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Dear LAist; Can I Bring Alcohol to the Hollywood Bowl?

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A reader commented in today's Tonight in Rock asked about bringing booze to the Hollywood Bowl to this weekend's The Cure show. "Please enlighten me about the Hollywood Bowl's BYOB policy... I've read that is only allowed at LA Philharmonic events and not 'leased' events. BUT I saw plenty of people with booze when I was there for the Jay-Z show. Trying to decide whether to bring stuff tomorrow for the cure... thoughts?"

The reader is correct: you can bring your own alcohol (glass is fine) to events put on by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which is most all concerts once the official Hollywood Bowl season begins on June 20. For leased events, you cannot bring alcohol, but you can bring food (just no glass). Hollywood Bowl has a webpage for leased event rules and another that lists those concerts. In this case, The Cure is a leased event. Have a good picnic and get there early to avoid the very long beer lines.

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