Hamilton opened in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and Lin-Manuel Miranda took the stage outside of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre to lead the #Ham4Ham ticket lottery and put on a mini-concert.

Despite only having 40 tickets to give out for $10 each (a steal for anyone who knows what the tickets are actually going for), over 2,500 excited fans packed onto Hollywood Boulevard in attempts to score a ticket and glimpse Miranda, the show’s creator.
 

 
As reported by the LA Times, “private security guards with canine units snaked through the crowd [while] impromptu singalongs broke out — ‘Alexander Hamilton’ in the front row, ‘Guns and Ships’ somewhere off to the side. ‘Just you wait,’ one group chanted, faces bright with connectedness. They swayed to the lyrics of the musical’s opening number: ‘There’s a million things I haven’t done. Just you wait. What’s your name, man?’ Then the last line came loudly: ‘Alexander Hamilton!'”

Miranda appeared on stage and brought with him the show’s musical director, Alex Lacamoire, as well as the national tour’s various cast members: Michael Luwoye, Joshua Henry, Keenan D. Washington, Rory O’Malley and Julia Harriman. They sang a medley of California themed songs, including “Hotel California” by the Eagles, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, and “I love L.A.” by Randy Newman.
 

 
Tony winner Daveed Diggs, who originated the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the show’s Broadway run, was even on hand to announce the name of the lucky first lottery winner!

Hamilton will run at the Hollywood Pantages through December 2017. Tickets can be purchased on the Pantages’ website. The ticket lottery will continue to provide 40 tickets at $10 each for every performance, and can be entered once daily on luckyseat.com.