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Ultra Music Festival Bans Totems, Stuffed Animals, and More Raver Gear

Photo by: Casey Flanigan
by Laura Mason | @masonlazarus Thu March 05, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bummer. News broke today that, after some less than awesome incidences at last year's Ultra Music Festival , the event decided to outlaw a ton of raver-related gear and raise its age limit to 18+. 

Alongside the obvious banned items like drugs and weapons, things like totems, backpacks, glow sticks, stuffed animals, pacifiers and way more are now off limits to anyone trying to get through the gates. That's a pretty huge blow for the majority of the renowned fest's PLUR-leaning, rainbow-clad attendees. Looks like Ultra-bound ravers are going to have to get even more creative when outfitting themselves for the fest; we can't wait to see what they come up with this time around.

To see the full list of banned items and allowed items on Ultra's site, click here, or scroll down.

  • No Illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • No weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, pocket knives or self defense sprays
  • No flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
  • No markers, pens or spray paint
  • No backpacks, purses, or bags allowed except bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear PVC not exceeding 13”x17”
  • No stuffed animals
  • No facial masks
  • No outside food or beverage including alcohol
  • No bottles, cans, canteens, flasks, or coolers
  • No opened over the counter medication or eye drops
  • No opened packs of cigarettes or tampons
  • No pacifiers, glow sticks
  • No balloons, balls, inflatable balls, Frisbees or flying disks
  • No umbrellas, chairs, blankets, sleeping bags or tents
  • No bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
  • No animals except for service animals assisting an individual with a disability
  • No large chains, chained wallets or spiked jewelry
  • No laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
  • No water guns, squirt guns, spray bottles or misters
  • No musical instruments, noisemakers or air horns
  • No whistles
  • No professional cameras, flash cameras or video and audio recording equipment, or camera poles
  • No poles, sticks, or “totems”

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