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    Hey, i wanna go to see Franz ferdinand, in Princes Street Gardens (edinburgh) in August.

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    i'm under 16, and i wanna go with my friend who IS 16, and without parents. Ticketmaster says 14-16 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult. Will the 16 yr old count as my adult, or will I be able to pretend i'm 16 (ie. will they ask for ID?)

    please help! :tsr:
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    i've been to a couple of over 18 concerts when i was under 18 and the ticket guys really didn't seem too fussed about who came in
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    I know they are quite strict at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham about having to show ID if you look as though you may be under 18. I have a friend who was turned away at the door (he was 17).

    However they are probably more strict because of the alcohol served in the bar, and you would probably get away with getting in without being asked for ID. There is still a small risk involved though.
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    (Original post by ksb09)
    I know they are quite strict at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham about having to show ID if you look as though you may be under 18. I have a friend who was turned away at the door (he was 17).

    However they are probably more strict because of the alcohol served in the bar, and you would probably get away with getting in without being asked for ID. There is still a small risk involved though.
    The best way for it to work is when they ask how old you are when you go in, and if you're over 18 and have ID they let you in and put a special stamp on your hand, and if you're not over 18 they still let you in but without the stamp! It means they can be confident they're on the right side of the law with alcohol but also let U18s in without hassle.
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    its cool now anyway, my mum & my friends mum are going. They'll just hang around at the back with earplugs in lol
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    Everything depends on the venue. Unless someone here has been to the venue before, they can't say. Although there are national laws, different venues have different licenses and also differing stances on strict/not so strict adherence to the rules. For instance, I've been turned away from a couple of venues in London for not being 18. I've also been to many that state "Only over 18s. Anyone underage will not be admitted" but don't ever ID people. If I go to a venue that's 14/16+, I'm usually alright, but once my friends got IDed at the Garage, which is only 14+ and we're all 17 or 18 just because they're getting really, really strict there.
 
 
 
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