Some people wait in line for Black Friday deals, others concerts, but Darlene Ford of Kansas City is first in line to see President Barack Obama.
The president will be in Kansas City Tuesday and Wednesday to speak about the economy, according to The White House. The speaking event at the Uptown Theatre in Midtown is open to the public, but free tickets will be handed out to the public Monday morning.
KCTV 5 reports Ford got in line at 9 a.m. Sunday for a ticket and says she would have come Saturday night if her husband hadn't stopped her first.
The 45-year-old Kansas City woman just sees it as a chance of a lifetime.
"I'm crazy," Ford said. "Last time I got to see him, he was a little blip. Even with binoculars we couldn't see him very well. So I just wanted to make sure that I was in line to get a ticket."
Shortly after waiting outside the theatre, Phyllis Manly joined Ford. Both women shrug off others who think the two are out of their minds.
"Everybody's got their opinion. They might think it is crazy. I think it is a great opportunity," Manley said.
The last time Obama visited the Kansas City area was in September, when he spoke at the Ford plant in Claycomo.