Saturday, January 17, 2009

What They Won't Let You Bring and Where

Oh man, how complicated can this get! Don't say we didn't warn you.

Forbidden Everywhere:
No firearms (real or simulated)
No mace or pepper spray
No fireworks or other explosives
No animals other than service animals
No knives, blades or sharp objects
No pocket or hand tools such as the “Leatherman”
Security screeners have the power to prohibit any items that may pose a threat to the security of the event.

Not Allowed on the Mall:
No tents and no camping out
No glass bottles
No alcohol

Not Allowed on Metro Trains or Buses:
No bicycles for the entire inauguration weekend
No signs or placards more than 18 inches by 18 inches
No signs or placards affixed to a pole
No using metro bathrooms -- they will be closed for security purposes
No parking at Greenbelt, Van Dorn Street or Morgan Boulevard stations
No plastic or checks for Metro parking -- cash only

Not Allowed at Sunday's Concert, Along the Parade Route on Tuesday or the Balls (although why someone would be taking a cooler to a ball is beyond me):
No bicycles
No backpacks, large bags, suitcases or duffel bags. Bags smaller than 8 inches by 6 inches by 4 inches are allowed.
No aerosol cans, which could include silly string
No coolers
No thermal or glass containers
No chairs (except at opening concert) or strollers
Walkers and other devices for those with special needs are permitted.
Signs are allowed, ONLY if they are no more than 3 feet in length, 20 feet wide or a quarter inch thick. They must be made out of poster board, cardboard or cloth.
Cameras ok; tripods and camera bags are not

Not Allowed on Capitol Grounds:
No strollers
No laser pointers
No umbrellas
No posters
No food or beverages, but small snacks are allowed
No thermoses or coolers
No backpacks, large bags, suitcases or duffel bags

Good grief!


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

so i guess the water uzi is out of the question...

3:13 PM  

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