Juanda Smith of Atlanta, who has come to Los Angeles for Michael Jackson's memorial service today. Corey Takahashi
By Mark Memmott
He had a dark side like many other people do, but Michael Jackson was a legend and her "first crush," says fan Juanda Smith, 32, of Atlanta.
She and a friend managed to get tickets to today's memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Smith spoke last evening with correspondent Corey Takahashi.
On her many years as a Jackson fan:
What she expects from today's service:
His "dark side":
Earlier, Corey sent along audio from an interview with a man who says the memorial service will be "as epic" as Woodstock.
For much more about the Jackson service and the pop icon's death, go here.