The town of Wildwood, New Jersey on a Tuesday in the end of January usually looks like a ghost town, yesterday that was not the case at all.
This Tuesday was a special one. Thousands on top of thousands came out to support the president of the United States Donald J Trump, who was in town for a rally at the Wildwood Convention Center.
I myself was one of over 100,000 people to claim a free ticket to this historical event. A number that was extremely too high for a space that was that small.
The Convention Center was only going to allow the first 7,500 people into the venue to witness Donald speak in person. People camped out for two days for a chance to get a glimpse at Mr. Trump. I went with a friend of mine who flew up from Florida just to see the man live and up close.
The Wildwood Convention Center Failed And People Where Pissed
My friend and I arrived in the parking lot at 6:45 a.m. geared up and ready to go despite only 3hrs of sleep and the frigid temperature. When we got there about 3,000 people were already waiting in line so we were confident in our chances of getting in the door.
The whole waiting process was completely mishandled there was no organization what so ever and no communication. It was as if the Convention Center didn’t give a flying f*** about the people who dedicated their time. After being in line for 9 hours whoever the hell was in charge finally let people start entering the building. That’s when the chaos ensued at turtle like speed.
They had us all packed into the cattle shoot after the doors opened it seemed as if the line moved slower and slower. People in line were getting antsy and jerks began to move ahead of people with stealth like precision. Believe me, if I witnessed that myself I would have sent them back to where they came from.
A Sea Of Red Hats
By 6:00 p.m. and creeping at speeds of a few feet per hour the people began to get restless. A guy we had been standing with us all-day looked around and began asking people what time they got here. Somehow people who arrived 2 hrs later then us were right next to us in line. At this point, I was getting worried we would not be getting inside but I had faith.
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7:00 p.m rolled around and Trump had just arrived and we were in the last line before entering the venue. That’s when our hopes of getting in where shattered. Come to find the people across the street who had been waiting half the time we had, were led across the street and security let them rush the Convention Hall stairs. WTF! my friend and I were so pissed after standing in line for nearly 12 hrs we left. Too upset to even watch the president speak on the big screen. Wildwood Convention Center you failed to make sure the people who deserved to get in got in. Mayor Pete Byron you should be ashamed of your self and the town you rule.