Man’s ‘pirate-inspired’ music festival hack
SMUGGLING alcohol into a music festival is almost always frowned upon.
Security guards check bags, they turn large gumboots upside down, and they're especially sceptical of water bottles.
One man, Alex, has gone above and beyond to break the rules at an electronic dance event in New York City.
He and a group of five mates were planning to attend the Electric Zoo festival, on Randall's Island, when they hatched a devious plan.
They made a casual trip three weeks in advance, and buried a bottle of vodka.
"I've been going to Electric Zoo for over four years now so I know the layout very well. The planning of the burial was simple. We used Google maps and marked out the spot on GPS so we knew where it would be. Then we waited," he told Lad Bible.
He told the website he drew his inspiration from pirates, and said he and his group of five mates wanted to see if they could "bury treasure".
The hardest part was digging it up without attracting attention.
Aside from avoiding a few thousand festival-goers, the team had to stay out of sight of the multitude of security cameras, and avoid staff members who were constantly on the prowl.
"Once we got to the GPS spot, we all huddled around it. I did a double take to make sure we were in the clear and then one of us dug up the vodka," he said.
"All in all, it took us about 10 minutes".
Many social media users applauded his sneaky tactic.
"You win," said Matt Barrella.
Ross H. Goodwin simply wrote: "Boss."
Pete Ramsey felt Alex could have taken it a step further.
"Very short sighted of the man ... He should of (sic) buried a crate and made a fortune selling it."
Apparently, Alex is now planning to write a book about his festival hacks.