Hopeful attendees looking to slip into President Obama‘s inaugural ball for a limited fee are at a loss as low-cost tickets for the special event were mistakenly put on sale a day early and sold out, reports the Associated Press.
Inaugural officials say the limited number of $60 tickets for the Jan. 21 ball were supposed to go on sale Monday morning, but a slip-up over at Ticketmaster made the hot items available Sunday evening. Ticketmaster said during an email system test, it inadvertently sent a message early to ball-goers who wanted to be notified.
There was no word on how many of the $60 tickets were sold or how much they future tickets will cost, if offered.
Of course, there will be tons of inaugural balls (official and unofficial) around Washington, D.C. on the big night, including Obama’s second ball in honor of military members and Russell Simmons‘ second hip-hop inaugural ball highlighting the genre’s influence in the re-election the President.