Big Blue Madness, Kentucky’s Midnight Madness event that annually turns into one of the most anticipated events in the Bluegrass State, will take place on Friday, October 16th.
On Friday, October 2nd, tickets to the event will be handed out. It’s free, which for you economists out there, means that the demand for them is insane. In a tradition that is almost as exciting as Big Blue Madness itself, Kentucky fans will camp out for 65 hours — from 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning through 10 p.m. on Friday night, when the tickets become available — in an effort to get the best seats for the event.
It’s a wild scene. Fans are forced to wait on one side of the street before sprinting to the other side of the street to set up their tents:
Some people camp out for days to have a good spot in line for the run across the street to get to the … camp out:
This year, it only took three hours for space to fill up entirely: