Brother and sister Paul and Joyce Koloa at the Staples Center this morning. Corey Takahashi


By Mark Memmott

Before the memorial service for singer Michael Jackson gets underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, here's one more report on what fans who will be there are saying. Correspondent Corey Takahashi spoke with Paul Koloa, 24, and Joyce Koloa, 18, a southern California brother-and-sister who have tickets to the service.

They regret that the only time they'll "see" the King of Pop is at the service:

And Paul marvels at Jackson's ability to move people:

Earlier, Corey sent along audio from an interview with a man who says the memorial service will be "as epic" as Woodstock. And, he spoke with a young woman who says Jackson was her "first crush".

For much more about the Jackson service and the pop icon's death, go here.

We're live-blogging the service here. If you'd rather watch, there's a webcast here.

categories: Culture

12:55 - July 7, 2009