The festival season is upon us, and we would soon head out to our favourite shows and events. The thrills and chills of concerts, performances and crowd shows are best enjoyed with a good bottle of refreshment, and every rave lover knows this. This fact is prevalent in the amount of drink stands we find at the venues. Large carts and kiosks display a wide array of both alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks for anyone to pay for. And most are from popular brands synonymous with such gatherings.
However, one general factor is present at every festival; the drinks are usually on the pricey side. Because most of these refreshments usually cost about half the price they are put on stands, the venues can be frustrating. Calculating how much you stand to spend on what is lesser than the presented price is annoying. And many of us prefer to enjoy these performances and events with our own personal concocted, special brews and cocktails.
The problem here is, most concerts refuse to allow you to bring in your drinks. How else will they make their cut besides ticket sales, if they leave you to come in with your batch of rave juice? Luckily for most of us, there are ways we can move our drinks in without being discovered. This helps us save cost and enjoy the show at a budget originally planned.
Here, I will be sharing a list of products that will help you smuggle drinks into any festival without being detected. Each product can be easily concealed in obvious places, and the investment spent on them will save you costs for a lifetime. Another advantage is these products are already very affordable, with some adding an extra dose of style and class to your outfit. So, check out the best ways you can successfully smuggle any drink into any festival or concert, and enjoy your favourite brew as you party, without being noticed.
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Top Ideas for Smuggling Alcohol into Festivals
This is the ultimate smuggle accessory for festivals and concerts. You can give the excuse of expecting showers later in the day or claim you need it as a parasol from the harsh sun. However, only you will be aware of the secret booze stashed in its well-conceived flask. And the container is large enough to carry up to 13 fluid ounces (0.37 litres). That is enough refreshment to last you at least two performances, depending on the strength and your drinking gauge. And if you need more, go with three or four, and claim the rest are for your friends waiting inside.
This is a perfect secret drink stash for the ladies and raves chicks, who wish to move their private booze through the security checks. The simple, inconspicuous brush design can be easily looked over by the most observation attendant, while in reality; it is a well-designed, rave and concert-friendly flask. It is undetectable by metal detectors and even comes with a backside mirror, for extra convincing. And it can carry up to 6 fluid ounces (0.17 l).
It is expected that people will come to festivals with their phones, and of course, will need a power bank to keep it alive so that they can capture the moment. So, no one will suspect that your power bank is in reality, a hidden flask for your favourite drink mix. It even comes with two fake USB ports, and a flashlight, to give the impression that it truly holds a charge. With it, you can easily sneak past security checks with up to 8 fluid ounces (0.23 l) of drink discreetly stashed away in a hidden container of such convincing design.
‘What’s this? Oh, just a small handbook with a nicely engraved hardback. Sure, you may pass’.
This is what you will hear at every concert checkpoint you find yourself when the truth is you have a secret hip flask secretly tucked in between the pages of this mock handbook. You can even write a heartfelt note on the inside cover, to make the ‘book’ more believable, but you alone know it houses your favourite alcohol. And the flask is easy to tuck away in your pocket and can contain up to 4 fluid ounces (0.11 litres). Plus, it is lightweight and compact; perfect for the dynamic nature of festivals and concerts.
One of the most impressive secret flask designs of all time, this container looks very much like the typical SPF-50 sunblock product generally found in every handbag. The design is so convincing, and no one would ever suspect it houses up to 9.7 fluid ounces (0.28 litres) of any drink you wish to smuggle past security checks. With the twin pack option, you get double the content, and it also comes with a small funnel and lid seals, so the ‘contraband’ does no leak away.
This option is perfect if you plan to move in lots of drinks for yourself and friends at a concert. You get 20 packs, with 250ml, 420ml and 500ml plastic flasks, and a small funnel for filling them up with booze. The flasks are made from food-grade plastic and are safe, odourless and durable, so no worries about leakage or breakage. This makes them perfect for strapping onto concealed parts of your body, and they can be washed and kept aside for the next rave or festival.
Compelling mock jewellery, this item is, in reality, a great booze smuggling container for paid concerts were bringing your drinks are heavily frowned upon. The container is made from durable and leak-proof stainless steel and makes a great impression of a fancy, shiny bangle. The inner ring is 70 mm in diameter- and ideal dimension that makes the perfect fit for most wrists. And the container itself can carry up to 3.5 fluid ounces (ca. 99 ml) of gin, wine, vodka, rum, whisky or any other favourite type of drink you wish to sneak, knowing it will be overpriced at the concert. And the best part is the container is easy to wash, so you can reuse it any time you want.
