Jenni Rivera Public Memorial Won't Be Accessible to All Her Fan Base--Live Nation Demands Photo ID, Credit Card

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Jeanne Rice
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A public memorial service for Jenni Rivera, the late Mexican superstar singer, entrepreneur and all-around chingona, is set to take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gibson Amphitheater at the Universal CityWalk.

The performer had a concert date scheduled at the venue for March of next year, but Rivera, of course, tragically died on Dec. 9 as the Learjet caring her from Monterrey, Mexico crashed into a mountainous region leaving no survivors. The 43 year-old was Long Beach native--or Playa Larga as she liked to shout it out--and the family had considered holding the service in her hometown but ultimately opted for the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City instead.

A limited number of tickets for the public memorial were made available today at noon to her loyal fan base. But will the way Live Nation has situated the process of admittance leave some mourners of La Diva de la Banda unable to even attempt to attend?

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In order to prevent any ticket scalping from occurring, the entertainment group has made the ceremony a 'ticketless' event. Fans will have to complete an online transaction where their credit card will be charged two dollars for two tickets and promptly be refunded within 72 hours. Upon arriving tomorrow, they are being asked to provide the credit card used as well as valid photo identification that matches names.

But what about those who don't have credit cards or an ID that matches, or both? The Weekly has put the question to Live Nation and awaits their response.

In the meantime, Rivera's life is a rags-to-riches story that humbly had its origins as a young single mother living out of a garage in Long Beach before moving on to grand music stages and the admiration of millions. Throughout her success, she never lost touch with her roots advocating for single mothers, undocumented immigrants, and victims of domestic abuse through the platform of her celebrity.

Since there's a lot of young, undocumented and working poor who don't have credit cards and/or a matching photo ID to gain entrance, they won't be able to even attempt to be a part of the final farewell.

This, even though Rivera's music and life resonated with them deeply.

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15 comments
Gloria Sanchez
Gloria Sanchez

Services were planned by her family, why don't you ask them!!!

Gloria Sanchez
Gloria Sanchez

She was an American and last time I checked my GPS it says I'm in the United States!

Karla Mendoza
Karla Mendoza

"The late Mexican..." No, not Mexican, Rivera was American born. Should read, Mexican American.

nonnilogo
nonnilogo

@microgdl ojala entren, y después que alguien hiciera la broma de gritar "Ahí viene la migra" *chiste malo*

thebigpicture714
thebigpicture714

That just sucks! Its such irony that her biggest fans, the people she stood up for and gave them a voice are the ones being kept out :( I don't think she would of wanted it this way!!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano

@LatinoPolitics Actually, Gabriel San Román wrote the story, but gracias for RT!

iBlayne
iBlayne

@clira65 @OCWeekly OH IT'S MY FAULT NOW IS IT?!?!?

uscbosco
uscbosco

@GustavoArellano in my best Nelson voice. Haha

shante103
shante103

Not cool I tried getting tickets and they are all out or I do not what is going on with the site but I won't let me buy any I tried with different computers and nothing..its definatley disapoints me I am a true fan.

flacotechs
flacotechs

@GustavoArellano bullshit that they're even using tickets. Selena's memorial was free and open to ALL her fans.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@Karla Mendoza In life, she never called herself "Mexican-American"; she called herself "Mexican."

LatinoPolitics
LatinoPolitics

@GustavoArellano oh crap, I didn't see that b/c I saw it shared on #FB first from @SaraChicaD. Ok, I will send another tweet.

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