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Under age at a concert

17 replies

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:14

My kid loves a certain band. They’re playing locally next year. Big venue. It’s over 14s only and we’ve only just realised. Tickets on sale tomorrow. She’ll be a month away from her 14th and T&C says bring ID.

Would I be unreasonable to try and get her in?

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Am I being unreasonable?

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eyeteevee · 29/09/2022 00:15

How will you be able to take ID proving she is 14 if she isn't?

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:23

Well, I’d be gambling on them not asking.

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purpleme12 · 29/09/2022 00:25

That's a big gamble!

Redglitter · 29/09/2022 00:25

Theres no way I'd risk it. They're pretty strict at a lot of venues. Can you imagine how upset she'd be getting as far as the door & being turned away

Thethingswedoforlove · 29/09/2022 00:26

We have risked it. They never ask

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:27

That’s my worry @Redglitter Maybe better a disappointment now than a major one on the day. What a shame. She’s been talking about this for weeks and weeks and we literally found out about the age thing tonight.

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Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:28

Im hoping for lots of people saying that @Thethingswedoforlove ! 😄🤞

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Thethingswedoforlove · 29/09/2022 00:30

They’d POSs let her in anyway if she was only a month off being 14. I would get the tickets but explain the risk to your dd

Redglitter · 29/09/2022 00:30

Are they playing anywhere after her birthday that you could travel to, make it a treat & stay overnight?

PorkPieAndAPickledOnion · 29/09/2022 00:31

Redglitter · 29/09/2022 00:30

Are they playing anywhere after her birthday that you could travel to, make it a treat & stay overnight?

Yep, this was going to be my suggestion, too!

Hodan85 · 29/09/2022 00:34

Go for it, very unlikely to be able to police - a good portion of under 16/18 year olds won't have ID. They are just trying to avoid hoards of unsupervised kids going, I doubt they'd query her going with you if that's the plan? Just explain there is a chance and ask if she's prepared to take the risk.

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:35

Unfortunately not. We’re the last stop on the tour so it would be the following year at the earliest. It’s an outside gig if that makes any difference. I think we’re leaning towards risking it …..😬

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Ihatethenewlook · 29/09/2022 00:36

I’ve never been asked either. I naively ended up in Manchester arena with two children aged seven and nine in the over fourteen section with a 4 pack of strong bow in my backpack (no I didn’t get pissed with the kids before anyone starts). No ID’s checked or bag searched. Not a good thing really as it was a week before the bombing in the same stadium. I know restrictions haven’t tightened like they should have since as there’s the odd parent on the local Fb site complaining their underage child hasn’t been let in, and their posts are always followed by a couple hundred other parents saying they had no issues sneaking them in 🤷🏼‍♀️

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:37

Yeah @Hodan85 we’d be a family of 4. Hardly your average troublemakers!

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Spartak · 29/09/2022 00:42

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 00:35

Unfortunately not. We’re the last stop on the tour so it would be the following year at the earliest. It’s an outside gig if that makes any difference. I think we’re leaning towards risking it …..😬

Have you checked the other venues on the tour? Some have a lower age limit for seating areas away from the standing floor area.

Mollymoofer · 29/09/2022 08:07

Good shout @Spartak but I just checked and looks like it’s a blanket policy.

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MonkeyToez · 29/09/2022 08:17

Its probably more risky at a larger venue but I started attending gigs alone at a small local venue at 12 and was never asked for ID. I went pretty much weekly for about 4 years.

Most under 17s won't have/carry photo ID anyway so don't know how they could expect it

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