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    I would like to bring a detachable lens camera to the festival, but thats against the rules unless you have a press pass, and its too big to sneak in. Has anyone else had this problem? How were you able to get ahold of a press pass? Does anyone have any ideas? I am an amateur photographer but I can take pro quality pictures and have sold work before, I just dont have any expierience with press work.

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    Sneak it in your shoe.

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    You'd probably have to be attatched to a pretty reputable source to get one, from what I hear, they're sorta hard to get ahold of.

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    Thats what i was afraid of. Im gunna try to contact my local newspapers and see what they can do, i obviously wouldnt charge anything... but somehow i doubt they can help me.

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    id just buy a new backpack and rig something up in it so you can sneak in your camera. if you really want to get your camera in, spend some time on the bag and it wont be a problem.

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    A word to the Danwise (sorry couldn't help it)

    Sneaking your camera in is hardly worth the risk, I've seen many a person get escorted out of the grounds for having a pro camera, sans, appropriate press creds. You can't get back in once out. The talk is security will be a little tighter this year as well.

    If you did happen to sneak it in, where would you use it? If you got caught with it inside, you get shown the door, hardly worth it for a few more megapixels.

    Without said pass - you won't be able to get in a photo pit anyways. They are SUPER strict there, so I don't see the point.

    As far as your local paper - that is not going to work, unless your local paper is the New York Times, I'm sure the request list for creds is looooooonnnnnnnnggggggg, and that would be the Rolling Stones, NME's and Spins of the world only at this point.
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    the request list for creds is looooooonnnnnnnnggggggg
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    Does it help if I know Dave Wang?
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    Dave Wang is my MyS friend.

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    Last year I met a girl there who had a press pass, but she didn't work for any news organization. She WAS however buddies with one of the guys that run the Warped Tour...so maybe if you have any high-profile friends you might be able to get one.
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    I'm doing a story for a paper here in Canada and they said that they only give out the press passes to the big name magazines involved with the show. They were really nice and prompt about it though and that was cool.

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