I pointed out that he was wrong, that state law actually says that:
Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose (emphasis added)Since the area was primarily devoted to concerts, and the sale of alcohol was incidental to that use, I think that the law is pretty clear there. But, hey, private property and all that, and not wanting to miss the show, I asked what to do, and was told to lock it in my car.
There are two problems with that: I have pared my car in valet parking, and there ARE notices everywhere, both in regular and valet parking, that say Universal Studios is not responsible for valuables left in parked automobiles. I pointed this out, and he suggested that I rent a locker in a nearby nightclub. So, I walked the several hundred yards to the club, and rented a locker for $4.
This didn't surprise me, as Universal is owned by NBC, who are hardly defenders of gun rights, but it did surprise me that Penn and Teller would allow this sort of behavior at a show.
In short, the magnetometers were BULLSHIT.