Tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service have proved monumentally hard to come by, but if you weren't able to snag one, you can at least see the Staples Center getting ready for the big day. RadarOnline has published the first behind-the-scenes photos of preparations for Tuesday's event. Check some out below and see them all at RadarOnline
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Jackson Memorial Service

    A motorcade carrying Michael Jackson's family arrives at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park for a private funeral for the late King of Pop on Tuesday.

    Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

    Joe Jackson, the family patriarch, is seen here en route to his son's funeral.

    Michael Buckner, Getty Images

    An aerial shot of the Staples Center shows throngs of fans and a motorcade waiting outside of the Michael Jackson memorial.

    Jordan Strauss, WireImage

    A motorcade of Michael Jackson's family is seen here lining up in front of the Jackson family home in Encino on Tuesday.

    Chris Carlson, AP

    Fans lucky enough to get wristbands to the Jackson memorial are seen lined up outside of the Staples Center.


    Security around the Staples Center is as tight as possible, with police barricades set up on surrounding blocks to keep traffic away.

    Jordan Strauss, WireImage

    Fans patiently waiting to be allowed inside the Staples Center hold up their wristbands.

    Jordan Strauss, WireImage

    The Staples Center is seen here being prepped for Tuesday's massive memorial service for Michael Jackson. Nearly 17,000 fans who won tickets into the memorial service via an online lottery will pack the Staples Center along with roughly 5,000 other invitees. More Prep pics at RadarOnline

    A crush of fans lined up around the Staples Center awaits being allowed to enter the venue where the Jackson memorial will be.

    Matt Rourke, AP

    Vendors are using the memorial service to set up shop near the Staples Center to sell memorabilia.

    Jordan Strauss, WireImage

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