Fans collect their tickets to Michael Jackson memorial
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Fans collect their tickets to Michael Jackson memorial

Michael Jackson fan Karen Thompson of Compton shows off her ticket to Tuesday’s memorial service. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Surrounded by media at the Dodger Stadium parking lot, Dont’e Zierway, 33, of Buffalo, N.Y., breaks into song -- his version of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” -- after picking up his ticket to the Jackson memorial. “I prayed for this ticket,” Zierway said. “This will be my inspiration to continue my music further. Michael Jackson made my music smooth.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Fans Espen Eckbo, left, and Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen from Norway scream and wave their Michael Jackson memorial service tickets and gold wristbands they won in an online lottery. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fan Carlos Shaw shows off his Michael Jackson memorial service ticket and gold wristband he won in an online lottery. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fans Shaneese and Bob Lewis, of Palm Springs, show off the vouchers for tickets to the Jackson memorial that they won in an online lottery. The couple were among those lining up outside Dodger Stadium to get their tickets and wristbands to the Tuesday event. “I feel very lucky,” said Bob Lewis, who won the tickets. “I learned to dance watching Michael Jackson.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Traffic is backed up at Dodger Stadium as fans make their way in to pick up tickets and wristbands that will get them into the Jackson memorial at Staples Center and Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A driver flashes her ticket voucher to gain entrance to stadium parking. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Traffic is at a standstill along Elysian Park Avenue outside Dodger Stadium. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fan Bob Lewis shows his ticket voucher. “I feel like I won the lottery,” the Palm Springs resident said. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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