LONDON — People blagging their way into VIP sections by saying they know someone isn’t a new thing — but this really takes sneaky to a whole new level.
Last Friday night, teenager Adam Boyd from Crewe, UK, went to see British band The Sherlocks. After arriving late, though, his view was obstructed.
“So last night I went to see a band, but we got in late and our view was shite,” Boyd wrote on Facebook.
This was his creative solution:
Yep: he edited the band’s Wikipedia page, adding in a line to say that he was the lead singer’s cousin and that he influenced their first single.
“In my drunken state I edited the band’s Wikipedia page to say I was family, and it worked!” Boyd wrote. “I got into the roped off VIP area because of it.”
Obviously it’s tricky to 100% prove that what Boyd says is true, but the Snap he posted on Facebook certainly does look like it was taken from a VIP area:
The edit history on the Wikipedia page checks out, too.
The page’s revision history shows that it was indeed edited on Friday night at 20:28 to include Boyd’s name:
You’ve got to hand it to Boyd: as far as creative blagging attempts go, this has to be one of the most innovative (and successful) we’ve seen in awhile.