CHARLOTTE, N.C. Thousands of people showed up at two Charlotte locations Sunday to get tickets for President Barack Obamas acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, but the campaign ran out, leaving some people frustrated after waiting for hours.
Were really upset right now, Melody Hunt, who said she was at the front of the line when the tickets ran out, told the Observers news partner, WCNC-TV.
Each person who showed up got two tickets, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cameron French, the Obama for America campaigns spokesman in the state, said tens of thousands of tickets were given out, but he wouldnt give an exact number. It was also unclear how many people stood in line on Sunday but were unable to obtain tickets.
French said on Sunday that the campaign made an effort to bring in tickets from other cities, but some people still were left empty-handed.
What they should have done is counted how many tickets they had and counted how many people were in line, Hunt said. So now were stuck here, might not even have after five hours standing in line no ticket.
A spokesman said people could sign up on a campaign website Ofa.bo/ncimthere for any stadium tickets returned.