Water supply will not be a problem during the Little Big Town and Green River Ordinance concerts on Thursday.
“The amount of water that will be provided this year will be four times as much as what it was last year,” TCU police Sergeant Cathy Moody said.
Dehydration was one of the biggest problems during the Blake Shelton concert last year, she said. Water will be free and there will be more water stations present than previous years.
TCU police Lieutenant Ramiro Abad agreed that the water supply has been a problem in the past.
“Last year they did have water stations in the middle of the crowd, but once they ran out, getting [water] in to supply them is a little harder,” he said.
MedStar Emergency Medical Services and the Fort Worth Fire Department will be present in case of medical emergencies, Abad said. TCU police, Fort Worth police and the Contemporary Services Corporation will also be present and in charge of security.
Abad said one thing that will not change is the way security deals with rowdy fans.
“There were a couple of students last year that got rowdy because they had been drinking before they showed up," he said. "They were escorted away and cited."
Students are allowed to bring purses, but they will be searched at the door, Moody said. Backpacks and coolers are not permitted.
Students must present their ID’s at the door, Moody said. Each ID will admit the student and one guest.
Although students will be admitted with card-swipe machines, once they leave the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center lawn, they cannot return, Abad said.
“Once you come back out, that’s it, you’re out,” he said.
Gates for the concert open at 6 p.m. and the opening band, Green River Ordinance, will perform at 8 p.m. Little Big Town is expected to hit the stage at 9 p.m.