Amherst, NY (WBEN) - A handful of parents and some students were in line early Tuesday morning camping out for tickets to President Obama's upcoming speech Thursday at UB.
By 2pm on Tuesday, the line grew long with hundreds of people looking for tickets.
Denise Camarre of Newfane was taking no chances
"We've been here since 1:30 am," she says " It's not that we are afraid that they will sell out, we wanted to be number one in line," she says.
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Jordan Camarre, Camping out for Obama Tickets
The president will speak on higher education, and affordable tuition issues Thursday. Camarre (pictured above, center) says the issue is important to her and her son Jordan (L) , a senior at Newfane High School, with political aspirations.
"It's something that doesn't happen all the time, especially in the great city of Buffalo. It's just a one in a lifetime opportunity, " Jordan said.
Doors to the arena will open at nine for a speech near 11 am .
All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed in Alumni Arena. Cameras are permitted.
Governor Cuomo will greet the president at the airport Thursday morning before he boards a bus to UB-- and then continues on for stops in Syracuse and Binghamton- touting affordable higher education and pressing congress for changes.