Michael Jackson Memorial

Today might have been the day of Michael Jackson’s funeral and memorial service in Los Angeles, but in his hometown of Gary, Indiana the atmosphere at his childhood residence was a bit more festive.

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Crowds gathered to leave flowers and stuff animals, while Michael’s greatest hits played from a stereo across the street. Passerby’s danced and laughed together, celebrating the King of Pop’s life, and early times in Gary.

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I’m so glad I drove the 20 minutes to Gary to witness this once in a lifetime event, and a part of history. Many of my own family members and friends grew up in Gary themselves. Some even saw Michael perform with The Jackson 5 in their early days! Love him or hate him he had a profound effect on music as we know it. RIP Michael!

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