Just a little topic just in case people were thinking of checking out the 2010 glastonbury festival in the UK, this festival is renowned for its
atmosphere and the culture it brings with it... I was interested in registering and so went to this address:
Now I don't want to be a paranoid nut...but they require you to add a passport image of yourself...I am almost certain that they will be using this
for facial recognition software during the festival next year...
How do people feel about this kind of software being used at such a festival, does it put anyone off going to such an infamous festival which has for
years been renowned for its 'free love' 'hippy' culture... Hmmm....it saddens me personally, I get the feeling that there will be Fuji blimps
floating all over the place!
Thanks for reading all and I look forward to your responses
Glastonbury were the first festival to use photograph ID on their tickets to prevent touting. There is nothing untoward here unless you're planning
to buy up tickets to sell at inflated prices.
Other festivals are looking at the same thing, because it is working.
Download Festival (Donington Rock festival run by LiveNation) were planning something similar, along with a token system on wristbands to remove the
need for cash.
All festivals are moving with the times and are finding themselves having to answer to the fans. Therefore, they'll all be implementing methods to
remove touts, increase security, prevent crime and so on.
This is nothing unusual, this is just festivals meeting public demands.
ok, I'll buy a darn ticket and give them my photo, I guess I should vent my frustration at the ticket touts and the ebay ticket sellers, they are the
real problem and I guess this is a simple way of getting around it, had no idea that Download were planning this too. Thanks alot all for your
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