We have some news for fans of Ariana Grande hoping to attend her Sweetener / Thank U Next tour should plan on bringing on specific accessory with them: A clear bag. Ariana Grande took to Instagram on Sunday, Feb. 24 to notify her fans of an upcoming email blast asking them to bring clear bags with them “for safety reasons.” Though fans can soon buy the Ariana Grande clear bags from her merch website, she noted that fans can also bring their own.
For frequent concert goers, this policy isn’t new, though it isn’t always enforced. This is a policy that is common in large arenas and stadiums to make security and bag checks run more efficiently. Ariana’s tour, which kicks off in Albany, NY on March 18, will be strictly enforcing the rule following the attack at her concert in Manchester, United Kingdom on May 22, 2017.
In the photo, Ariana posed in a pink Chanel tank top, pink sweatpants, a black teddy coat, and a completely clear fanny pack. (It appears to read “Sweetener World Tour,” but at time of publishing, it wasn’t available on her merch site.) In a response to a commenter on the post, she noted that her branded Ariana Grande clear bags will be $8.
Her message to her fans reads as follows:
“dear sweetener / thank u next tour audience friends, 🌫✉️ we’re sending out emails soon encouraging you to order a clear bag to bring your things into the venues as security is going to be very precise and smooth but for sure super strict. they’re super cheap and simple but having them ahead of time will for sure help things go as smooth as possible so if you see this in your emails please don’t ignore it! my team n i appreciate it very much! p.s. any clear bags within a certain size (all info will be in the ✉️) are totally fine to bring if you already have your own, i just wanted to make sure you saw these and knew about all this ahead of time so everything can go as smoothly and safely as possible. love you. thank you!”
If you’re looking for a clear bag ahead of time and don’t want to wait for the branded Ariana Grande clear bags, here are a few of our suggestions.
Wododo Clear Iridescent Fanny Pack
Shop Now: Wododo Clear Iridescent Fanny Pack, $15
Nova Sport Wear Clear Fanny Pack
Shop Now: Nova Sport Wear Clear Fanny Pack, $11
Smarty Heavy Duty Clear Backpack
Shop Now: Smarty Heavy Duty Clear Backpack, $36
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