When people hear you have a ‘scanner’ they usually think ‘police scanner’. And while it’s true scanners do let you listen to police transmissions, there are many more interesting things to listen to out there. The backstage goings-on at Disneyland, for example.
Nascar fans even use them to listen in on conversations between their favorite drivers and their pit crew. Apparently it’s pretty common to find vendors who rent scanners at racetracks!