Music festivals are both epically awesome, and epically expensive, so why not disguise your booze? Not only do you have to pay for your tickets, but you’ll also have to pay for a super darling outfit to wear there and then snacks and booze once you’re inside. And drinks at music festivals and concerts are guaranteed to be overpriced.
There’s no great way to sneak alcohol into a festival without buying some sort of device to conceal it. If sealed water bottles are allowed you can always empty one, refill with your clear liquid of choice, and then superglue the cap seal back together. Or if you want to get really crafty you can always head to the festival grounds a few days before setup and bury a six-pack. Just be sure to leave a marker so you remember where it’s buried!
This list is meant for people who don’t want to put that much effort into sneaking in alcohol. We’ve listed a few incognito options for bringing in your own party-inducing elixir. Of course, we can’t guarantee that you’ll make it through security with these, but at least you’ll have a good shot!
And after wearing The Wine Rack all day at Austin City Limits, I can personally attest to its effectiveness.
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How to Sneak Booze into a Concert
1. The Wine Rack
The Wine Rack is a sports bra with a polyurethane bladder hidden inside. It can hold 25 ounces of your beverage of choice, all while giving you an extra cleavage boost. The long drinking tube allows you to keep the bra on while secretly sipping. Both the bra and the beverage bladder are easy to wash, easy to pack, and easy to fill!
This is a great option because the security guards are very unlikely to grope you when you go through security.
Note: Keep in mind that the Wine Rack will be pressed against your bosom all day. So if you start the day by filling it with a cool beverage (i.e. white wine), it won’t stay cool for long. Better to choose an alcoholic beverage that can be consumed at room temperature or hotter.
2. Flask Tampons
These clever Flask Tampons come with five flasks that hold one ounce each, perfect for sneaking a few shots through security. The booze tubes are leak-proof and the sleeves have adhesive so they can be sealed once the flask is filled. Because what weirdo would question the legitimacy of your feminine hygiene products?
The bad news about these? Five ounces of alcohol isn’t actually very much – it’s less than half a beer. So you’ll probably want to fill them with liquor and then purchase a mixer of some sort. So you’ll still be out a bit of money, but significantly less than actually buying a cocktail!
Note: Some people might actually question the legitimacy of your feminine hygiene products since these are a bit larger than normal tampons. Pick a line with a clueless-looking male security guard, just in case.
3. The Beer Belly
The Beer Belly isn’t exactly aptly named because, in my humble opinion, it could also be used as a pregnant belly. It will hold 80 ounces of booze in the polyurethane bladder that will be hidden under the included adjustable neoprene sling. The pouch will feel just like a belly to the touch but seriously, what security guard is going to be checking your pooch that closely?
I’ve successfully attempted the cheaper version of this – I put a wine bottle under my shirt with the neck tucked into my pants and then padded everything with a sweatshirt. I passed through security with no issues as a heavily pregnant lady. If you try this, just make sure your wine has a twist-off cap!
Note: We would not recommend that you wear The Beer Belly under a half-shirt.
4. Stash Boxer Briefs
These iHeartRaves Pocket Boxer Briefs are a clever way to hide your favorite adult beverage in your crotch. Might be strange for ladies, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. These undies have a deep built-in pocket in the front with plenty of room to fit a .7 liter bottle full of booze.
Even if you don’t use these to store booze, they are a great way to keep your valuables safe at a concert or music festival. Just store your wallet and keys in the pocket and you’re sure to avoid any would-be pickpocketers!
Note: It might be just as easy to tuck a flask into your belt buckle as it is to buy this on Amazon.
5. The Wine Tote
The PortoVino Wine Tote is the perfect bag to disguise your booze and take it to any gathering where you’ll need two bottles of wine at your immediate disposal. Not only can this tote hold all of your essentials, but it also has a zippered, insulated pocket hidden in the bottom to keep your wine both chilled and incognito.
The wine tote isn’t just perfect for concerts and festivals, it’s also a staple for any event that requires a little vino to be toleratable – think kid soccer games, church, baby showers, and any time you have to hang out with your inlaws. You won’t want to leave home without it!
Note: The pouring flap may be a dead giveaway if the security guard is on the lookout for a sexy, stylish wine tote.
6. Sunscreen Flask
This Hidden SunScreen Flask is absolutely perfect for keeping eight ounces of your beverage of choice discreetly hidden in the security line. A funnel is included so you can pour in whatever liquor suits your fancy while the screw cap keeps them from leaking! Who would ever guess you’ve chosen skin cancer over sobriety?
You’ll get two sunscreen containers, so you can store 16 ounces of booze in total – the equivalent of 10 shots! They also sell ice pack flasks that are the same concept but hold a total of 28 ounces.
Note: You may also want to bring actual sunscreen with you as well…
7. Disguise Your Booze with the Umbrella Flask
A good way to disguise your booze is using this Disguised Umbrella Flask. It will keep 9 ounces of your drink of choice hidden from the annoying alcohol monitors. It looks and feels like an actual umbrella (but doesn’t open like one, so don’t try).
It’s a bit bulky to carry if you’re trying to travel light and it probably won’t fit in your trendy little bum bag. But if you’ve got some space in your bag, this is a great option to sneak booze in.
Note: This may not be the best choice if rain is nowhere near the weather forecast for your festival.