Some Carmel, CA high school students are learning just how difficult it is to obtain tickets to President-Elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.
The students were some of thousands of people who sent requests to the Congressional members in their area to get tickets to the January 20 event in Washington, DC, but as reported by KSBW-TV in Salinas, CA, many of those students will travel east without tickets. See video below.
Requests for tickets to the inauguration have poured into Congressional offices in record numbers because of the historic nature of the event, but the government was only issuing less than 300,000 of the free tickets. Estimates range from 2 million to 5 million as to how many people plan to travel to Washington, DC for the ceremony.
As reported just after the election, inauguration tickets are have been removed from all the Web sites owned by TicketNetwork and StubHub and other sites because the free tickets will only be distributed by members of Congress, and identification is required to pick them up.
As for the Carmel students, about nine of them were promised tickets.