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    how thorough do these blokes get with frisking? i mean, people pass by with mary j. in their knickers do they not?

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    They do not.
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    I have never been subjected to anything other than half-assed, cursory security checks at Coachella. One day I was so drunk that I don't even remember going through security. The security seems more interested in stopping people from bringing in bottled water than they do in stopping contraband.
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    Lol they don't sell drugs. They sell water and you need water. So they make you pay inside.


    Point being: they should sell Coachella brand druqs

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    Half the time they don't even make people lift their hats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    Lol they don't sell drugs. They sell water and you need water. So they make you pay inside.


    Point being: they should sell Coachella brand druqs
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    All bets are off this year. They had to hire added "professional" security after the rape at Stagecoach last year. That may ultimately mean nothing regarding how serious the searches are since they still need to get 70K people in through the gates efficiently, but just stash your shit well the first day just to be safe.

    However, if they're doing boob-grab-pat-downs I'm sure it's just for their own benefit. Aren't new boobs supposed to be massaged regularly anyway?

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    I for one have never receiver anything other then a full cavity search so I guess it depends on which guard you get.

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    When I went in 2009 I was so drunk that the security guard gave me a high five as I passed him!
    In 2010 the security pat me down on the sides of my shorts and just let me go.

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    At a country fest!?!?!

    NO!!!!!!!

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    Do they go through your personal bag, like where your have clothes, underwear and bras? I would feel very uncomfortable if one of the guys were trying to touch my shit in a "wrong" way.
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    would kind of defeat the purpose of security if they didn't, wouldn't it?

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    I went in 09 and they did check my bag and I got a pat down, but the checking bag part was very lax and fast.

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    How easy is it to sneak alcohol into the festival from the campgroungs? sasquatch was easy last year but Lollapalooza is always a bitch to sneak in flasks, plastic 5ths, etc... what's the protocol at 'Chella?

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    Are you looking forward to a cavity search?

    The more you act open to a search the less they search you!
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    Just wink at the black/latino guy searching you before he starts.

    That will make it fast - or backfire really badly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domeki View Post
    At a country fest!?!?!

    NO!!!!!!!
    It happens when all the sheep are spoken for. No worries, it was only an 8 second rape, just like their rides.

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    I agree with whoever said Outside Lands was way worse. Most of the time @ Coachella it's like a pat on the back, "Welcome to Coachella!"

    In '06 to save money on water we attempted to get in those 3 gallon jugs of water as "1" bottle of water. It worked half the time. The other time we didn't want to waste the water and so we yelled out " Who wants water poured on them!" It was a scorcher if I remember and quickly a nice single file line formed and we dumped out ~ 9 gallons on a bunch of people.

    Anyways pat downs are "usually" fairly lax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KORNfed View Post
    Do they go through your personal bag, like where your have clothes, underwear and bras? I would feel very uncomfortable if one of the guys were trying to touch my shit in a "wrong" way.
    Could you put them in a clear ziploc bag? That way if it were an issue they could see them but wouldn't need to actually touch them.
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    I once snuck some vodka into Outside Lands by wrapping it in a blanket in my backpack (it was one of those bigger Phillips flask shaped bottles). The security guard felt it through the bottom and said "What's the round plastic thing at the bottom of your backpack." I panicked for a sec, then said "That's just the backpack."
    She looked at me for a minute, clearly not buying what I just told her, handed me back my bag, and let me go on through! Neither me nor my GF could believe we got away with it!!

    But, as with every event, security is always a crapshoot depending on who you get.
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    Are you guys serious about Outside Lands? Last year I literally walked in on day 3 without even being touched by anyone.

    Also my friend forgot his day 3 ticket and they were nice and let him in. So no ticket, no search, still got into outside lands.

    Coachella pat downs are very lax coming from the campground but I've never come in the other way. Getting into the campgrounds is a little tougher but I've never had a real problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippityhip View Post
    I hope they are super thorough. That's the most play I'll probably get all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artisticcreator View Post
    Are you looking forward to a cavity search?

    The more you act open to a search the less they search you!

    Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christenson10 View Post
    How easy is it to sneak alcohol into the festival from the campgroungs? sasquatch was easy last year but Lollapalooza is always a bitch to sneak in flasks, plastic 5ths, etc... what's the protocol at 'Chella?

    VERY difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KORNfed View Post
    Do they go through your personal bag, like where your have clothes, underwear and bras? I would feel very uncomfortable if one of the guys were trying to touch my shit in a "wrong" way.
    Guys backpacks they go through MORE than they do girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frizzlefry View Post
    Half the time they don't even make people lift their hats
    However, they DO lift up the girls bra's to see if any contraband is stuffed in there. Last time they did this, which was just last year, I was soooooo humiliated!

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    This one security fool last year was centimeters from touching my stash near my crotch. He felt the bag and let me thru
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    Just walk through the gates Friday without anything on you to get a feel for security. Make sure you look around and scope out which security guards are checking thoroughly. Then leave in a few minutes and come back with your shit.
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    For guys with shorts its usually a pocket grab. They never get too high up on the crotch region, you just gotta know who's cool. Theres been times when I've literally walked through without them saying a word.

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