July 6th, 2009
12:49 PM ET
Excitement abounded on Monday in Los Angeles as the winners of the "golden tickets" - the passes to attend Michael Jackson's memorial at the Staples Center - made their way to Dodger Stadium, where the ducats are being distributed.
Word trickled out that traffic was heavy leading to the stadium, as the chosen few sought the magical wristbands that will allow them access to one of the biggest events of the year.
On social networking sites, however, all was not golden. While fans who received the tickets were excited, there were many who expressed their disappointment at not making the cut.
Still no word on when or where the actual private funeral for Jackson will be held.
- Lisa Respers France, CNN.com Writer
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