During a security check at any festival, there are a few items officials will hardly give a second look over. Tampons, fortunately, are one of those, and this is what makes this flask a perfect choice for such outings. The pack gives you five very impressively camouflaged flasks that look like real tampons, and each can carry 0.5 fluid ounces (ca. 14 ml) of booze. This gives you a total of 2.5 fluid ounces (ca. 71 ml) of smuggling volume capacity, and the wrapper makes them even more believable.
Sneaking drinks just got better with this stylish handbag decoy. The dummy handbag looks like your average Louis Vuitton leather accessory, when in fact, it holds a secret compartment that can comfortably sneak in not one, but two bottles of wine! That is 1.5litres worth of booze space. To crown it all, the compartment is insulated, so if your drink is chilled, it stays that way. And the bag still has enough space for your makeup kit, a novel, real tampons, and any other essentials you might wish to carry.
This pack of foldable bags makes it easier for you to carry lots of drinks past any concert or festival checkpoints undetected. The flat, plastic design lets you tuck them neatly away from the most discerning eyes, and the leak-proof lids mean you never have to worry about the beverage spilling all over you. Plus, each bag can carry up to 750ml, and you get 4 of them, so that is a rave buster on its own.
No one would question you for owning a moisturizing hand cream in your pouch, and neither would they about your hand sanitizer. This is what makes these flasks brilliant for smuggling booze past security. The hand cream flask has a carrying capacity of 7 fluid ounces (0.2 litres), while the Hand sanitizer is four fluid ounces (0.11 l). Together, you get enough space to carry liquor that would last you a long time at the rave. Just be careful not to sip while others are watching, or they would think your mind has lost a few screws.
Perhaps the most effective option if you plan to sneak in a lot of booze, this kit gives you multiple containers, with a combined volume capacity of 72 fluid ounces (ca. 2 l)! It easily passes as a quality hair product, and most people will barely give it a second thought. That is, of course, until someone sees you chugging down a bottle of shampoo and thinks you have gone mental!
Who would ever suspect that the pair of binoculars you have hanging on your neck is, in fact, a private stash of liquor? No one! And this is because you are expected to walk in with such items, as they are considered essentials at festivals and concerts. This flask gives you a great advantage as it is easy to overlook, and carries up to 16 fluid ounces (0.45 l) in its secret compartment.
A splendidly crafted disguise for a flask, this one comes looking like an item everyone is expected to have at a festival; a digital camera. Casually walk around, pretend to take a few shots of the happenings, and when no one is looking, slide the lock mechanism and take a discreet swig of your smuggled drink. The design is so realistic; even you would forget for a moment that it is not a real camera. And it can hold five fluid ounces (0.14 l), making it one of the most portable options available to you.
The best types of hip flasks are the ones you can carry about without being detected at all. And this one is one of the most concealable designs ever. The cylindrical tube shape makes it easy to insert the flask in any part of your body. And though the volume capacity is small (2 fluid ounces/57 ml), it gives you the option of multiple smuggling chances when you buy more than one container.
Women are the champions of sneaking stuff into parties, concerts and festivals. One major reason is that there are restrictions to what parts of their bodies can be searched by hand. This is what makes this booze bra so effective, and a perfect option for getting booze past security. And the best part is, it is plastic, so no worries about metal detectors.
These clear, innovative party drink pouches are not just great at Halloween parties, but also make awesome containers for smuggling drinks into festivals. The pouches are discreet and made of plastic, and also come with working tubes that can be taped to your body so that you can pop the end in your mouth and sip. And since they come in a pack of 10 bags, you have a lot of room for more liquor.
This bag is designed to appeal to both sexes so that everyone can use it. And the leather is crafted and polished, such that it works on all kinds of outfits. The secret compartment houses a plastic bag and allows a tube to be taken out very inconspicuously, to dispense your drinks as you please. Fill the bag with your essentials, and the disguise becomes even more believable.
These flasks look so much like ice packs, even the officials at the check-ins will show genuine sympathy for your condition. And, if the drinks inside are chilled, it gives the disguise a more convincing appearance. Not only is this secret container deceptive, but it also has a large volume capacity. You can put enough drinks to pour up to 32 shots- 800ml, to be precise!
This plastic floppy bag flask is specially designed to sit comfortably in the same space as your boobs, so you can carry whatever drink you wish to sneak in without detection. The plastic material is durable and can withstand the pressure in the bra. And the container can house up to 4 fluid ounces (0.11 l). That means you get twice the volume from both boobs. And if your friends buy the same idea, well then you guys are going to have a night to remember.