If you thought Wanee was bad check out the banned list at the Hangout Music Fest.
The following items are not allowed on the grounds. Keep in mind that all patrons are subject to search, so save us all some time at the gates and don't try, OK?
Weapons of any kind.
Tents, umbrellas or any other temporary structures.
Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia. The festival has a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activities, including drug use, and all city and state laws will be enforced.
Framed or large backpacks or other large bags/purses.
Alcohol (that you bring in, that is — alcohol will be available for purchase for those ages 21 and older).
Drones or any other remote-controlled flying devices.
Vitamins. (That's a new one this year. Who knew your Vitamin C was an issue?)
Kites (OK, we used to say, "Really? Who does this?" But then we saw some idiot actually do this. Don't be that guy.).
Laser pointers or similar focused lighting devices.
Refillable vapor or electronic cigarettes.
Opened packages of cigarettes, tampons, gum and Chapstick or lip gloss. (Still sealed packages are OK.)
Marker pens and spray paint (practice your tagging somewhere else).
Air horns or megaphones (we're sure the Boom Boom Tent will have enough dancehall horn to keep everyone happy).
Anything for sale or used as promotion (such as flyers, stickers and posters).
Water guns, water balloons or any other water projectiles (this stuff is waiting for you at Camp Hangout).
Glass of any kind, including glass bottles.
No, we're not even CLOSE to done — the list of banned items is SIGNIFICANTLY expanded this year.
Outside food or beverages (there will be plenty to buy).
Skateboards, roller blades, hoverboards, scooters, bicycles (bike racks are available near the entrance), motorized carts or scooters (unless ADA verified) — basically, if you can ride it and it isn't a piggyback, it ain't coming in.
Large chains or spiked jewelry.
Fireworks, sparklers or firecrackers.
Umbrellas (we think we already said that).
Chairs of any kind.
Coolers of any size or style.
Pets (except service animals with current rabies vaccinations).
Video equipment of any kind, including GoPros: No video recording will be allowed. Yes, you can still bring your phone, so...
Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms or commercial use rigs).
Any audio recording equipment.
Any portable audio equipment, including boom boxes.
Professional radios or walkie-talkies.
Flags and flagpoles.
Selfie sticks #letmetakeaselfiewithoutit #thechainsmokerswillbesodisappointed.
Hammocks. (Really? REALLY? Who did this? If it was you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We have questions. So many questions.)
We're quoting this one directly: "Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods." Yes, that can be interpreted to mean just about anything, so your guess is as good as ours.
WHAT IF I'M CAUGHT WITH ANY OF THAT?
All guests and their belongings are subject to search. Any prohibited item surrendered to security will not be returned. Hangout and security decisions are final on these items. Also, we're guessing anything illegal will get you a meet-and-great with a local law enforcement representative, and you'll probably spend the weekend in the pokey instead of with The Weeknd (no really, that just never gets old...).