It was the most coveted ticket to hit the streets since Willy Wonka's golden tickets in the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Everyone wanted one: a ticket to the Tony Award-winning 2015 musical "Hamilton."
Sorry, folks. You've missed your shot.
The show coming to the Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts is sold out. It will be in the Mile High City from Feb. 27 through April 1.
Folks started lining up outside the center more than 12 hours before tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. By noon, hundreds were in line. Other wannabe purchasers, who preferred a warmer clime for their ticket buying, phoned in or jumped in a queue on the website DenverCenter.org before the 10 a.m. witching hour. Many were told that more than 100,000 people were in line ahead of them.
According to The Denver Post, about 65,000 tickets were available to the public. Online sales accounted for 2,000 to 4,000 tickets every hour. Tickets were priced at $75 to $165, with a select number of $545 premium seats.
And as tens of thousands of people lined up in person, on the phone and online for the 10 a.m. release, a few buyers snagged tickets an hour early, The Post reported.
There is still a sliver of hope. A lottery will award 40 $10 orchestra seats for each performance.