doc martens london Thousands in Portland rush to get Hamilton tickets
Brent Weisberg, Trevor Ault and KOIN 6 News Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) Tickets for the hit Broadway show Hamilton went on sale in Portland Friday morning prompting fans to start lining up outside the downtown box office hours before.
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton,
an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.
The show will be performed at the Keller Auditorium and tickets range from $80 $175. There are also a select number of $500 premium seats available for each show. However, for those who don’t have tickets already, expect to pay at least several hundred dollars to see the musical. Thursday. But after more than 11 hours of waiting,
Hess got his tickets 4 front row box seats on Easter Sunday.
Jack Bush and his wife were also some of the first people in line. The couple is from Portland, but rented a room at the nearby Heathman Hotel to ensure they had a warm place to stay, eat and relax before getting in line.
Bush described the environment as “fun.”
there was still a line of people stretched around the building determined to get tickets to what’s being called the most popular musical in history.
Many people waited in a virtual line Friday morning to get tickets. Customers were placed in an online waiting room with some managing to purchase tickets. However, many of the shows were already sold out by the time people got through while others said the site crashed on them.
Jeffrey Seller, the show’s producer said in a prepared statement,
“It’s tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people that are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets.