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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – From a sold-out concert, to a visit from the Commander-in-Chief just a few hours later, staff at Gilley’s in Dallas worked around the clock on Friday night.

Hip Hop artist “Future” took the stage Friday night and crews at the venue had to prepare for a private event with President Barack Obama that starts at 7 a.m.

Among those attending the Presidential visit, Vic Holmes and Mark Phariss.

“It’s like meeting your hero. Your real-life hero right there in front of you,” said Holmes.

The Plano couple were the lead plaintiff’s in the Texas same-sex marriage lawsuit.

“The truth of the matter is, it wasn’t the plaintiffs or lawyers that brought us marriage equality, it was Barack Obama,” said Phariss.

When the opportunity to attend the private event in Dallas arose, they started practicing what they would say when they met the President.

“I think the thing I’m going to say is, ‘thank you so much,’ because I’ll probably be completely speech-tied,” said Holmes.

Door open at 7 a.m. The President is expected to arrive around 9 a.m.

It is a private event. If someone is not on the list, they are not getting inside the venue.

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