[Los Angeles, July 7. Image via Getty]

Fans who have tickets pass through a barricade as they arrive at the Staples Center, which is the site of the memorial service for musical legend Michael Jackson after his death, in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. A staggering 1.6 million people applied to win free tickets for the event allocated via an online lottery over the weekend. Organizers of the memorial, had appealed to ticketless fans to watch the event on television, fearing chaos if hundreds of thousands take to the streets to mourn. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)