Live Nation Debuts Airport-Style Fast Lane at Music Festivals

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The regular line and the Fast Pass line at the recent Watershed Festival in Quincy, Washington. (Live Nation)

Live Nation is now offering faster entry for TSA PreCheck members at about 20 of its events. The arrangement has been made possible by a deal with IdentoGO, the private company that handles PreCheck applications for the U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA).

TSA PreCheck enables travelers to pass through the security process at airports without removing shoes, belts, light jackets, laptops, and permitted liquids. At Live Nation events, TSA PreCheck members are allowed to bypass the long lines with a “Fast Pass,” though they are still subject to the security screening process.

Interestingly, Live Nation is also allowing concertgoers to sign up for TSA PreCheck at the events. The process is quicker than the traditional screening appointments, which can take weeks or months, according to a Live Nation spokesperson.

Pitchfork writes: “TSA PreCheck enrollment [at Live Nation events] takes about 10 minutes, Live Nation said, and costs $85 for a five-year membership. To enroll, concertgoers will need to bring a government-issued photo ID and proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate. (More information about required documents is here.) At airports, TSA PreCheck subscribers are allowed to pass through the security process without removing light jackets, shoes, belts, laptops, and permitted liquids. At shows, they’ll be able to bypass the long lines, though they’ll still be subject to the security screening process.”

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