People wait in line for hours to get ticket for Obama speech

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BOULDER, Colo. --  Two-thousand tickets for President Obama’s Tuesday evening speech were handed out at the Coors Events Center in Boulder Monday.

Over the weekend, about 4,500 tickets went to students and faculty, and Monday the general public lined up to get their hands on the hottest ticket under the Flatirons.

This is the first time a President has delivered a speech at the University of Colorado Boulder in 58 years.

“We got here around ten minutes to six and were the first three here!” said Judy Brook. “Rachel, Sharon and I just wanted to get a chance to see the President here in our home town.”

Some worked on computers, others knitted or sun bathed, while one man had his St. Bernard tag along, “St. Bernard’s for Obama!” he proudly proclaimed.

The tickets were free, in all about 9,200 will pack the home of the basketball Buffs.

To get in you will need the ticket, which each person had to hand sign, and some form of official ID. They will be checking to see if the signatures match.

Most made the six hour wait with no sweat—well a little—as temps did get up into the mid-80’s.

But as the chimes struck 12, ticket windows opened and the ticket give-away began. Those up close had the best chance to land one, while those who were way back in the line, well television is the next best thing to being there!

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