At this moment in time there are hundreds of people lined up at Dobson High School trying to get tickets to hear President Obama speak at the school on Wednesday, Feb 18.
Obama is supposed to be talking about his plans to fix the foreclosure mess ”“ something that has hit the Phoenix real estate market particularly hard.
I went down to Dobson High in Mesa this morning just to take a peak at the crowd. It was INSANE! The line was a good half a mile long. A security guard told me the crowd was probably “over a thousand”.
Some media are reporting that 300 ”“ 400 free tickets will be distributed. There are rumors that the White House may release more.
I chatted with several people, including some that had been in line since 10:00pm last night. Those in roughly the middle of the line arrived around 5:30 this morning.
It was quite a party atmosphere. Since it’s President’s Day, many small children were waiting as well.
There were people handing out boxes of doughnuts (and yes, I resisted the temptation) and vendors selling all sorts of Obama paraphernalia.
If anyone manages to get a ticket and goes, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
And if you missed the free tickets, I’m sure there will be some available on eBay or Craigslist shortly. There is already a post on Craigslist from someone looking for tickets and willing to pay $100 for two tickets.