It was my understanding that charcoal was allowed...But as we arrived through the gate they confiscated our charcoal saying it was no longer allowed in the camping area...BUT....you go to the general store and they will sell it to you...WTF? Maybe next year they will confiscate tents and then sell them back to you ...
OMG they pissed me off so bad at security this year. first two days I load up my backpack with gatorade and no one says a word when they look at it. then saturday the dude looks in my bag, snatches it up, then immediately pours them out. i totally quacking freaked out on him and hes like "sorry bro no gatorade only water". i told him i would have rather chugged it than have him pour it out, and told him how big of a quacking jerkstore summers breeze in a sac he was. the head security dude (bald guy) stepped up and got all pissy and i didnt want to be rejected entrance so i just said "whatever, im over it" and they let me in.
THEN on Sunday they quacking wouldnt let me bring my chair in because it was 3 quacking INCHES higher than what they allow. said 12 inches off the ground was the max. so quacking pissed AGAIN. so i had to leave the chair at the gates only to walk around centeroo all day seeing thousands of chairs just as high or higher than mine. when i went back before dave to get it on my way out i had a talk with one of the security dudes who gave it back to me and hes like "yea man it just depends on which security guy you get and who feels like being a bigger jerkstore that day" WHAT! Quack YOU! ugh im so pissed im done ranting lol
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Consistency wouldn't be a bad thing at Roo. Make the rules, communicate them, then we try to break them. I can handle getting stuff taken from me if I am knowingly breaking rules but the lack of consistency makes it tough.
Communication and consistency would be two of my suggestions to David McBonnaroo
My wife on her scooter headed into Dave had two tall boys in her purse. The security person found them and then smiled at her and said "you're good!" and off we went. Thursday I noticed they were freaking out about bags so I took two cans out of my backpack and put them in my cargo pockets. Bag was thoroughly searched. I wasn't. Go figure. Oh, and nothing was said about our charcoal.
Post by portiadebossy on Jun 16, 2010 20:04:35 GMT -5
Our friends were in front of us in line and also had their charcoal taken and were told no charcoal grills would be allowed. As they brought practically nothing but meat, they were fretting until we smelled others' grills later on that night. I guess if they are on the list of no-no's that's one thing, but we couldn't find that anywhere. I thought they were going to freak out when they saw them selling it at the general store. I agree that there needs to be consistency.
Post by tangerinetrees on Jun 17, 2010 8:33:25 GMT -5
It also says no umbrellas and EVERYONE had umbrellas even the big ones that go in the middle of pato tables. I saw people with full size chairs that collapse we had those at camp. We just brought a blanket to sit but my butt/legs would go numb. I did get more sleep under those trees than I thought.
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