Sometime today (maybe it’s happened already), movers are to pack up and haul away the Michael Jackson memorial that’s spontaneously sprouted in front of the Motown Museum on Grand Boulevard. The contents are to be taken to Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery, where they’ll be permanently interred — sort of a memorial to a memorial. Which we’ve never heard of happening before, but if it’s unique, it’s just one more unique footnote on the MJ saga.
When we heard about the imminent demise of the memorial as it’s existed for the last month, we drove over to record some final images Tuesday just before sundown. We also heard that “the neighborhood locals” have been pilfering items the site, though, we found, well, there was a lot of stuff there nonetheless.