Michael Jackson's Neverland Auction: An LSD Trip Without the LSD

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Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 1:44 PM
click to enlarge Michael Jackson welcomed us. - RANDALL ROBERTS
  • Randall Roberts
  • Michael Jackson welcomed us.

Holy holy holy. Just got back from the press preview of the Julien's Auctions' impending Michael Jackson auction, which features hundreds of items from the King of Pop's collection. It is without a doubt the most surreal and disturbing and tragic and thrilling collection of Americana memorabilia you will ever see. You SO have to go see this thing. And then you have to bid on it.

It's overwhelming. Don't know where to begin. Photos:

click to enlarge WRONG. - RANDALL ROBERTS
  • Randall Roberts
  • WRONG.

It's like if Henry Darger had millions of dollars, he would have become something like Michael Jackson.

click to enlarge Welcome to Neverland - RANDALL ROBERTS
  • Randall Roberts
  • Welcome to Neverland

Thousands of items, each room more surreal than the next.

click to enlarge Your children may have nightmares similar to this one. - RANDALL ROBERTS
  • Randall Roberts
  • Your children may have nightmares similar to this one.

The auction is open to the public for the rest of the week. Seriously. You gotta go.

Here's a slide show of the VIPs who were in attendance.

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