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How to Get a Ticket for Michael Jackson's Memorial Service

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AEG officials announced today that 17,500 tickets will be available for Tuesday morning's memorial service for popstar Michael Jackson at the Staples Center. A website has been set up for people (U.S. Residents only) to enter for a chance be selected for a pair of tickets, meaning a total of 8,750 names will be drawn. You have until 6 p.m. PST, July 4th to enter, so don't delay! Names drawn will be notified on Sunday by 8 p.m. PST (Update: It seems the server has crashed as the whole world tries to enter their info for a ticket)

"The event will be live-streamed on television and the Web, and there will be no funeral procession," reported the LA Times. "Those without proper security ID or tickets will not be allowed within these boundaires: Flower Street to the east, Olympic Boulevard on the north, Pico Boulvard on the south and Blaine Street to the west, which is one street west of the Harbor Freeway." City Councilmember Jan Perry, who represents portions of downtown, suggested people would be better served by staying home and watching it on TV.