Lines Are Long For Tickets to See Michelle Obama [SLIDE SHOW]

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Tallahassee, FL - September 14, 2012 - 5:28pm

The first lady is expected to speak to Floridians about what's at stake in the upcoming presidential election. Michelle Obama will be making a stop to rally in Tallahassee on Monday.

More than a thousand people showed up at the Obama headquarters on North Monroe Street bright and early this morning to get their tickets. By 9:00 the line was all the way around the corner. Thousands of local residents got a free ticket to see the First Lady of the United States.

Elliot Hogan, an Obama supporter: "This election is a very, very important election. This is the time that we really have to voice our choice in the political arena. I'm a strong supporter of President Obama and that's why I'm standing in line."

A long line it was...
People picking up tickets at the Obama Headquarters on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee were in single file down the block and around the corner.

Reporter: "You didn't mind waiting in this long line?"

Joseph Morgan, an Obama rally ticket holder: Not at all. It's worth it. What better moment could I have spent out here getting tickets for my wife and I to see Michelle."

Michelle Obama will speak in Tallahassee on Monday. She'll talk about what's at stake in this election for Floridians and encourage them to help organize their communities between now and November.

Ben Poston, an Obama rally ticket holder: "When I was in college at Oregon State in 1998, I saw Hillary Clinton. So, I can't miss a historical event like this. We'll be looking forward to seeing Michelle Obama."

Morgan: "Also, Monday is my wife's 50-something birthday and I will be bringing her as part of her birthday present to see the first lady. So, I'm happy."

There were three ticket pick-up locations in Tallahassee and one in Quincy. A spokesperson told me she could not say exactly how many tickets were given out, but, we do know it was in the thousands.

First Lady Michelle Obama will be at the Leon County Civic Center Monday at 4 p.m.

Tallahassee, FL - September 14, 2012 - 5:28pm

A sign on the door of the Obama Headquarters on Monroe Street in Tallahassee reads, "No more tickets."


Tallahassee, FL - September 14, 2012 - 1:12pm

Boys Choir has just been asked to perform for First Lady Michelle Obama at the Civic Center on Monday.


Tallahassee, FL - September 14, 2012 - 12:37pm

The Obama headquarters on North Monroe just ran out of tickets for Monday's Michelle Obama rally. But it appears they are putting people on a wait list. WCTV has also been told that the location on Madison Street is also out.

Tallahassee, FL - September 13, 2012

On Monday, September 17, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Florida, where she will speak to grassroots supporters in Gainesville and Tallahassee. The First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Floridians and encourage them to help organize their communities between now and November. And, as part of the campaign’s It Takes One effort, the First Lady will ask every supporter to help grow Obama for America’s national grassroots network.

The First Lady’s events are free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first-come, first-served basis at the following pick-up locations below.

WHAT: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Tallahassee Grassroots Supporters

WHEN: Press/Public Access: 4:00 PM EDT

Final Press Access: 6:00 PM EDT

Remarks: 6:55 PM EDT

September 17, 2012

WHERE: Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center

505 West Pensacola Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301


Tickets are available starting Friday, September 14 at 9:00 AM EDT. If tickets are still available on Saturday, September 15, there will be a second distribution starting at 9:00 AM EDT.

Organizing for America—Tallahassee Campus Office

704 W. Madison Street

Tallahassee, FL 32304

Organizing for America—Main Tallahassee Office

541 N. Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Organizing for America—Gadsden Office

17 E. Jefferson Street

Quincy, FL 32351

Florida State University

Oglesby Union Courtyard

75 N. Woodword Avenue

Tallahasse, FL 32304

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