Michael Jackson has reportedly said that "God and the truth are on our side."
He then went on to say:
"You understand I can't be there today," said Jackson. "I wish I could... I know you've traveled from around the world and I'm glad you came."
"I truly believe I have the most wonderful fans in the world," he said. "I'm looking forward to being with you very soon. Keep on dancing. I love you all very much."
Jackson made a speakerphone call on Sunday to approximately 200 fans, who had gathered at a hotel ballroom in Santa Maria.
The event cost $20 per head, and featured; singers, Jackson impersonators and someone known as "Majestic Magnificent."
In the spirit of peace and love, some Jackson fans beat a pinata with the face of prosecutor Tom Sneddon on Saturday.
The Jackson fan club president, Deborah Dannelly, said:
"It was meant in fun. We don't mean any harm to Mr. Sneddon".