According to the Mobile Register: "With a desire to secure free tickets to see 'American Idol' winner Ruben Studdard perform, Anita Hopper sat at the head of the line nearly 18 hours before they were distributed Saturday morning. The 8,800 free tickets for the Sept. 2 concert at the Mobile Civic Center, which became available at 10 a.m., ran out in 30 minutes with more than 700 people still clamoring for them." Similarly, "in Birmingham, 10,000 tickets ran out in 17 minutes Saturday morning."
Now, when I acquired my tickets yesterday, I didn't have any problems. I didn't have to wait more than five minutes. It was easy. All you needed to do was use the Internet! Who waits in line for concert tickets anymore?!
And as if that wasn't enough to make me shake my head in disappointment: "Hopper ... said the other people at the front of the line with her waited there throughout the night, surviving on fast food and staving off boredom by people-watching, singing and line dancing." Line dancing is already the most ridiculous form of recreation known to man (well, maybe not as ridiculous as curling), but now they've managed to work it into a pun. Ugh.