Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) found himself face to face with Sting at The Huffington Post party.

A few days before the inauguration, he was asked if he had any inauguration tickets. McDermott said he did, because some people had cancelled their plans to attend. Who wanted the tickets? he asked. Sting, he was told. Sure, he said.

There was one condition, he was giving them to Sting directly. No courier.

So they met at The Huffington Post party Monday night.

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