe (Bill Clinton's 5 times Great Grandfather) passed on, he was left unburied until some of his relatives could be persuaded to go beg for money.

I didn't know the Jacksons were Gypsies!

Can't rule it out ~ singing, dancing, lots of kids ~

21 posted on 07/02/2009 5:34:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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>>Lenin can open for Jackson on the new tour.<<

John or Vlad?


22 posted on 07/02/2009 5:34:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: buccaneer81

Maybe they should just take the casket on a world tour and charge 25 dollars a pop.


23 posted on 07/02/2009 5:34:54 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: hoosiermama

I thought muslims just got wrapped in a sheet and planted!


24 posted on 07/02/2009 5:35:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: buccaneer81

Oh. My. God! He’s a laughing stock in death as well as in life.


25 posted on 07/02/2009 5:35:38 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: buccaneer81

Might help to thin the crowd a bit. If it was free, 10 million people would show up wanting to get in. Besides, I’m supposing that the rent on the Staples Center is pretty steep.


26 posted on 07/02/2009 5:35:49 PM PDT by elli1
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To: buccaneer81
Let's see $25 x 19,000 seats = $475,000
But they are expecting 700,000 to show up... so $25 x 700,000 = $17,500,000
But even idiots won't want to pay the full price just to see the box on TV, so maybe $15 to be "there"...
700,000 - 19,000 = 681,000 x $15 = $10,215,000 + $475,000 = $10,690,000

Nice payday for just kicking off and being put on display.

27 posted on 07/02/2009 5:36:32 PM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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The center seats 20,000, so the $25 a person must be Joe’s cut before lawyers get involved with the estate.

I'd be interested in what the Staples Center will charge for the rent. Here in Columbus at Nationwide Arena (same size; newer than Staples) it's roughly $15,000 an hour.

28 posted on 07/02/2009 5:37:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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>>It should be a part of the circus, they could shoot him out of a cannon! I’d pay $25.00 to see that!<<

That would be a great flash game — shoot him out of a cannon and try to hit the moving casket. Difficulty increases as Joe and Al move the casket faster and it gets smaller...


29 posted on 07/02/2009 5:37:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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Besides, I’m supposing that the rent on the Staples Center is pretty steep.

Nationwide Arena here in Columbus is $15,000 per hour.

30 posted on 07/02/2009 5:38:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
sigh... all I can feel is sadness. Sad for a talented, used and abused young boy who could not grow up and could not get help for his own devils. Sad for those that worship the dollar over a person's soul. Sad for those that worship idols over the true God.
31 posted on 07/02/2009 5:39:32 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Within 24 hours of the death.


32 posted on 07/02/2009 5:40:20 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: chevydude26

All that money is going straight to Joe Jackson’s pocket.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 5:41:32 PM PDT by America2012 (No Taxation By An Obamanation)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL!


34 posted on 07/02/2009 5:41:55 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: buccaneer81
Oh, goody! Another FUNeral!


35 posted on 07/02/2009 5:44:37 PM PDT by maggief
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To: buccaneer81

So is Jack Nicholson getting floor seats for this thing?


36 posted on 07/02/2009 5:45:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: buccaneer81
LOL! This may be more crass than the Wellstone bash.

Indeed. But it just seems totally fitting somehow. "Getcha Michael funeral T-shirts right here."

37 posted on 07/02/2009 5:47:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: buccaneer81

I wouldn’t go to this molester’s funeral if they served free beer and burgers.


38 posted on 07/02/2009 5:47:58 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, he believes government is the solution, rather than the problem)
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To: Churchillspirit

” What’s the betting that The Kenyan will be lumped in with all the adulation? “

Barry, like Bubba, has to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.
No one will be surprised to see a tacky video tribute from him show up at this spectacle.


40 posted on 07/02/2009 5:50:36 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: buccaneer81

make it stop. please. mj is dead, let the man rest. i feel so sorry for his kids, but all mj all the time is making me cranky. note to self...findahappyplace, findahappyplace.


41 posted on 07/02/2009 5:51:13 PM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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To: buccaneer81

Wouldn’t that be plunking down, not plucking down.

But then you just never know.

Jackson funerally ought to be something to see.


42 posted on 07/02/2009 5:51:29 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: America2012

Mac Daddy Joe isn’t getting shit. Left out of the will. Notice he hasn’t been out and about since that announcement.

Of course, he will reap benefits as long as Katherine is alive since she gets 40%. Her share probably reverts back to the kids when she dies. At least I hope so.

They can open Neverland and put the Jacksons on the payroll to keep it up.

I don’t have a problem with this being the most grandiose tackey funeral ever in history.

It would be befitting Michael Jackson.


43 posted on 07/02/2009 5:51:42 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RichInOC
So is Jack Nicholson getting floor seats for this thing?

LOL! If it were Madison Square Garden, Spike Lee would definitely have the floor seats.

44 posted on 07/02/2009 5:56:33 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Before they decided on Staples, I joked they were going to do it like the Lakers championship rally, rent the Memorial Coliseum and get the Lakers broadcasters Joel Meyers and Stu Lantz to emcee.


45 posted on 07/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: buccaneer81
I am not thrilled by this thread...


46 posted on 07/02/2009 5:59:54 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: maggief
I'm hoping for an honor guard...


47 posted on 07/02/2009 6:00:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Now you're going to hear my tinfoil theory. In the last six months he has been trying to pull away from the NoI that had infiltrated his life. Fired the nanny. Spent time with some friends who were gospel singers, Rehired his old lawyer etc etc.
Don't think they were pleased with that...and the infidel had to go!

Have been trying to see who was involved with NoI and/or brother, Jermaine. Don't thing Bro was directly involved, but used to get to him.

48 posted on 07/02/2009 6:01:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: hoosiermama

The problem is that the LAPD did not seal off his mansion.

It will be hard to ever get a conviction at this point.

I forsee the irresponsible Drs who gave the prescriptions getting into a lot of trouble.

Here is an interesting article about the concert side of this. I believe AEG owns Staples Center. If it is a drug related death the insurance company doesn’t pay.

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/exclusive-aeg-s-randy-phillips-talks-about-1003990387.story

AEG owns the intellectual rights to the recordings they made. So how does the estate benefit from them?


49 posted on 07/02/2009 6:05:25 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: buccaneer81
Dang, why charge just $25.00.

Anybody who would want to go the MJ funeral certainly would be willing to pony up at $50.00

I bet MJ dad is thinking $25.00 is a act of humanity < / s >

50 posted on 07/02/2009 6:09:10 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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