The bizarre conclusion to our Obama speech tickets tale

At least the tickets seem to be the real things.

As chronicled here and here, my family and I had essentially given up on getting tickets for Barack Obama's August 28 Invesco Field at Mile High acceptance speech despite having registered for them within minutes of the press conference announcing their availability. But then, unexpectedly, my wife received an e-mail telling her she'd been awarded community credentials. Judging by an online comment I received, which is reproduced below, such a note was apparently no guarantee of good news. But in our case, the situation worked out very well, albeit very weirdly.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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