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Title: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Eric the Ugly on March 10, 2009, 06:38:08 AM
Ok. I've been going to GARF every year since 1988, but this is something I know nothing about at all:

Is there any policy regarding flasks?

Whether there is one or not, has anyone worn an obvious flask on their hip and been stopped at the gate and told that they couldn't enter with it, or anything like that?

To be honest, I've never really paid attention if anyone was wearing a flask nor have I ever noticed anyone taking a swig from one. I'm plannning on buying one as well as a leather belt pouch, and I just wanted to know if I should even bother.
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on March 10, 2009, 06:02:52 PM
Eric i really wouldn't know I don't remember ever seeing anyone with a flask I've seen people with mugs everywhere but flask I've not noticed
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Eric the Ugly on March 11, 2009, 06:33:41 AM
Yeah, I've seen the glass bottle flasks for sale before. I had wondered if anyone was brave enough to use those, considering as you said, you can see right through them.

Well, if folks aren't being troubled with those, then a round flask in a leather belt pouch probably shouldn't be a problem. :)
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: LadyDracolich on March 11, 2009, 09:20:22 PM
I carry my flask every year, but it's in a pouch and not out in the open.  So I'm not sure.  I suppose my guess is not to cause problems and no one will say anything.
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Eric the Ugly on March 12, 2009, 03:44:04 AM
I suppose my guess is not to cause problems and no one will say anything.

Shoot. Well, there goes my idea of leading a peasant revolt.  :P
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: stonebiscuit on March 12, 2009, 10:01:29 AM
Shoot. Well, there goes my idea of leading a peasant revolt.  :P

That's been done at GARF. :}

As for flasks: carry it in a pouch or a bag and no one will be any the wiser. Or hell, carry two or three in different places, just in case.
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Femme Falchion on March 12, 2009, 06:38:10 PM
In my experience discretion is the better part of valor and it's far better to beg forgiveness than ask permission..... ;)
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Manwariel on March 18, 2009, 12:37:16 PM
There is a sign at the entrance that says no outside food or drinks are allowed. I have a picture of a friend standing next to it drinking out of the water bottle she brought.  :P
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: Eric the Ugly on March 18, 2009, 02:04:46 PM
There is a sign at the entrance that says no outside food or drinks are allowed. I have a picture of a friend standing next to it drinking out of the water bottle she brought.  :P

Ha ha!!
Yeah, my buddy always wears his huge waterskin and drinks out of it all day, so he can stay hydrated and not have to pay a super-inflated amount for water. (and, for all they know, he could have beer or wine in it)
Title: Re: Flasks/Alchohol policy?
Post by: captmarga on March 18, 2009, 02:11:39 PM
Hi - I'm from TX, not GA, but I'd like to make a comment if I may.

No outside food/drink restrictions are usually because of TABC laws.  If inside your faire Liquor and Beer are sold, you cannot (legally) bring in alcohol.  Not to say that it isn't done, but just don't get caught.

We do have people in our area that bring in camelbacks, waterskins, botas, and HUGE tankards to drink from.  There are fountains if you can brave the local water, and that's never a problem.

But at the end of the day, if Security sees you tipping back a flask, or you try and exit the gate with mug of liquid in-hand, well, I'd rather avoid any kind of scene.

Hope this helps!

Have fun at GARF!!!

Capt Marga (Scarborough Royal Guard, SRF)