Posted in music | pictures on August 29, 2009

Michael Jacksons Birthday party

"Thousands of Michael Jackson fans danced the rain away in a Brooklyn park on Saturday at a party hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee, marking what would have been the 51st birthday of the late pop star.

Crowds of partygoers streamed into Prospect Park late Saturday afternoon, many wearing fedoras, sporting white gloves and showing off other Jackson-esque outfits. DJs spun Jackson's hits one after the other as people danced and sang along. Dozens of hawkers wandered through the crowd with T-shirts, buttons, posters and homemade memorabilia.

"I was just like everyone else. I loved his talent," said Lee, who directed two music videos for Jackson in 1996. He also reminisced how Jackson had visited him in his home in Brooklyn to talk about their music video collaboration.

The day was also designated Michael "King of Pop" Jackson Memorial Day by Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz.

"We all know Michael Jackson had fans around the world, but we all know the best fans come from Brooklyn," Markowitz boasted to a roaring crowd that grew as heavy rain in the morning lightened to a drizzle by mid-afternoon." [US Post Today]

I arrived at Prospect Park around 2:30 which was the same time Al Sharpton got there - his black SUV drove by me on the path in (see pics). There was a little drizzle after that, but for the most part it was a dry and fun afternoon listening to DJ Spinna play Michael Jackson songs over a great soundystem with host Spike Lee speaking here and there, and Al Sharpton saying a few words from the stage. There was also a quick appearance by Tracy Morgan who said about 2 sentences, and lots of MJ shirts, pins, signs, magazines, paintings, and impersonators. Kids were getting Thriller facepaint put on, and cops were everywhere helping keep the peace at what was actually a very large, but peaceful gathering. The coordinated videos, lyrics and live video that was on the giant screen was a bonus. More pictures HERE, and below...

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Comments (35)

Was anyone else as bored as I was? I thought this party could have used a bit more ma ma coo sa.

Great pics, though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 10:31 PM

meh...what time do Crystal Castles go on??

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 10:58 PM

I had a ball, frankly. Great pics; I've got some on my site and gave a shout-out to yours here.

Posted by Brenda from Flatbush | August 29, 2009 11:41 PM

Lovely pictures. I had a great time.

Posted by Angel | August 30, 2009 12:46 AM

Wasn't Daft Punk supposed to open for this thing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 12:47 AM

where is erykah badu at?

Posted by sam c | August 30, 2009 9:32 AM

BV, your attendance at this thing was meant ironically, right? Right?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 9:46 AM

Hi, i randomly came across your pictures. i looked like an amazing time. thank you for sharing.

Posted by Lucky M. | August 30, 2009 12:41 PM

scary.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 2:01 PM

did all those people molest children too?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 7:07 PM

nasty.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 8:54 PM

Not enough children...

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 9:34 PM

Nice pics. Wish I lived in NY so I could attend.

Posted by Adrienne @ Birthday Party Invitations | August 31, 2009 2:58 AM

happy b'day micheal.

Posted by ummu | August 31, 2009 8:50 AM

What a wonderful event. Was proud to be a part of it. I witnessed that MJ touched the hearts of everyone from 1 to 101. Even people that don't like him can't help but make a nasty comment. Michael draws you into him, like him or not. Michael Mania, Yes!!! I don't waste my time going onto to sites of people I don't like, but even the haters can't help but look him up. Don't matter. Michael had more people that loved him than hated him. RIP. MJ. You left your mark and will always live forever in our hearts. The haters will just have to live with that. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL.

Posted by Alice | August 31, 2009 9:53 AM

It was the Best Birthday Party for Michael Jackson EVER!!!Spike Lee ,what can I say but, you put yo' thang down. We, who really LOVE Michael, thought it was Fantabulous! We will be there for the next one. Haters stay home! AS you can see we don't need you or your insecurities invading our great vibes. Help me say...MA MA SE MA MA SA MA MA COO SA!!!

Posted by Sarabee | August 31, 2009 2:31 PM

i was there ... it was pretty awesome

Posted by mica | August 31, 2009 5:32 PM

omg wish i was there!!!!!!!!!

Posted by abbey | August 31, 2009 9:33 PM

the people on here who call someone who is deceased a child molester is a fucking gerk. have some god damn respect. not just becuase he is the most talented human being to walk the earth, but the poor guy just died???!!!! asswhole. the ppl who left nice comments thank you :)

Posted by angryyy | September 2, 2009 9:37 PM

i don't hate MJ, i just don't like his style.

as you can see from the above comments most of his fans could legally be declared brain dead.

Posted by nobrainer | September 2, 2009 10:52 PM

weesnawww mj has brown finger nails

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 12:12 PM

ily mj ima miss you i still wish i could have met u yho mj for life

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 12:14 PM

this is elizabeth and i wish i could have met micheal jackson and his kids so i could hump them hard

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 12:15 PM

The fans still going!! I wish I could of attended to that event. :( We love you MJ.. We will keep you'r music alive foever.!

Posted by Melinda | September 19, 2009 6:35 PM

yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this was cool

Posted by Fu | October 1, 2009 6:21 PM

PLEASE COME BACK

Posted by brittany williams | October 2, 2009 9:25 AM

i didnt go to the party i wish i did im only 13 years old im in love with michael jackson i miss him so much i love the jackson 5 to they rock my world .........i really didnt know mj but in my heart.i fell like i did it feels like he is my big brother i know how it feels not to have one of ur brother there ...with the family but he never went up he in walking the earth with us with me.we are never alony hes always here ,........RIP MJ~ I LOVE YOU ~ BY ALYSSA ALMEYDA

Posted by alyssa almeyda | October 2, 2009 11:25 AM

WOW THAT LOOK FUN I WISH I WENT ......I DIDNT GO BECAUSE MY FATHER DIDNT WANT TO TAKE M3 I CRYED ALL DAY UNTILL IT HIT 12 ALL I WANT TO SAY IS HAPPY B~DAY MICHAEL...I LOVE YOU AND I WISH YOU THE BEST ..... AND 4 YOU THE JACKSON FAMILY I LOVE U ALL AND ......MJ LOVES YOU TO AND THIS KIDS ,,,,,MY NAME IS ALYSSA AND IM JUST 13 YEARS OLD AND IM IN LOVE WITH MJ AND WHO EVER DONT LIKE IT THEY AND GO TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ALYSSA ALMEYDA | October 2, 2009 11:35 AM

rip michael, just r'member where ever you are that we will never stop loving you

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2009 9:33 PM

haha, wish i was their :D would of loved that so much best day ever LOVE YOU MICHAEL xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx XD

Posted by cody x | March 6, 2010 2:05 PM

i hate every one who hates michael you are just hates you are upset thet he is the best of the best of best res in peace michael we celebrated you life and now your time has come

Posted by pares cathrine johnson | July 27, 2010 9:42 AM

Michael Jackson I L.O.V.E. U 4 EVER. You are the best and most wonderful human being god ever put on the earth after my childen of corse I love you but my childen are first.But you still are the best man ever you SEXY thing.HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABYDOLL.With all my love to you,your kids and family.

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