- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 8, 2018

Michelle Obama is still a hit with the Brits after years removed as America’s first lady.

A stop in London’s Royal Festival Hall in December for the upcoming “Becoming” memoir tour has fans overseas scrambling for access. The 2,900 seat venue, however, simply cannot accommodate the tens-of-thousands who wish to hear Mrs. Obama speak.

“We have asked Viagogo to remove the tickets available on their site. Tickets bought from unauthorized third parties will be cancelled and invalid for entry,” South Bank Center tweeted Thursday.

The authorized third-party site was selling tickets for roughly $90,000, The New York Post reported.

“People were queuing at 4am for Michelle Obama’s presale tickets,” one person tweeted Wednesday, BBC reported. “If you are serious about going you need to be up early!!! Don’t log on at 8am, don’t get to south bank center at 9am you won’t stand a chance.”

“I was #30562 in the queue … so close,” deadpanned another.

The stop in London is one of 13 tour dates beginning Nov. 13.

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