View photos from the Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center.

LA Weekly Music Editor Randall Roberts is live-tweeting from the Michael Jackson memorial this morning through @laweeklymusic and @liledit.

Here are some of his most poignant observations:

Crowds gathered on overpases to catch a glimpse of the hearse half a minute ago from TwitterBerry

Just bigger, I mean 21 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

There's always a certain calm in a room with a casket, and the staples center was no different. Just buffer. 21 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Now have to go make sense of this. Stevie and j hud stole the show, were I asked. 26 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Downtown is electric. It's like a flashbulb and helicopter hurricane. Sirens, bells, food, shirts, tears, laughter, more cameras. 4 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Skywriting up above. Mechants shilling crap below. 6 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Walking out. Incredibly emotional as the Jackson family said goodbyes onstage. Now the cameras begin again, and the helicopters 18 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Human nature. Nice choice! 44 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Maybe john Mayer will do Your Body Is a Wonderland. about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

Jennifer Hudson just blew mariah off the stage. 8 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Tears in staples for latifah reading Maya. Lots of sniffles. 39 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Just got tingles as they roll his casket in. Chorus singing We. Are Going to see the King. 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

They're apparently handing out tickets to fill the seats, maybe 200 because there are big chunks of peopleless spaces. about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

Jesse Jackson just entered. about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

Service started, but many many empty seats, especially on the floor. about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

Follow him on Twitter here for live-updates and here for pics..

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