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Hawaii's First-Ever Ball Sells Out

Will Obama be there? Nobody knows for sure, but that didn't hurt demand for Hawaii's first-ever inaugural ball. Here's the story from The Post's Nikita Stewart:

Micah Kohono Mossman fears he is the most despised man in Washington right now. And in Hawaii.

Earlier this year, the 26-year-old consultant came up with the idea to hold Hawaii's first presidential inaugural ball ever, joining the tradition of other states that have thrown glitzy affairs the night of the inauguration. Ticket sales and sponsorships for the event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel were slow for three months.

Until Tuesday.

The first Hawaii State Society Inaugural Ball sold out by 8 a.m. Friday.

Scalpers, it seems have already grabbed hold of a few of the coveted spots.

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 10, 2008; 1:09 PM ET  | Category:  Post Coverage , The Balls
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