Dave + Oprah tickets go fast at Ball State

This year’s “David Letterman Lecture Series” will have Ball State’s most famous alum sitting down with Oprah Winfrey on November 26. Students camped out for the free tickets over the weekend — some were in line for 15 hours — and they went fast. One entrepreneur apparently went right to Craigslist after scoring a seat for the big event; that person wants $150 for the ticket. Journalism student Ashley Dye isn’t selling her seat, though. She writes:

I was in line for my mother, which could sound weird because she died in October 2011. What drove me through the long night was the memory of my mom — plain and simple. …

My mom had her flaws, and our relationship was rocky, but some of our good times were spent discussing and watching Winfrey.

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* Watch interviews with students waiting in line for tickets (bsudailynews.com)
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