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?