Free tickets to Clinton-sponsored Jay-Z concert attracts a crowd

Line began before dawn outside Cuyahoga County BOE
Posted at 12:32 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 14:53:32-04

The chance to get free tickets to an upcoming Jay-Z concert attracted hundreds to the corner of East 30th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Friday morning, tying up traffic during the morning commute.

Hillary Clinton's campaign office gave out the tickets from their Euclid Avenue office, located less than one block from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

People stood in line for hours, some even arriving before the sun came up. The campaign used the event to get people to walk across the street and vote early.

“It wasn’t too bad,” Andre Sneed said, "We got here early, about six. We waited about two hours for the door to open. We got in quickly, got out quickly and then we went across the street and we voted.”

The Clinton campaign has not announced a venue for the Friday Nov. 4 concert and those free tickets are not a guarantee of a seat if the venue reaches capacity.

Cleveland Police said there were no plans for additional patrols Friday.