I’m going to start off by saying that Coachella takes security very seriously. With daily attendance of well-known A-list celebrities and 125,000 regular old boring people, it’s no wonder the minds behind Coachella are on their toes making sure everyone has a safe time partying it up out there.
Lollapalooza used to be pretty lax in terms of music festivals. Once upon a time, they permitted sealed water bottles and full backpacks, which is a real eyebrow raiser for those who are used to the strict terms at EDC or Coachella. The security changes came in 2018 after the mass shooting at a music festival from Mandalay Bay Hotel. While every music festival bolstered their teams in response, Lollapalooza had a little extra motivation because the shooter in the Vegas attack also had two rooms at a hotel on Michigan Avenue during Lollapalooza… he just never showed up.