Los Angeles, CA—Tuesday’s Memorial service for Michael Jackson hold serious promise of being the rock concert of the decade. The tickets are free. You just have to win one of the 17,500 seats awarded. As of yesterday they were well over a half-million requests made on line. That’s expected to double by 6:00 PM today. The drawing will be on Sunday.
The odds of actually winning a ticket were about 1 in 183..
The memorial is set for 10:00 AM on Tuesday at the Staples Center. They will seat 11,000 and another 6,500 ticket winners will have to settle for watching the event on big screens at the Nokia Theater.
I suspect the overflow crowd will be large, unhappy and a serious challenge for the LAPD. One thing for sure this event will have no precedent. Even the greatest psychics will have difficulty predicting the behavior of thousands of unhappy young Jackson mourners.
I will let you all know Sunday if I was able to score two tickets.
An Update: Reportedly there were no less than 1.6 million people seeking Jackson Memorial Service tickets before they closed the process down. We will know by Sunday if we bagged the two seat request. The odds of getting a ticket are about 1 in 183.