Carrying at a huge religious event
I am going to be volunteering at what promises to be a huge evangelical event here in Portland. (Portland CityFest 08) There are going to be tens of thousands of people and I am going to be right dab smack in the middle of it.
The question is, do I carry at this event? My main concerns are
1. Pick pocket types
2. Bumping into people constantly
3. It may be very hot
4. Hugging people as I am going to be a counselor.
And probably a few others that I can not think of.
And of course to complicate things, because traffic is going to be obnoxious, I will probably take mass transit to the downtown area where it is being staged. We all know what types frequent there.
It is a dilemma and I would like to get your opinions.