Want Denver Coronation Tix? Be Prepared to Work

Activists with a plan will be rewarded with seats at Dem's acceptance speech
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2008 8:36 PM CDT
Democratic National Committee chief Howard Dean, third from left, is part of a team inspecting Denver's Invesco Field today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama wants you to help fill Denver’s Invesco Field for his coronation at the Democratic convention—but you’ll have to work for it, the Denver Post reports. A campaign official says would-be spectators will have to outline a plan for activism before and after the Aug. 28 event; tickets will then be awarded to as many as 60,000 supporters who will be expected to draw more converts by November.

"Every single person is going to be a level of seriousness," deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand said. "You know, 'Tell us how you're going to get there from Maine. Tell us how you're going to get there from Florida. Give us a sense of whether or not you're really serious about this. If you're not, we're going to provide someone else with this.'"