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    I've never had a bad experience with any of the ProStaff security people or Goldenvoice staff in my four Coachellas until this Sunday of W2. I had just passed security, wearing my W1 and W2 wristbands as I had since Thursday with no issue. I was about to scan my wristband for the third time of the day (I was camping on 104th St so lots of ins & outs) on our way into the festival when a blue shirt comes rushing up from nowhere and grabs my arm. She first said I had "too many wristbands," and then she pulled out scissors and told me she would be cutting my weekend one wristband off. I asked for an explanation, and wasn't trying to be confrontational (I know the security people work long shifts, and most of them are nice people) but I'm pretty sentimental about my keeping my wristbands and wasn't expecting to have one arbitrarily taken away. I scanned in green every time by turning the W1 RFID chip to the other side and making sure to only scan the W2 chip, so that wasn't an issue. I just wanted to know why; I've read the rules and that's not one of them. She didn't give me an explanation, just threatened to cut both off instead. Obviously I let her cut it, didn't want to argue. At this point I'm bummed, I would have cut it off Monday when I got home anyway. The part that got to me is that she refused to let me keep it. What, besides keep it as a memento, could I have done with it? I know a few of you keep your wristbands, so to see it thrown away by this bitch was a real mood killer. I have my past years' wristbands in a tiny collection and was looking forward to adding to it. I know that many will think that I should be grateful to have been at both weekends and I definitely am, and that the wristband isn't a big deal. But why did this woman, contracted by Goldenvoice, have the right to steal my property?

    Anyone have the same experience, or know if that is actually a rule? Did I just get screwed over by a woman on a power trip?

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    I would have been pissed.
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    You should have asked her if she had taken any melodicas that day as well.
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    You should asked her to perform a circumcision while she was at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xuclarockerx View Post
    You should have asked her if she had taken any melodicas that day as well.
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    that is definitely a rule, bro.

    ok not definitely but i recall a discussion of this pre-fest. it was announced not to wear your wristbands both weekends.
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    I cut off the rfid and had no problems. quite the opposite- security kept high-fiving me for having gone to both

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart cooks brain View Post
    that is definitely a rule, bro.

    ok not definitely but i recall a discussion of this pre-fest. it was announced not to wear your wristbands both weekends.
    when the fuck was this bullshit rule "announced"???

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    it was recently. maybe in the booklets that got mailed out with the wristbands.
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    Not in the booklet - read it through a few times so I could avoid these types of situations...
    I emailed GV on Monday, no response.

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    From Coachella FAQs - they are posted for a purpose

    I purchased passes for both weekends – can I put them both on at the same time?

    NO, you can only wear one wristband at a time – you will not be able to enter if you have 2 wristbands on as our scanners wont be able to read them properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    I cut off the rfid and had no problems. quite the opposite- security kept high-fiving me for having gone to both
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    I have an extra Wk1 GA wrist band if you would like me to send it to you. I'm the same way and would have been super pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    From Coachella FAQs - they are posted for a purpose

    I purchased passes for both weekends can I put them both on at the same time?

    NO, you can only wear one wristband at a time you will not be able to enter if you have 2 wristbands on as our scanners wont be able to read them properly.
    Thank you, that's the answer I was looking for. I'm glad to see that it was in the rules because it feels justified now...but it doesn't say anywhere that they will cut and confiscate the W1 wristband. I was pretty much begging her to let me keep it, that sucked.

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    I have an extra Wk1 GA wrist band if you would like me to send it to you. I'm the same way and would have been super pissed.

    PM me you're info and I'll have it in the mail ASAP.
    That is such an amazing, random, generous thing to do for someone you don't know. The offer outweighs the negativity of getting it taken away for sure Thank you, you're awesome.

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    One of the security dudes tried the same shit with me. I told him to fuck off and that i knew the rules. I also showed that i had clipped off weekend 1s chip. he really wanted to cut it but i just walked away. it was sunday night. what the fuck was he really gonna do?
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    So I hear obnoxious tough guy bros have invaded the festival ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart cooks brain View Post
    that is definitely a rule, bro.

    ok not definitely but i recall a discussion of this pre-fest. it was announced not to wear your wristbands both weekends.
    i could be wrong but i believe someone official unofficially mentioned last year that it was fine as long as you cut off the RFID. i was wearing one 2012 wristband and my weekend 1 2013 all of weekend 2 and had no problems, but i could totally see some cunty power tripper pulling some shit like this due to silica vaginitis

    i would have raged pretty hard if anyone made me cut them off. sorry that had to happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealocus View Post
    I have an extra Wk1 GA wrist band if you would like me to send it to you. I'm the same way and would have been super pissed.

    PM me you're info and I'll have it in the mail ASAP.
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    I didn't realize it was against the rules and i only had one guard suggest taking mine off when i had a little trouble scanning the first time i walked in weekend two
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealocus View Post
    I have an extra Wk1 GA wrist band if you would like me to send it to you. I'm the same way and would have been super pissed.

    PM me you're info and I'll have it in the mail ASAP.
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