They’re checking bags once again at the Hummingbird Centre! I recollect they did this last year as well but not to the same extent. I was carrying my TravelPro Tote shoulder bag. I had quite a few errands to attend to before the ballet and hence the following was discovered: Hockey Night in Canada rugby shirt, new supply of content lenses, Before Sunset DVD, Toronto Star newspaper, Pentax 9 x 17 FB Lite opera glasses, a small notebook, as well as my National Ballet of Canada Yearbook and program. I had attended the matinée performance earlier that day without incident.
I hope the above revealed my good taste!
They were even
and inspecting their packages! The gentleman who inspected my bag was very courteous explaining they were looking for recording devices and cameras. Well, if you wanted to you could easily smuggle a digital camera in your pocket. The new cameras are so small you could even swallow it and try the human mule route.
By the way, after the performance I noticed a few flashes as the cast were taking their bows. I believe they were more concerned with possible terrorism. I guess you can’t take any chances post 9/11. What a sad society we live in. Perhaps at the Four Seasons Centre, they will have some sort of Airline scanner to pass through saving us the trouble of having our bags inspected. At least that would be a little more thorough and none evasive.
Has anyone else experienced the above?
* If picture taking is indeed a big problem, why not make them available via a gallery on the NBoC’s website or for sale at the ballet boutique?