Long lines, headaches reported at ticket sites for Obama rally

People wait in line inside Gwinnett Place Mall with hopes of receiving a ticket to see former President Barack Obama speak in Atlanta, Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

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People wait in line inside Gwinnett Place Mall with hopes of receiving a ticket to see former President Barack Obama speak in Atlanta, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

The only way to get tickets for Friday's campaign rally featuring former President Barack Obama was to stand in line at designated sites between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. today.

Folks have taken to social media to talk about their experiences trying to be in the number, including long lines and some frustration.

 
 
 

Obama will campaign alongside gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and other Democrats at the event to be held Friday evening on Morehouse's campus. The Forbes Arena has a capacity of about 6,000.

Earlier today, separate events for Abrams on Thursday featuring Oprah Winfrey reached capacity within two hours.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning with Republican candidate Brian Kemp this week.

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Angela Ack (from left), Annettee Rainer (center) and Daphne Barnett pose for a photo after receiving their tickets to see former President Barack Obama speak in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Angela Ack (from left), Annettee Rainer (center) and Daphne Barnett pose for a photo after receiving their tickets to see former President Barack Obama speak in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

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Angela Ack (from left), Annettee Rainer (center) and Daphne Barnett pose for a photo after receiving their tickets to see former President Barack Obama speak in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

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