"Several thousand dancers packed themselves close together on the muddy Prospect Park grass facing a huge stage. Deejays played Jackson's music spanning his whole career - from his childhood with the Jackson Five to his final tracks.I'm posting a bunch of pictures from Saturday's event in Prospect Park, so I split it into two posts. Check out Part One HERE. And the rest below...
There was a giant white birthday cake that read "Happy Birthday Michael Jackson" in red frosting. Balloons dotted the sky.
The biggest cheers came late in the day when the deejay played one of Jackson's best known hits, "Beat It."
"I've been into Michael Jackson since I was 1 year old," said Tariq Shade, 39, of Crown Heights, who wore a silver sequin glove on one hand. "I've always, always celebrated his birthday."
"I don't even remember life without him," actor Tracy Morgan said at Saturday's party. "Michael Jackson was everything."
"Happy birthday, Michael!" yelled Purcell Nurse, 28, of Crown Heights. "I wasn't able to go to one of his concerts, but I'll always remember this concert."" [NY Daily News]
The pictures are continued HERE.