I dont know why you cant bring camera's, and I dont know what will happen if you do. Guess if you want to try and risk it taking one, it'll only be taken away and you'll have to pick it up at the end. If not, take a camera phone with you instead, cant see them taking that away.
The VIP party... I dont know either. I'll try and get some info on it tomorrow.
BIG L Rest In Peace