Friday, August 28, 2009

Bill Clinton is a Cheap Date

Unable to compete with the head-rushing excitement of CNE thrillers like the Tilt-a-Whirl™ and the ever-enticing Whack-a-Mole&trade, it looks like Canadians in the big commie city of TO just have better things to do than to pay 5 bucks to see Bubba.

Ticket sales for Bill Clinton's speech Saturday at the CNE have been much slower than expected, forcing organizers to reconfigure the stadium layout and offer fairgoers $5 tickets at the door.

About 7,000 advance tickets are sold for the 4 p.m. event, a far cry from the 25,000 people expected when it was announced two weeks ago.

“I'm the eternal optimist. I thought we were just going to sell like crazy at the very beginning and it looks like we're going to sell more towards the end of this sales cycle,” said David Bednar, general manager of the Canadian National Exhibition. “I can almost guarantee that we will not sell out.”

(To be fair, I know there's not much that could pull me away from the Whack-a-Mole™ either. Maybe they could stick Bill in a box with a few holes? Just a suggestion.)

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