300,000 Fans Willingly RFID-Chipped at 2013 Lollapalooza Music FestivalSubmitted by Chris Gopackgoski on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 03:01
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.
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.]
see also: reuters article about festival