Live Nation Debuts Airport-Style Fast Lane at Music Festivals
Tired of waiting through long lines just to get into the festival? Live Nation will soon be debuting a TSA PreCheck system to help reduce long lines and potential safety threats.This article originally appeared on Pitchfork
The short lines familiar from airports’ pre-screening service have debuted at their first major music festival.
Live Nation recently announced an agreement with IdentoGO, the private company that handles PreCheck applications for the U.S. Transportation Security Agency. Attendees at certain Live Nation events can sign up for TSA PreCheck, which enables subscribers to bypass the airport security process, as a Live Nation spokesperson explained to Pitchfork. Plus, TSA PreCheck members will have their own “Fast Pass” for expedited entry at these events. The spokesperson clarified that, contrary to reports, the partnership with IdentoGO is not for security screening purposes, and applies to only “a very limited number of venues and events.”
Signing up for TSA PreCheck at a live music event allows concertgoers to avoid the waits for traditional in-person screening appointments, which the Live Nation spokesperson said can take up to weeks or months. TSA PreCheck enrollment takes about 10 minutes, Live Nation said, and costs $85 for a five-year membership.