It’s been almost a year since the King of Pop passed away and fans are still not over it. I highly doubt serious fans will ever get over it, anyway. In any case, June 25 marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death and you can bet your bottom dollar that events are going to be held all over the world to commemorate his passing.
Japan, where the King of Pop has some of his most ardent fans, is going to hold a Sleepover Tribute come June 25. The idea is for fans to sleep with memento that belonged to Michael Jackson from 10:30 pm. The sleepover ends at 8:00 am the next morning. Tickets are being sold starting today, May 23, 2010. Ticket prices can go up as high at $1,000 can you imagine that?
The tribute coincides with the current exhibit at the Tokyo Tower. The exhibit is dubbed the Neverland Collection. Obviously, it features some of the most-prized possessions of the King of Pop. Some of these include costumes from the iconic Thriller video, musical instruments, and the late Michael Jackson’s 1967 Rolls Royce Phantom. (I bet people will be clamoring to sleep inside that!)
FYI – in Japan, being in the presence of a departed loved one’s possessions at the anniversary of his/her death is an important ritual. So, if you are wondering how this sleepover was conceptualized, wonder no more. I think that the cultural experience just might be worth it.
So would you want to pay a thousand bucks for this pleasure?