Anyone been to the draw ceremony and dinner? Is it worth going to? Can you take in food/water (besides the one bottle they say on the website)? I know they say you're not allowed for another tourney I went to and I took in 4-5 bottles of water, sandwiches, snacks, as long as they weren't in a cooler and no one checking bags said anything.
I go to the draw party every year, and it's interesting, at least. The food and drink is plentiful (if not very vegetarian friendly) and if nothing else, it's a great way to kick off the tournament.
As for the food and bottles of water you want to take in, they are really strict. I actually had a guy make me pour out my ice cubes last year! I was pissed, needless to say. They do search the bags, and the only food I've tried to take in was well concealed, so I don't know how they'd react to say, a sandwich. Likely, you'd have to eat it or lose it. That's one of my few, but biggest, complaints about the tournament.