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Re: Dylan Knockin' on Concert Door
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 02:46:22 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <jdyson () treachery net>


On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, InfoSec News wrote:

Dylan, on tour to support his new critically acclaimed album, Love and
Theft (released coincidentally on September 11), was getting ready to
perform in Medford, Oregon, last Tuesday when he was denied entry
backstage by his own security detail. 

        This is such strong proof of the grim double-standard to which all
security practices are held.  If they make exceptions based on weak
authentication[1], then they are rightly denounced as ineffective and a
hazard to genuine security....and if they *don't* make exceptions based on
weak authentication, the people who requested their presence in the first
place get royally torqued off. 

        Dylan shouldn't have got pissed off at the guards who were doing
their job.  He should have been grateful that no-one was able to bluff
their way in.

- -Jay

1.      Simple "recognition" doesn't mean squat.  I've met three people
        who look like Bob Dylan, two people who looked like John Lennon,
        one who looked like Jim Morrison, and I personally have at least
        five twins running around, according to friends and relatives
        (one of these "twins" even made my own mother do a double-take).

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