Tickets to see former US First Lady and girls education advocate Michelle Obama in Vancouver in February released this morning at 11 am. And sold out right away.
The night of conversation with Michelle Obama at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, being organized by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, will take place on February 15.
Tickets were initially going to be available for GVBOT members only and go on sale for the public on January 18, but after overwhelming interest for the event, sold out in just over an hour.
“We have never experienced this level of interest in an event,” said Iain Black, President and CEO of the GVBOT. “While pleased that our website did not crash, it did slow down temporarily shortly after Member sales opened this morning, as it experienced over one hundred and fifty times the normal traffic.”
“Former US First Lady Michelle Obama is truly one of the most inspirational public figures of our time, and on behalf of the Members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, we are exceptionally excited to welcome her to our stage.”
Prices to see Obama ranged from $279.70 to $658.20 – far more than what they were going for to see former US First Lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when she came to Vancouver last year. Those ranged from $89 to $229 – though a meet and greet with her was $3,000.
To request information about joining the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, click here: boardoftrade.com/membership.
When: Thursday, February 15
Time: 5 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Sold out