I was not there but I can relate, especially the hardcore searching causing a backup and frustration as they should notify and post the level of security and give enough time to properly & orderly allow patrons to enter the facility also advise people of the issue and reccomend early entrance..They not only are they trating their patrons like cattle they are losing out on thousands of dollars vending...What kind of a business treats there customers like trash....Security is important in their book but it does not mean you treat the customers like terrorists...I guess because security is so important they give the security team run of the mill and the power and authority to do what they did....Not good business practice and I am sure its not the only time the backup happens and they know it and just love their power and control trip to be assholes because their life sucks and they are owned and a slave to society and faulty disfunctional personal life to boot..They cant stand to see people soooo happy and smiling, It's quite sad that people are so insecure with themselves and a low self esteem that they feel the need to put people through their same hell when they have an opportunity...AND THAT IS THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION...I reccomend everyone possible to contact corporate headquarters for the facilty an inform and complain of the situation in total disgust and mention the point they are also losing money....That shit happened to me at anahiem stadium the dylan and the dead show in 88 i think. They seached hardcore it backup for hundreds of yards at multiple entrances it was almost 100 degrees in temperature people got frustrated and impatient and started charging the gates my buddy had my ticket with his as the crowd rushed i llost vision of my buddy and i got shut out of the show without a ticket i was also locked out of his car too where I had my only cash this is before cell phones of coarse to top it off I just ate a large cap and had to go through a bummer trip not getting in and hearing the stadium Roar and shake like thunder from phils bass as they were blowing it out big time almost getting in like 3 times then not...The only show I got shut out on, so i gues i cant complain.
i usually use a rule of thumb when determining how security will be...my experience it is major cities-regardless of venue, and some
small theaters-regardless of location, have the tightest searches to get in, the former for terrorist and upscaled security measures during the time period we currently live in, the latter because most of those joints are really classy and nice, and the folks want to keep it that way...
that sounds rough about that show in 88 man, nothing worse than standing around in the hot sun like a big steer...especially if you've been partying, and not getting your ticket...but really for people to charge the gates is so terrible, not going to help the situation