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Springsteen to Rally for Obama at nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Posted: Updated: Oct 22, 2012 12:40 AM EDT

President Obama's campaign office on Charlottesville's downtown mall handed out tickets to a rally with Bruce Springsteen on Sunday.

Hundreds of people waited in line Sunday afternoon as volunteers handed out free tickets to see "The Boss".

The rocker will play a solo acoustic concert and rally support for President Obama's re-election campaign Tuesday at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

Myra Anderson, an Obama supporter and Springsteen fan, waited several hours for her ticket and says it was worth every minute.

"Any celebrity who takes the time when he is already in town to do a concert, but to personally put in a concert for, to endorse a candidate that's worth coming out for, so I am very excited," she said.   

Campaign volunteers say they will continue giving out tickets starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday until they run out.

The rally starts at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the pavilion.


Press Release
Obama for America

Obama for America to Host Event Featuring Bruce Springsteen in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Va. - Obama for America announced that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen, local elected officials and volunteers on Tuesday, October 23.  As part of the Obama campaign's effort to turn out voters across the commonwealth, Springsteen will give a special appearance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville.  Free tickets will be available at OFA offices in the Charlottesville area beginning at 1:00 PM on October 21.

As the election approaches, OFA-Virginia volunteers are reaching out to their friends and neighbors, discussing what's at stake in this election, and making sure that all Virginians are able to make their voices heard.

"I'm here today because for thirty years I've been writing about the distance between the American dream and the American reality," said Springsteen during a recent appearance in Iowa. "I'm here because our vote is one of the principle ways we get to determine that equation, we get to close that distance. Voting matters, elections matter."

The Charlottesville event with Bruce Springsteen is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis at the offices listed below.

TICKET INFORMATION:  Tickets are free and are available for the Charlottesville event with Bruce Springsteen on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 21:

 OFA-Charlottesville Office
407 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

OFA-Charlottesville/UVA Campus Office
1325 West Main Street A
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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