Tomorrow is now today Got a text msg from my son. He is in line but doubts he will get in.
and this from a news story:
Obama is planning to speak at 3 p.m. today at Northeastern University. By 1:30 p.m., a line stretching for blocks snaked through the city streets near the university. The crowd was energetic and full of young people. Many waved Coakley signs and some said they had been waiting for hours.
Got in line at 7. Way less than 100 people in line. A few hours later, somebody counting people pointed at me and said 100. Then so many more people started cutting in line. Then we were 277th. Absolutely zero crowd control, as the cops really didn't care. Very unorganized.
So then people start to be let in in waves. And my group of 6 gets cut off. A few minutes later, we're told that the fire marshall has shut it down and wouldn't let anyone else in. We were literally the VERY next group. So there ended up being a bit over 200 people in front of us in line that got in (people got about 50ish line-cutters to leave). I should tell you that the line went down Huntington, looped thru Krentzman Quad, and rumors said it extended to down by the Symphony stop. In line, they first told us that 2,000 would be let in. Then 1,500. Then 1,000 to 1,100. So we thought we were for sure in, since we were within the first couple hundred.
Not going to go into details here, but we got in (by the skin of our teeth).
The whole thing was absolutely ridiculous. All in all, pretty awesome to see the president.
Now I gotta do this all over again to get Beanpot tix tomorrow.