With concert lovers and people all over the world alike still in shock over the terrorist attack that took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on May 22, concert venues in the United States as well as all over the world are set to beef up security protocol for future events. In order to give attendees reassurance, as well as too make events more safe and prevent more tragedies like this from occurring, Denver’s Pepsi Center is only the latest in a long list of popular venues to update it’s security policies.
In a statement released on June 2nd, the events center announced a revised bag policy. The venue will no longer allow bags larger than 12”x12”x3”, excluding guests that require a larger bag for medical or childcare needs but all bags will be subject to search. They also announced that they will no longer allow backpacks of any kind including backpack purses or drawstring bags.
The world of fear that we live in, has once again crossed over into a territory that many people use as an escape from reality. A time where fear and all other troubles should be able to be pushed aside in order to fully engross yourself in entertainment, is getting harder and harder to find. We hope that policy changes such as these, are able to put people’s minds at ease so they can fully enjoy their experience as should, without being worried that something terrible might happen and that these changes prevent more tragedies like this from occurring.
23 lives were lost in this most recent attack as well as many others injured. We would like to send our most sincere condolences to everyone affected by this act of horror.
Ariana Grande has visited with many of the injured, and is set to headline a benefit concert with proceeds going to those affected.