^^^^drunk girl in front of me got tossed on Saturday after she got caught drinking from a Coppertone bottle. Although she was standing in the front row, directly in front of 5 security guards...so she might have had it coming.
The trick is to be at least partially sober and pay attention when you're in line. You want the chill security guard who looks like he's working the show just for the free admission. I never had my bag searched more than a cursory glance (as in they never even dug below the top layer, and never opened any pockets besides the main one).
I won't admit publicly to what I got in, but if you didn't Dr. Garbanzoure this out yourself I'd be surprised.
The trick is to be at least partially sober and pay attention when you're in line.
Honnestly my groups success rate was directly proportional to how drunk we were. Twice a bunch of us just walked right through security with sheer drunken confidence and never got searched. On monday I had a beer in my back pocket.
Some security guards care, some dont. See my post in SASQUATCH STORIES for a few of the funny times we got by.