Kent, that quote, or one similar has been attributed to Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Hardy and Winston Churchill. It comes in all variations with the same meaning.
Okay, Susan and Monte, you leave tomorrow. No time to order anything new. Here's what I would do:
Wear what you want. Remember, just because someone never had a problem with whatever you choose to carry your video camera in doesn't mean you wont, and just because someone has, doesn't mean you will.
I would suggest taking some type of precaution to make it more difficult for thieves to open the fanny pack or the civita day bag.
One suggestion, and easily found at a local sporting good store, would be a screw type carabiner--not the quick release one.
REI sells a small one, in different colors, and I checked to see there are a couple of REI stores within 10 miles of you. I have these and they're usually kept close to the front of the store with the keychains. They sell for $1.75:
And since they come in different colors, you can get ones that clash with whichever pack you have so anyone eyeing it can plainly see the zippers are secured.