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how strictly over 18s are they?
when i went to rota once everyone got ID'd and Peaches Geldof didn't get let in which was pretty funny.
unless it happens every time. Very strict, yes.
even for early shows?
they always seem to ID at that, sorry.
but adam gnade!
i've been there, and i've only been there for rota shows
They are pretty strict, but I didn't get IDed last time I went, and I could feasibly be under 18. But then I suppose I was playing. But they weren't to know that. When I got IDed before it was in my bag and I just said to the guy "I'm 22 mate, give me a break" and he actually apologised and let me in. So it's not an impossibility.
If you're feeling really bold you could always go in the back entrance and look important, like you are reviewer or something. You'd be unlucky to get questioned I reckon.
so it could work.
Im thinking of using my old
"oh sorry i didnt bring my ID tonight because i wasnt planning on drinking" good excuse at it makes oyu sound like you wont be causing any trouble
and go in round the back. The bouncer doesn't turn up until later. Just say you're with the band/promoters or something. Or just turn up for 4 as there's normally a period right at the start when the front door's open but there's no one there.
what he said.
also, try myspacing adam gnade about it. he usually replies, and he's a good bloke so he'd probably sneak you in somehow.
get there really early, like 3.50-3.55pm. There will be a period when it's open and there's no bouncer.
Or you could just anxiously wander straight through, ignoring the bouncer and everyone else, and say 'let me through! I'm friends with the soundman / bar-mananger, he's having an epileptic attack and I've got his medication.'
Is there something in this country that makes that illegal? The bar doesn't seem to have any problem selling non-alcoholic drinks and stuff.
they may just not be allowed to have any under 18s on the premises at all..
i've never been ID'd at rota gigs, just walked straight in.
i must look really boring or old, or both :'(
a few months ago, I'm 25.