Galesburg woman surprised to sit behind the President

By Anna Yee

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM CDT

GALESBURG, Ill. -- President Obama's Galesburg address on Wednesday was broadcast across almost every major Television station in the nation.

That is a lot of face time, especially for the audience sitting behind the President.

We wanted to know what that 15 minutes of fame was like, so we pulled aside Debbie Cratty, the woman in blue to the left of the president, who happens to be a Galesburg native.

She said a friend got the tickets, but they didn't know where they would be sitting.

"When we got here, we knew we had different colored tickets," said Cratty. "Ours were red on the top, instead of blue. We didn't know we'd be directly behind the president, so that was a really nice surprise."

Reportedly 600 tickets were given out to Wednesday's event.

This is Mr. Obama's second visit to Galesburg as President.

He is the only sitting U.S. president to have made the trip twice.

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