While President Obama rubbed elbows with Sarah Jessica Parker, George and Amal Clooney, Meryl Streep and Lena Dunham at a star-studded White House farewell party, Chicagoans braved the freezing cold to wait for hours for free tickets for Obama’s farewell speech.
More than 7,000 people waited in a line only 800 tickets snakes through the city convention center. The residents line-up were allowed to enter at 6 PM on Saturday and 6:30.m, the entry in the queue was useless.
But of course, tickets soon showed up on secondary markets.
To shell out when you are ready, the money, the tickets can go for about $2,000 (with a bit of a better view for $3,500). And Chicagoans had to get hold of some interesting proposals for people who had managed to get the tickets.
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