Japanese Fans May Be Saying “Leave Me Alone” To Michael Jackson

noah | March 6, 2007 4:27 am

If you want to get up close and personal with Michael Jackson during his current swing through Japan, and you have a minute and $3500 to spare, you still have a chance:

Screaming fans greeted Jackson when he arrived Sunday for his second visit to Japan in recent years. But tickets for a VIP party and a fan art contest were still available Tuesday, perhaps a reflection of the high price demanded for a brush with fame.

Organizers declined to say how many tickets had been sold or how many were left….

Guests paying $3,500 to attend Thursday’s VIP party will get to mingle with Jackson and spend up to one minute of exclusive face time with him, according to organizers. Those on a tighter budget can pay $130 for Friday’s fan art contest, hosted by the singer.

Why such the low turn-out? We’re guessing it’s the promise of “up to one minute of exclusive face time.”

Tickets Still Available for Jacko Events [AP via Examiner.com; via The Rap Up]