Sunday, October 11, 2009


...when Barack goes marching in to New Orleans.

Only catch is this:
Due to limited space at the event, we will only be able to fulfill a limited number of requests for tickets. Please note that filling out this form DOES NOT guarantee a ticket to this event.

Filling out this form qualifies you to be selected for a ticket.

Doors for the event will open at 11:00 am. The event location and further details will be given to those individuals who are selected to pick-up tickets.

After 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 13th when the online sign-up has expired, a limited number of individuals will be selected and contacted by email called in regarding ticket pick-up information. Each individual selected will have the opportunity to pick up a maximum of TWO tickets.

Please note that the White House will not be able to respond to all requests for tickets. You will only receive an email if you are selected to pick up a ticket.

This form will be available until 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 13th.
Form's not up yet. Won't be up until 10 AM central - aka, our - time.

Synchronize your watches, folks, get ready for the virtual starter's gun tomorrow morning, and brace yourselves for Wonka Golden Ticket-like hysteria.

Thanks, shercole!

Update, 10-12: Thanks again to shercole, we have a number you can call if you cannot get online to apply: 504-280-7060.

Anudder update, 10-12, 11:36 AM: Just filled out the application four times and got nothing more than the same page minus the blank form and plus this message: "The White House will not be able to respond to all requests for tickets. You will only receive an email if you are selected..."

Well, wham, bam, no thank you, ma'am, to the White House, too. Loving the "don't email us, we'll email you" response. I mean, I know my chances of getting a ticket are about 1 in 400, 000 or so, but hey, at least give me a "we received your application, thank you!" to acknowledge my interest or something. Courtesy, y'all, always courtesy.

One mo' time, 10-12, 12:40 PM: On finding the voice mail for the phone number full, I thought of all the ways attendees could be randomly chosen, began with throwing all the applications down the longest flight of White House stairs and whichever ones reached the bottom were headed to UNO... and then I got carried away on Twitter.:
Other methods for choosing Obama town hall attendees: eeny meeny miney mo, darts, pulling out of a hat or bingo # cage...playing "Deal or No Deal" (any excuse to involve hot babes), sending it to the Nobel committee to pick...having a massive "cook-off", dance-off, talent show, or inane essay-writing contest, wet t-shirt contest, karaoke, trivia, video poker, the slots at Harrah's, whoever can swim from the Quarter to Algiers...rock, paper, scissors, shoot, ultimate frisbee, whoever makes it out of a Saints football game with no broken limbs...soon, WWOZ is going to offer town hall tix when you purchase a Brass Pass to JazzFest to boost their fundraising this week.
Feel free to add some of your own versions of how the town hall selection process will go.


swampwoman said...

I thought about trying for tickets, but decided it would probably be futile - thanks for verifying it was a worthless venture

Leigh C. said...

Glad it was informative! ;-)

So far, the Gambit has only verified, through the Tweeter Tube, one Golden Town Hall Ticket winner, and she's with a PR firm.