If you’re going to attend a music festival, it may be best to avoid spending a lot of time in the main square or at the main entrance.
The festival takes place every two years in the capital, Riyadh, and the area around the city is packed with hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom come for the music.
Many of them are teenagers and young adults who can’t afford to pay for tickets.
In order to avoid this hassle, most venues in the city have put in an extra security check, including the security guards.
“The security forces in the festival area, they are here to keep us safe, but also to prevent any problems,” one student said.
The security guards also inspect all festivalgoers, including those who are under 16, who have their hands on their phones, or who are wearing shoes, gloves or scarves.
The young man, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the security check was more difficult than in the past.
“You don’t have to look at a smartphone, you don’t need to see a fingerprint, you just need to look in the back of your hand,” he said.
A security guard said the check is “very strict” but that he believes it will help the security at the festival.
“In this case, we are not really worried about the security,” he added.
However, some young men say that the extra security checks are too little too late.
“It’s not enough for the police to check us,” said one young man who declined to give his full name.
He said that he and his friends were all over the place before they arrived in Riyadh and that he had been robbed at a nightclub before, and that this time, they had not even had a ticket to go.
“But I don’t feel safe,” he lamented.
“When you’re a teenager, there’s nothing you can do.
You can’t leave your house.”
The security guard also said that “they are just looking for people to do the same thing, but they can’t find any of us”.
Another student, who also asked not to be named, said the extra police check is only a small part of the problem.
“We have a lot to worry about.
We need to have more security in the streets, we need to be more careful in public,” he explained.
The student, whose school has just opened, said he felt unsafe when he arrived in the country.
“I was really scared,” he admitted.
“There was no security guard, and I was scared.”
He added: “I was worried I would be attacked.
I was really worried.””
I have to keep my eyes on my phone at all times,” he continued.
“I can’t look at my phone for too long, because I can’t be alone with it.”
If I have my phone with me, I’m going to have a problem.
“Some young men are also worried that their parents and relatives will get in touch with security officials, who could then send them to jail for violating the festival rules.”
My parents are worried,” the student said, “because they think we’re all going to be arrested and thrown into prison.
“A Saudi government official also told Al Jazeera that the government has no plans to ban concerts, but that they are monitoring the situation.”
There are some incidents that we have not seen in a while, and it’s not because of any action against the government,” the official said.”
Some concerts are allowed, and there are some that we’ve heard about where there are problems and we have to work out what’s happening.
“The official said that they have also received a number of reports of “lone wolf” bands and that security will not hesitate to enforce the rules in any event.”
This is a security issue, and security is important, and they will do whatever they can to protect people,” he noted.