“An Evening with Barack Obama” is the name of the former US President’s tour, now it’s stopping in Berlin. There are still a surprising number of seats available in the Mercedes-Benz Arena – at least for those who want to spend 100 euros and more.
Every jubilee year the meanwhile grey-haired Messiah appears on the stages of Germany. Most recently almost exactly four years ago in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. At the time, he was speaking as part of a series of lectures, somewhat pompously called the “World Leadership Summit”. Now, on Wednesday in Berlin, things are getting more personal: “An Evening with Barack Obama” is the title of the former US President’s appearance. However, the location is not a cozy fireplace, but the Mercedes-Benz Arena with around 17,000 seats.
Tickets are still available for 100 euros
Although Obama remains a global star, tickets are still available for his performance (theme: “The Great Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time”). No longer the cheapest categories for 61 or 83 euros, of course. .
The really expensive tickets also seem to be sold out. The so-called “Gold Ticket”, which includes a welcome drink, dinner in the Arena restaurant and a seat in the third or fourth row, is only available on classifieds sites for double the price of 1,000 euros.
Photo with Barack Obama for 2500 euros
The most expensive category cost 2500 euros. With the no longer available “Exclusive VIP Pass” there is the possibility for a photo with Barack Obama. Since everyone who gets so close to the ex-US President is personally checked by the Secret Service, there should only have been a very limited number of tickets. In Cologne in 2019, the same VIP access cost 5,000 euros.
Incidentally, the performance will be moderated by Klaas Heufer-Umlauf. He already accompanied Obama’s appearance in Zurich at the weekend. He had previously traveled from Barcelona and performed in Amsterdam on May 1st.
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