September 28th former president of the United States of America Barack Obama visited the Danish city Kolding. By the locals the city is known as Slicetown because of it’s large pizza per citizen capita.
The reason for his visit was a Q&A named ”A Conversation with President Obama which was taking place at the University of Southern Denmark Kolding. The visit was a part of a European Talk Tour which also brought the president to Finland and Netherlands
The mere fact that the president was coming to town almost made the entire city go mad. The weeks leading up to the visit local businesses have been stocking up on American goods. Restaurants and cafés serving XXL sized versions of their regular menus.
Every pot, window and piece of soil were rewarded a small Stars and Stripes. The famous slogan from President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was changed to ”Yes Kolding Can”.
The Q&A was not open for the public and the tickets were sold for between 12.000 DKK ($1.835) and 17.000 DKK ($2600). The most expensive ticket guaranteed you a photo-op with the president himself.
Outside the university building a couple hundred locals from all ages had gathers despite of the strong autumn wind. All wanting to get a glimpse of the president between his entourage of six large SUVs.