The festival lawyer continues to kill it when it comes to critical information that party people and festival attendees need to know. I had no clue about several of these tips and I’m a theoretical smartypants. Educate the mind and tell your friends.
It is just about impossible to enter a music festival, concert, rave or any kind of a major sporting event these days without being searched as a condition of entry.
This isn’t likely to change. If anything, the trend is towards more security at big events. For example, Electric Zoo recently announced new security measures including drug-sniffing dogs stationed at all entrances and the use of undercover narcotics officers to patrol the festival grounds.
Obviously, festivals need to be able to search folks for weapons and keep people safe. But what about the festival goers? Do you have any rights if a search goes too far or you run into an abusive security guard? Or did you give them all up at the entrance?
Here is some legal knowledge (and practical tips) that can help you navigate that entrance search like this guy:
TIP #1: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
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