They started lining up more than two hours before the box office opened at noon yesterday, and there were still people waiting in line at 5:30p.
The occasion? The annual Columbus Day ticket sale at the Count Basie Theatre, where ducats for shows by Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin (the Queen of Soul, of course), The Nutcracker and just about everything else on the calendar into early February could be had for just ten bucks.
That included the “Elvis Birthday Bash 2008,” starring Scot Bruce & Mike Albert on January 25.
While they waited, ticket buyers were entertained by Michael T. Marchitto, who bills himself as “the Jersey shore’s #1 Elvis impersonator.”