Do you have a ticket for what is the biggest political event in a century, or even more?
If you do, you’d receive something looking like this from the Democratic Party.
If you saw my previous post on what the “You got it” or “You’ve been wait-listed” emails look like, you are likely in this very position of either having this ticket, or planning on going ticket-less down for the festivities! (Unless you plan on partying with Biz Markie!)
So, here we are, a day away – Ticket or no ticket in hand. How do you plan to prepare for this?
By now, if you haven’t read the FAQ on how to handle yourself on the grounds, it’s a good time to get that FAQ all read up!
The raw logistics:
- They will start letting people into the Ticketed event at 8:30PM
- The only entrance (ticket or non) is on Congress Parkway at Michigan Avenue
- Take Public Transit – No Street Parking, and Parking lots will be considerably full
- Don’t bring bags, chairs, strollers, alcohol, – Try to keep it to a small purse
- Nothing has been said about Cameras, Camcorders, Phones – So that sounds safe
- This will be a standing room event only – wear sensible shoes!
- If violence breaks out, remain calm and let the many Security folks do their jobs
- ~1400 Police will be on duty for this event
- Get out there and VOTE! before coming. I voted last week. :)
- Bring valid Identification – No need to get a hassle there. (I got my new ID today)
So, hopefully this little Tutorial/FAQ helps to provide you the right information for this once in a lifetime event in our worlds history.
Feel free to say Hello if you see me out there in the crowd. :) I have a number of friends who will also be there, and if I can do as planned – I should be wearing a suit of sorts. :)
Take care, and don’t hesitate to yell out “Christopher!” in the crowd if you’re looking for me. :)
Tags: Barack Obama, Congress Parkway, Election 08, Election Night, FAQ, Grant Park, Hutchinson Field, Obama, Politics, Vote
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I received this little letter in the email today.
I know that there were severely limited quantities of these tickets available. And by the looks of it, I strongly have the potential to be one of those there at the event itself!
Oh, the wonders of being a Technological Independent!
Thank you for signing up to receive a ticket for the Election Night event at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park, Chicago.
Your ticket will be emailed to you on Monday, November 3rd, between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Each ticket is personalized for the ticket holder and is non-transferable.
You must print your ticket and bring it with you to the event. Each ticket is valid for you and one guest.
The Democratic Party
P.S. — Ticket holders should walk towards Grant Park on Congress Parkway, then walk south on Columbus Drive to the site.
For security reasons, do not bring bags. Photo ID is required. Please limit personal items. No signs, banners, chairs, or strollers allowed.
Now all I need to do, is get myself a non-expired ID (State Police took mine for “speeding”) and I’ll be gangbusters for the event on Tuesday! As it is, I’ll already be downtown that day!
On a separate note, I feel it’s a bit insane that Police will take your ID for activities as “bond”, leaving you effectively with no ability to get into government buildings, or even if you’re beaten/left for dead, a piece of paper is hardly any form of “Identification“
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Tags: Democratic Party, Election, Election Night, Grant Park, Obama, Obama 08, Photo ID Required, Political, Politics
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