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300,000 Fans Willingly RFID-Chipped at 2013 Lollapalooza Music Festival

http://beforeitsnews.com/science-and-technology/2013/08/1-5-...

Hundreds of thousands of young and old alternative music fans lined up to willingly be tracked with RFID micro-chips at Lollapalooza in Chi-town in Chicago Friday.

The “non-removable wristbands” were provided by organizers for attendees to gain entrance to Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park, that began Friday August 2nd, according to LibertyFight.com’s Martin Hill, whose article appeared on the Daily Paul website.

http://www.dailypaul.com/294821/200000-mandatory-rfid-chippe...

wristband used at 2010 Austin City Limits festival (image source http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?8199 )

"...On their website, Lollopalooza festival organizers “put a positive spin on the RFID tags, explaining ‘We’re saving paper and saving you the hassle of redeeming a paper ticket for your wristband!’

A warning was issued to fans that if they removed the wristbands for any portion of the three day event, they were automatically invalidated and can not be re-used. No refunds or replacements are given..."

[Learn more about Verichip/Positive ID courtesy of We The People Will Not Be Chipped.]

http://youtu.be/PwXVYgTQPxs

see also: reuters article about festival
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/entertainment-us-l...




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I used to work with a guy

I used to work with a guy that actually has a chip implant in his shoulder with his ID and card info etc on it. A lot of people in the club culture in Vegas got them and they can get into special parts of the club and other 'perks'. He said he wants it removed but your tissue binds around it and it requires pretty major surgery. Its pretty scary stuff.

The only somewhat bright side is that he and his buddies are hackers and it is very easy to "Install" identities on the chips so his buddy who wasnt 21 could get in to the bar.

Look up the new game "Watchdogs", it shows a world in which everone has an info chip and the city is integrated but you are a hacker and can control everything:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcMRkyoHKeA

What a brave new world indeed...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Don't

ever put some electronic device on your body. EVER!!

Sigh.

RFID chips, like those in this wrist band, are not electronic devices. There is no battery.

Does this mean you also don't have a key fob for remotely unlocking your car, or a cell phone?

Eric Hoffer

So does this mean that

hundreds of millions of people are willingly chipped for owning and using Visa and Mastercard, which all have RDIF chips?

You don't use a chip blocker Granger?

It's good thing to have.

You can get a card cover, or even an entire wallet.

Not sure about ladies' wallets, but probably.

I wouldn't say willingly, most people I know don't like the chip, but at least there are work-arounds.

From the article:
A warning was issued to fans that if they removed the wristbands for any portion of the three day event, they were automatically invalidated and can not be re-used.

I don't see why someone couldn't put it in their pocket. Not everyone likes wearing something on their wrist for 3 days.

NO

I use FRNs (the ones with the metal strips imbeded in them).

What is

a chip blocker?

Remember the tin foil and aluminum foil hats

That people make fun of each other about?

Well, basically you use that stuff on your card, or your entire wallet.

I don't think the metal has to be more than 50 microns thick, it doesn't take much should block the signal.

I don't want to promote any particular brand but I DO like promoting do-it-yourself: some guy wrote a guide here to make your own using duct tape and aluminum foil.

http://www.rpi-polymath.com/ducttape/RFIDWallet.php

These 'voluntary' chips are typical

At first they are voluntary, then they become obligatory and MSM support the cause with emotionally charged articles. Then it becomes law.

RFID chips will be pushed like vaccinations. I don't doubt the USG would love to control individuals much like Michael Hasting's BMW.

When RFID chips become standard policy, most of the spying programs Snowden revealed will become obsolete.

uhhh

Why is voluntary in quotes? Are you being forced to go to the concert?

Eric Hoffer

Because 'voluntary' is the catchword

The same as seat belts, vaccinations, and every other regulation we despise.

Nearly all government regulations start out as 'voluntary'.

Won't be long before pundits start arguing that every kid born should be chipped to reduce kidnappings and 'keep people safe'.

