Posted: Aug 31, 2011 12:21 PM by Adam Bell and Erin Yeykal
Updated: Sep 1, 2011 10:19 AM
It took just one hour for people to snatch up about 1,000 tickets to see Maya Angelou at Montana State University.
The free tickets were made available starting at 10 a.m. today and by 11 a.m. they were gone, according to the Bobcat Ticket Office.
People began lining up at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse before 10 a.m. to get their tickets to the Sept. 13 lecture.
Angelou had previously been scheduled to speak in the MSU SUB Ballrooms in a sold-out event last November, but had to reschedule on doctor's advice. The rescheduled event, in a larger venue, is free and open to the public, however, advance tickets are required.
During the event, MSU President Waded Cruzado will present Angelou with the MSU Presidential Medal for Global and Visionary Leadership.