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How TSA PreCheck will help you skip the lines at OzzFest

How TSA PreCheck will help you skip the lines at OzzFest
Two years ago, Black Sabbath -- from left, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi -- won a Grammy Award for best metal performance. They'll be on stage at Ozzfest on Saturday in San Bernardino. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

What do Ozzy Osbourne and the Transportation Security Administration have in common? Not a heck of a lot except this: TSA PreCheck members will be treated to a dedicated Fast Pass lane to skip the general admission line at Ozzfest on Saturday.

The dedicated lane also applies to Knotfest on Sunday as well as all upcoming shows this season at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino.

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All you have to do is present your membership number (called your Known Traveler Number) to skip the general admission line.

No, TSA isn't getting into the concert security business; you still have to be screened at the venue's security lines. IdentoGO, the company that created the technology that powers PreCheck enrollment, teamed up with concert promoter Live Nation to create Fast Pass for PreCheck travelers.

If you're not a PreCheck member and want to join, there will be a pop-up IdentoGO site inside the amphitheater at Ozzfest where you can apply on the spot.

Bring a government-issued photo ID; a passport, birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship; and $85 (credit card) to apply. If you're approved, you're in. Membership is good for five years.

IdentoGO has been enrolling travelers in the program at airports and other sites around the country. Now it has partnered with a number of festival events to boost enrollment in PreCheck and offer the Fast Pass perk.

Upcoming events include the Route 91 Harvest Country Festival in Las Vegas from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 as well as the Meadows Music & Arts Festival Oct. 1-2 in Queens, N.Y.

TSA PreCheck allows travelers to leave their shoes, jackets and belts on, and leave laptops in their cases when they go through dedicated lanes at airport security checkpoints.

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