I managed to score an Obama election-night rally ticket! If you're curious, all it took was hedging my bets on several friends' short lists, then some pathetic begging. I also understand from fellow wait-listees that the campaign is sending around e-mails telling them that there are no more tickets. I have not yet received this, so it's possible they've reviewed my generous donation history and are bumping me to the top of the list as we speak.
The really crazy thing, though, is that people are trying to sell their plus-one tickets. I just got an e-mail from my friend, onto whom I'll be glommed to get into this thing, telling me that I owe her $1500. Can you believe that? Do you think people will actually fork out that much? It seems insane when you can stand across the street, for example, and probably get just as good of a view, which is to say none at all.
Of course, all of this will be a nonissue when I win that coveted backstage pass! Obama and I would then be fist-bumping directly when he wraps this thing up.