(CNN) – The seats Barack and Michelle Obama sat in while watching a Broadway play during a "date" in New York City are now on the auction block for charity.
The money will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. According to their Web site, Broadway Cares is "the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization."
The seats – K101 and K102 – belonged to the Belasco Theater, the second oldest house on Broadway that is currently being renovated. The Obamas saw the show "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" in late May as part of a "date" the president took the first lady to in New York City.
The opening bid is $500. The auction winner will also receive the show's poster, a signed Playbill and the framed front page of the New York Post with a full page photograph of the President and First Lady giving the cast a standing ovation.
Online pre-bids are being taken right now through tomorrow September 26 and the live auction will take place on Sunday at 5 P.M. ET.
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LOL, the things don't even match.
You want to give to AIDs, did deep in your pocketbooks and use some of your own money for a change.
I can tell which one the big arse was on – lol
That is so neat. I wish I could bid. President Obama & First Lady Obama are a pretty good economic machine all alone. It is so wonderful to have a first family who inspires. I am looking forward to an 8-year Obama White House. By the way, I know that there will be the usual detractors. However, how many of you men have taken your wife out on a date night? How many of you women have been taken out on a date night by your husband? Instead of sneering, imitate.
I bid $1 million. If someone pays me $1 million, I'll take the seats.
I would pay 25 cents. No, thats too much. Nevermind.
is it soiled?
Is the Gun, with which Cheney was supposed to hunt a Quail, but instead shot a Human, on Auction ??
Is the Shoe that was thrown on Bush in Iraq, on Auction ?? :)
Perfect for replacing the toilets in the outhouse!
Not even thing about even .1Cent.
I can sale my chair cheap $50.00 can send back to Charity for donation better.
lolol.....you've got to be kidding me?? What kind of complete fool would bid on this?
Who cares, why is this even news worthy??
Oh give me a break, What a waste of time.
Having these two seats would satisfy the greatest desires of my heart - EVER in my life - and into all eternity forever, Amen. (Enjoying a little second-hand smoke wouldn't be so bad, either.)
They ought to auction off the White House. Wait, they did with Acorn getting the vote, the Czars, the Socialist policies etc. Dig deep in those pockets. Change is all you will have left!!!!!!!
How much did that "date" cost the taxpayers? why didnt he pull that little stunt when he was a 1st term senator?
Why should anybody buy this?
Patrons refuse to sit on them?
If no takers, donate them to the Presiedential library Obams will be building in Triploi.
Opening Bid: $500
Wow – AIDS has met it's match! Gosh with all the money left OVER from this amazing contribution, we should be able to cure Cancer too!
The Obamanation worship is getting out of hand. And, it's more than a little creepy.
What we sow, we will reap it sooner or later. Be careful with your nastiness, and sinister lamenting. It will come back to bite you in a very bad way – bad health...long and lengthy, a terrible tragedy, or something you might not have thought would ever happen to you. President & Mrs. Obama are good upstanding people. Why the bitterness and anger towards them. The earth is getting hotter, scientists are worried and hugely concerned that the ice is melting way sooner than expected, people are being flooded out of their homes, and being swept away and drowned in the process. Can't we find time to be better people, and do better things with our time, as opposed to slamming, and spewing hate. I would imagine it is very frightening to lay dying and unable to ask for forgiveness, or changed your ways before dying. No one knows the hour, or time of death. Why not make each moment count with kindness and being a nicer person. What does it hurt? God bless!!!
the ursurpers sow sharted on one of them.
If you even have the gall to post a hateful insult aimed at the first family on this topic, then all I can say is that your mothers must have been the lowest forms of life on this planet... I mean, look what they turned out: disrespectful haters who have no class and think their judgment really is going to make a difference, when they will always be just like their parents: do-nothing wastes of space.
Learn how to live right, and recognize an an act of charity when you see it.
What's next the toilet seat too?
Leave it to the "nattering naboobs" to turn a charitable fund-raiser into political fodder. It's a fund-raiser. If you don't like them, don't bid on them......and shut up.