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May 20, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #33 Expect a Thorough Search

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

This should go without saying but you’ll get searched because there’s a lot of things that people will try and get inside that are illegal. I didn’t plan to discuss this but a lot of people have been asking so I figured it’d be time to touch on the subject since security will be touching us.

I’m not going to give you the answers you’re looking for on how to sneak things in that are on the list of prohibited items. What I will tell you is that you should expect a thorough search. Girls should expect to get their bra’s lifted and even looked in. Guys can expect to get their groin area searched and touched. You may need a cigarette after you’ve gone through the search and molestation.

You may think, “they can’t do that!” You’re probably right but there’s also an old rave term called “ROAR” that used to be on every flyer and still stands today, right of admission refusal. Good luck trying to say no to a search and still being let in.

You’ll have to empty your pockets, fanny packs, camelbak or regular backpack that you may be bringing in. They may ask you to take off your sneakers and they might not. Make it easy for security by having those things emptied when you get to them. There’ll be a table for you to set things down on so you’re not stuck holding it all in your hand. Make it easy for security and they’ll make it quick and easy for you!

I was thoroughly examined every night where as others said they were barely touched. One thing to keep in mind is ProTip #44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN.

So after all of that you might be thinking, “how do I get my drugs or light gloves in?” You don’t, those things are prohibited! Yup. They sure are.

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED

#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE

#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE

#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT

#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS

#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP

#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS

#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS

#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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