Security, for the most part, are there to protect you. It’s their job, they are not on holiday, so expect them to act the part. In order for the economics of a festival to function, the security team must strive a balance between effectiveness and efficiency as the lines lengthen. After going to hundreds of shows in a variety of contexts, I have almost seen it all. When the time comes, I will update this page with advice regarding your personal rights as well as your responsibilities at such events.