Thousands upon thousands of Hamilton fans are trying to not miss their shot at tickets to The Kennedy Center’s event of the year.
Tickets went on sale Wednesday morning for the massively popular Broadway musical. But you had to be a Kennedy Center member to snag some seats.
People were lined up around two sides of the (very large) building Wednesday morning when WUSA9 reporter Evan Koslof stopped by.
One man had been waiting in line since 11:30 Tuesday night.
“Crazy to some, but if you wanna be first you gotta be the best and get up and get in line,” he said.
However, even more people were online in a virtual waiting room.
Not a few thousand, but nearly 100,000. At one point Wednesday afternoon, 90,468 people were waiting for a chance to buy tickets—and that number only seemed to grow as the afternoon went on.
Non-Kennedy Center members, don’t worry! The members aren’t going to snatch up all the tickets.
The venue is saving a “significant allotment” for the general public. Those tickets will go on sale in late March. Officials haven’t announced an exact date yet, but said they’ll let the public know 10 to 14 days in advance.
Prices also haven’t been announced for the general public tickets, but The Kennedy Center said they’ll be similar to the member prices, which ranged from $99 to $625.
If you’re banking on buying tickets through a third-party site, like StubHub or Ticketmaster, be prepared to pay even more.
As of Wednesday morning—before the first tickets even went on sale—seats were selling for an average of $731 online.
Hamilton will make its D.C. premiere at The Kennedy Center on June 12, 2018 and will run through September 16, 2018.