A whopping 1.6 million MJ fans applied to attend tomorrow’s (Tuesday 7 July) memorial service to the King of Pop. However, only 8,750 applicants were successful at getting tickets. Each of the 8,750 randomly selected applicants will receive two tickets to the ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The event spokesperson, Michael Roth, says that the online winners of the tickets will receive wristbands when a valid ID is present. However, Roth says that people who have won their tickets will DEFINITELY try to sell them, which is evident on EBAY already. “Theoretically, the second wristband can be sold,” he said. SAD!

LA officials are working very hard to ensure this event will be safe for the huge crowds that are expected to fill the venue. The memorial service will be broadcast live on five television networks.