"Oh, but don't worry, IT'S VOLUNTARY!" /S

You mean like Social

You mean like Social Security?

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

...

So the point you're making is that anything that starts off as voluntary will then become forced by the government? Or just things you're paranoid about?

Your argument here is, "I think one day I'll be forced to do X, therefore X is bad."

That's obviously not the case. What's bad is the forcing itself. Don't point the finger at the technology in this case or you're just as bad as the people saying guns cause murder and not people.

Eric Hoffer

This concert isnt being put on by the government.

There is no threat of government force or government enforced penalty for not attending this concert.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy
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Yes

Just the same as vaccinations used to be, and perhaps you are too young to remember when seat belts were voluntary.

Regulation has a 'creep' effect.

This is an extremely dangerous technology which could easily turn any country into a totalitarian state having only the illusion of a democratic structure.

Considering the government's actions lately here in America, I'm surprised how many people think nothing of it.

...

There is no regulation here. Is the government soon going to force us to go to concerts?

Every technology is dangerous. You ever look at an automobile? It's a few thousand lbs of metal with a tank of explosive gas underneath it that flies around at 70mph within feet of other vehicles going the same speed.

Eric Hoffer

I can't believe the "it's voluntary" comments!

The NWO must be beside themselves with glee,...just easing in the use of tracking chips into everyday life and events, and hey presto, why don't we just master chip EVERYONE?
There was a guy somewhere,just recently, Edward somebody, I think, who was trying to warn people that the "government" was up to something!
Gee, I wonder what that "something" was?

Spot on!!

I remember Snowden vary specifically warning us that the government would soon be taking over and giving huge concerts so that they could track us while we bounce around listening to music! Greenwald broke that story right?

It's a wristband. After the concert it gets removed.

Eric Hoffer

It figures, also, that it was done in Chicago

If these folks would accept being disarmed in one of the most crime-ridden cities in the world, they would certainly accept being tracked by a chip for three days of festival privileges too, eh?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

The bible was WAY ahead of

media's Man of the Moment.
How long will it be before the chip isn't taken off? Cats and dogs are already micro chipped.
http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/rfid-microch...

lol

are you suggesting these wristband chips for a concert are some sort of government tracking program? please, that is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
Are they going to send agents to your house and force you to wear one against your will? I doubt it. Its a private event. If you want to see the bands that are playing, you have to wear the wristband, if you dont want the wristband, dont go.

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No, I'm sugesting that the

wristband will be done away with and you will be implanted with a chip containing all of your information. This is already being done to pedigree animals....and is being planned now.
It really is time to wake up!
http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/rfid-microch...

it must be tough being so paranoid.

of course, if you read it in a blog it MUST be true.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy
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There is a big difference

between being paranoid, and being able to read the trends.
I imagine you are young and have no idea of history, which just keeps looping over and over in ever more sophisticated ways.

It's telling of our society

It may not be government (it might be, however...we don' know where the seed money for this comes from), but it just goes to show where we are in our society. People are willing to have RFID chips in their wristbands voluntarily for a f*&king concert. Remember Woodstock 94? No chips for anyone, and everything was fine...relatively speaking.

What good can these wristbands possibly serve?

they serve to protect the concert organizers from being ripped

Off by those who make fake wristbands. It doesn't matter really as it is not a concert you are being forced to attend.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy
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www.bijoustudio-atx.com

It DOES matter

it is NORMALIZING the use of tracking chips!
Have you noticed how movies like "Taken", and TV programs and series about kidnapping are getting prevalent? Soon parents will be begging their Obama Health Care center to place tracking chips in their children...to keep them safe.
How about if no-one went to a concert that uses chips? That would break the organisers, and good job too.

lol

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I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy
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similar to the tracking rfid chips in u.s. currency.

Correct?

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

except that

the U.S. Government defines what you must use as currecny. It is not voluntary...try paying your taxes with something besides FRN's. This is a concert, a private event, that you may choose to attend or not attend.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy
www.tattoosbypaul.com
www.bijoustudio-atx.com