They will ALWAYS clear room for someone with a handful of glowsticks.
I walk through the crowd swinging my orbit around and people tend to clear a path. Nobody wants to get hit by lights, and most are just distracted enough by them to not notice that I'm sneaking past them.
Yes. You are leveling it with your fucking light mase. Idiot. Who would volunteer the info that they are a festival asshole who not only doesn't care to get to a set early and claim a spot but is going to batter you in the head 5 seconds before the show starts to get there. Cool guy.