President Obama will be in Grand Junction this Wednesday, but a lot of volunteer hours have been spent making sure people get their admission tickets in advance.
The tickets were given out on a first come, first serve basis starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, but people showed up way before the doors opened.
Volunteers said they could not release the total amount of tickets they had to give away for security reasons, but they say the Grand Junction High School gym can seat around three thousand people.
"He will be in office for four more years, he will," supporter Steve Tucker said.
Democrats and people looking to re-elect President Obama come november will get to see him speak in Grand Junction just three months before the election.
"i believe he's the only one that's got the way to get out of this mess that the republicans got us in," Tucker said.
But local volunteers did not even know he was coming until just a few days ago.
"Five days ago. It was a very last minute thing of course because of security," volunteer Kelly Doyle said. But we were anticipating and hoping he would actually come here and we're so thrilled now that he is."
And in that short amount of time, they've had a lot to preparae to make sure volunteers were ready to hand out tickets.
"This is such a significant event, such an important event, everything has to be accounted for, Doyle said. "We had some computer problems but everything got resolved but we opened the doors at 9 o'clock."
Although less than a weeks notice was long enough for many people to find out about the event and get in line.
"The first person who showed up to get tickets to wait in line showed up at 10 til 4 in the morning," Doyle said. "And then the second person showed up around 4:15 and the everyone else started coming at about 6 o'clock."
"If it was another two hours I'd be willing to stay just as long as I get to go see him," Tucker said.
And after seeing the turnout for admission tickets, some people are planning to arrive at GJHS early on Wednesday afternoon too.
"We plan on getting there around 11:30 to get in line to get into the door at 2:30," democrat Kenneth Payne said. "So my week is basically planned around this."
Some people say they were surprised to see how many people are going to be listening to Obama speak.
"All I hear is how conservative this town is and then to have this many people turn out it's like democrats are like a silent group," Tucker said. "They don't run around bragging about we did this or we do that. When it's time to show up I think that's the kind of people we are. We show up to do it."
People planning on attending Wednesday event at GJHS are not allowed to bring in large bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, or signs. People are encouraged to wear a button or shirt to show their support instead.
Parking for the event will be provided by Colorado Mesa University. No cars will be allowed to park at the high school.