Saturday, July 4, 2009

Can't Get Enough of MJ

It's a busy July 4th weekend in and around New York's historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. I wanted to see how people were choosing to honor the memory of Michael Jackson and getting a T-shirt, hat, poster, button and even an umbrella with his face (faces?) on it was the way to go. These are just a few of the varied scenes on 125th street.

I lucked out here with the sun flare and the bright light bouncing off her white shirt to help bring the blue color of the T-shirt to life. This was a total blind shot as I pressed the shutter as I walked by without looking to see what I had until later.

Hundreds of people poured out their feelings on the remembrance wall outside the Apollo.
This reminded me of similar expressions of condolence in New York after Princess Diana died in August of 1997.

Some of the street vendors say they're heading to Los Angeles for Tuesday's huge memorial service for Jackson. They said L.A. is where the really big money will be made.
President Obama's election haul was very good, but they say they've never experienced the retail bonanza that has come in the aftermath of Jackson's passing.

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