It’s being billed as the mother of all campaign rallies. One week from today, the assembled masses will begin to flow through the gates of Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The gates open at 1:00 PM, and the DNCC suggests ticket holders arrive early.

Obama is scheduled to take to the podium on the 50 yard line around 8:00 PM, so this means said masses will have spent about seven hours waiting for him. It could be a beautiful day. Then again, tornadoes might blow through. Snow might fly and hail might fall. Of course, this is Colorado we’re talking about, so a combination of all of the aforementioned phenomena could happen during those seven hours. As of this writing, there is no information as to what (or how many) rock concerts will precede Obama’s speech.

Mile High Stadium has a seating capacity of about 76,000. Team Obama made a big deal about the fact that all the tickets to this crowning event would be “free” to the public – with special preference given to local Coloradans. Evidently, Team Obama has a very broad definition of “free” because several heavy hitting Democratic insiders have been approached to “buy” tickets at $1,000 a pop.

See for yourself.

If Obama’s definition of “free” is a $1,000 charge, just think of what his definition of “modest tax increase” will be.