BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson.
The California Highway Patrol temporarily closed parts of the 405, 101, and 134 freeways for the procession. The eastbound Riverside Drive was also closed, as was both directions of the Forest Lawn Drive ramp.
Crowds outside Forest Lawn, which began gathering late last week, meandered around the sprawling facility in search of access. One young man could be seen balancing on a pipe over the LA River in an attempt to circumvent staggered police checkpoints.