LIVE FROM ORLANDO: Massive Crowd Gathers Early for ‘Epic’ Trump Campaign Kickoff Rally (Photos and Video)

A massive, enthusiastic crowd of President Trump supporters is gathered outside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, partying at ’45 Fest’ as they await entry for the Tuesday night reelection campaign kickoff rally featuring Trump, First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. Campaign official Erin Perrine said in a post Monday the rally is “shaping up to be epic.

A handful of supporters started lining up around 2 a.m. Monday for the scheduled 8 p.m. Tuesday rally. Doors to the Amway Center are expected to open at 5 p.m. Several hundred supporters joined the line during the day and night Monday. Early Tuesday morning supporters by the thousands arrived with more coming every minute. Over 100,000 ticket requests were announced for the 20,000 seat arena. News reports say the arena contract for the rally set a configuration of only 17,000.

The Trump campaign is holding an all-day ’45 Fest’ tailgate party with a live band called The Guzzlers playing rock and country tunes in an overflow area set up with giant video screens for those who can’t get in the rally later Tuesday night.

Video by attendee Robyn Winters:

Trump campaign officials are posting online about the rally:

Photos by a reporter of the press area inside the Amway Center during pre-set. Later today, your humble TGP correspondent will be inside the wire.

Closing with a couple close-up pics of Trump supporters by Florida Today reporters:

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