CHICAGO: Thousands Wait In Pre-Dawn Frigid Temps To Nab Tickets To Obama’s Farewell Address [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail reports:

Thousands waited for hours in single-digit temperatures to try to snag a ticket to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago. People began lining up well before sunrise for Saturday’s 8 am ticket distribution, saying they want to show their appreciation and soak in the final moments of his history-making presidency.

The lines stretched for blocks and snarled traffic around McCormick Place, the sprawling convention center along Lake Michigan where Obama will speak on Tuesday night. Obama’s final speech to the public will continue a tradition set in 1796 when George Washington addressed the American people for the last time as president.

There were more people in line than there were tickets before the first ducat was even issued and those arriving after 6:30AM were turned away. On Tuesday night I’ll post the live-stream here on JMG and we can all cry together.