Thousands Of Fans Gather At Neverland Ranch To Remember Michael Jackson On One Year Anniversary

Hollywood Icon Magazine was on hand in Los Olivos, yesterday, as hundreds of fans gathered at the gates of Neverland Ranch to remember the King Of Pop.

The gathering was definitely not the size or intensity that we saw last year, but there was the same sense of admiration in the air.  A Michael Jackson impersonator drove up and performed MJ’s hit, “Wanna Be Startin’ Something.”  A tour bus of excited Japanese visitors came through and dropped off about 30 guests.  One of the young adult Japanese women was visibly moved by the moment.  She put her hand against the stone columns, beside the Neverland gates, and cried for about 15 minutes.  Other fans smiled and laughed while they exchanged stories and memories.

There were over 200 fans at the memorial at any given time, during the day.

The words “Neverland- Once Upon A Time,” had been removed from the gates.  Workers and security were abuzz, inside the gates that had no visible memory of MJ.  But, messages could be seen, scrawled upon the stone walls and posters and drawings were left all over the site.

We were left with smiles on our faces as we left the ranch, listening to a radio station out of Santa Barbara, who played Michael Jackson hits all day.  You are not alone, Michael.

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A Fan Created Memorial To Michael Jackson At Neverland Ranch. Photo: JB Brookman

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Neverland Ranch In Los Olivos, Where Hundreds Of Fans Gathered To Remember Michael Jackson. June 25, 2010. Photo: JB Brookman

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A Woman Weeps As She Touches The Gates Of Neverland. Photo: JB Brookman

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Children Remember MJ At Neverland. Photo: JB Brookman

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A Woman From Japan Leaves A Memorial At The Neverland Gates. Photo: JB Brookman

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The Gates Of Neverland Ranch No Longer Have Any Reference To The Past. Photo: JB Brookman

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Remembering Michael Jackson At Neverland Ranch. Photo: JB Brookman

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RIP MJ. Photo: JB Brookman

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Michael Jackson Memorials. Photo: JB Brookman

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Neverland. Photo: JB Brookman

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An MJ Fan At Neverland. Photo: JB Brookman

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Fans Have Carved Dozens Of Messages To MJ In A Tree Near The Neverland Gates. Photo: JB Brookman

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Messages To Michael Jackson From All Over The World At Neverland Ranch. Photo: JB Brookman

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Neverland Gates. Photo: JB Brookman

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Even The Youngest Of Fans Were At Neverland For The One Year Anniversary. Photo: JB Brookman

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A Fan Brings A Michael Jackson Action Figure All The Way From Japan. Photo: JB Brookman

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7 Comments

  1. LOUISE says:

    MJ…i miss you very much..you’ll always in my heart forever.and never anyone take your place..you’re king of pop

  2. nitha says:

    I miss you MJ, aku sangat menyayangi dirimu, aku sangat kangen sama sosok yang seperti dirimu saat ini, aku sangat mengagumi dirimu hingga saat ini MJ, aku kangen sama suara dirimu, aku kangen sama sikap dan perilaku dirimu MJ, sulit mencari pengganti dirimu saat ini, semua orang tidak ada yang seperti dirimu, aku kangen sama tawa dirimu, aku kangen sama senyuman dirimu yang selalu memberi semangat pada setiap orang yang ada sama dirimu, dan pada orang yang dekat dengan dirimu wahai MJ, aku
    aku kangen kamu Michael jackson …. selamat jalan michael, aku disini mendoakan dirimu, dan semua orang yang menyayangi dirimu selalu berdoa untuk mu ….
    SELAMAT JALAN MICHAEL JACKSON … I LOVE, I MISS YOU …
    KAMI SANGAT MENYAYANGI DIRIMU MICHAEL,

    doa aku untukmu michael jackson
    the king of pop

  3. pop rock says:

    michael i am sorry i made fun of u now i have respect for u i will never ever insult u again i will live up to ur legend i promis

  4. pop rock says:

    michael i am sorry i made fun of u now i have respect for u i will never ever insult u again i will live up to ur legend i promise.

  5. marisol love mj says:

    woowww!!! te amo michael que lindo
    todo

  6. marisol love mj says:

    las vacasiones del 2010 el 9 de agosto
    yo tambien fui a neverland con
    mi familia pero lastima que
    no dejan entrar todo esta super
    lindo!!

  7. Aghisma Hayati Syarief says:

    Michael, I really miss you..
    Every year, every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, and even … I miss you every second!!
    I love you forever..
    You will always be my Idol, My Inspired..
    I love you My Lovely Mikey!!

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