Thousands Of Chicagoans Lined Up In The Cold For Obama Tickets This Morning
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jan 7, 2017 4:27PM
Thousands of Chicagoans lined up at dawn despite single-digit weather in hopes of scoring a coveted ticket to President Barack Obama's farewell speech, which is taking place at McCormick Place Tuesday.
Many reported going home without a ticket, even some who arrived as early as 6 a.m. Officials forbade visitors from lining up earlier than 6 a.m., but many showed up as early as 4:30 a.m., according to the Sun-Times. Lines snaked through McCormick Center and outside the Near South Side buildings:
This is a tiny tiny fraction of the Obama farewell speech ticket line. It probably goes for about a mile, looped around McCormick Place. pic.twitter.com/7iQK5sC5u4— Arlen Parsa (@automaki) January 7, 2017
Lots of disappointed people being told they won't get Obama farewell tickets, yours truly included pic.twitter.com/fwJXnz5D1J— Anne Klingeberger (@region_rant) January 7, 2017