Tickets for Michelle Obama Speaking Event Re-Selling for Over $90,000
Tickets for a speaking engagement with former First Lady Michelle Obama in London are re-selling for over $90,000.??The Guardian reports, minutes after tickets for the December event at London’s Royal Festival Hall were made available;??ticket scalpers snatched up dozen of tickets and were reselling them on the Switzerland-based ticketing website Viagogo.??Tickets for the event, originally selling for around $40 to over $160 are now selling for more than 570 times their value.??A spokesperson for the venue spoke to the Guardian saying they take secondary ticketing very seriously.??“If we find tickets on sale without our authorization by any unauthorized third parties they are identified and cancelled.”??The spokesperson went on to say they have asked Viagogo to remove the tickets??but according to the Guardian, as of Thursday the tickets have yet to be removed.
Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama charmed thousands of Britons on Sunday (April 19), telling anecdotes about meeting the "wonderfully warm and funny" Queen Elizabeth and praising London's diversity..