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    OK folks - I'm coming over from Ireland to attend the concert in the United Centre in Chicago.

    Never been to a concert in the US before.

    So, whats the story regarding:
    Taking in and using a small digital camera?
    Taking in and using a small bottle of finest Irish Whiskey?

    Will I get thrown out for either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharg View Post
    OK folks - I'm coming over from Ireland to attend the concert in the United Centre in Chicago.

    Never been to a concert in the US before.

    So, whats the story regarding:
    Taking in and using a small digital camera?
    Taking in and using a small bottle of finest Irish Whiskey?

    Will I get thrown out for either?

    Slainte!

    Camera is cool, but no dice on the whiskey. If you can conceal it in a flask, you might be able to get away with it.

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    Post 9/11, how do you plan on getting the whiskey aboard the plane?
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    Can't be that hard. I've flown with pot all over the US and even to and
    from Europe (less than a joint). It's a good question though, will they throw
    you out for contraband at the show, or just take it from you?

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    If it's alcohol, it merely get's dumped, or you are denied admission. This makes sense, as if everyone brought in their own refreshment, no one would pay for the miserable concessions.

    I could imagine the stir if Lode and I tried to wheel a BBQ smoker full of ribs, corn and lobster tails through the front gate.
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    Um, we spell centre, c-e-n-t-E-R! Make sure you get that right. Other than that, you're good to go.
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    Look man, you have to realize you are not just going to waltz into ANY U.S. arena with a fucking bottle of Irish Whiskey. They will best case take your whisky, worst case it's some douche on a power trip and they deny you admisison.

    If you must bring your own booze, and I understand why because of price and the inconvinience of losing your seat, flask it and sock it. There are also flask shaped plastic bottles you can buy, so if you have to ditch the flask or lose it it's not a big deal.

    As far as the camera I'd say it's likely you'll get in with a small one but who knows. They won't take it, just make you take it back to the car.

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    Yeah, take your whiskey home.

    If you bring anything in you run the risk of getting it confiscated. So unless you don't care about losing a small digital camera, go for it. And as for a flask, well if you get away with it, congrats. Just remember that they pat you down at these concerts.
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    Depends on the venue. The security check in Philly wasn't thorough, but they had a metal detector wand so a metal flask wouldn't have worked there. The security pat down at Mohegan Sun would have made getting a flask in near impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150ro View Post
    Depends on the venue. The security check in Philly wasn't thorough, but they had a metal detector wand so a metal flask wouldn't have worked there. The security pat down at Mohegan Sun would have made getting a flask in near impossible.
    They patted down people's socks?! I've yet to see that at a show.

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    Skip the Irish Whisky and go with Kentucky Bourbon and you will be fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJ View Post
    Um, we spell centre, c-e-n-t-E-R! Make sure you get that right. Other than that, you're good to go.
    Yep and you keep missing out all the letter U's in so many words. English(US), dear lord there's no such thing. You might aswell say English(fucked up because we can't spell).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
    Can't be that hard. I've flown with pot all over the US and even to and
    from Europe (less than a joint). It's a good question though, will they throw
    you out for contraband at the show, or just take it from you?
    Its much easier to get non-liquid items past security. I just went through customs in Atlanta last weekend coming back from Brazil. The family in front of me in line was Asian and didn't understand English. They had water and baby formula in each of their bags. The x-ray operator caught those and they threw everything away. The father made a fuss and was escorted by the TSA away from the area. Air travel to the States basically sucks these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by looper_guy View Post
    . Air travel to the States basically sucks these days.
    Yeah well if there werent fucking assholes trying to blow up planes for no reason, it wouldnt be...

    sorry to get off topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by box_of_sorrows View Post
    Yep and you keep missing out all the letter U's in so many words. English(US), dear lord there's no such thing. You might aswell say English(fucked up because we can't spell).
    I never felt it mattered, as my mum's from England. To this day I spell words like honor and humor as honour and humour. Personally, I believe it looks cooler in print.
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