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Event drinks policy at Canberra Stadium?

By MrsD1ngo - 15 November 2012 30

Last night at Canberra Stadium the plastic lid from my water bottle was taken by security prior to entry. Why I asked?

”Don’t know” was the reply.

Joked about the dangers of plastic lids, then was mightily irked to discover that water and softdrink was being sold inside the Stadium with their lids intact.

Does this mean that the lid on my $2 IGA bought water is a danger to society and should I switch to drinking 2 litres of scotch a day to keep hydrated?

What’s Your opinion?


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Event drinks policy at Canberra Stadium?
bundah 10:46 am 16 Nov 12

poetix said :

watto23 said :

so the trick is to keep a few spare lids in your pockets 🙂

How do you hide vodka in lids?

I’d like to say you freeze it but who has a freezer @ -110 C?

Alderney 10:27 am 16 Nov 12

When I was at Iron Maiden in 2008 and 2011 I noticed they were taking water off everyone as they entered the hall, so I tucked my two bottles of water down the back of my shorts. And we were the first to the barrier winners from the fan club. If you can’t trust the fan club to behave who can you trust?

It was pretty warm by the time I got to it but it was wet so I didn’t care.

poetix 10:22 am 16 Nov 12

watto23 said :

so the trick is to keep a few spare lids in your pockets 🙂

How do you hide vodka in lids?

watto23 9:52 am 16 Nov 12

so the trick is to keep a few spare lids in your pockets 🙂

michcon 7:12 am 16 Nov 12

I used to work for Ticketek. It is as xperfect_darkx described – an open bottle of water will make a far less dangerous missile, usually half emptying itself and wiping momentum off in mid-air. We only used to do it for some shows though – so it would seem to be a policy set by the individual promoter rather than the venue and doubt it has anything to do with maximizing drink sales on the basis it was pretty inconsistent. It was so painful too – but at lest they told us why – and most people understood. Maybe the drink vendors didn’t get the memo to serve open bevvies?

Roundhead89 3:24 am 16 Nov 12

I don’t know about their drinks policy but they need to look at their sound policy. I went to the Lee Kernaghan/Dwight Yoakam concert last night and we were blasted out of our seats, the volume was so loud and shrill. It wrecked the whole concert.

thatsnotme 11:14 pm 15 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

xperfect_darkx said :

I thought it was done so you couldn’t throw it at the performer, an unopened bottle would make a better projectile than an opened one. Doesn’t explain why they’re selling them with lids inside though. Lots of events sell them and take the lid/open the can.

Pretty sure it’s purely a profit thing. Buy booze inside only for a premium.

That’s what I’d have thought too. Normally the rules for taking bottled drinks into an event (and I’m more familiar with festivals) are that the bottle has to be unopened, with the seal intact. The intent is simply to ensure that you’re not avoiding exorbitant venue booze prices by taking your own pre-mix drinks inside.

Confiscating the lid though? That’s one I’ve never come across – even when buying a drink inside an event, it’s never gone beyond cracking the seal. Do we all need to head to events with a sneaky drink bottle lid stashed away somewhere?

Also, Pork Hunt, I don’t think this has one iota to do with 9/11, or the terrorists. Well, unless you think that a statement like ‘if we allow the punters to bring their own food and drink into the stadium, thus avoiding the exorbitant prices our authorised retailers charge, then the terrorists have already won’ is in any way true.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:02 pm 15 Nov 12

xperfect_darkx said :

I thought it was done so you couldn’t throw it at the performer, an unopened bottle would make a better projectile than an opened one. Doesn’t explain why they’re selling them with lids inside though. Lots of events sell them and take the lid/open the can.

Pretty sure it’s purely a profit thing. Buy booze inside only for a premium.

LSWCHP 8:03 pm 15 Nov 12

Most likely a bit of inexpensive security theatre. Reassures the dim at minimal cost while achieving not very much.

Thumper 6:56 pm 15 Nov 12

No question. Take the scotch option….

maxblues 6:52 pm 15 Nov 12

Yes Mrs D, you are on the right track…if you must drink water, then it should be diluted with scotch. Your ratio of 600ml of water per 2 litres of scotch seems about right. In scotch I recommend Highland Park 30yo, Lagavulin, Chivas Royal Salute or if your power bill has just lobbed, you might want something at the value end of the market such as Eriskay. Sorry, I know nothing about water.

xperfect_darkx 6:28 pm 15 Nov 12

I thought it was done so you couldn’t throw it at the performer, an unopened bottle would make a better projectile than an opened one. Doesn’t explain why they’re selling them with lids inside though. Lots of events sell them and take the lid/open the can.

bundah 6:17 pm 15 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

That sort of thing shits me to tears. Is it supposed to be some sort of 9/11 hang over?
They used aircraft, not 600 ml water bottles FFS.
What about the security dudes that have to sit on a chair with their back to the game at NRL, Super rugby and the cricket?
Exactly what hideous act of terrorism are they supposed to prevent?
The people who want to disrupt our society and way of life will use weapons of mass destruction.
In the only two instances that I can think of terrorists using alledgedly elaborate weapons, both failed. Those being the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber, both on aircraft.
The world has yet to see terrorists trying to overwhelm security agents with bad after shave at Bruce Stadium.
Phew! If I keep this up, I could get a job as Mr G’s speech writer…

Now take a few deep breaths,compose yourself and at the top of your lungs yell out…farktard!

Pork Hunt 6:12 pm 15 Nov 12

That sort of thing shits me to tears. Is it supposed to be some sort of 9/11 hang over?
They used aircraft, not 600 ml water bottles FFS.
What about the security dudes that have to sit on a chair with their back to the game at NRL, Super rugby and the cricket?
Exactly what hideous act of terrorism are they supposed to prevent?
The people who want to disrupt our society and way of life will use weapons of mass destruction.
In the only two instances that I can think of terrorists using alledgedly elaborate weapons, both failed. Those being the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber, both on aircraft.
The world has yet to see terrorists trying to overwhelm security agents with bad after shave at Bruce Stadium.
Phew! If I keep this up, I could get a job as Mr G’s speech writer…

CrocodileGandhi 5:12 pm 15 Nov 12

That sort of thing is usually done to break the seal and make sure you aren’t taking a water bottle full of vodka into the premises. Seems much less likely at an Elton John gig.

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