When I heard that the family and Al Sharpton were organising the funeral/memorial ceremony for MJ my immediate thought was, "He's just died and now the circus begins."
Now I've seen reports on TV that tickets, yes, tickets to the MJ Memorial are selling for $1,500.
They should shoot these scalpers. (Update: The tickets are free and are being drawn in a lottery.)
Though judging from the people interviewed who adored MJ there'd be some silly enough to pay that much to attend a memorial service.