By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Merrie Monarch volunteer Sammye Young answers questions while people wait in line Tuesday to purchase tickets for the Ho’ike. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
Hundreds of people wait in line at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo to purchase tickets for the Ho'ike.
Kathy Kawelu, left, of the Merrie Monarch Festival talks with Lynda Williams on Tuesday while she waits in line at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium to purchase tickets for the Ho'ike.
Tickets for the 2022 Ho‘ike at the Merrie Monarch Festival sold out Tuesday in about four hours.