Simply, I'm attending the Gaga BTW concert on the 24th june 2012 in Sydney, and I bought a canon1100D stupidly, without checking the entry requirements to the Allphones Arena in Sydney, which does not allow 'big and professional' cameras. I'm dead inside, seeming as this concert will be a once in a lifetime experience for me, I'm flying interstate to see her, and I'd just love good quality photos for my own enjoyment. I'm very young, 15, so I'm obviously not a professional. I sent the arena an email:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=6zo3sy&s=6 (Thought I owned them with that last inquiry.)
Feeling sick to my stomach about this, I'm SO devastated. This black and white rule is complete bull----.
Main question: Has anyone been successful within sneaking 'big' cameras into concert arenas or grounds where they are disallowed?
I was thinking of cutting the lining of my small bad open and placing the camera and 300mm lens attached under there. I've done it and you wouldn't suspect a thing at ALL, but there is the possibility of metal detector checks. If I get caught out, I'd accept it, but it would ruin the night, so it's a big risk to take. It could work or it couldn't. I'd hate to be caught out during the concert if I got past the bouncers. Part of me wants to because point and shoot cameras for concerts are just crap, but part of me is absolutely shi-ting it. I know there are rules to abide by, but the sneaky bast-rd side of me is still there tempting me. Like I said, i'm fully responsible if I get caught out. I don't know. It's so annoying.
SO dissapointed, sick to my stomach. Kind of ironic when gaga yells 'take my picture little monsters.'
Once who has been successful with 'smuggling" - extremely jealous. http://www.flickr.com …m/sets/72157624410297443/