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Thousands brave cold to get tickets for President Obama's farewell address

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- President Obama is set to give his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night in Chicago.

Thousands of people braved the extreme cold this weekend for their chance to get free tickets to the event. Many stood in line for hours waiting for the tickets that were given on a first come, first serve basis.

One person called it "a part of history."

"I'm just glad to be a part of it. As a person who just voted in this recent election for the first time, really special to be able to see him speak live."

Hundreds waiting in line in a building across the street say they didn't get tickets because people kept cutting the line. Some tickets have already showed up online for as much as $5,000 each.

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