Free tickets for "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard's concerts in Mobile and Birmingham went fast.
The 88-hundred free tickets for the September Second concert at the Mobile Civic Center ran out in 30 minutes Saturday. In Birmingham, Studdard's hometown, ten-thousand tickets for the September Fifth concert ran out in 17 minutes. The "Believe in Alabama" concerts were organized to promote the September Ninth tax referendum. Governor Bob Riley opened the doors to the Mobile Civic Center for the ticket giveaway.